[mythtv-users] ivtv falls over and plays dead

Yan Seiner yan at seiner.com
Sat Jan 26 21:04:37 UTC 2008

John Drescher wrote:
>> I have ivtv-0.10.1 and the 2.6.20 kernel.  I experience exactly what you
>> describe about every two weeks.  My wife is now trained to recognize the
>> symptoms and reboot the backend :)
>> I have tried repeatedly recently to upgrade the ivtv driver, following the
>> instructions in your link.  However, when I reboot, dmesg always reports
>> ivtv-0.10.1 is still running.  Any idea what the missing extra steps are to
>> upgrade this thing?
> Try this:
> find /lib/modules/`uname -r`/ -name ivtv.ko
> If this gives more than one copy of the ivtv module, check the
> timestamps and remove the the old ivtv.ko and other ivtv modules in
> the same directory as the old ivtv.ko: cx25840 tuner tveeprom msp3400
> wm8775 tda9887 saa7115 saa7127.

The problem recurred with 2.6.22 and the bleeding edge DVB drivers.  I 
went ahead and built a 2.6.24 kernel with the bleeding edge DVB 
drivers.  So far, no errors in dmesg and all recordings are happening.

FWIW, I also upgraded to the latest release of the nVidia drivers: 
NVIDIA UNIX x86_64 Kernel Module  169.09

Fingers crossed.


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