[mythtv-users] insmod ivtv.o problem - bus mastering not

VJ vj at vijaygill.homelinux.net
Wed Sep 22 05:54:55 EDT 2004

Hi Don,
    I had bought this card from amazon.co.uk and they replaced the card
without any fuss (just an exchange of one mail from each side).
    I too tried setpci and any trick related to BIOS, but the only thing
that worked was the replacement. Save your time by doing the same.
Regards from
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Don Brett" <dlbrett at zoominternet.net>
To: <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
Sent: Friday, September 17, 2004 3:54 AM
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] insmod ivtv.o problem - bus mastering not

> John - Thanks for the suggestions.  I tried several combinations
> (different slots, different computer, and different slots in that
> computer).  I always get the same thing.  Not much available from the
> bios setting either.
> A couple of friends suggest that bus-mastering is pretty much a given in
> most current machines (this one is about 2 years old).  They couldn't
> believe that my motherboard didn't have bus-mastering, and, I think I
> agree.  I'm starting to think the board doesn't work.
> I've been all over the bios pages and found lots of interesting things,
> but nothing I think I can use.  Well, maybe 'setpci' but that one looks
> kind-of tricky.  I think my next step is to look at the board.
> VJ - You might have something here.  Did you contact Hauppauge tech
> support before doing the rma, or just go straight to it?
> Thanks for the suggestions, I'll let you know how it works out.
> Don
> PS - some interesting command lines I found while researching:
> -Use file command to tell what a file is:
>     file mythtv-0.16.tar.tar
> - View perl documentation
>     perldoc docname - Display documentation about a perl document
>     perldoc perldoc - Display documentation about perldoc
> - Determine interrupts being used
>     cat /proc/interrupts
> - View hard disk parameters
>     /usr/sbin/hdparm /dev/hda
> - View mixer settings
>     rexima -v
> - Set pci device values (very scary unless you know what you're doing)
>     setpci
> - Determine md5 checksum of files
>     md5sum /lib/modules/ivtv-fw-*


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