[mythtv-users] Firewire issues w/ 0.21 in Mythbuntu 8.10
lifter89 at comcast.net
Wed Nov 26 13:02:41 UTC 2008
kanetse at gmail.com wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 25, 2008 at 2:21 PM, Harry Devine <lifter89 at comcast.net> wrote:
>> I just looked at that post and, while it describes my problem almost
>> exactly, it says that a kernel higher that 2.6.23 has it fixed. Well,
>> my Mythbuntu 8.10 is 2.6.27 so I'm not sure why I'm still having the
>> issue. Could there be some old 1394 modules or something causing some
> One of the things about MythTV and firewire is that it doesn't/can't
> use the "newer" firewire architecture. (See
> http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/FireWire ) So I had to use the
> older firewire modules (libraw1394, etc.) from the ATrpms repository.
> I would suspect that you are doing also using these older firewire
> modules, so it is possible that these modules don't work 100% with the
> 2.6.27 kernel.
>> Also, if I can't get this working, would adding an HDHomeRun help? I
>> was thinking about adding one anyway, but some shows that I record are
>> on channels like Sci-Fi HD and USA HD, and to the best of my knowledge,
>> those are only available through the firewire due to the 5C encryption.
>> Looks like I'm at Comcast's mercy, huh? ;-)
> I don't have access to OTA or QAM signals, which is where the
> HDHomeRun is best-suited. But it would seem that using something
> other than firewire would be done way to get around the problem.
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How do I tell what version of my firewire modules? I assume that they
were installed via the 8.10 install CD and kernel. That Wiki link says
that you should use version 1.2.1 since 1.3.0 is broken. I just don't
know how to determine what I have. Then I'll have to look at how to
downgrade them, but I don't think that would be that difficult.
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