[mythtv-users] front end starts but unable to watch tv

Andreas Schlehahn linuxdreas at dslextreme.com
Tue Apr 21 00:50:48 UTC 2009

Before trying with MythTV, you might want check if hardware & driver are 
working properly.

Check if driver & firmware are loaded. dmesg | grep ivtv should list at least 
something like this:
ivtv0: Registered device video0 for encoder MPG (16384 kB)
ivtv:  End initialization
ivtv0: Loaded v4l-cx2341x-enc.fw firmware (376836 bytes)

Tune the card to a known good channel: ivtv-tune -d /dev/[devicename-for-your-
pvr150] -c [channel-number]

You might have to install ivtv and ivtv-firmware through yast to make the 
above steps work.

Record some video: cat  /dev/[devicename-for-your-pvr150] > 

Play the video with something other that MythTV, e.g:
mplayer [/path/to/the/videofile.mpg]
Once all that is working, MythTV should work too (tm).
Andreas Schlehahnp 

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