[mythtv-users] ivtv lockups - how do I uninstall the driver?

David Brieck Jr. dbrieck at gmail.com
Thu Sep 27 16:56:43 UTC 2007

On 9/27/07, Steve MacLaren <scram69 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2-3 times a week, mythbackend.log fills up with "ivtv driver not
> responding", while /var/log/messages fills up with ivtv DMA errors.  This
> causes my backend to completely lock up - no ssh, no ctl-alt-del, no
> response to anything other than the reset button.
> I would very much like to update the ivtv driver version - I have 0.10.1
> that came with Ubuntu Feisty.  The only problem is I have not been able to
> un-install the current driver.  The Ubuntu package manager allows
> un-installation of something called "ivtv-utils", but after removing that,
> the ivtv 0.10.1 driver still loads.
> Unfortunately, neither the howto at ivtvdriver.org, or help.ubuntu.com
> discuss un-installation.  I'm guessing I need to go and manually delete some
> files from the morass in /lib/modules/ , but I have no idea which ones.  I
> would appreciate any insight...
> Also, it was suggested on the ivtv-users list that the specific DMA error
> fixes are in the v4l-dvb repository at linuxtv.org.  While the ivtv driver
> downloads had installation instructions, the downloads from
> http://www.linuxtv.org/hg/ do not.  Any suggestions?
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IVTV is now included with the kernel, you can't uninstall it. You'll
need to build your kernel from scratch to get the result you're
looking for.

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