[mythtv-users] More PVR350 and X problems

Martin Ravell martin.ravell at rave-tech.com.au
Mon Aug 30 07:55:00 EDT 2004

Forgive me if this is way too obvious (it bit me but then I'm no genius when
it comes to Linux).

I got the exact same message as you prior to adding these.

Are you loading your ivtv drivers at startup? I put the following two
statements into my /etc/rc.d/rc.local :

/sbin/modprobe ivtv
/sbin/modprobe ivtv-fb

And it works a treat.

If that doesn't do the trick can you post your config files somewhere that
we can take a look?

I'll refresh mine if you'd like to check them out. The URL is :



-----Original Message-----
From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org
[mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Hamish Tweedie
Sent: Monday, 30 August 2004 8:56 PM
To: mythtv-users at mythtv.org
Subject: [mythtv-users] More PVR350 and X problems

  Ive been following some of the recent threads regarding PVR350s and
  X, but alas my situation didnt appear to be covered!!

  Im running Linux 2.4.22-1.2199.nptl_52.rhfc1.at using Axels RPMs and
  ivtv 0.1.10pre2-ck104f (although I role back to thr 1.9 release and
  get the same result!).

  I can capture video fine with the 350. The test pattern displays fine,
  and if I fire up Myth it can use the 350s encoder to display a channel
  signal and change channels fine, sothere are no probems with the 350
  capturing or displaying.

 The problem starts when I try and boot with fb0 as the X display. All
 that happens is that I get a screen with a white cursor (it moves
 around the screen but nothing happens) and the following output occurs
 in the XFree86.log file:

(EE) open /dev/fb0: No such device
(EE) No devices detected.

Fatal server error:
no screens found

  As I say fb0 is available and appears to work for Myth/test pattern
  but I cant get things sorted with this card (Ive had X working with
  another 350 a while ago using exactly the same XF86Config file). Ive
  set the TV to auto standard so it accepts any signal (NTSC, PAL and
  SECAM) so this isnt a standards issue!

  Ive posted my XFree86.log, modules.conf, dmesg.txt (when I fire up
  normally without using fb0 as a display device .. not sure how to
  capture it for when I do try to use fb0 as an X display!) and
  XF86Config at the following URL:


  Appreciate if anybody could help with this, as it appears to be the
  last piece in the puzzle (well apart from integrating the PVR250 in

  Thx .. if youve any queries please give me a yell!!
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