[mythtv-users] resurecting mythtv

Jim Bauer jfbauer at comcast.net
Wed May 25 16:18:41 UTC 2005

I had a disk fail in my mythtv box, so I am string to reinstall everything.
This also gave me an excuse to do some upgrades.

I have a PVR350 and a GeForce MX440.
linux 2.6.11
mythtv 0.18 (backend and frontend all on one box)
ivtv 0.2.0-rc3j

- I installed debian testing.  Upgraded to unstable.
- Installed the latest kernel and the ivtv driver.
- I was able (via dd) to get video so show up on
the TV (using the PVR's output).
- I got mythtv installed, and mythfilldatabase to run.
The program guide has stuff in it.
- I have not yet configured X for the TV display.

I went through all the mythtv-setup stuff and the setup in mythfronted,
but I cannot watch live TV.  When I try, I just get the following
errors in the /var/log/mythtv/mythbackend.log file.  They just keep
repeating till  I stop the backend.

2005-05-25 11:42:11.538 adding: mythtv as a client (events: 0)
2005-05-25 11:42:11.562 MainServer::HandleAnnounce Playback
2005-05-25 11:42:11.563 adding: mythtv as a client (events: 0)
2005-05-25 11:42:11.571 adding: mythtv as a remote ringbuffer
2005-05-25 11:42:11.573  WARNING:  Capture device /dev/dsp is not reporting full duplex capability.
See docs/mythtv-HOWTO, section 20.13 for more information.
2005-05-25 11:42:11.583 Changing from None to WatchingLiveTV
2005-05-25 11:42:11.650 NVR: Won't work with the streaming interface, falling back
VIDOCGMBUF:: Invalid argument
2005-05-25 11:42:11.689 TVRec: Recording Prematurely Stopped
2005-05-25 11:42:13.016 MainServer::HandleAnnounce Playback
2005-05-25 11:42:13.112 adding: mythtv as a client (events: 0)
2005-05-25 11:42:13.260 MainServer::HandleAnnounce Playback

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