[mythtv-users] Dual processors -- better than single fast

Gregory J. McGee gjmcgee at cableone.net
Sun Jul 18 00:11:23 EDT 2004

> Message: 1
> Date: Sat, 17 Jul 2004 11:50:52 -0500
> From: Eric Weide <eyd at cox.net>
> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Dual processors -- better than single fast
>         processor?
> To: Discussion about mythtv <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
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> Do you have a link to the m179's at Frys?  I searched but couldn't
> find
> them.  Perhaps in store only?

I suspect it's walk ins only, i read here that FRYS bought Avermedias
remaining stock.. The Store in Plano still had about a dozen left (on
the shelf, there are likely more) when I bought my second. White
cardboard boxes, black lettering, nothing fancy. Comes with Windows PVR
software of some sort. didn't look really.

I've had both of mine less than 30 days, so I should really exchange

These cards have worked beautifully under Mandrake 10, and 2.6.7 kernel
off thacs.
(just add the contrib, plf, and thacs sources, and the deps all resolve
fine, easy urpmi and google are your friends)

Just add 

It will work with the wrong msp3400 module, but the sound is scratchy.

The 2.6.7-sds kernels off thacs contain both std and ivtv patched
flavors, with different names.(prebuilt) just make sure you urpmi "ivtv-
-a" at some point.

to /etc/modprobe.preload


# ivtv modules setup
alias char-major-81 videodev
alias char-major-81-0 ivtv
options ivtv ivtv_debug=1 mpg_buffers=90
options tuner type=2 # NTSC tuner
options msp3400 once=1 simple=1
#add below ivtv msp3400 saa7115 tuner

to /etc/modprobe.conf
(altered from Jarods entry for 2.4.xx, modprobe.conf doesn't grok "add
below" and such like 2.4 modutils did)

I have never had to reload ivtv, nor reboot, nor even restart
mythbackend, save when mythtranscode keeps grinding on a deleted show.

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