[mythtv-users] ivtv doesn't seem to register with KWorld Terminator

Angus sylvania at istop.com
Tue Mar 13 03:42:46 UTC 2007

I think the problem starts with ivtv, following the directions on 
I have a KWorld Global Terminator, which has various model numbers 
associated with it in the 713x range, and I'm running Suse 10.2. (The 
first sign of trouble is near the top, with trying to install mplayer. I 
can install MPlayer, but mplayer is nowhere to be found. Also yast 
complained that no package provides libpvm3.so.3, which is untrue, pvm 
has that library and it's installed!)

   But what I'm pretty sure is a problem was when I did: dmesg | grep 
ivtv. It  turned up nothing. dmesg | grep "video" gave:
Boot video device is 0000:00:01.0
Linux video capture interface: v2.00
saa7133[0]: registered device video0 [v4l2]

Some more useful dmesgs are:
saa7130/34: v4l2 driver version 0.2.14 loaded
saa7133[0]: found at 0000:01:07.0, rev: 209, irq: 10, latency: 32, mmio: 
saa7133[0]: subsystem: 1131:0000, board: UNKNOWN/GENERIC 
saa7133[0]: board init: gpio is 40
saa7133[0]: Huh, no eeprom present (err=-5)?
saa7133[0]: registered device video0 [v4l2]
saa7133[0]: registered device vbi0

Some even more useful dmesgs were made after doing: modprobe ivtv:
ivtv:  ==================== START INIT IVTV ====================
ivtv:  version 0.8.0 (tagged release) loading
ivtv:  Linux version: SMP mod_unload 586 REGPARM 
ivtv:  In case of problems please include the debug info between
ivtv:  the START INIT IVTV and END INIT IVTV lines, along with
ivtv:  any module options, when mailing the ivtv-users mailinglist.
ivtv:  ====================  END INIT IVTV  ====================
Not very informative, is it?

So what's wrong with my system? Anything? I feel like I'm flying blind. 
I might also need some help with the "firmware" section, since I can't 
even tell if it's relevant to my card.

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