[mythtv-users] Yet Another PVR-350 tvout question :)

Chris Delis cedelis at uillinois.edu
Tue Mar 16 12:01:31 EST 2004

On Tue, Mar 16, 2004 at 11:46:02AM -0500, John Kuhn wrote:
> ok, i'm almost there.. i hope someone that was in a similar spot can 
> help me..
> I followed this guide http://ivtv.writeme.ch/tiki-index.php?page=TvOutHowto
> (dd if=/dev/video of=/dev/video16 bs=64k) works great if i issue the 
> (ivtvfbctl /dev/fb1 -noglobalalpha -localalpha) command first.. tv plays 
> for hours like this.. looks and sounds wonderfull
> so i setup X on the frame buffer.. took a bit but i also got this 
> working as well.. so i make the big test and click watch live tv in 
> myth... i can hear it.. but the picture is now black..
> now here is where it gets weird... if i issue the (ivtvfbctl /dev/fb1 
> -noglobalalpha -localalpha) command and go back into X.. its all messed 
> up.. meaning its a little scrambled and i can hardly read the text.. but 
> if i hit "enter enter" on my remote.. i can then view TV properly
> i've tried diffrent FB drivers and diffrent IVTV drivers.. all seem to 

I don't understand.  AFAIK, you can either use: ivtv-fb
or Mattias' X driver: ivtvdev

> do the same thing... am i missing something here.. my modules.conf 
> matchs the howto and everything loads properly.. i also have "use pvr 
> hardware" checked in myth.. it seems myth needs to issue the alpha 
> commands before watching tv and it isnt?
> someone please help i got a taste of the quality on the tvout and i want 
> it badly :)
> thx
> John Kuhn

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