[mythtv-users] Pinnacle PCTV HD Card
tom at haddons.net
Sat Jun 21 21:33:03 UTC 2008
On Sat, 2008-06-21 at 10:50 -0400, Timothy E. Krantz wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org
> > [mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Tom Haddon
> > Sent: Saturday, June 21, 2008 3:20 AM
> > To: Discussion about mythtv
> > Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Pinnacle PCTV HD Card
> > On Fri, 2008-06-20 at 18:33 -0700, J. Addington wrote:
> > > Which driver in the package did you load?
> > I was following the instructions on here:
> > http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/Pinnacle_PCTV_HD_Card_(800i)
> > >
> > > Also, which branch did you download for the drivers and
> > what is your kernel version?
> > My kernel is a stock mythbuntu 2.6.24-19-generic, and I
> > downloaded the drivers from here:
> > http://linuxtv.org/hg/v4l-dvb
> > I think I downloaded the bzip version, which has unpacked
> > into a directory v4l-dvb-afa24b594522. I have the firmware
> > file dvb-fe-xc5000-1.1.fw, although I've just realized it's
> > not in the appropriate directory (it's in
> > /lib/firmware/2.6.24-18-generic/ not 19) I'll put it in there
> > and recompile the drivers.
> > Thanks, Tom
> I use that card quite successfully, BUT only with the addition of the patch
> from the linux-dvb list that I will drop in below. This patch to the xc5000
> tuner module (that this pinnacle card uses) has been available since late
> January of this year. Word was that it would be included in the mainline
> linux-dvb "probably in the next few weeks" but that has not happened. I'm
> not sure why not.
> Here is the patch that resolved the issues you seem to be having from me.
> Thanks again to Mr Zhang.
> P.s. here is a link to the archive of the patch
> On Jan 27, 2008 6:50 PM, Chaogui Zhang <czhang1974 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Download the newest v4l-dvb tree from http://linuxtv.org/hg/v4l-dvb
> > and apply the patch against it.
> I just noticed that the previous patch that fixed the kernel oops has been
> merged into the master tree, which conflicts with the patch for tuner
> performance improvement(which contains the oops fixes too). I regenerated
> the patch against the master tree and it is below. Please use this one
I'm able to watch TV with mplayer having done the scan into a
~/.mplayer/channels.conf file and then running "mplayer dvb://", so it
looks like the card's working for me. Having said that, I'm still having
problems watching TV from within MythTV and can't check my
configuration/change my channel settings in "mythtv-setup" because
before I can get to any screen it tells me to "run mythfilldatabase",
gives me only the "OK" option and then exits out. So I think my problems
now are all about the way MythTV is setup rather than getting the card
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