[mythtv-users] newbie: PVR150 OK in VLC, no MythTV LiveTV

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Mon Feb 5 13:16:12 UTC 2007


On 2/5/07, Mark A. Miller <mamillerpa at yahoo.com> wrote:
> [I apologize if this appears twice.  I tried sending it as a non-member
> two days ago.]
>
> Hello all.  I can't get anything except a black screen from the "watch
> TV" option from the MythTV frontend.  I have been able to get a nice TV
> stream in VLC in every case that I've tried.  I'm feeling like I'm
> overlooking something really simple.
>
> I have tried two MythTV distros (KnoppMyth and MythDora) on two
> different motherboards and a variety of video cards.  (Mostly nvidia,
> and I have installed the proprietary drivers in several of my
> attempts.)
>
> Below is the output when I run mythtv from the command prompt.  Any
> suggestions would be greatly apprecieted.
>
> Mark
>
> ---   ---   ---
>
> sh-3.1$ mythtv
> 2007-02-03 06:18:15.733 Using runtime prefix = /usr
> 2007-02-03 06:18:15.738 DPMS is disabled.
> 2007-02-03 06:18:15.756 New DB connection, total: 1
> 2007-02-03 06:18:15.760 Connected to database 'mythconverg' at host:
> localhost
> 2007-02-03 06:18:15.761 Total desktop dim: 1024x768, with 1 screen[s].
> 2007-02-03 06:18:15.763 Using screen 0, 1024x768 at 0,0
> 2007-02-03 06:18:15.776 max_width: 1024 max_height: 768
> 2007-02-03 06:18:15.777 Total desktop dim: 1024x768, with 1 screen[s].
> 2007-02-03 06:18:15.777 Using screen 0, 1024x768 at 0,0
> 2007-02-03 06:18:15.778 Switching to square mode (Titivillus)
> 2007-02-03 06:18:15.788 Using the Qt painter
> Could not initialize /dev/input/js0
> open: No such file or directory
> ioctl JSIOCGAXES: Bad file descriptor
> 2007-02-03 06:18:16.085 New DB connection, total: 2
> 2007-02-03 06:18:16.085 Connected to database 'mythconverg' at host:
> localhost
> 2007-02-03 06:18:16.094 Connecting to backend server: 127.0.0.1:6543
> (try 1 of 5)
> 2007-02-03 06:18:16.095 Using protocol version 31
> 2007-02-03 06:18:16.104 TV: Attempting to change from None to
> WatchingLiveTV
> 2007-02-03 06:18:16.105 Using protocol version 31
> 2007-02-03 06:18:16.280 LiveTVChain(live-mythtv-2007-02-03T06:18:16):
> ReloadAll(): Added new recording
> 2007-02-03 06:18:16.282 RingBuf(/myth/tv/1003_20070203061816.nuv):
> OpenFile(/myth/tv/1003_20070203061816.nuv, 12)
> 2007-02-03 06:18:16.282 RingBuf(/myth/tv/1003_20070203061816.nuv):
> CalcReadAheadThresh(4000 KB)
>                          -> threshhold(146 KB) min read(32 KB) blk
> size(64 KB)
> 2007-02-03 06:18:56.282 TV Error: StartRecorder() -- timed out waiting
> for recorder to start
> 2007-02-03 06:18:56.282 TV Error: LiveTV not successfully started
> 2007-02-03 06:18:57.295 TV: Deleting TV Chain in destructor

how is the card setup in mythtv-setup?
are you able to perform a scheduled recording?

-- 
Steve
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