[mythtv-users] TV lasts 1 second then dies

Mark Knecht markknecht at gmail.com
Sat Aug 6 19:06:28 UTC 2005

On 8/6/05, James Colannino <james at colannino.org> wrote:
> Hey everyone.  I've been googling around trying to find a solution to
> this, but haven't found one yet :(  I did find one thread where someone
> had the same problem
> (http://mysettopbox.tv/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=30704&) but nobody found a
> solution.  Basically, I can view TV for about half a second or so,
> afterwhich the image freezes, mythfrontend doesn't respond for about
> 10-20 seconds, and finally I'm dropped back to the Watch TV menu entry.
> I ran mythfrontend in a console and got the following errors:
> It says that us-bcast (the name of my video source) isn't attached to
> the input on the card, but it is (I attached it to Tuner 0).  Does
> anyone have any ideas?  Has anyone else had a similiar problem, and even
> better, has anyone solved it?  Thanks very much everyone :)
> James

   I had this same problem recently. I wish I was better at keeping
notes, but I believe it was some sort of ivtv problem in my case. I
run Gentoo, so I reinstalled the version in Portage (0.2.0 at the time
I think) and then installed a newer ivtv over the top. I currently run
0.3.7. At that point, for some reason my back end machine won't warm
boot ivtv correctly, so I shut down and did a cold reboot. From there
on it worked for me.

   This may be Gentoo specific for all I know.

Hope this helps,

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