[mythtv-users] Problems viewing TV
daworm at comcast.net
Sat Dec 25 16:16:12 UTC 2004
Hi, this is my first post on the list.
My problem is that I can't get MythTV to even display live TV, much less record anything. Here's some details:
P4-2.4Ghz, 512 M RAM, Radeon 9500 Pro, 200G drive with 180G free for recording, PVR-250, PixelView Pro Rev 8E,
Irman, Matrix Orbital 4x25 VF with keypad
Fedora Core 3, installed Myth via Jarod's guide
I can watch TV with sound (via patch cable) using TVTime. I can watch TV with no sound with xawtv. Both of these
are using the PixelView card. On the PVR-250, I can cat /dev/video1 and play back the file with mplayer, although
with no sound. With MythTV, when I select Watch TV, I get a blank screen for about ten seconds, then the menu
comes back. I have tried with both cards defined in mythtvsetup and with each alone. Starting the frontend from a shell
window, I see the following:
[mythtv at mythtv -]$ mythfrontend
2004-12-25 10:27:24 mythfrontend version: 0.16.20040906-1 www.mythtv.org
2004-12-25 10:27:24 Enabled verbose msgs: important general
2004-12-25 10:27:25 Registering Internal as a media playback plugin.
2004-12-25 10:27:25 Registering MythDVD DVD Media Handler as a media handler
2004-12-25 10:27:25 Registering MythDVD VCD Media Handler as a media handler
Failed to run 'cdrecord --scanbus'
2004-12-25 10:27:25 Registering MythMusic Media Handler as a media handler
SIP listening on IP Address 192.168.254.15:5060 NAT address 192.168.254.15
2004-12-25 10:27:28 Connecting to backend server: 127.0.0.1:6543 (try 1 of 5)
2004-12-25 10:27:36 ReadStringList timeout (quick)
2004-12-25 10:27:36 Unexpected response to MYTH_PROTO_VERSION:
2004-12-25 10:27:36 Changing from None to None
I can understand the cdrecord failure: I don't have a burner.
I've Googled for issues, and find this, which is identical.
I didn't find a resolution for it, though.
Can anyone point me to a possible solution?
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