[mythtv-users] Mythbuntu and Pinacle PCTV HD USB from Woot -- installed drivers OK but how to get channels

Raphael rpooser at gmail.com
Sat Apr 26 04:16:53 UTC 2008

allene222 wrote:
> Hi Raphy,
> You have been a great help and I truly appreciate it.  I have now 
> successfully run scan and see that it creates a channels.conf file that 
> reflects my local DTV channels.
> I am stuck on getting that file into MythTV.  I have done what I think 
> should work, "Input connections", "Scan", "Scan Type" but at that point 
> I get a "Program Error".  I have tried every thing I can think of, 
> looked on the web for solutions, and nothing works.
> I got a little side tracked today trying to start from 8.04 but the make 
> of v4l-dvb-experimental doesn't work from 8.04.  So, I reinstalled 7.10 
> and installed the USB DTV device, instlled dvb-utils, ran scan, and got 
> stuck trying to get the scan information into MythTV.
> Thank you once again for your help.
> Allen

First off I would say put the channels.conf file into your .azap 
directory, which is in your home directory. Then use azap to try and 
tune the card to a particular channel. If that works, check and see if 
you can play TV in mplayer. To get myth to find the channels, go to the 
scan for channels section in mythtv-setup, and in the scan type drop 
down box select import from file.
Are you getting the error when you actually initiate the scan or when 
you try and select the scan type? If mythtv-setup is throwing the error 
itself, what does the terminal window you launched it from say?

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