[mythtv-users] Watch TV gives "An Error Occured while...." AirStar HD5000AV PCI DVB card.
larry at foxgulch.com
Thu Feb 1 20:21:09 UTC 2007
I've been struggling with my FC6 based MythTV installation again! From
the MythFrontEnd Menu, I select Watch TV. I see the program guide info
at the bottom of the screen along with lock info which appears normal.
The screen fades to black and I get an error message which says "Error
was Encountered while Displaying Video"
Mythfrontend output is shown below. The file mentioned near the
invalid file error (fd -1) ('/video/1231_20070201120856.mpg'.) doesn't
exist. The /video directory has rwx permissions all across. When the
error occurs, the mythbackend kicks out thousand lines like
"2007-02-01 12:08:59.408 DVBRec(0) Warning: Recording will not commence
until a PMT is set." I looked up PMT and found that the Program Map
Table is associated with the mpeg stream. That makes sense since my
Air2pc card has a hardware encoder chip in it.
Interestingly, I can drop (delete) the mythconverg database, reinstall
it and rerun mythfilldatabase --refresh-all, run through mythtv-setup
then I can "watch TV" for exactly one trip. But just escape out of
"watch TV" then try to return to "watching tv" throws the "Error was
Encountered while Displaying Video" for all subsequent attempts. After
the one good peek in "Watch TV", cold reboots of the PC do not help.
PC is an Asus P4-800E with 1 GB memory and FX5900 nvidia AGP video card.
(ATRPMS .20 install of mythtv)
I'm going to completely reinstall FC6 and if that doesn't fix the
problem, I think I'll buy a different OTA ATSC card and send this one
back to the factory. Or heaven forbid, fire up XP to see if the card has
Any suggestions will be gratefully received. Thank you.
[mythtv at myth ~]$ mythfrontend
2007-02-01 12:08:45.018 Using runtime prefix = /usr
2007-02-01 12:08:45.047 DPMS is active.
2007-02-01 12:08:45.087 New DB connection, total: 1
2007-02-01 12:08:45.099 Connected to database 'mythconverg' at host:
2007-02-01 12:08:45.100 Total desktop dim: 1440x900, with 1 screen[s].
2007-02-01 12:08:45.102 Using screen 0, 1440x900 at 0,0
2007-02-01 12:08:45.113 Current Schema Version: 1160
2007-02-01 12:08:45.115 mythfrontend version: 0.20.20060828-3 www.mythtv.org
2007-02-01 12:08:45.115 Enabled verbose msgs: important general
2007-02-01 12:08:45.370 Total desktop dim: 1440x900, with 1 screen[s].
2007-02-01 12:08:45.372 Using screen 0, 1440x900 at 0,0
2007-02-01 12:08:45.373 Switching to square mode (Titivillus)
2007-02-01 12:08:45.398 Using the Qt painter
mythtv: could not connect to socket
mythtv: Connection refused
lirc_init failed for mythtv, see preceding messages
2007-02-01 12:08:45.730 Joystick disabled.
2007-02-01 12:08:45.752 Loading from:
2007-02-01 12:08:46.172 Registering Internal as a media playback plugin.
2007-02-01 12:08:46.207 Registering MythDVD DVD Media Handler as a media
2007-02-01 12:08:46.209 Registering MythDVD VCD Media Handler as a media
2007-02-01 12:08:46.248 Registering MythGallery Media Handler 1/2 as a
2007-02-01 12:08:46.249 Registering MythGallery Media Handler 2/2 as a
adding: ATA:1,0,0 -- DVD RW DW-Q30A
Failed to run 'cdrecord --scanbus'
2007-02-01 12:08:47.919 Registering MythMusic Media Handler 1/2 as a
2007-02-01 12:08:47.920 Registering MythMusic Media Handler 2/2 as a
2007-02-01 12:08:47.982 New DB connection, total: 2
2007-02-01 12:08:47.988 Connected to database 'mythconverg' at host:
SIP listening on IP Address 192.168.1.106:5060 NAT address 192.168.1.106
SIP: Cannot register; proxy, username or password not set
2007-02-01 12:08:54.777 Connecting to backend server: 127.0.0.1:6543
(try 1 of 5
2007-02-01 12:08:54.778 Using protocol version 31
2007-02-01 12:08:54.782 TV: Attempting to change from None to WatchingLiveTV
2007-02-01 12:08:54.784 Using protocol version 31
2007-02-01 12:08:54.822 DPMS Deactivated
2007-02-01 12:08:54.862 NVP: Disabling Audio, params(-1,2,44100)
2007-02-01 12:08:54.879 VideoOutputXv: XvMCTex: Init failed
2007-02-01 12:08:54.879 VideoOutputXv: XVideo Adaptor Name: 'NV17 Video
X Error: BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes) 8
Major opcode: 142
Minor opcode: 14
Resource id: 0x1f8
2007-02-01 12:08:55.840 TV: Changing from None to WatchingLiveTV
2007-02-01 12:08:55.848 Realtime priority would require SUID as root.
2007-02-01 12:08:55.952 Video timing method: USleep with busy wait
2007-02-01 12:09:02.735 RingBuf(/video/1231_20070201120856.mpg): Invalid
file (fd -1) when opening '/video/1231_20070201120856.mpg'.
2007-02-01 12:09:02.736 NVP, Error: JumpToProgram's OpenFile failed.
2007-02-01 12:09:02.736 NVP, Error: Unknown error, exiting decoder
2007-02-01 12:09:02.736 TV: Attempting to change from WatchingLiveTV to None
2007-02-01 12:09:05.832 TV: Changing from WatchingLiveTV to None
2007-02-01 12:09:05.844 DPMS Reactivated.
Destroying SipFsm object
(Output from mythbackend )
2007-02-01 12:08:59.408 DVBRec(0) Warning: Recording will not commence
until a P
MT is set.
(repeated a thousand times with different time stamps)
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