[mythtv-users] RE: Problems starting X with PVR 350

Martin Ravell martin.ravell at rave-tech.com.au
Sat Aug 28 20:33:36 EDT 2004

[Stuff removed for brevity]

>This is related to a wrong X configuration leading to the server crash.
>Seems it is trying to use the wrong driver as the framebuffer. And this
>is directly related to the Device section in your XF86Config.
>>From this section, I suppose you have downloaded the ivtvdev_drv.o
>driver from this URL: http://membres.lycos.fr/badzzzz/ivtvdev_drv.o.gz
>and have ungzipped it and moved it to the
>/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/ directory.

Yes, this is what I did. The link I used from the page that you recommended
was :

Binary version of the X driver


Is copying over this one file all that is necessary?

>Maybe you have it wrong with the BusID? What is you lspci output?

The relevant part of my lspci is :

01:00.0 Multimedia video controller: Internext Compression Inc iTVC15 MPEG-2
Encoder (rev 01)
        Subsystem: Hauppauge computer works Inc. WinTV PVR-350
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 10
        Memory at e0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=64M]
        Capabilities: [44] Power Management version 2

I took this to mean that the Device section in my XF86Config should look
like this as a result :

Section "Device"
        Identifier  "Hauppauge PVR350"
        Driver      "ivtvdev"
        Option      "fbdev" "/dev/fb0"
        BusID "1:00:0"

>Also, I must admit I don't run a 2.4 kernel, neither a ivtv 0.1.9
>driver, I have switched to latest unstable ivtv driver. So, there may be
>some patches to apply and also the http://membres.lycos.fr/badzzzz page
>add to the confusion redirecting you to the following URL:
>http://www.xs4all.nl/~hverkuil/ for the latest stable ivtv driver and
>patches where you can found unstable stuff as well...

I have been contemplating getting into compiling up drivers from source
myself but had come to the decision that I would try to keep things simple
at least to start with.

I have FC2 on CD's but when reading the list prior to my install attempt I
was getting the distinct feeling that 2.6 was still bleeding profusely when
it came to Myth and I did used to have an Nvidia card in this machine which
apparently had issues with 4k stacks. 

I've pulled the GeForce card during an effort to isolate the problem. (It
now just has a screen plugged into the motherboard's VGA.)

Could the drivers I installed for the Nvidia card be causing me grief? I had
assumed that if these were not being references in the config files they
would not be being used.

> All of my current config files, logs etc are at :
> http://www.rave-tech.com.au/mythtv/


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