[mythtv-users] Dual PVR250 troubleshooting help

Real Name jspencer at crosslink.net
Sun Jan 18 11:52:51 EST 2004

Hi all,

  I have been running Myth fine on a Single retail PVR-250 setup for a
while now on an older P3-750Mhz machine.  I recently just got one of
the OEM PVR-250's from ebay.  At first I thought it was DOA b/c it
wouldn't work at all in my old P3.  I tried to run it dual with the
retail card and by itself, both times the machine couldn't find it
(using lspci -v).  I figured my P3 was to old to use the card.  So I
made my gaming machine into a dual boot machine and installed the OEM
card in it.  This machine is a Athlon XP-1800.  Luckly the OEM card
works in this machine.  So for the past couple of days I've been
running a Master/Slave backend configuration. 
   This morning I was going to make the Athlon machine a dual tuner
backend but ran into problems.  Both the OEM and retail card are found
and configured.  I have /dev/video0 and /dev/video1.  If I do a 'cat
/dev/video0 > /tmp/vid0' the entire machine locks up.  I have to do a
hard reset to get it back.  But doing 'cat /dev/video1 > /tmp/vid1'
works fine.  So even though both cards are found and configured it
looks like only one is working.  I rebooted into windows and the same
thing happens, if it uses the first card the machine locks up hard.
  Anyone have any idea's on how I can get both cards to work in a
single machine?  I am using CVS myth and Lastest-cvs tarball for IVTV
downloaded on the 8th.  Both machines are running Gentoo.  I have tried
moving the cards around in different pci slots to no avail.


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