[mythtv-users] Slightly OT:upgrading an old ivtv without upgrading the world?
david.schmidt.in.dallas at gmail.com
Mon Jun 5 22:49:40 UTC 2006
A few months back (possibly longer) I setup my prototype system:
- Jarod's Guide
- PVR-350 for both capture and accelarated playback.
It's worked flawlessly. Pretty much become a trusted appliance. WAF
is infinitely high.
So of couse, I decide to change something (-;
I had never setup the remote, so wanted to make sure I could before I
ordered parts for the production system. So, back to Jarod's Guide
(the FC3 version) I go. For both
apt-get install lirc-kmdl-$KVER and
apt-get install lirc
it said they were already installed, so I went through the last few
steps. The module loaded fine, the daemon came up, but when irw ran
it immediately exited with no message and at the same time
/var/log/messages talked about conflicts with the bttv driver and
can't open /dev/lirc and the daemon caught a signal. I was puzzled
since I thought bttv was for frame grabbers, which I don't use.
Indeed, nothing bttv in lsmod or modprobe.conf. Searching found:
which looked like the same situation, so I adapted the yum suggestions
a few post down to apt-get:
apt-get remove ivtv
apt-get install ivtv-0.6.1-109.rhfc4.at.i386
and it told me that version was no longer available.
apt-get install ivtv
made me choose between the SMP and nonSMP version and then
apt-get install ivtv-kmdl-2.6.12-2.3.legacy_FC3
told me it would need a later version of vmlinuz. That sounds to me
like the kernel. I have no idea how to update just the kernel, so
since I new it would prompt me, I did a:
when it informed me it would "56 upgraded, 10 newly installed, 2
replaced, 6 removed and 5 not upgraded." I said no, thanks, imagining
what all that would break.
So, any ideas on how I can get my remote, and now ivtv working with
minimal sweat. I'd rather not have to rebuild a lot since shortly
after this all works I'm starting the production system and once
that's stable the prototype machine is getting wiped to make a
Many thanks to all!!!!
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