[mythtv-users] Setting up MythTV on Debian

Andy Daniels gutano at gmail.com
Fri Jun 9 04:27:15 UTC 2006

David Pettit wrote:
> It doesn't work any better running as root.  I can run the command 'cat
> /dev/video0 >capture.mpg' and the card captures video just fine.  I can view
> it with Totem or gxine with no problems.  I just can't get mythtv-setup to
> setup the card.
> Thanks,
> David
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Steven Adeff [mailto:adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com] 
> Sent: Wednesday, June 07, 2006 11:10 AM
> To: wo9m at yahoo.com; Discussion about mythtv
> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Setting up MythTV on Debian
> On 6/7/06, David Pettit <wo9m at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> When I run mythtv-setup, I can select my video capture card (PVR-150)
> okay,
>> but when I go to input connections screen and tell it to scan for channels
>> it says it failed to open card.  Is this a permissions issue?
> run as root and find out! but yes, it could be, or perhaps a firmware
> issue. have you verified the card is working?
Make sure your "Card type" in the "Caputer Card Setup" is set to "MPEG-2 
encoder card (PVR-x50, PVR-500)" as opposed to "Analog V4L capture 
card".  I fought with my card for a bit before noticing this detail.

Andy Daniels-

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