[mythtv-users] Getting an error loading firmware for PVR-350

Scott Simpson mythtvusers at cox.net
Thu Jan 11 06:05:22 UTC 2007

Fedora Core 6 using Jarod Wilson's Guide, new install

When ivtv driver loads, I get the error

ivtv0: unable to open firmware v4l-cx2341x-init.mpg (must be 155648 bytes)

yet the firmware is in all the appropriate directories:

# ls -l $(locate v4l-cx2341x-init.mpg)
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root     33 Jan 10 
20:47 /lib/firmware/v4l-cx2341x-init.mpg -> /lib/modules/v4l-cx2341x-init.mpg
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 155648 Dec 29  2005 /lib/modules/v4l-cx2341x-init.mpg
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root     33 Jan 10 
20:47 /usr/lib/hotplug/firmware/v4l-cx2341x-init.mpg -> /lib/modules/v4l-cx2341x-init.mpg

Notice the size matches. The checksum is

# md5sum -b /lib/modules/v4l-cx2341x-init.mpg
0661f8b2693fe3123e6234557353eacc */lib/modules/v4l-cx2341x-init.mpg

I know the card is good because I was running under Fedora Core 4 last week 
and everything worked fine. I'm trying upgrade since FC4 isn't supported 

I saw messages from a bunch of other people with the same problem during the 
last year but nobody seems to have a solution.

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