[mythtv-users] LiveTV - blank screen only

Sarah Roberts sarah.roberts at gmail.com
Mon Feb 28 04:50:14 UTC 2005

Greetings.  I am glad I have found this resource.

I have finally gotten what I believe to be the correct settings for my
Myth TV setup; I am running on Fedora Core 3 using Jarod's instruction
set at Wilsonet.

I have successfully installed lirc, ivtv and myth tv suite. I have the
backend up and running, database populated, and have run mythtvsetup
(many times) to configure for my feed from Zap2It and my PVR-350 card.

Currently, I am connected to an LCD monitor for testing purposes.

I am a DirecTV user, and have my cable going straight into the
PVR-350's coax input.

# mythtvsetup

Under capture cards, I have set up:
[ MPEG: /dev/video0 ]
Video device: /dev/video0
Default input: Tuner 0

Under Input connections, I have:

[ MPEG : /dev/video0 ] (Tuner 0) -> (name of my video profile setup)

In # mythfrontend, I have:

under Utilities/Setup, Setup, TV Settings, Playback:

x Use the PVR-350's TV out/MPEG decoder
Video device for the PVR-350 MPEG decoder: /dev/video16


What I am experiencing is a black screen when I attempt to view
LiveTV.  Please help if you can.  This is driving me nuts.


[root at localhost ~]# mythfrontend
2005-02-27 23:30:03.720 mythfrontend version: 0.17.20050130-1 www.mythtv.org
2005-02-27 23:30:03.721 Enabled verbose msgs : important general
2005-02-27 23:30:05.093 Switching to square mode (G.A.N.T.)
mythtv: could not connect to socket
mythtv: No such file or directory
lirc_init failed for mythtv, see preceding messages
2005-02-27 23:30:05.626 Joystick disabled.
2005-02-27 23:30:05.717 Registering Internal as a media playback plugin.
2005-02-27 23:30:05.818 Registering MythDVD DVD Media Handler as a media
handler2005-02-27 23:30:05.819 Registering MythDVD VCD Media Handler as a media
handler2005-02-27 23:30:06.802 Registering MythMusic Media Handler as a media
Failed to find network interface eth0
SIP listening on IP Address :5060 NAT address
SIP: Cannot register; proxy, username or password not set
Destroying SipFsm object
2005-02-27 23:30:12.908 Connecting to backend server: (try 1 of
2005-02-27 23:30:12.917 Using protocol version 14
2005-02-27 23:30:12.972 Using protocol version 14
2005-02-27 23:30:14.627 Opening audio device '/dev/dsp'.
2005-02-27 23:30:14.627 Opening OSS audio device '/dev/dsp'.
2005-02-27 23:30:14.636 Using resampler. From: 0 to 1000
Using the PVR-350 decoder/TV-out
2005-02-27 23:30:15.093 Using realtime priority.
2005-02-27 23:30:15.114 Changing from None to WatchingLiveTV
2005-02-27 23:32:44.261 Changing from WatchingLiveTV to None
2005-02-27 23:32:44.268 Changing from None to None

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