[mythtv-users] PVR-150

Chris Ribe chrisribe at gmail.com
Sun Dec 18 18:27:25 EST 2005

Thank you Scott for providing that "cardtype=6" tidbit.  I had resigned
myself to having to do a power cycle everytime I wanted to reboot, but now I
can reboot without groping around in awkwardly tight spaces.

On 12/18/05, Scott Alfter <mythtv at salfter.dyndns.org> wrote:
> Wylie Swanson top-posted (grr):
> >On 10/31/05, * Rudy Zijlstra* <mythtv at edsons.demon.nl
> ><mailto:mythtv at edsons.demon.nl>> wrote:
> >>Shawn wrote:
> >>>John Cartwright wrote:
> >>>>I've got a PVR-150. Sometimes for whatever reason mine gets
> >>>>recognized as a PVR-250 like your dmesg output says in which case I
> >>>>lose video.
> >>>
> >>>This has happened to me also, and performing a cold boot (turning the
> >>>machine off and unplugging it for 30 seconds) usually does the trick.
> >>
> >>No, With the HW retaining settings until all kinds of elcos and such
> >>have fully lost power....
> >>Combined with it being very difficult to fully reset the HW (result of
> >>HW design).
> >
> > Unfortunately, cold power cycle has not seemed to do the trick.
> Try including "options ivtv cardtype=6" im /etc/modules.conf (or wherever
> your
> distro wants module options...for Gentoo, it's /etc/modules.d/ivtv).  I
> recently ran into this problem with a PVR-150 in a box I'm setting up as a
> surveillance DVR.  A warm reboot would cause the card to be detected as a
> PVR-250, which kept it from working.  Forcing the card type should get it
> working for you.
> If you have multiple capture cards controlled by ivtv, you'll want to set
> the
> correct card type for each.  Determine which card is in which PCI slot and
> pass
> them to the kernel module in slot-number order.  For instance, if you have
> a
> PVR-250 in slot 1 and a PVR-150 in slot 2, you would want to use "options
> ivtv
> cardtype=1,6" to set up both cards.  Use "modinfo ivtv" to get the list of
> valid card types (plus other options you can tweak).
> (BTW, top-posting is rude.  You shouldn't do that.)
>    _/_
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