[mythtv-users] saa7134 issue

John Pilkington J.Pilk at tesco.net
Wed Mar 12 12:23:01 UTC 2014

On 11/03/14 23:52, John Pilkington wrote:
> On 11/03/14 22:15, A Desai wrote:
>> I am seeing a lot of this in my /var/log/messages:
>> -------------------------
>> Mar 11 17:07:41 localhost kernel: saa7134_alsa: disagrees about version
>> of symbol snd_pcm_set_ops


>> Any help is appreciated...
>> Thanks
>> Ash
> This looks like something that I used to see before going almost
> exclusively digital several years ago.  I think it was related to the
> backports needed for kernels that don't provide native device support.
> The 3.10 series kernels from elrepo have worked well for me with
> Scientific Linux 6 (now 6.5) and Qt etc from KDE-unstable, but as Gary
> has said you will need to be careful about mixing packages from, or
> based on, third-party repos.  It's something of a journey into the unknown.

I couldn't remember the URL for the MythTV statistics collector.  Its 
results are almost certainly biased towards vendors that enable 
collection by default, but it's still worth thinking about.


> Your question about the benefits of updating MythTV really can't be
> answered generally.  Fixes has had 185 updates since 0.27 and presumably
> each was considered worthwhile by its author;  some might have no effect
> at all on your specific pattern of use, while others might be just what
> you never knew you wanted.  I'm at 0.27-178
> Good luck!
> John P
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