[mythtv-users] IVTV Startup errors

J. David Maino david.maino at gmail.com
Mon Feb 19 03:05:27 UTC 2007

If you've already installed the firmware but don't know what's going on, 
I had the same problem for awhile. IVTV was looking for the drivers to 
be in /usr/lib/hotplug/firmware, which didn't exist on my system. I just 
found out where the actual firmware was on my machine (updatedb && 
locate v4l-cx2341x-enc.fw) and then symlinked it to the 
/usr/lib/hotplug/firmware directory, along with all the other files that 
were in the same directory as v4l-cx2341x-enc.fw (ln -s 
/path/to/firmware/ /usr/lib/hotplug/firmware).


Michael Still wrote:
> Beny Spensieri Jr wrote:
>> ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:01:01.0[A] -> GSI 22 (level, low) -> IRQ 22
>> ivtv0: unable to open firmware v4l-cx2341x-enc.fw (must be 262144 bytes)
>> ivtv0: did you put the firmware in the hotplug firmware directory?
>> Any suggestions as to what is going on and how I can fix this?
> You're missing the card firmware (software downloaded to the card to
> make it work). Follow the IVTV setup instructions to install the
> firmware in the right place.
> Mikal
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