[mythtv-users] No GUID showing up in Firewire capture card setup

Jarod Wilson jarod at wilsonet.com
Fri May 14 17:13:35 UTC 2010

On Fri, May 14, 2010 at 10:37 AM, Bob Shanteau <rmshant at gmail.com> wrote:
> Comcast just encrypted most of the digital channels here in Seaside, CA, so
> I bit the bullet and paid for a digital package. They gave me a DCH 3200 set
> top box that has a couple of firewire ports on the back, one of which I
> connected to the firewire port on an old FIC AU13 motherboard that I had
> laying around. I installed MythDora 12.23 and find that dmesg reports fw0
> being created with a GUID, but when I go to the Firewire page of Capture
> Card Setup, there is no entry in the GUID box. How do I find out what's
> wrong?

If all you see is /dev/fw0, then only the firewire controller itself
is being set up, the cable box isn't being seen on the bus -- thus no
firewire guid showing up in myth. Sounds like the firewire port is
probably disabled on that box. Not sure how to get it enabled, but
technically speaking, its supposed to be (per fcc regs), if you ask
for it to be. Making someone at Comcast understand what you're talking
about can be an exercise in pain and suffering though.

Jarod Wilson
jarod at wilsonet.com

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