[mythtv-users] Can't see my tuner card?

Batshua bat Yehonatan batshua at gmail.com
Fri May 11 10:22:28 UTC 2012

Mythbuntu Precise Pangolin.  I'm checking the logs. What sort of thing does
having the card recognized and loaded look like? Even the most recent
syslog is very large and so any help in the search would be appreciated.

On Fri, May 11, 2012 at 5:51 AM, Igor Cicimov <icicimov at gmail.com> wrote:

> What distro are you running? Check /var/log/messages or /var/log/syslog
> which ever exists. Try to find out if the card is being recognized and
> driver loaded. I would look for strings like dvb or firmware in the log.
>  On May 11, 2012 7:15 PM, "Batshua bat Yehonatan" <batshua at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> I do not have another machine to try it in, but it's a new card.
>> I don't have another tuner card to try in that slot.
>> I don't know where to check for in in the BIOS on boot. Where should I be
>> looking?
>> I need to see if I have plates to cover the other slots in my box; I've
>> got the knockout kind, but if I do, I can try putting it in other slots.
>> I will try to find a Knoppix LiveCD to burn.
>> On Fri, May 11, 2012 at 5:04 AM, Simon Hobson <linux at thehobsons.co.uk>wrote:
>>> Batshua bat Yehonatan wrote:
>>>  I have an WinTV HVR 1250.
>>>> It is a relatively new card; I bought it to replace an older one that
>>>> got damaged in transit.
>>>> My new computer (rebuilt almost entirely from scratch) can't see it in
>>>> lspci.
>>> Can you try the card in another machine ?
>>> Have you another card you can try in that slot ?
>>> Does it show in any BIOS screens during boot ?
>>> Does anything change if you swap cards around slots within the same
>>> machine ?
>>> These ought to track down whether it's a card problem, or a machine
>>> problem, or some combination. I think (though could be wrong) that devices
>>> should show up with lspci even if there are no drivers loaded for them, but
>>> just in case it is a software/driver (though the 1250 is hardly what you
>>> could call bleeding edge) issue :
>>> If you boot from an up to date (for example) Knoppix disk, does it show
>>> up ?
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