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

Zarthan South zarthan at gmail.com
Fri May 11 21:15:22 UTC 2012

On Fri, May 11, 2012 at 4:06 PM, Batshua bat Yehonatan <batshua at gmail.com>wrote:

> Uh, yeah, my computer doesn't do that. Is there a verbose setting I need
> to invoke?
> On Fri, May 11, 2012 at 4:53 PM, Zarthan South <zarthan at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, May 11, 2012 at 3:28 PM, Batshua bat Yehonatan <batshua at gmail.com
>> > wrote:
>>> Actually, I'm looking at "Onboard Devices Configuration", which seems to
>>> list stuff including my wireless card. It's not there. Does that sound like
>>> the right place to be looking?
>>> On Fri, May 11, 2012 at 4:26 PM, Batshua bat Yehonatan <
>>> batshua at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> I'm not sure where I should be looking in the BIOS. Where might it be
>>>> hiding? I'm checking every tab, but maybe I don't know what I'm looking at?
>>>> I hate this new BIOS. :/
>>>> 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 ?
>>>>> --
>>>>> Simon Hobson
>>>>> The suggestion wasn't about looking in the BIOS setup but watching for
>> the card during the computer boot up as the BIOS initializes things like
>> RAM and hard disks etc.
In the BIOS setup there is usually something under boot options like Quiet
or Silent.
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