[mythtv-users] Just trying to maximize my mythtv setup

Stroller linux.luser at myrealbox.com
Sun Mar 25 01:03:51 UTC 2007

On 22 Mar 2007, at 13:40, nasa01 at comcast.net wrote:
> ....
> I have the following MB, MSI K9N Platinum Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce  
> 570 Ultra MCP ATX AMD Motherboard -- which has firewire built-in.
> ...
> firewire -- At no time have I been able to get any show broadcast  
> over firewire, I can however change channels with no problems  :}    
> Trying firewire by following the wiki's located here:
> http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/FireWire
> http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/Firewire_Priming
>  ...
> 1.  Does anyone have any experience with the firewire ports off of  
> my motherboard?
>      -- I'm low on pci ports so I don't think I have a spot to add  
> a firewire card.

You obviously seem to think that the problem is with the firewire  
ports of this motherboard. My advice is to prove the point - pull  
another PCI cards, install a 10 firewire card & try using that.

You don't have to consider this a permanent solution, but it's a good  
way to troubleshoot. If you get the same problem with the PCI  
firewire card then maybe the m/board isn't to blame. If you can get  
the PCI firewire card working then maybe it'll help you do the same  
with the onboard firewire.


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