[mythtv-users] zero length recordings w/ pcHDTV

Marc Tousignant drayson at net1plus.com
Mon Jul 11 17:59:26 EDT 2005


> -----Original Message-----
> From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org [mailto:mythtv-users-
> bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Tom McKearney
> Sent: Monday, July 11, 2005 5:48 PM
> To: Mercury Morris
> Cc: Discussion about mythtv
> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] zero length recordings w/ pcHDTV
> 
> I'm running SuSE 9.1 and I've been told tha tgoing to 2.6.12 could be
> ugly (the guys on the #suse IRC channel seem to thing it's an issue).
> 
> So, I ask... is the back-ported DVB stuff for the pcHDTV 3000 cards
> stable?
> 
> T
> 
> On 7/11/05, Mercury Morris <mercury.morris at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 7/11/05, Tom McKearney <tommck at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > I'm running pretty recent code and I still get issues with zero length
> > > recordings with my pcHDTV 3000 cards. I'm running the pcHDTV 1.6
> > > drivers on kernel 2.6.5.  I'm on SuSE 9.1 and  I get no error messages
> > > that I can see.
> >
> > Strong, very strong second here to abandon the old 1.6 stuff.
> >
> > Having built two MythTV systems, both using kernel 2.6.12 with
> > DVB support built in, I can emphatically recommend moving to
> > the lastest kernel.
> >
> > This could mean that you might have compile mythtv yourself
> > to get the DVB support turned on within myth, but again - it is
> > really worth it.  All the old battles go away, and you are left with
> > a solid, reliable, working HDTV video recorder.
> >
> > --
> > MM
> >
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I back-ported the dvb changes to 2.6.10 without trouble. Not sure if anyone
has been successful with anything older.
Also I have had no trouble with 2.6.12 but I'm running Gentoo.



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