[mythtv-users] HVR-950 and v4l-dvb-kernel issues
R. G. Newbury
newbury at mandamus.org
Fri Dec 15 20:26:15 UTC 2006
Adam Propeck wrote:
> Running Myth (SVN) successfully for quite some time. Have two PVR-150's up
> and running with myth and love it.
> I'd like to add this new HVR-950 that I recently purchased. I've followed
> instructions for installing v4l-dvb-kernel and gotten linux to recognize
> this card. However... I had to "yum remove ivtv*" and "yum remove
> video4linux*" in order to get linux to see the card. Doing that,
> resulted in
> the PVR-150's failing to tune to new channels at all and they were stuck on
> the same last channel they had been on. (Very frustrating when the Simpsons
> is starting in five minutes and you just realize this is the case...
> I'm running FC5 and 2.6.18 kernel, so I've gone back to the yum ivtv and
> packages and performed a make rminstall on the v4l-dvb-kernel packages.
> Does anyone know a way for me to get this device working without killing my
> pvr-150's tuning capabilities? Thanks in advance!
I asked whether the HVR-950 would work in mythtv, here a week or two ago
and received no response. Since then I have picked one up and taken a
look at the v4l-dvb-kernel site.
I have not started to play with this yet, but one thing you might want
to check are the names of the modules which get loaded by each of these
Long long ago on this list.... (HAH!, October last year!) one of the
major problem threads involved getting ivtv and cx88-dvb to play
nice...they both had a module called tveeprom.ko. For a while the best
way to get them working was to rename the ivtv version to
tveeprom_ivtv.ko. After a while it became possible to use the dvb
version module with ivtv, and the answer was to delete the ivtv version
if it existed....Now all of that is ancient history...kernel 2.6.15 and
I wonder whether the same sort of thing might be going on. All of these
units have firmware in eeprom and I would not be surprised to learn that
there is a tveeprom.ko in the v4l-dvb-kernel source tree. The fix *may*
be as easy as renaming that to tveeprom_v4l.ko...(but I wouldn't bet on
If you get a chance over the weekend, let us know what happens.
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