[mythtv-users] Questions about MythTV on FC2 Asus Pundit,

Abhi abhi at 4961ocean.org
Wed Aug 25 13:40:14 EDT 2004

Ok I have fixed some of these
See below if interested:

--On Tuesday, August 24, 2004 1:52 PM -0700 Abhi <abhi at 4961ocean.org> wrote:

> Warning: Some of these are newbie questions, i.e. Don't mind my ignorance!
> I have FC2 installed on a ASUS Pundit with Hauppauge PVR-350 Capture card.
> - Could not get lirc (from the CVS) to compile, so had to upgrade to the
> latest kernel, and then it compiled fine. Guess its an issue with
> i2c support in the kernel, but I don't know enough
> - Got the sis_drv from the ivtv-0.1.10-pre2-ck105n.tgz from
> <>
> - Ran glxgears, I see a FPS of about 200 on a VGA monitor. Is this good?
> - I remember reading somewhere that this should be about 1000+, after
> updating the sis drivers?

There are no X 3d drivers for Sis651, so this is not fixable.
Although its not needed for watching TV

> -  Moved to TV out (RCA jack) on the Motherboard, the quality on the TV
> is rather poor. I plan on moving to S-Video on the 350, but figured I
> should do it incrementally! Is this related to the glxgears observation
> above. Can someone send me a sane xorg.conf file
> - Should I use sisctrl to tune this quality on TV-out? What should I
> change?
> - I had to manually load ivtv, lirc_i2c after a reboot. Is there a way to
> fix this? I have added entries in modules.conf as per the
> <http://wilsonet.com/mythtv/fcmyth.php>

no way out here, I added some of the modprobe lines in /etc/rc.local

> - When I start lircd I get the following error:
>   "lirc cannot get serial information: error 515"


> - I have to start irw as root, to test the remote.
> - What perms should the /dev/lirc* files have?
> - What perms should the /dev/video* files have?

chmod a+rw /dev/lirc
chmod a+rw /dev/snd/* /dev/video*

> - I have to start mythfilldatabase, mythtvfrontend, backend as root.

The chmod should fix these

> Any info/pointers would be really great
> thanks
> - Abhi

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