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

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Mon Apr 11 01:45:48 UTC 2011

On 04/10/2011 07:33 PM, Drew Tomlinson wrote:
> On 4/10/2011 12:30 PM, Mark Lord wrote:
>> On 11-04-10 03:11 PM, Mark Lord wrote:
>>> 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.
> OK, I think I finally got a current snapshot of 0.24-fixes.  Finally
> figured out how to download a tarball from the github page and unpacked
> it.  I got a directory named "MythTV-mythtv-2a9d9f5".  From my git
> reading, the end of that directory name is the first part of a SHA1 hash
> that identifies the branch?
> Anyway, I navigated to mythtv within that directory and ran
> "./configure" as root.  Got this output:
> mythfe01 mythtv # ./configure
> WARNING: disabling Python bindings; missing MySQLdb
> Video4Linux sup.          no
> ivtv support              no
> So it appears that this won't build with Video 4 Linux or ivtv support.
> Plus the python warning makes me suspicious as well.
> So it appears that either I am missing something in my kernel config or
> I haven't gotten the 0.24-fixes snapshot correctly.

Regardless of which kernel you're running, if you have libraries that 
were built with kernel headers that don't include V4L, you don't have 
V4L support.

As far as the Python bindings go, do as it says...  Install the missing 
pre-requisite module.


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