[mythtv-users] Starting over from scratch; need advice or information

Kevin Kuphal kuphal at dls.net
Thu Jul 21 16:46:39 EDT 2005

Joe Marcom wrote:

> Hello, again.  Having near-total failure watching TV in Linux, and 
> can't find the reason; it has to be someting I am "supposed to know", 
> but don't.  This is my situation to date:  About this time last year, 
> I bought a pcHDTV2000, but was never able to configure it to work, so 
> I put it away.  Recently, I installed a Hauppauge WinTV-PVR250 and 
> tried a Knoppmyth full-install, which appeared to work, but crashed on 
> reboot.
> I since discovered that the Hauppauge card is not recognized by any 
> Linux distro (exactly the same as my ATI AIW Radeon card).  Finally, I 
> tried a WinTV-GO card.  It was seen by MDK 9.1, and scanned for 
> channels - but has no channel-changing capability. Same for SuSE 9.2.  
> FC2 finds a "Bt878 video capture device", but the TVtime television 
> viewer does nothing when clicked.  I am now totally lost and out of 
> ideas.  The work has been on my backup PC (Asus A7V600, XP1700, 768 MB 
> ram, ATI AIW Radeon 9600 graphics card), and various distros.  Primary 
> PC dual-boots  Win98 and SuSE 9.0.  I want to view/capture TV, 
> especially HDTV, and will do anything necessary to achieve this...just 
> don't know what to try next.

One thing to remember:

If it doesn't work in the OS itself, it will *never* work with Myth.  
Focus your efforts on making sure your components work with the 
operating system before putting MythTV on top of it.  That being said, 
your best resource for help could also be the mailing lists for the 
PVR-250 and the PCHDTV2000 respectively.


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