[mythtv-users] Myth 0.25.2 Problems with 0 Byte recordings and capture card configuration on Fedora16

John Pilkington J.Pilk at tesco.net
Thu Nov 22 20:16:37 UTC 2012

On 22/11/12 18:51, Terry Barnaby wrote:
> I have been using MythTv since about 2004 on Fedora with lots
> of system and mythtv updates. Currently I am using MythTv 0.25.2
> from RPM's from RPM fusion under Fedora16 in the UK. Have
> also tried 0.25.3. (0.26 rpm won't build due to x264 dependency issues).
> The main server has two DVB-T interfaces a PCI card and a USB stick
> and a PCI DVB-S2 card.
> All was working fine until about a month ago when the system
> started intermittently not recording programs leaving 0 byte files.
> Not sure if it happened after a kernel update or a MythTv update.
> I was hoping it would go away with later updates but it hasn't :(
> Recordings on the DVB-S2 card appear fine, but recordings made on
> either of the DVB-T tuners have problems. Signal levels/SN ratios seem
> fine and raw  "tzap -r -c channels "BBC ONE""
> "mplayer - < /dev/dvb/adapter0/dvr0" work fine.
> I have tried lots of things, re-scanning, deleting the transports and
> re-scanning, setting different capture card parameters for timeouts,
> EIT settings etc. Nothing seems to have fixed the issues as yet.
> Current errors in the backend log are:
> Scheduler scheduler.cpp:2565 (HandleTuning) - Cancelling recording since
> tuning timeout, 180 seconds, has been exceeded.
> There is also a problem with editing/adding capture cards:
> "Could not get card info for ..." with an ioctl error:
> FE_GET_INFO ioctl failed (/dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend0) eno: No such
> device (19)
>  From looking around the latter is due to kernel changes (using
> 3.6.6-1.fc16.i686.PAE). I suspect that this may be causing the 0 byte
> recording issues as well.


and perhaps

> So some questions:
> 1. Is this a known issues/issues ?
> 2. Is there a way to fix the problem ?
> 3. The kids are getting irate :) Any ideas ?
> Cheers
> Terry

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