[mythtv-users] LiveTV Fails To Start Because of Recordings? How Do I Resolve?

Mike Perkins mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk
Wed Nov 28 15:32:26 UTC 2007

Bruce Perryman wrote:
> Here is IVTV specific info in /var/log/messages:
> Nov 28 07:40:58 Hosana kernel: [   38.386959] ivtv0: loaded v4l-cx2341x-enc.fw firmware (-139632811246384 bytes)
> Nov 28 07:40:58 Hosana kernel: [   38.604972] ivtv0: Encoder revision: 0x02050032
> Nov 28 07:40:58 Hosana kernel: [   38.604975] ivtv0: Recommended firmware version is 0x02060039.

I've highlighted some lines that look a little suspect in your ivtv message 
displays. You should get a real size in the first line, not a large negative 
number! Also, the firmware version loaded looks distinctly old, especially as 
the system gives you a recommended version.

At least it tried to load the firmware. I couldn't even get mine to get that far 
when I started this process.

I would suggest finding out if there are later versions of firmware you can use 
with your system. This may mean that the firmware is too old to work with your 
current ivtv version, or that both need updating together.

Mike Perkins

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