[mythtv-users] PVR-250 vs PVR-250MCE

Alan Carlson ACarlson at PHN-WACO.ORG
Mon Jun 28 13:02:01 EDT 2004

>>> dave at blender.net 6/27/04 10:22:24 AM >>>
> Yep, followed Jarod's guide.  My card numbers are the same.  I got
them from
> z-buy for $85 or something.  If I would've known I would have this
> trouble with them, I would've spent the extra money and gotten the
> cards from newegg....  Hopefully I can get this working.  I have a
> now and really want to move to a multiple tuner, frontend/backend
> Thanks for all your help.

>From your original posting:

> when I ran #/sbin/modprobe ivtv, I received the following errors:
> init_module: No such device
> Hint: insmod errors can be caused by incorrect module parameters,
> including invalid IO or IRQ parameters.
> You may find more information in syslog or the output from dmesg
> insmod
> insmod ivtv failed
> dmesg output looks like this:
> i2c-core.o: i2c core module version 2.8.4 (20040207)
> Linux video capture interface: v1.00
> ivtv: version 0.1.10 (0.1.10pre2-ck94r) loading
> ivtv: User selected cardtype WinTV PVR 250rev1 for card #0
> ivtv: User selected cardtype WinTV PVR 250rev2 for card #1
> ivtv: User selected cardtype WinTV PVR 250rev3 for card #2
> ivtv: Error detecting PCI card

What it looks like to me is that something failed in the installation
of the of the ivtv drivers. If you search for the ivtv.o, you may not
find one in the the /lib/modules path. While signed in as root, do this
to chech:

# cd /
# find -name '*ivtv.o*'

This should find any ivtv.o files on your system. Even if you find
ivtv.o, to fix it I would try reinstalling the ivtv modules. Procede as

# apt-get remove ivtv
# export MYKERNEL=`uname -r`
# apt-get remove ivtv-kmdl-$MYKERNEL

Then set the /etc/apt/sources.list to use the at-bleeding sources as in
my original post.

Then repeat the following steps:
# apt-get update
# export MYKERNEL=`uname -r`
# apt-get install ivtv-kmdl-$MYKERNEL
# apt-get install ivtv

Review the output to ensure there are no errors and then test the
installation as in Jarod's guide.

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