[mythtv-users] Can't Open HDTV Card

Gray grayman2 at cfl.rr.com
Thu Dec 28 02:10:35 UTC 2006

Thanks for the reply I am really lost here.

On Mon, 2006-12-25 at 20:57 -0500, Boleslaw Ciesielski wrote
>If you have trouble then perhaps you should test your card outside of 
> myth first. Install the dvb-apps package from Fedora Extras and see 
> http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page for more info (in 
> particular "First steps with a DVB card").

Should I be using the DVB format.. Maybe that is my problem?  I am not
selecting this as a dvb format because it thought that was the European
standard and not for the Americas.  Also when setting up video cards in
the Mythsetup it shows my card as an option under the ATSC selection?

Basically I used the HOW TO for fedora 5 to load Mythtv and Mysql.  I
kept having issues getting Mysql to work the way it should with Mythtv
but I feel that I have that resolved in that the backend is opened and I
dont get any errors when going to the frontend anymore.

My problem is when I scan for stations I get absolutely none?  I am
confused because it seems that the European community use DVB set up and
I think for the Americas I should be using ATSC settings for receiving
Digital Broadcast channels.  My Zap2it seems to load properly (not sure
how to prove)

I don't know what files or where to begin to see/verify how much of my
set up correct/or not.  I just know I don't get any scanned channels and
I used to get a "can't open card" message when I would try to set up the
channels.  I don't get that anymore but I still don't get any channels. 

Because I don't know what to provide to help anyone to help me I got
what I think may help

This is my lsmod lisings looking at cx88 driver information.. notice it
has a lot of dvb driver<< is this good?  I would think i would need
something else.. Someone set me straight on this please.

[root at localhost ~]# lsmod | grep cx88
cx88_alsa              14025  0
cx88_blackbird         18885  0
cx2341x                11461  1 cx88_blackbird
cx8800                 34381  1 cx88_blackbird
snd_pcm                76485  4
cx88_dvb               15973  0
cx8802                 13253  2 cx88_blackbird,cx88_dvb
cx88xx                 61541  5
ir_common              28229  1 cx88xx
cx88_vp3054_i2c         4929  1 cx88_dvb
mt352                   6981  1 cx88_dvb
dvb_pll                14917  1 cx88_dvb
or51132                10309  1 cx88_dvb
video_buf_dvb           7109  1 cx88_dvb
i2c_algo_bit            9033  2 cx88xx,cx88_vp3054_i2c
nxt200x                13765  1 cx88_dvb
tveeprom               14800  1 cx88xx
isl6421                 2753  1 cx88_dvb
snd                    52933  16
compat_ioctl32          1729  1 cx8800
videodev               23233  3 cx88_blackbird,cx8800,cx88xx
zl10353                 5829  1 cx88_dvb
v4l1_compat            12613  2 cx8800,videodev
cx24123                12361  1 cx88_dvb
v4l2_common            22465  5
video_buf              25157  7
lgdt330x                8541  1 cx88_dvb
cx22702                 6597  1 cx88_dvb
btcx_risc               5321  4 cx88_alsa,cx8800,cx8802,cx88xx
i2c_core               21697  17
[root at localhost ~]#


This is from my dmesg file starting with "tuner" looking stuff.  I
didn't copy the whole file.

cx2388x v4l2 driver version 0.0.6 loaded
usb usb3: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
hub 3-0:1.0: USB hub found
hub 3-0:1.0: 3 ports detected
CORE cx88[0]: subsystem: 18ac:d500, board: DViCO FusionHDTV 5 Gold
TV tuner 64 at 0x1fe, Radio tuner -1 at 0x1fe
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [APC1] enabled at IRQ 16
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:01:0a.2[A] -> Link [APC1] -> GSI 16 (level,
high) -> IRQ 225
cx88[0]/2: found at 0000:01:0a.2, rev: 5, irq: 225, latency: 32, mmio:
cx88[0]/2: cx2388x based dvb card
DVB: registering new adapter (cx88[0]).
DVB: registering frontend 0 (LG Electronics LGDT3303 VSB/QAM
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:01:0a.0[A] -> Link [APC1] -> GSI 16 (level,
high) -> IRQ 225
cx88[0]/0: found at 0000:01:0a.0, rev: 5, irq: 225, latency: 32, mmio:
tuner 2-0043: chip found @ 0x86 (cx88[0])
tda9887 2-0043: tda988[5/6/7] found @ 0x43 (tuner)
tuner 2-0061: chip found @ 0xc2 (cx88[0])
tuner 2-0061: type set to 64 (LG TDVS-H06xF)
cx88[0]/0: registered device video0 [v4l2]
cx88[0]/0: registered device vbi0
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:01:08.0[A] -> Link [APC3] -> GSI 18 (level,
high) -> IRQ 177
Installing spdif_bug patch: Audigy 2 ZS [SB0350]
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [APCM] enabled at IRQ 21
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:0d.0[A] -> Link [APCM] -> GSI 21 (level,
high) -> IRQ 201
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:0d.0 to 64
ohci1394: fw-host0: OHCI-1394 1.1 (PCI): IRQ=[201]
MMIO=[d9003000-d90037ff]  Max Packet=[2048]  IR/IT contexts=[4/4]
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:01:08.2[B] -> Link [APC4] -> GSI 19 (level,
high) -> IRQ 209
ohci1394: fw-host1: OHCI-1394 1.1 (PCI): IRQ=[209]
MMIO=[d8008000-d80087ff]  Max Packet=[2048]  IR/IT contexts=[4/8]
cx2388x blackbird driver version 0.0.6 loaded
cx2388x alsa driver version 0.0.6 loaded

On Mon, 2006-12-25 at 20:57 -0500, Boleslaw Ciesielski wrote:
> Gray wrote:
> > Are you viewing broadcast HDTV?  Maybe I have settings wrong?  I think I
> > would pick ATSC and b-cast?  According to the How to I should not need
> > any special drivers for my Fusion card?  I am at a loss as to what I
> > should check?
> If you have trouble then perhaps you should test your card outside of 
> myth first. Install the dvb-apps package from Fedora Extras and see 
> http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page for more info (in 
> particular "First steps with a DVB card").
> If you still can't get it to work, you can ask on the linux-dvb mailing 
> list (same www site).
> You didn't say what you have tried already, so it's hard to help...
> Bolek
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