[mythtv-users] Problems with ivtvdev_drv

zardoz at zardoz.ath.cx zardoz at ZardoZ.ath.cx
Wed Nov 10 10:26:25 UTC 2004

If you want to compile the ivtvdev_drv.o you need sources for X installed on 
your system.

I am not very familar with fedora, so I can only explain the 'native' way :

zcat ivtv-0.2.0-rc2p.tgz | tar xvf -
cd ivtv-0.2.0-rc2p/driver/
make install
cd ../utils/
make install
===============no you have to choices
install -c -m 0444 ivtvdev_drv_o /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/ivtvdev_drv.o
zcat XFree86-4.3-incr-DMA-06.tgz |tar xvf -
cd XFree86-4.3-incr-DMA-06/xc/programs/Xserver/hw/xfree86/drivers/ivtv/
xmkmf /PATH_TO_X_SOURCE/            
==========find your source with find / -name xf86.h and include the 'xc/'
make install
pray and reboot the box (cold boot better)

but even now, the mplayer -vo xv won't work, since we still don't have xv 
support with that driver. try -vo x11, and if this still is choppy, you could 
consider either using 'mythtv /myth/video/mymovie.mpg' (where you would have 
to select the 'use pvr-350 tv-out' in myth settings. OR you download
zcat MPlayer-1.0pre5-ivtv-osd-4.tgz |tar xvf -
cd MPlayer-1.0pre5-ivtv-osd-4
make install
with this patched version of mplayer you could use -vo ivtv or -vo ivtvosd
keep in mind that this mplayer would try to access ivtv directly, as the 
xdriver does, so they will fight against each other.
you have to play with the ivtvfbctl and the global/local alpha settings.......



On Tuesday 09 November 2004 23:24, Eggert Thorlacius wrote:
> Hi all
> I am sorry that I have to keep posting to the list, but I have
> completely lost sight of what I am doing and I'm just running around in
> the dark by now.
> I tried downloading the source of IVTV to get a new ivtvdev_drv.o file,
> as Prash recommended, but I can't get the source to compile (neither
> from ivtv-0.1.9a.tar.gz nor CVS-LATEST.tar.gz).  I went to the
> http://membres.lycos.fr/badzzzz/ and downloaded the source of the
> driver from there, but when I built it, I did not get a ivtvdev_drv.o
> file, but a bunch of .ko files.  Installing them had no apparent
> effect.
> Running mplayer without the "-vo xv" apparently decodes the mpgs in
> software and my machine can't handle that, so in order to enable the
> hardware decoding, I need ivtvdev_drv.o.
> Jarod's Guide says: "Note that the ivtvdev X driver is included with
> the ck-series ivtv drivers, so no need to fetch it, just use it. Or so
> I believe. Gotta get my EPIA back up and running..."  What does this
> mean?  Does the driver from atrpms work (for everyone except me, that
> is)?  If not, where can I fetch it?  Can someone who has gotten the
> source to compile send me a copy of the driver?  Do I need a different
> version of the driver because I'm using PAL?  And once I get the
> driver, where do I install it?  Why does apt-get install the driver in
> /usr/X11R6/lib/Server/modules/drivers, where X (apparently) can't find
> it?
> There is GeForce2 MX/MX 400 video card with TV-Out in my machine as
> well.  Do you think that I will have more success if I tried to connect
> the TV to that card?  I'd still need to make the PVR-350 handle the
> decoding, so I'd still need the driver, right?
> Thanks in advance for any pointers,
> Eggert
> On 9.11.2004, at 12:54, Eggert Thorlacius wrote:
> > On 9.11.2004, at 10:59, Prash wrote:
> >> As it says you don't have a X driver with Xv support. Remove the -vo
> >> xv from the command . Are you using the patched mplayer from atrpms?
> >
> > Yes, I'm using the mplayer that I got from "apt-get install
> > mythtv-suite".  If I remove the -vo xv from the command, mplayer plays
> > really jerkily and says that my computer is too slow to play video.
> > Anyway, MythTV uses "mplayer -vo xv" when playing movies from my movie
> > library, so I need to fix this in order to get MythTV to work, right?
> >
> >> Try using the ivtvdev driver that came with the source.
> >
> > OK, I'll try that when I get home.  But if I get the latest version of
> > the driver from CVS, will it work with the rest of the components
> > which I downloaded from atrpms?  Also, is this a known problem with
> > the driver?  From what I see on this list, most people can just follow
> > Jarods guide and the driver works.  There must be something wrong with
> > my setup, but I can't imagine what.
> >
> >> What is your videocard make?
> >
> > It is a Hauppauge PVR 350 (PAL version)
> >
> > Thanks for the advice
> > Eggert
> >
> >> On Tue, 9 Nov 2004 10:12:10 +0000, Eggert Thorlacius
> >>
> >> <eggi at menandmice.com> wrote:
> >>> Hello
> >>>
> >>> I have been trying to install MythTV on a FC2 box with a Hauppauge
> >>> PVR
> >>> 350 card (PAL version) with no success for the last few weeks.  I
> >>> followed Jarod's guide and got to the point where I could see X on my
> >>> TV and play TV by catting /dev/video0 to /dev/video16, but when I
> >>> tried
> >>> using mplayer to play fullsceen, it quit with the error message
> >>> "there
> >>> is no Xvideo support for your video card available"
> >>> I posted to this list and got no reply, so I decided to swap hard
> >>> disks
> >>> and start over.
> >>>
> >>> Now I have three different scenarios:
> >>> * If I try starting X after following sections 1 to 10 of Jarods
> >>> guide,
> >>> I get "Failed to load module "ivtvdev" (module does not exist, 0)"
> >>> * If I move ivtvdev_drv.o from /usr/X11R6/lib/Server/modules/drivers
> >>> to
> >>> /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers, I get "LoadModule: Module ivtvdev
> >>> does
> >>> not have a ivtvdevModuleData data object"
> >>> * And if I install the
> >>> http://membres.lycos.fr/badzzzz/ivtvdev_drv.o.gz
> >>> module in /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers, I can start X but mplayer
> >>> refuses to work ( I do get the error "IVTVDEV(0): FBIOPAN_DISPLAY:
> >>> Invalid argument" in my Xorg.0.log, but it doesn't stop X from
> >>> starting)
> >>>
> >>> So what am I doing wrong?  What version of ivtvdev_drv am I supposed
> >>> to
> >>> use and where am I supposed to put it?
> >>> Regards,
> >>> Eggert Thorlacius
> >>>
> >>>
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