[mythtv-users] At long Last...
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Wed Aug 4 14:04:15 EDT 2004
Brian Boyle wrote:
> The version of Myth I am using is .15.1. I also tried to get “the” X
> driver working (the IVTVFB driver) but was unsuccessful. When I tried
> it all I got was a black screen with a curser. This says to me that
> the IVTV driver was working since I have still got the patch working
> but when I changed my X config file to use IVTVDEV instead of FBDEV it
> was then that everything failed.
> I am guessing that it is the FBDEV driver that is causing the
> recordings to stop. Has anyone else had a problem like this???
Yep, that's probably the problem. When I only had PVR-350 TV out, I
couldn't start up mythfrontend because of the chances of a recording
failing--and I was using ivtvdev--so I could record, but I couldn't
watch. I had a Via chipset, so I got a new mobo with SiS chipset and a
GF4MX440 and am loving it.
Without the ivtvdev X driver, PVR-350 framebuffer access is almost
guaranteed to cause problems with the firmware--requiring a firmware
reload--which 0.1.9 cannot do automatically-- to continue
encoding/decoding. Newer versions of ivtv (somewhere around
ivtv-0.1.10pre2-ck9x) disable framebuffer access and require DMA access
(like that used by ivtvdev).
I recommend you either keep working on getting the ivtvdev driver
working or, better yet, use a different TV output. That way, you can get
good Goom. ;)
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