[mythtv-users] Why does my capture card keep disappearing?

Michelle Dupuis support at ocg.ca
Wed Sep 5 12:51:02 UTC 2007


Ignore the card numbers for now.

I suspect your problem is that the cards are being detected in a different
order!  That confuses myth.  Lock down the order using udev rules or modules
tweaking.

Then if it works, you can wipe out all cards to reset the numbering... 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org 
> [mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Phil Bridges
> Sent: Wednesday, September 05, 2007 8:29 AM
> To: Discussion about mythtv
> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Why does my capture card keep 
> disappearing?
> 
> On 9/5/07, Jos Hoekstra <joshoekstra at gmx.net> wrote:
> > Phil Bridges schreef op 5-9-2007 14:06:
> > > I'm running Gentoo-based 0.20.2_p14357.  I have two 
> PVR-type cards 
> > > (a PVR-250 and an Avermedia M179) and a DViCO FusionHDTV 3.  All 
> > > three cards are working fine per the dmesg output:
> > >
> > > ivtv0: Initialized Hauppauge WinTV PVR-250, card #0
> > > ivtv1: Initialized AVerMedia M179, card #1 cx2388x dvb driver 
> > > version 0.0.6 loaded
> > > cx8802_register_driver() ->registering driver type=dvb 
> access=shared 
> > > CORE cx88[0]: subsystem: 18ac:d820, board: DViCO 
> FusionHDTV 3 Gold-T 
> > > [card=28]
> > > cx88[0]/2: cx2388x based dvb card
> > > DVB: registering new adapter (cx88[0]).
> > > DVB: registering frontend 0 (LG Electronics LGDT3302 
> VSB/QAM Frontend)...
> > >
> > > After having to reboot this morning, though, when I look at my 
> > > status page in MythWeb, though, only 2 encoders are shown 
> - one of 
> > > the PVRs and the HDTV.  This has happened before - I have to shut 
> > > down mythbackend, run myhtv-setup, delete all of my 
> capture cards, 
> > > and add them back in.  This seems to work until I have to reboot 
> > > again; then I lose a card.  In addition to being a pain 
> to redo this 
> > > every time (since I have to be at the backend to run 
> mythtv-setup), 
> > > I'm up into the teens in encoder #s.  What can I do to make sure 
> > > Myth keeps these settings on reboot?
> >
> > Have you tried restarting just the backend? I used to have this 
> > problem when the drivers didn't finish loading before 
> mythbakend started.
> > Sometimes I missed one or 2 encoders of 3, loading 
> mythbackend later 
> > via editing the init-script helped me getting rid of those errors.
> >
> > Why do the encoder #'s keep growing, if you delete them and 
> then add 
> > them again they should stay between 1-3.
> >
> Thanks for the response.
> 
> Unfortunately, restarting mythbackend doesn't seem to catch 
> the other card.  I don't know why the number keep increasing, 
> but they do.  It kind of confuses the wife - she thinks we 
> now have 15 capture cards!
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