[mythtv-users] Not sure what else to try

Tachtevrenidis, Kosta Kosta.Tachtevrenidis at weyerhaeuser.com
Tue Jun 14 17:54:32 UTC 2005

Thanks to both of you Mark and Leigh. I will try your suggestions
tonight and let you know.


-----Original Message-----
From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org
[mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Leigh
Sent: Tuesday, June 14, 2005 9:14 AM
To: Discussion about mythtv
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Not sure what else to try

>On Tuesday 14 June 2005 16:41, Tachtevrenidis, Kosta wrote:
> Dear friends,
> I am a long time Linux user but fairly new when it comes to mythtv. I 
> installed my PVR card (PVR-250) and I can capture TV by typing 'cat 
> /dev/video0 > test.mpg'. When I try Tvtime it says it can't capture 
> from /dev/video0 and xawtv lets me switch channels but no feed at all.

> As you probably guess MythTV does not work either. Does anybody have 
> any tips for me?
> My specs are:
> AMD 1200Mhz 512MB RAM
> Geforce MX440 64MB
> PVR250

I think that TVTime / xawtv don't work with the output from a
I've got a 350 at home in my myth box and can't use TVTime or xawtv. I'm
sure I've read somewhere the reason why, I think it's to do with the
output format(but I've not got the specifics to hand).
If you can capture OK using the 'cat' method (or you can do  'dd
if=/dev/video0 of=/somefilenamehere'  then the PVR-250 is working OK.

What errors do you get from mythtv?

Try running mythbackend and mythfrontend in seperate shell windows
initially so you can see any output from them while you try viewing
When I first setup it was a great help when I couldn't change channels,
as I could see the response to each action I tried.

hope this helps.

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