[mythtv-users] MythTV refuses to change channel/Problems with modprobe

Edward G.Finegan ed_lists at dryrain.net
Mon Dec 6 06:14:11 UTC 2004

I'm having the same problem. I now have myth working but my lirc is 
still messed up. The command '/sbin/services lircd status' returns 
"lircd dead but subsys locked" Here is what i did to get myth to work 
with ivtv. First i turned of mythbackend and lirc from starting at 
boot. Then in rc.local i had the commands to depmod -a, and modeprobe 
ivtv. I do the same for lirc and then start up lirc and mythbackend. 
This keeps ivtv and myth happy. I still have no idea why lirc is not 
working, if anyone has some insight as to what this ("lircd dead but 
subsys locked") means i'ld love to know. Hope this helps.

On Dec 6, 2004, at 12:32 AM, Craig H Fry wrote:

> I'm at my whits ends here.  I've reinstalled Fedora 3 times now and 
> have gone through Mr. Wilson's guide everytime to the letter. 
> (http://wilsonet.com/mythtv/printer-friendly.php)
> Everything works fine (remote, picture, capture, etc) unless I reboot 
> the system.  Then I can never get everything back and working again.  
> Both the lirc and ivtv will not load.  I have to depmod -a and 
> modprobe ivtv to get a picture back.  Then it mutes the card so I have 
> to /usr/bin/ivtvctl -y mute=0 to get sound.  If I run 
> /usr/lib/ivtv/ptune-ui.pl & mplayer /dev/video0 I can change channels 
> on the card.  But on MythTV it will not change the channels at all.
> Kernel: 2.6.9-1.681_FC3 (from http://www.atrpms.net/)
> kernel-module-video4linux-2.6.9-1.681_FC3-20041005_125709-53.rhfc3.at
> kernel-module-nvidia-graphics6629-2.6.9-1.681_FC3-1.0_6629-65.rhfc3.at
> kernel-module-lirc-2.6.9-1.681_FC3-0.7.0-42.rhfc3.at
> kernel-module-ivtv-2.6.9-1.681_FC3-0.1.10-48.3_pre2_ck100zz.rhfc3.at
> My modprobe.conf:
> alias char-major-61 lirc_i2c
> alias eth0 via-rhine
> alias snd-card-0 snd-via82xx
> options snd-card-0 index=0
> install snd-via82xx /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install snd-via82xx && 
> /usr/sbin/alsactl restore >/dev/null 2>&1 || :
> remove snd-via82xx { /usr/sbin/alsactl store >/dev/null 2>&1 || : ; }; 
> /sbin/modprobe -r --ignore-remove snd-via82xx
> alias usb-controller ehci-hcd
> alias usb-controller1 uhci-hcd
> # nvidia kernel module
> alias char-major-195 nvidia-1_0-6629
> # ivtv modules setup
> alias char-major-81 videodev
> alias char-major-81-0 ivtv
> options ivtv mpg_buffers=90
> options tuner type=2
> install lirc_i2c /sbin/modprobe ivtv; /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install 
> lirc_i2c
> I could care less about the remote at this point.  I just want my 
> MythTV back and operational.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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