[mythtv-users] X Freezes blank on 'watch tv'
dboyd at its.to
Thu Oct 14 14:40:56 UTC 2004
[returning from vacation, sorry for the tardy reply]
Yes, I have managed to get everything working. My problem was related
to having incompatible versions of several modules trying to work
together. Specifically, the IVTV modules, and the PVR-350 X driver.
Unfortunately, I do not remember the exact details of the drivers I was
using, but I will outline what I have now (which is working).
I had to use relatively new IVTV drivers to get the new tuner type for
Tuner #47. The package I had did not come with the MSP3400 module. So,
I downloaded the IVTV source from Chris Kennedy's and compiled. I then
used the MSP3400 module, and the X driver from the compiled source.
At that point, things didn't work. I was lucky enough to find a post
referring to an archive of the 100z IVTV driver source. I downloaded
that, compiled it and used (only) the MSP3400 and the X driver from it
and voila, everything worked.
My memories is vague here (like I said, just got back from vacation :)),
sorry I don't remember all the details.
I believe that the newer packages available from ATRpms contain all the
necessary pieces now. If you are still having issues, feel free to send
more questions my way.
> I'm having the exact same problem as you, have you made any progress
> with this issue?
> On Wed, 29 Sep 2004 09:11:50 -0600, Darren Boyd <dboyd at its.to> wrote:
>>This is my first post so let me start by thanking everyone who has put
>>in countless hours into this project. While my setup isn't quite
>>working (yet), I am so far very impressed.
>>I am just putting together my first Myth box by following Jarod's guide
>>on FC2. The TV card being used is a PVR-350 and as it turns out it is
>>one with the 'new' tuner type (47). Basically, I suffered the same
>>problem detailed here (nothing but snow from the tuner)...
>>I then upgraded my video4linux module...
>>root at gwenno:~# rpm -q kernel-module-video4linux-$MYKERNEL
>>This gave me the video I wanted to see, but I still do not have any
>>sound coming from the tuner. From what I gather from this list, this
>>has something to do with the msp3400 module not being up to date in the
>>video4linux RPM above. I don't quite understand how this all works, so
>>bear with me. In short, I get this error:
>>kernel: msp3400: Unknown symbol msleep_interruptible
>>At this point Myth is working, except for the sound issue. I decided
>>yesterday to compile the IVTV drivers from source to see if I could get
>>everything working. I downloaded this file:
>>Everything compiled and installed. And, it looks like the modules are
>>loading properly (output from the logs are attached). When I try and
>>watch TV from mplayer everything is working fine.
>>$ mplayer /dev/video0
>>I can watch TV in either a window, or in fullscreen with audio.
>>In MythTV, however, it is quite a different story. If I choose 'watch
>>TV' I get a blank screen. The audio is working, as I can hear the same
>>channel that was in mplayer. Using the remote, I can also change
>>channels. The screen remains blank though. After several seconds the
>>remote becomes unresponsive as well, and the audio will fail.
>>X, at this point, is basically frozen. Running top from an SSH session
>>on a different machine shows me that X is at 99% CPU usage. The only
>>way to regain control of the machine at this point is to 'kill -9' X.
>>Attached are the logs from the frontend, backend and from the IVTV
>>module initialization sequence from /var/log/messages.
>>If anyone could provide a hint of what I'm doing wrong, it would be very
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