[mythtv-users] Newby can't watch TV

James Gutshall Jr warchildx at gmail.com
Wed Nov 21 19:47:22 UTC 2007

Can you give us the output of "lspci -v".  either 2 things are happening.
1) your tuner card is not being detected (hardware issue, driver not working
with that card, irw, etc)
2) you havent configured the tuners in the mythtvsetup.
Please Advise.

On Nov 21, 2007 11:31 AM, Andrew Dixon <andrew.d.dixon at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> I'm a complete newb to MythTV but I installed Mythbuntu on my machine last
> night and got the basic functionality working.  The issue now is that I
> can't watch TV.  I've installed enough Linux distributions to know that I am
> missing something obvious in the configuration steps but I don't know where
> to start looking.
> So, here's the situation, I'm running a Hauppauge WinTV 878/9 tuner card
> in a Cisnet PC.  The Mythbuntu install went fine as far as I can tell but I
> don't think MythTV is configured correctly.  When I start MythTV I can
> listen to internet streams but I can't watch TV.  When I hit watch TV I get
> the following message:
> "mythtv is already using all available inputs for the channel you
> selected, if you want to watch an in-progress recording select one from the
> playback menu. If you want to watch livetv cancel one of the in-progress
> recordings from the delete menu."
> I don't even know what the delete menu is :(  Any hints, tips or tricks
> would be greatly appreciated.
> Also, any advice on how to take screen shots of the MythTV config screens
> would be great.  I want to start a thread at ubuntudiscussions.org and
> post up the exact steps that I am going through.
> Thanks,
> Andy
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