[mythtv-users] Particularly weird PVR350 X Output problem

John Kuhn kuhn at razorsys.com
Thu Sep 2 15:13:52 EDT 2004

are you using a VIA chipset? if so that could be the cause.. and 
disabling ACPI in your kernel could help


Mario L wrote:

>I'm running a gentoo linux system with an amd athlon xp 2000+, a gig
>of ram, and a wintv pvr 350.  When I first put together the system
>everything seemed to be working fine, now I mythtv is acting really
>odd.  Using the TV out of the PVR350, to X will work for a bit, but
>after an undetermined amount of time (it changes every time I use the
>machine), it seems like X will just freeze, no mouse movement,
>nothing.  I thought I had it narrowed down to skipping too much data
>too quickly (like making it go forward 8x or something of that like),
>but then I noticed it happening just watching TV on the machine.
>My first thought was hey it has to be the software, lets start
>recompiling stuff, so that I did.
>Here is a basic list of the stuff that I have recompiled:
>MythTV .15, all myth plugins, lirc, ivtv, glibc, gcc, ncurses, gdm,
>and a few others.
>After recompiling, still happening, so I thought maybe faulty kernel,
>so I moved up from 2.6.5 to  2.6.7-r11 (both gentoo-dev-sources).
>Now the really weird thing is that if X is frozen, the backened is
>still working, and if I want the front end to work again, I can ssh
>into the system, stop the backend, remove all ivtv related modules,
>modrpobe them back, restart the backend, and then restart X, and I am
>golden again for a bit.  That last tidbit, makes me think it can't be
>any of my hardware, but any body have any ideas which direction for me
>to go at this point?
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