[mythtv-users] Great experience with MythTV

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Sun Apr 3 22:38:14 UTC 2011

On Mon, Apr 4, 2011 at 10:07 AM, Paul Gardiner <lists at glidos.net> wrote:
> On 03/04/2011 22:29, Nick Rout wrote:
>> On Mon, Apr 4, 2011 at 1:51 AM, Another Sillyname
>> <anothersname at googlemail.com>  wrote:
>>> Just to add an information footnote to this thread.
>>> If you have different tuner card types in your backend you can find
>>> that sometimes they will load in the Kernel in a different order, this
>>> is down to how fast a card starts up and signals it's availability in
>>> either a warm or cold reboot.
>>> Therefore if you have a mix of physical card types it's wise to
>>> blacklist them all loading on boot and write a script that loads them
>>> in a specific order with sleep commands between each card load
>>> command, this will avoid you for example trying to record DVB-T
>>> recordings in your DVB-S card that loaded quicker this boot.
>> Or do what the system is designed to do and make udev rules so that
>> the dvbs card is always /dev/dvb/sat-card and the dvbt card is always
>> /dev/dvb/terrestial-card (or whatever naming system works for you).
> Or - what seemed simpler to set up when I ran into this problem - add
> options to modprobe.conf.
> I have
>   options dvb_usb_dib0700 adapter_nr=0,1 force_lna_activation=1
>   options cx88-dvb adapter_nr=4,5
> You need only to know which drivers are used by your cards.

I am not sure that all drivers have the adaptor_nr parameter. Also
some people have identical cards, or cards that use the same modules,
connected to different services.

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