[mythtv-users] More PVR350 and X problems

John Kuhn kuhn at razorsys.com
Mon Aug 30 08:04:26 EDT 2004

check the permissions on /dev/fb0 and make sure your user has permission 
to read write to it


Hamish Tweedie wrote:

>  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:
>  http://htweedie.fastmail.fm
>  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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