[mythtv-users] Why does my capture card keep disappearing?

Phil Bridges gravityhammer at gmail.com
Wed Sep 5 12:28:57 UTC 2007

On 9/5/07, Jos Hoekstra <joshoekstra at gmx.net> wrote:
> Phil Bridges schreef op 5-9-2007 14:06:
> > I'm running Gentoo-based 0.20.2_p14357.  I have two PVR-type cards (a
> > PVR-250 and an Avermedia M179) and a DViCO FusionHDTV 3.  All three
> > cards are working fine per the dmesg output:
> >
> > ivtv0: Initialized Hauppauge WinTV PVR-250, card #0
> > ivtv1: Initialized AVerMedia M179, card #1
> > cx2388x dvb driver version 0.0.6 loaded
> > cx8802_register_driver() ->registering driver type=dvb access=shared
> > CORE cx88[0]: subsystem: 18ac:d820, board: DViCO FusionHDTV 3 Gold-T [card=28]
> > cx88[0]/2: cx2388x based dvb card
> > DVB: registering new adapter (cx88[0]).
> > DVB: registering frontend 0 (LG Electronics LGDT3302 VSB/QAM Frontend)...
> >
> > After having to reboot this morning, though, when I look at my status
> > page in MythWeb, though, only 2 encoders are shown - one of the PVRs
> > and the HDTV.  This has happened before - I have to shut down
> > mythbackend, run myhtv-setup, delete all of my capture cards, and add
> > them back in.  This seems to work until I have to reboot again; then I
> > lose a card.  In addition to being a pain to redo this every time
> > (since I have to be at the backend to run mythtv-setup), I'm up into
> > the teens in encoder #s.  What can I do to make sure Myth keeps these
> > settings on reboot?
> Have you tried restarting just the backend? I used to have this problem
> when the drivers didn't finish loading before mythbakend started.
> Sometimes I missed one or 2 encoders of 3, loading mythbackend later via
> editing the init-script helped me getting rid of those errors.
> Why do the encoder #'s keep growing, if you delete them and then add
> them again they should stay between 1-3.
Thanks for the response.

Unfortunately, restarting mythbackend doesn't seem to catch the other
card.  I don't know why the number keep increasing, but they do.  It
kind of confuses the wife - she thinks we now have 15 capture cards!

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