[mythtv-users] Can't see my tuner card?
Batshua bat Yehonatan
batshua at gmail.com
Fri May 11 10:56:07 UTC 2012
I might could try swapping the location of the wireless card with the tuner
card, although I can't remember if they'll fit in opposing slots. I think
some of the slots are PCIe friendly and some of them are PCIe only and ...
I have one friend I could ask to try out the card in another box... IF I
can get ahold of him. Most of my friends are very off-the-shelf sort of
computer users, and laptop users at that. >.<
Alright, I'm overdue for sleep. After I get my 8 hours, I'll see if I can
muck around in the BIOS and/or try the card in another PCIe slot.
On Fri, May 11, 2012 at 6:52 AM, Simon Hobson <linux at thehobsons.co.uk>wrote:
> Batshua bat Yehonatan wrote:
> I do not have another machine to try it in, but it's a new card.
> Being new doesn't guarantee it's not faulty.
> I don't have another tuner card to try in that slot.
> It doesn't have to be a tuner card, just any card so you can test that the
> slot works.
> I don't know where to check for in in the BIOS on boot. Where should I be
> MOst systems tend to bring up a page during the boot process which lists
> all the PCI devices in the system. It may only be up for a second or two,
> and you may have to change a BIOS setting to show all the details instead
> of a static splash screen (as many do these days).
> I need to see if I have plates to cover the other slots in my box; I've
>> got the knockout kind, but if I do, I can try putting it in other slots.
> It only needs to be temporary. You are trying to determine if it's a
> problem with the card, a problem with the computer, a problem with *that*
> card in *that* slot, or something else.
> I would most suggest trying to find another machine to stick the card in -
> even if you have to nip round to a friends house. If the card doesn't work
> in another computer then that's a good sign it's the card at fault and you
> can deal with replacing it.
> Having said that, sometimes it can be as simple as "that card doesn't work
> in that system" - for reasons we will never know. Had that at work a week
> or two ago - we had a brand new video card that wouldn't work in two PCs
> here but works fine for someone in his PC at home, and a different video
> card works in the PC at work.
> It's not called "Plug and Pray" for nothing :D
> Simon Hobson
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