[mythtv-users] OT maybe, Radio function on PVR-250

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Wed Aug 18 00:37:33 EDT 2004

Daniel Savard wrote:

>Le mar 17/08/2004 à 18:58, Michael T. Dean a écrit :
>>Rob Comstock wrote:
>>>I see a PVR-250 advertised on buy.com that includes an FM radio function.
>>>Does anyone know if this feature is useable under linux?
>>Yes, with ivtv drivers and the ck patches, but not with ivtv stable 
>>(0.1.9 or 0.1.9a).  Your best bet is using some of the newest ck patches 
>>(I'd recommend 101b or above).
>Seems Chris has removed any version older than the current «catch of the
>day» version, which result in very unstable driver. In fact, I have
>ck100b installed from a previous download
Ooops.  I mean 100b.  I've got to work on my typing skills.  Sorry.

100b should be fine.  It's the one I'm using.

>and tried to compile a newer
>version for VBI testing and only the ck104e is available. With this
>version, I just cannot load the driver properly, seems there is a memory
>access problem I posted about on the IvyTv forum which is still
Make sure you don't specify ANY options for the ivtv modules in your 
mod{ules,probe}.conf.  Just

alias char-major-81 videodev
alias char-major-81-0 ivtv

and, if you're using a French SECAM version, you might need

options tda9887=0

Compile, make, install, then *power off* the PC.  Boot and it should 
work.  Powering off is critical.  Unfortunately, Chris, Hans, Brian, et. 
al. haven't yet reverse engineered all the commands/settings required to 
completely reset the card, so the only way to ensure it's completely 
reset is to power off.



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