[mythtv-users] Hardware failure?
greg.foster at gmail.com
Tue Mar 22 16:19:50 UTC 2005
On Tue, 22 Mar 2005 09:59:18 -0600, Josh Burks <dotnofoolin at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 22 Mar 2005 09:54:35 -0500 (EST), Patrick Davila
> <pdavila at thelinuxlink.net> wrote:
> > Hello all,
> > I have a dedicated MythTV box with a 1 year old Hauppauge 350 card. I built
> > it a couple months back running FC3 via Jarod's How-To. Everything was
> > working great on it until a couple days ago after I moved it to the family
> > room. It seems everything is loading up ok except the encoder portion of
> > the card is not initializing and I'm not able to watch/record live tv. The
> > decoder works perfectly as I can watch previously recorded shows. My
> > remote is working fine as well. I cleaned out old versions of the kernel
> > and the different various modules required for MythTV but nothing worked.
> > Is there any way to determine if the card is dying? What's the easiest way
> > to debug this? All and any help is much appreciated.
> When my PVR-250 started acting funny, I threw in an old drive an
> installed WInXP with the offical drivers from the Hauppauge site and
> tested it. Then I installed the card in another computer, reinstalled
> Windows and the drivers on the old hard drive, and tested it. In both
> cases my card was not able to tune over half of the channels.
> I RMA'd it and now I'm back in business.
> Since you moved the whole computer, you might need to remove and
> reinsert the card in the PCI slot, it may have wiggled loose.
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What version of the ivtv driver are you using ? I'm still on 0.1.9,
and every so often a reboot will yield a failure to load firmware.
You should be seeing some pretty evident messages on your backend if
this is the case. If so, shut down and power off (pull cable to be
sure after), wait a few minutes and cross your fingers. Worked here.
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