[mythtv-users] Debugging MythTV issues

Abhi abhi at 4961ocean.org
Thu Aug 26 13:55:18 EDT 2004

--On Thursday, August 26, 2004 12:47 AM +0200 maestro <waggawagga at gmx.net> 

> just a wild quess... have you changed your ivtv driver to some ck
> version?

yup, I had to use ivtv from
It was a ck version. Since its 2.6 kernel

> because if so you don't need any parameters anymore in your
> modprobe.conf (afaik they sometimes the conflict with autodetection). at
> least ck100b (what i'm using) does its job with autodetection really
> great.

I tried that (removed all lines from modprobe.conf) and it still didn't work
Would you mind sending me your modprobe.conf file.

I have been trying
cat /dev/video0 > /tmp/m.mpg
mplayer /tmp/m.mpg

I guess this is the first test, to make sure that the tuner is working, 

> can you tune a channel in with ptune/ptune-ui from the ivtv package?

Can I use ivtvctl for this.

> hope that helped
> so long
> maestro

- Abhi

> Am Mit, den 25.08.2004 schrieb Abhi um 19:49:
>> OK, I had got most of the stuff working on my MythTV setup, but somehow
>> I  botched something, so that now I have no TV, only static
>> How should I go about debugging this
>> Any pointers
>> Configuration
>> - ASUS pundit, FC2, linux kernel, PVR-350, but using the S-Video
>> of  the ASUS to connect to the TV
>> Problem
>> - I can see mythtvsetup gui just fine, can also see the MythWeather
>> etc...,  but no TV, its only static. I had this working before.
>> How should I go about debugging this:
>> - What logs to look at?
>> - I already tried cat /dev/video0 > /tmp/m.mpg
>>   mplayer /tmp/m.mpg only shows static
>>   Should this work?
>> - I am guessing, nothing is being recorded, so the PVR-350 is not
>> working  right. Should I remove everything from modprobe.conf file,
>> reboot and try  and reload modules manually
>> - What other simple checks I can do, without starting mythfrontend
>> thanks
>> - Abhi
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