[mythtv-users] Installing new HVR-1600, conflict with nvidia card / PCI slot usage??

Bobby Gill bobbygill at rogers.com
Mon Oct 27 00:30:39 UTC 2008

On Sun, Oct 26, 2008 at 6:59 PM, Greg Hermsen <g.hermy15 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Oct 26, 2008 at 5:36 PM, Bobby Gill <bobbygill at rogers.com> wrote:
>> I am trying to install my HVR-1600 in my Mythbox, which currently has 3
>> PCI slots and 1 AGP. Here's my motherboard:
>> http://img.earena.co.jp/gal2/1/11012.jpg
>> On the very left PCI slot I have a PVR-150, then empty, empty and the
>> black AGP is my 7600GS.
>>  The problem is, when I put a card (I tried the HVR and also swapped in
>> the PVR-150) in that slot second to the left, my nvidia card won't start X
>> and gives me an error of it being unable to access /dev/nvidia0, the video
>> card. Of course the card works fine, just won't get into X, and it's
>> definitely because of that PCI slot. I put the HVR into the 3rd PCI slot
>> (very right in pic) and X loaded just fine and dandy-- BUT then the HVR and
>> the 7600 are barely a millimeter apart and I fear overheating (?? valid
>> concern?).
>>  How can I get that damn middle PCI slot usable?? Is it some BIOS
>> setting?
>>  Thanks for any help
>> Bob
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> In some motherboards, the HVR-1600 will not work all PCI slots.  See "Step
> 1" in the "Quick Installation Guide".
>>  http://www.hauppauge.com/site/support/support_hvr1600.html
>> ...Turn the power off on your PC. Install the WinTV-HVR-1600 into a
>> PCI slot. On some PC's, the WinTV-HVR needs to be plugged into
>> the first or second PCI slot....
> I'm not sure which slot your middle slot is, but I thought this might apply
> to you.  If you have a slot that works but you're worried about
> over-heating, I'd just try it and monitor stability.  If over-heating seems
> to be an issue, maybe swap case fans for another that moves more air or add
> an additional case fan.
> Greg
Thanks Greg, I put it in the first slot (to the right, beside video card)
and it was fine, but I rebooted with the new firmware and drivers and now
I'm having the same problem, and it doesn't seem to matter which slot I put
it in now, I'm getting the error again, the card is not playing nice.

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