[mythtv-users] Upgraded and now can't record?

Dewey Smolka dsmolka at gmail.com
Sat Jan 13 05:35:37 UTC 2007

On 1/12/07, Malcolm <mythtv at v8-ranger.com> wrote:
> Hey Guys,
> Quick specs
> mandrake 10.0 box.
> Started life as mythtv 0.13 back in the day was running mythtv 0.16 for a
> long time (till just 3 days ago).  Upgraded to mythtv0.20 which required I
> manually compile qt3.3.7 which required msyql 5.0.27, latest php and apache
> and a few dependancies along the way.  Myth 0.20 finally compiled and
> installed after much frustration.
> I rebooted and everything looks fine except I can no longer record anything.
> I have PVR cards.  One 250 and one 350.
> If I "cat /dev/video0 > test.mpg" it works just fine and I can even open up
> a window and "mplayer test.mpg" and watch it while it records.  Same for
> /dev/video1.  Both capture video just fine.
> Could it be the latest version of mythtv does not like my old version of
> IVTV?  I think it's version 0.19.  Like I said this box has been up and
> running since mythtv 0.13.
> It does not appear to be permissions as I did the cat /dev/videoX tests as
> my myth user, not root.

Just to be sure, after upgrading did you 1) Stop mythbackend; 2) run
delete all the capture card settings, channel sources, and input
settings; 3) re-enter capture card settings, channel sources and input
settings; 4) restart mythbackend; and 5) run mythfilldatabase?

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