[mythtv-users] Re: pvr-250MCE, debian and kernel 2.6 woes...

Christopher Flynn flynnguy at gmail.com
Sat Sep 25 15:40:36 EDT 2004

Hmm.... still jerky, however I think it may be my video card. I have a
nvidia GeForce2 MX card and I am using the component out. Now I
compiled the nvidia drivers and I am using those drivers but I am
wondering if that may be the culprit?

The other thing I tried was mplayer /dev/video0 and it gave me a
warning that my computer was too slow. It's a 1.2Ghz Athlon which
should be ok... maybe I need more memory? I have 256Megs.

My /etc/modutils/ivtv file looks like this:
alias char-major-81 videodev
alias char-major-81-0 ivtv

update-modules puts those lines in /etc/modules.conf Any other ideas?
The video and sound are both jerky almost like it is dropping frames.

On Sat, 25 Sep 2004 13:53:36 -0400, Michael T. Dean
<mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
> On 09/25/2004 12:44 PM, Christopher Flynn wrote:
> >To quote Homer Simposon: Woohoo!
> >
> >Well I had some issues initially with the patch but I went in and
> >patched the 2 kernel file by hand and recompiled and now I have TV!
> >Thank you so much Michael for your assistance.
> >
> >
> You're welcome.
> >Now the only problem is that the video is a little jumpy but I have a
> >feeling that is a settings issue.
> >
> >
> Make sure the only ivtv-related lines in your modprobe.conf are:
> # ivtv modules setup
> alias char-major-81 videodev
> alias char-major-81-0 ivtv
> (i.e. no options for ivtv, msp3400, saa7127, saa7115, tuner, and no
> install lines).  See Jarod's guide (
> http://www.wilsonet.com/mythtv/fcmyth.php#capture ) for more info (the
> info--although not necessarily the specific steps for making
> changes--still applies even though you're not using FC2).
> Mike

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