[mythtv-users] Hauppauge Nova-T (x2) and Fedora Core 4

Christian Hack christianh at edmi.com.au
Thu Jul 21 11:15:05 EDT 2005

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> [mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Christian Hack
> Sent: Tuesday, 19 July 2005 4:34 PM
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> Subject: [mythtv-users] Hauppauge Nova-T (x2) and Fedora Core 4
> Has any got this combo working without compiling kernels and drivers?
> I clean installed FC4 last night and followed Jarod's FC3 
> guide all the way
> up to installing mythtv from atrpms. A few unrelated glitches but all
> sorted.
> DVB Drivers seem to be built in and I can see both my cards 
> being detected
> fine in the dmesg output out of the box. The only thing I had 
> to add was the
> firmware in /lib/firmware. After I did that I can see the 
> firmware load was
> successful in the logs when Myth or dvbtune try to access the card.
> However, I can't tune. Tried both dvbtune and Myth's DVB scanner (in
> mythtvsetup). They open the card successfully but seem unable 
> to tune to
> anything. It just shows a BER of 1fffe constantly and 
> occasionally random
> signal blips.
> The exact same hardware (reboot on another drive) works on a 
> very old RH8
> install I've had running fine for quite a while now. I just 
> want/need to
> upgrade to the latest Myth which is starting to require newer QT, php
> (Mythweb) etc.
> If you've got this working is there something I might have 
> missed? Apart
> from this everything has basically just worked. Or do I need 
> to install and
> compile a custom kernel, drivers etc? It would be nice if this wasn't
> necessary of course.
> I don't quite understand this new udev stuff so I'm not sure 
> if what I'm
> seeing is correct in /dev and whether my udev is correct. I 
> suspect it's
> something to do with that.

Answering my own problem. It seems the DVB stuff just didn't want to scan.
After entering a frequency AND bandwith it correctly tuned and detected the
PIDs. It still didn't scan though. I had to enter each frequency

It didn't tune all channels successfully however but that might have beena
reception issue. 

Instead my solution was to copy my entire old DB over instead. Means I kept
all my settings as well not having to retune any channels.

So FC4 + DVB + Nvidia out is possible with out any compiling whatsoever.


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