[mythtv-users] PVR-500 installation
ian351c at cox.net
Mon Apr 4 23:08:30 UTC 2005
Was that a "retail" PVR-500 or a white box PVR-500MCE? I've been having
a real hard time getting my PVR-500MCE working properly and would like
to know what kind you have before I plug your settings in and give it a
On Mon, 2005-04-04 at 16:37 -0400, Nathan Ford wrote:
> I just got my PVR-500 last weekend. Took some frigging but I got it to
> work. Seems to work great now. Next step: Get a cleaner cable signal
> to it :)
> I started with a 2.4.29 kernel (It was the kernel already on the
> machine), but the tuner module in 2.4 will not work with the 500. So i
> upgraded to the 2.6.11 kernel. I didn't build any v4l modules.
> I used the 0.3.2q drivers (latest at the time of install). For the
> longest time I just couldn't seem to get the damn thing to work. I
> could record the composite in fine, but could not tune a channel. I
> powered off the machine and powered it on and magically it started
> working. So apparently at some point during my trials and tribulations
> a register got set and never cleared. Anywho, it's working great now.
> So I guess my tip is power off and on if things don't seem to work.
> (Someone else on the forum posted that as well, sage advice :) )
> This is my modules.conf if your curious. And to anyone else if you see
> something redundant feel free to point it out.
> alias char-major-81 videodev
> alias char-major-81-0 ivtv
> alias char-major-81-1 ivtv
> options saa7127 i2c_enable=-1,-1,-1,-1
> options cx25840 i2c_enable=1,1,1,1 no_black_magic=1
> options wm8775 mixer=1
> options ivtv ivtv_debug=1 tuner=57,57,57,57
> I should get brave and expiriment to see if any of those options
> really aren't needed. But it's working, and I kinda wanna leave it
> that way for awhile.
> I just 'modprobe ivtv' and bing, there it is.
> On Apr 4, 2005 4:17 PM, Matt <skd5aner at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi all!
> > Well, I placed my order for a PVR-500 and it should arrive today. I
> > plan on installing it tonight in addition to the two PVR-250's I've
> > had in there since last May. I'll let you know how it goes. Any
> > tips, recommendations, requirements from those who've tried? Jarod,
> > any last minuted advice for me?
> > I'm running a 2.6.10 kernel, and I'll be upgrading to the latest 3.x.x
> > IVTV drivers and latest nvidia drivers. I think I'll wait and rebuilt
> > the kernel when I go HDTV. Anyway, wish me luck :)
> > Thanks!
> > Matt
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