[mythtv-users] PVR-500 (MCE?) Firmware

cythrault at gmail.com cythrault at gmail.com
Tue Jul 19 21:57:17 EDT 2005

On 7/19/05, John Clabaugh <bubbaslash at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 7/19/05, cythrault at gmail.com <cythrault at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 7/19/05, cythrault at gmail.com <cythrault at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > http://svn.wilsonet.com/projects/mythtvology/ticket/52
> >
> > ;)
> >
> I've tried that little trick.  I don't think the "audiofmt=1" option
> is recognized anymore.  Did it work for you?

Perfectly. Tested it by running two manual schedules just before posting.

The only option not supported by setup is "no_black_magic" that I
should remove from my modconf:

cx25840: Unknown parameter `no_black_magic'

I'm using ivtv 0.3.6w under kernel 2.6.11-1.35_FC3. According to the
syslog, my PVR-500 revsion is D492.

Do you see the "requesting /lib/modules/HcwMakoA.ROM" (twice, one for
each "cards") in your syslog when you load your driver?

Here's my modprobe.conf...

[root at teevee ~]# cat /etc/modprobe.conf
alias eth0 3c59x
alias usb-controller uhci-hcd
alias char-major-81 dvb-ttpci
alias scsi_hostadapter sata_sil

# ivtv (PVR-500MCE)
alias char-major-81 videodev
alias char-major-81-0 ivtv
alias char-major-81-1 ivtv
alias tveeprom tveeprom-ivtv
alias tuner tuner-ivtv
alias msp3400 msp3400-ivtv
options cx25840 no_black_magic=1 audiofmt=1

I just noticed that my dvb driver is still listed there but it's not
physicaly in the box anymore...

Here's my packages:

[root at teevee ~]# rpm -qa|grep ivtv

Note that while I have "ivtv-firmware-enc-2.04.024-4.at" installed,
/lib/modules/ivtv-fw-enc.bin is version 0x02040011 extracted (using
ivtvfwextract.pl) from :


Hope there's something here for you...


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