[mythtv-users] HELP! ivtv error after kernel/ivtv upgrade.

William Munson william_munson at bellsouth.net
Sat Sep 1 23:41:19 UTC 2007

Joel Anderson wrote:
>> As part of chasing down an audio glitch problem I upgraded my kernel,
>> ivtv and alsa modules. Now I get an error trying to load ivtv. The error
>> messages are not real helpful to me so I am hoping someone on the list
>> knows what to do (other than go back to the old kernel/kmdl pairs. Here
>> are the particulars.
>> kernel:
>> ivtv: 1:1.0.2-134.fc6
>> the correct kmdl is loaded.
>> Tried uninstalling and reinstalling, no help.
>> [root at mythtv ~]# modprobe ivtv
>> FATAL: Error inserting ivtv
>> (/lib/modules/
>> Unknown symbol in module, or unknown parameter (see dmesg)
> Sounds like your issues are probably due to the ivtv driver being
> included in the kernel as of 2.6.22, so you don't need a separate
> module package installed any more.  Actually I don't think you need to
> install the alsa module package any more either, someone correct me if
> that's wrong.
> HTH,
> JA

You are correct on both items. Thats what it turned out to be. And as a 
bonus I now have about 15% more spare cpu than when I was running 2.6.20.X

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