[mythtv-users] PVR500, PCHDTV 3000, and AMD64
bradallenfuller at yahoo.com
Thu Feb 2 19:22:31 UTC 2006
R. G. Newbury wrote:
> Steven Adeff wrote:
>> On 1/31/06, *Brad Fuller* <bradallenfuller at yahoo.com
>> <mailto:bradallenfuller at yahoo.com>> wrote:
>> Jeffrey R. Born wrote:
>>> I am in the process of setting up my box and have finally gotten
>>> to the point where I'm ready to test my capture cards.
>> remove your 3000 and get the PVR500 working first. It'll save a
>> lot of headaches.
>> Two things, first, the HD3000 drivers that will be loaded by default
>> are the v4l drivers, not the ATSC drivers. You should disable the
>> HD3000 drivers from loading at boot. Then get the PVR500 running.
>> Second, I assume your going to be using the HD3000 for HDTV channels
>> only, so then have your system load the ATSC digital drivers instead
>> of the v4l. Technically you can have it load them first then get the
>> PVR500 running, the order shouldn't matter.
> Since you will need to use the kernel module tveeprom driver for the
> HD3000 card (rather than the one which comes with ivtv) you may find it
> easier to get teh HD3000 card working first. It will NOT be easier
> however, if you are using a cable feed. In that case, get the PVR500
> running first.
> If you are workingon the PVR500 card first, remove the HD card from the
> box. Otherwise, the kernel will recognize it, and load drivers for it.
> And the kernel will load the cx8800 and cx88-blackbird drivers (which
> you do NOT want) and will steal /dev/video0 for the HD3000 card.
> Install the PVR500 using modprobe.conf entries and ensure that you have
> a line '#alias tveeprom tveeprom-ivtv". This will use the kernel module
> tveeprom instead of tveeprom-ivtv. The PVR500 will work with either
> module, but the HD3000 must use the tveeprom module.
> The PVR500 will/should show up as /dev/video0 and /dev/video1. The
> (long) ivtv output of dmesg is posted in the archives.
> Now put the HD3000 card back into the box.
> I originally thought that I could force loading of the cx88-dvb module
> by placing it first in /lib/modules/modules.pcimap (This is Fedora Core
> 4). However I have found that Fedora re-orders that file
> 'automagically'. Loading cx88-dvb in modprobe.conf does not seem to
> work repeatably. Therefore I load cx88-dvb with some lines in rc.local
> (going from memory here): rmmod cx88-blackbird; rmmod cx8800;
> modprobe cx88-dvb.
I can confirm this. I had tried the same thing, and didn't work. Thanks
for confirming that my system is not unique
> I cannot remember at the moment if I had to do anything in udev for the
> HD3000 card.
> I did add a "Group" and "Mode" entry for the /dev/video
> entries for the PVR500 card.
> The HD3000 card will show up at /dev/dvb/adapter0 with a bunch of subdirs.
> Setting up HD from that point has been discussed. Use the archives.
> Search for "Sweet. pcHD3000...."
> IN mythtv-setup it is probably best to enter the HD3000 card FIRST. It
> is the most difficult to get set up and if your setup is wrong, you get
> nothing but a black screen or a hung process. Setting mythfrontend to
> run in a window helps when you need to recover: use alt-tab. With the
> HD3000 card first, myth grabs one of the PVR500 tuners for LiveTV and
> that is much more likely to work.. It is LiveTV which is the bugbear of
> using the HD card.
you got that right.
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