[mythtv-users] Prob setting up PVR350 card using ivtv

Michael Cheshire (Mailing Lists) michael-mlists at cheshire.id.au
Sun Dec 26 12:31:06 UTC 2004

here's my modprobe.conf bits - should help you

# ivtv
alias char-major-81 videodev
alias char-major-29-0 ivtv-fb
alias char-major-81-0 ivtv
install ivtv /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install ivtv; /sbin/modprobe ivtv-fb
alias fb0 ivtv-fb
alias lirc lirc_i2c
options ivtv ivtv_debug=1 ivtv_pal=1 tuner=5
options tuner pal=1
options saa7127 enable_output=1 output_select=0 pal=1
options msp3400 once=1 simple=1
install lirc_i2c /sbin/modprobe ivtv; /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Piers Kittel" <mythtv at biased.org>
To: "Discussion about mythtv" <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
Sent: Sunday, December 26, 2004 10:23 PM
Subject: [mythtv-users] Prob setting up PVR350 card using ivtv

> Hello all,
> I have an PAL PVR-350 card, running Debian Unstable, trying to set up the 
> PVR350 card.  The card is connected to the TV via the SCART plug, and the 
> digital STB is connected to the PVR-350 via the composite connector.  I am 
> following the ivtv's PAL TV-out guide.  The driver seems to be loading 
> fine, I'm able to send a test pattern image to the TV using "insmod 
> saa7127 enable_output=1 output_select=1 test_image=1" but it's in black 
> and white, but my TV's not S-Video compatiable and not quite NTSC 
> compatiable (shows a black and white image) so am ignoring colours for 
> now.  Anyway, I go to the next step where it says to do:
> insmod saa7127 enable_output=1 output_select=1
> but I see werid flickering diagonal lines
> Anyway, I then do an:
> /usr/local/bin/test_ioctl -u 0xff -p 6
> and do an:
> cat /dev/video > test.mpg
> and try to play that back on a different computer - and I only get a black 
> and white image but shows up OK?
> Also when I do:
> ivtvfbctl /dev/fb0 -noglobalalpha -localalpha
> then
> dd if=/dev/video of=/dev/video16 bs=64k
> I get a complete terrible picture on the TV - I think it's due to the 
> saa7127 not being loaded properly?  Also the guide says to look in 
> /var/log/messages to find out the correct bit for "of" but it never says 
> anything about /dev/video in messages anywhere?
> If it's of any help, here's the snippet of the /var/log/messages 
> containing everything to do with ivtv:
> http://www.biased.org/logs/ivtv_log
> Thanks very much for your help in advance
> Cheers - Piers
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