[mythtv-users] Problem getting Myth fully functional on Gentoo
blah99 at comcast.net
blah99 at comcast.net
Tue May 4 15:46:15 EDT 2004
Thanks all for the feedback. I'll get and install a sound card and see what happens.
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> I had a similar problem with mythfrontend on my laptop. Your problem
> could indeed be the lack of a sound card. Try running mythfrontend
> from Eterm (xterm, whatever) and check the output. My problem was
> that Myth was unable to open /dev/dsp (the soundcard) since it was
> already in use by another program. Yours could be that it can't open
> /dev/dsp because it doesn't exist.
> - --Phill W.
> blah99 at comcast.net wrote:
> | Hello,
> | I've been working on setting up a MythTV setup on my Gentoo system.
> | I just have one problem and was wondering if anyone had any ideas.
> | Basically, the backend system seems to work fine. It schedules and
> | records show and they record fine. I can play the resulting files
> | back with something like mplayer.
> | The frontend works fine with the sole exception of video playback.
> | If you try to watch live TV, the screen goes and stays black. The
> | system has not crashed. If you switch to another window you can
> | kill the session. Same kind of deal with watching pre-recorded
> | shows via the frontend. The interesting thing is that the little
> | thumbnail preview works as well as playing the .nuv files with
> | mplayer.
> | I should point out I don't have a sound card in the system.
> | Originally it was just going to be a backend, but at the time I
> | didn't realize that MythWeb doesn't stream video. I'll add a sound
> | card, but I doesn't seem like that should be the issue.
> | It seems like some sort of video config issue, but I don't recall
> | seeing anything listed about special setup.
> | Thoughts?
> | Thanks!
> | -john
> | System specifics:
> | Home built system with: AMD Duron 900MHz ASUS A7V600 512MB RAM 4
> | port Promise SATA controller + drives nVidia Corporation NV17
> | [GeForce4 MX 420] (rev 163) *no* sound card! (2) National
> | Semiconductor Corporation DP83815 NICs 3Com Corporation Gigabit
> | Ethernet Adapter (built in) Adaptec AHA-2940U PVR250 Root disk
> | driven from onboard IDE controller
> | Gentoo Linux (current as of a couple of days ago) 2.4.24 kernel
> | NVIDIA driver 1.0-5336 Promise driver 1.00.0.8 MythTV 0.13-r1
> | (current Gentoo release) ivtv-0.1.9
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