[mythtv-users] Busted pcHDTV HD-5500

Larry Sanderson larry.sanderson at gmail.com
Mon Jun 15 17:18:06 UTC 2009

On Monday 15 June 2009 12:59:31 pm Brad DerManouelian wrote:
> On Jun 15, 2009, at 9:50 AM, Larry Sanderson wrote:
> > After over 2 years of flawless execution, one of my two HD-5500
> > cards died.  I
> > tried the bad card in isolation on all my PCI slots, but the OS
> > never saw it.
> > I don't get any errors in my log files; it's just like there was no
> > card in the
> > slot.
> Are you sure the card is dead and it isn't a software problem? How did
> you check to see if the card was being recognized? A kernel update
> might have rendered your card unrecognized by the OS, but the BIOS
> would still see it there. Did you try a different machine?

I have another working HD-5500, so it does not appear to be software.  I only 
have 3 PCI slots in my backend, but all three work with the good card, and 
none work with the bad.  (I check using "lspci | grep CX2388" and "dmesg | 
grep cx88"... I'd love to hear if there's a better way to test this)

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