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

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Sun Apr 10 22:26:18 UTC 2011

On Sun, Apr 10, 2011 at 4:38 PM, Drew Tomlinson <drew at mykitchentable.net> wrote:
> On 4/10/2011 12:30 PM, Mark Lord wrote:
>> On 11-04-10 03:11 PM, Mark Lord wrote:
>>> On 11-04-10 02:48 PM, Raymond Wagner wrote:
>>>> On 4/10/2011 14:23, Drew Tomlinson wrote:
>>> ..
>>>>> 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.
>>>> There's nothing to fix in the ebuild, because there is nothing wrong
>>>> with the ebuild.  There is no mention of V4L or IVTV because both are
>>>> enabled by default in configure.  They are not being built into your
>>>> packages because configure has determined your system is not capable of
>>>> using them.  Nothing in the ebuild, besides having it locally patch
>>>> against ticket 9595, will force it otherwise.
>>> ..
>>> So the best option is to downgrade to linux-2.6.36, where everything still works,
>>> and rebuild mythtv against that kernel.  Pass on 2.6.38 for now.
>> Mmm.. to contradict myself now:  best option is probably to just get
>> a newer snapshot of mythtv-0.24-fixes.  The latest available builds fine
>> on, and has working IVTV support.
>> I just tried this here, upgrading the kernel to,
>> and then rebuilding mythtv, and my PVR-250 works.
> Thank you and everyone else for all the assistance.  Do you happen to
> know where I can find an idiot's guide to getting a snapshot of
> mythtv-0.24-fixes and getting it compiled?  According to
> http://www.mythtv.org/download, I can find instructions at
> https://github.com/MythTV but I do not see any such instructions.  I'm
> Googling now but not finding any success, probably because I don't know
> exactly for what to search.  But I'll keep trying.

The following overlay is easy to use and works fine with my ivtv
devices in gentoo and a 2.6.38 kernel:



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