[mythtv-users] Re: ivtv and fc2 headache

Robert Neel rneel81 at comcast.net
Sat Oct 2 10:51:49 EDT 2004


Jarod - Thank you for taking time to post a response!

I removed all lines except those that were in the guide and everything appeared to be the same (did do a reboot).  I will search for the IVTV list and try there too.

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Robert Neel 
  To: Discussion about mythtv 
  Sent: Friday, October 01, 2004 10:43 PM
  Subject: ivtv and fc2 headache


  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!

  Date: Fri, 1 Oct 2004 21:28:05 -0700
  From: Jarod Wilson <jcw at wilsonet.com>
  Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] ivtv and fc2 headache
  To: Discussion about mythtv <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
  Message-ID: <200410012128.05696.jcw at wilsonet.com>
  Content-Type: text/plain; charset="utf-8"

  On Friday 01 October 2004 20:43, Robert Neel wrote:
  > 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.
  [snip]
  > 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
  [snip]
  > I would appreciate any advice. Thank you for your time!

  Remove those last two "options" lines (which are not in my doc anymore), 
  reboot, and see if things play nice. If not, report back. However, you should 
  probably take this to the ivtv list.

  -- 
  Jarod C. Wilson, RHCE
  jcw at wilsonet.com

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