[mythtv-users] Success story: PVR-150, Mandrake 10.1

Morten Rønseth morten.ronseth at webfx.no
Tue Jul 5 07:55:16 EDT 2005


> - DO NOT use the instructions in QuickSetup for modprobe.conf 
> modification. It may causes hard lockup of the OS when you run 
> "modprobe ivtv" later on. Instead enter this into your modprobe.conf:
> alias char-major-81 videodev
> alias char-major-81-0 ivtv 

I've never had any of this in my modprobe.conf - and never had any 
problems firing up the ivtv driver.

> - curiously, /lib/modules/ is created and new 
> modules are installed in this directory
To get around this, do:

perl -i.bak -p -e 's/(UTS_RELEASE "[^"]*)custom"/\1"/g' 
perl -i.bak -p -e 's/(EXTRAVERSION.*mdk)custom/\1/g' /usr/src/linux/Makefile

This will save you the hassle of later having to copy the final driver 
when upgrading :-)

> - Mandrake ships with ivtv 0.1.x in 
> /lib/modules/ I removed the 
> contents of this directory, because modprobe was using it. And I 
> copied  the new ivtv 0.3.3k modules from 
> /lib/modules/ to 
> /lib/modules/

Also, get these files out of the way - they MIGHT give you trouble 
further up the road:

/lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/media/video/msp3400.ko.gz
/lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/media/video/tuner.ko
/lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/media/video/tveeprom.ko
/lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/media/video/tda9887.ko.gz

> Step 3) ivtv activation
> You could just run "modprobe ivtv" but sometimes the /dev/video* files 
> are not created.

I've never seen that on my 10.1 box - running for almost 5 months 
(sempron 1500 MHz).
All I need to do to get it going is "modprobe ivtv" (with a couple of 
extra params :-)).



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