[mythtv-users] PVR 250 & VIA question
mdrons at ins.com
Sat Jun 5 09:52:29 EDT 2004
So what the best chipset, in your opinion?
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Sent: Saturday, June 05, 2004 2:59 AM
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Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] PVR 250 & VIA question
Yeah, Chris has been trying to work around via's problems in software.
I remember something about 2 interrupts being thrown for the same DMA, and
a few other things on that.
If he can make it work, more power to him.. But, drivers shouldn't have to
do that kind of checking to make sure the hardware underneath them isn't
...then again, thats just an opinion. others might have different ones.
(I got bit by this bug when I first set up myth.. I went out and got a new
motherboard, and voila. Stuff started working.)
> I had a very similiar problem wih my via k-133 MB, 0.15, and the ivtv
> drivers on axel's site. (see my previous posts --
> I think I have the freezing fixed now using Chris Kennedy's latest ivtv
> applied to knoppMyth R4V4 by using these instructions:
> (Note: kernel source is compressed in R4V4 and needs to be uncompressed
> in /usr/src before applying those instructions)
> However, I am seeing some occassional ghosting now in live tv even with
> DNR off. If I exit from watching tv back to the myth menu and then go
> back to live tv it seems to go away for a few hours.
> Also, I get a lot of what look like mpeg artifacts now with this driver
> that I didn't have when I was running 0.14 myth and an older version of
> ivtv (not sure of the exact version of the older driver, but it was
> whatever axel was distributing around the time 0.14 was released)
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