[mythtv-users] ivtv and fc2 headache

Robert Neel rneel81 at comcast.net
Fri Oct 1 23:43:50 EDT 2004

I searched the posts and did not see an answer to this issue.  If it is a repeat I apologize.

I follwed Jarods woderful guide to install the latest version of mythtv on fc2.  Unfortunatly I can not seem to get my PVR card to work correctly.  Currently all I get are grey streaks.  On my FC1 system with the older version I am not running into this issue.  As usual, when it comes to linux, I am sure I am doing something wrong - but can't figure it out.  General hardware is an athlon2800 using pvr250 with nvidia geforce fx 440, and soundblaster Audigy2.

I have been testing using cat /dev/video0 > /tmp/test.mpg

occasionally I will get sound.  I have alos tried using ivtvctl -p (0-8) just to see if the change made a difference.

It appears the card is being recognized, lspci -v:

02:08.0 Multimedia video controller: Internext Compression Inc iTVC15 MPEG-2 Encoder (rev 01)
        Subsystem: Hauppauge computer works Inc. WinTV PVR-250
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 11
        Memory at ec000000 (32-bit, prefetchable)
        Capabilities: [44] Power Management version 2

I don't see any errors in /var/log/dmesg:

ivtv: ==================== START INIT IVTV ====================
ivtv: version 0.1.10 (0.1.10pre2-ck100z) loading
ivtv: Linux version: 2.6.8-1.521 686 REGPARM 4KSTACKS gcc-3.3
ivtv: In case of problems please include the debug info
ivtv: between the START INIT IVTV and END INIT IVTV lines when
ivtv: mailing the ivtv-devel mailinglist.
ivtv: Autodetected WinTV PVR 250 card
ivtv: Found an iTVC15 based chip
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:02:08.0[A] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
ivtv: pci: PCIBUS detected device: 0x01e0 vendor: 0x10de
tveeprom: Hauppauge: model = 48011, rev = F310, serial# = 5192911
tveeprom: tuner = Philips FI1236 MK2 (idx = 10, type = 2)
tveeprom: tuner fmt = NTSC(M) (eeprom = 0x08, v4l2 = 0x00001000)
tveeprom: audio_processor = MSP3435 (type = 10)
ivtv: i2c attach [client=tveeprom[0],ok]
ivtv: Tuner Type 2, Tuner formats 0x00001000, Radio: yes, Model 0x00993450, Revision 0x00000004
ivtv: NTSC tuner detected
ivtv: Radio detected
tuner: chip found at addr 0xc2 i2c-bus ivtv i2c driver #0
ivtv: i2c attach [client=(tuner unset),ok]
saa7115: starting probe for adapter ivtv i2c driver #0 (0x10005)
saa7115: detecting saa7115 client on address 0x42
saa7115: writing init values
ivtv: i2c attach [client=saa7115[0],ok]
saa7115: status: (1E) 0x50, (1F) 0xc0
msp34xx: init: chip=MSP3435G-B6 +ivtv +nicam +simple +simpler +radio
ivtv: i2c attach [client=MSP3435G-B6,ok]
ivtv: Encoder revision: 0x02040011
ivtv: Decoder revision: 0x02020023
ivtv: Configuring WinTV PVR 250 card with 5 streams
ivtv: Create DMA stream 0 using 128 buffers of size 32768
ivtv: Create DMA stream 1 using 128 buffers of size 32768
ivtv: Create stream 2 using 128 buffers of size 4096
ivtv: Create DMA stream 3 using 128 buffers of size 32768
ivtv: Create stream 4
ivtv: Setting Tuner 2
tuner: type set to 2 (Philips NTSC (FI1236,FM1236 and compatibles)) by ivtv i2c driver #0
ivtv: Setting audio matrix to input 3, output 1
ivtv: Switching standard to NTSC.
saa7115: decoder set norm NTSC
saa7115: set audio: 0x01
ivtv: Initialized WinTV PVR 250, card #0
ivtv: ====================  END INIT IVTV  ====================

My modprobe.conf looks like this:

# ivtv modules setup
alias char-major-81 videodev
alias char-major-81-0 ivtv
options ivtv ivtv_debug=1 tuner=2
options msp3400 once=1 simpler=1 simple=0
# end ivtv

The one change I did make (which I don't think should have affected anything) was that, after loading the new kernel and booting to it kudzu would freeze.  I did some research and was able to stop this from happening by adding the following to the modprobe.conf:

alias ieee1394-controller ohci1394

I would appreciate any advice. Thank you for your time!

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