[mythtv-users] pcHDTV HD3000 stops receiving
mythtv at tsaiberspace.net
Sat Nov 10 07:25:02 UTC 2007
On Wed, Nov 07, 2007 at 03:35:04PM -0500, H P Ladds wrote:
> I have a theory and no way to test it.
> Assuming that the HD3000 has an eeprom that loads the appropriate
> firmware after every boot, is it possible that the eeprom gets
> "tired" or "worn-out" over time and loses its ability to load and
> hold the firmware? Thereby losing its ability to tune and hold an
> OTA signal?
> I doubt this would be a problem for those that use the card in a
> "always on" backend server. But for those of us that reboot daily
> (or reload the modules), sometimes several times a day. Could this
> be bad for the card? In short, could the need to frequently reload
> the modules be a symptom of a tire, worn out eeprom?
My machine has always been on 24x7. I unload/reload the modules
because the card "stops working".
So it was already broken before I started doing this whole
twice-a-week unload/reload hack thing.
> On 10/30/07, Dave <dbadia at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 10/28/07, Kevin Bailey <ke-myth at retriever.dyndns.org> wrote:
> > > On Fri, Oct 26, 2007 at 07:26:56PM -0400, Dave wrote:
> > > >
> > > > I've seen this happen once in awhile. For me unloading and reloading
> > > > the modules always fixed it.
> > > > So I wrote a script and have it run nightly via cron (There's nothing
> > I
> > > > record in HD at 3am):
> > > > #!/bin/bash
> > > > date
> > > > rmmod cx88_dvb cx8802 cx88xx
> > > > modprobe cx88_dvb
> > > > Hope this helps
> > >
> > > Thanks, that was what I was thinking of doing too, although
> > > I didn't know exactly which modules to cycle.
> > >
> > > You can do this without unloading mythbackend ?
> > >
> > Yup. the backend doesn't seem to mind as long as it's not recording.
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