[mythtv-users] Help with FC4 0.18 -> 0.19, blew up IVTV now can't record or remote... Thanks for the help!
wmunson at rochester.rr.com
Sun Mar 19 13:35:08 UTC 2006
If you are getting static then its not ivtv. You are watching the tv tuner
input which is not tuned to a useful channel. Have you tried watching the
video card directly? Something along the lines of cat /dev/video0 > test.mpg
and then try to play that with mplayer? I suspect you have an external
problem. I forget the commands to configure the card at the command line but
a google should help. Last time I looked Jarod's site had a section on
testing the source manually. Check it out again.
Worst thing that could happen is you have to go and download one of the
precompiled FC4+myth packages announced here on the list in the past few
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> Subject: [mythtv-users] Help with FC4 0.18 -> 0.19,blew up
> IVTV now can't record or remote... Thanks for the help!
> OK, I've been doing a lot of reading/search trying to fix my
> FC4 box, but to not much avail. Here's what I did:
> I had a reasonably stock FC4 'Jarod guide' install. 0.18,
> ivtv 2.x? Worked fine. I have an external tuner with a change
> channel script... everything I used (recording, watching,
> etc) worked...
> Then I decide to upgrade... I did a yum mythtv-suite last
> weekend. Everything went fine, when I restarted mythbackend
> it upgraded the database, and all was set. I had a perfectly
> working 0.19 setup for the past week, or so it seemed...
> Then the box lost power! BOOM... Now I get static and can't
> record. I did a little log checking, apparently I got ivtv
> 0.4.1 as part of my atrpms myth-suite deal. DAMN IT I say,
> the old ivtv worked perfectly!! Anyway, now I have a broken
> mytvbox that tunes nothing but static.
> So I read up on ivtv, and in my attempts to fix it, I've
> reloaded the ivtv package and deps, because I found out the
> firmware changed and there's a problem with yum solving a
> dependency thing with the new init.mpg firmware (thanks alex
> for the bug report ->
tml) ... In doing the ivtv remove/install, it broke my remote too. I have a
PVR-350 that has a remote I use, now that doesn't work either.
My two main problems are:
* Static on the tuner, something wrong with tuning channel 3? (It's set to 3
in mythtvsetup still) Does the new ivtv not obey my modprobe.conf stuff?
* PVR-350 remote config doesn't work anymore...
My girlfriend is about to kill me. Help!
Can I just go back to the old ivtv and be happy? How can I fix this? I
search the list and only found one thread w/ two emails, nothing helpful. I
have a hard time believing I'm the only one struck my moving up to the newer
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