[mythtv-users] MythTV Does Not See PVR-250 - Must Fix Before Wife Returns!

Thomas Mashos tgm4883 at gmail.com
Sun Apr 10 18:26:46 UTC 2011

On Sun, Apr 10, 2011 at 11:23 AM, Drew Tomlinson
<drew at mykitchentable.net> wrote:
> On 4/10/2011 11:20 AM, Mark Lord wrote:
>> On 11-04-10 02:15 PM, Mark Lord wrote:
>>> On 11-04-10 02:06 PM, Drew Tomlinson wrote:
>>> ,,
>>>> ivtv0: Registered device video0 for encoder MPG (4096 kB)
>>>> ivtv0: Registered device video32 for encoder YUV (2048 kB)
>>>> ivtv0: Registered device vbi0 for encoder VBI (1024 kB)
>>>> ivtv0: Registered device video24 for encoder PCM (320 kB)
>>>> ivtv0: Initialized card: Hauppauge WinTV PVR-250
>>>> ivtv: End initialization
>>> Okay.  If mythtv-setup still doesn't give a "Card Type" option for IVTV MPEG-2,
>>> then your copy of mythtv may not have been built with "--enable-ivtv" in the config.
>>> Can you get the source package and see what config options they used?
>>  From the gihub link you posted earlier, I found this file:
>> https://github.com/MythTV/packaging/blob/master/Gentoo/media-tv/mythtv/mythtv-0.24_p20110329.ebuild
>> That appears to be the one that actually configures/builds mythtv,
>> and there's no mention of --enable-ivtv therein.
>> If you can build from the source package, then add that config option
>> to that file and try again?
> Thanks Mark.  I think you've found my issue.  Now I'll see if I can
> either edit the ebuild or build from source.  Not too familiar with
> either but I think I've found the spot to add a line in the ebuild.
> Then there's something about rebuilding the manifest.  Off to Google!
> I'll post my results.
> Cheers,
> Drew
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MythTV apparently can't enable ivtv on 2.6.38 kernels according to

I'm testing the attached patch on a mythbuntu build later today, which
if it works we will probably include with the Mythbuntu builds.


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