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New Install unusual situation
PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2006 1:43 pm Reply with quote
harryl46
 
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Location: Rockville, Md.




Hi

Just did my first install of MythTV with a pcHDTV board. Got a couple of strange situations.

Hi level log: System is an AMD Athlon/64 CPU with 2GB RAM
Video board is nVidia 6200 w/256 MB RAM.
Install seemed to go logically
I have the full program guide
Front end and back end got setup
MythTV loads and main screen appears
I press return to watch TV and I have a black screen that returns to the previous home page after a minute or two.
Weather page works fully
Web page appears to work

Had heard that new drivers were needed for kernels 2.6.12 and beyond.
Went to pcHDTV web site and pulled in "firmware.tar.gz
Opened file, put on CD, went to copy 3 files to server and was told they were there already. Copied files to host and overwrote ones that were there..
Weather page now comes up with just titles
Web page comes back with error message
Program guilde still there and looks fine

"Information center/phone has local TV Channel 4 in window!! so tuner card is apparently working.
Go to play DVD - starts playing, music starts, then error message about encripted disk and disk shutsdown. DVD plays full screen and good resolution

How do I get live TV and TV recording to work - please advise.

Thanks in advance.

Harry
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2006 9:53 pm Reply with quote
waterhead
 
Joined: 24 Apr 2005
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You don't mention what Linux distributon your using.

The later kernel versions have the driver already in them. You also don't say anything about setting up the capture card. If you haven't done this, you need to shut down the backend and run mythtv-setup.

You want to use the dvb choice for the card, also you may have to modprobe the cx88-dvb driver to load it.

Search the forum archives for cx88-dvb, this has been discussed many times.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 6:14 am Reply with quote
harryl46
 
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Location: Rockville, Md.




Hi

thank you for getting back to me. Yes, it would be helpful for me to mention the distribution I am using.

I am using Knoppmythr5b7.iso root login at a command prompt yields:
Linux mythtv 2.6.15-chw-2. I am running on an Athlon64 with the i686 support.

I selected the pcHDTV card from the lsit of capture cards.

I exoect that some parts of this system are working or I wouldn't have live television showing up in the "windows" for the phone call. Also, since "play DVD" puts up a full screen color window and sound works there I expect there must be some setting I have fouled up that is misrouting or blocking the TV image.

Thank you

Harry Lipkind
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 8:37 pm Reply with quote
waterhead
 
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Don't select pcHDTV in the capture card section. I know, it seems like the logical thing to do. You want to use the DVB driver.

Delete the setup that uses the pcHDTV driver and re-do it with the dvb driver, Make sure the backend is stopped. I don't know the location of it in Knoppmyth, but in Fedora Core 4 I type this in a shell prompt (as root):

Code:
/sbin/service mythbackend stop


I don't know what's causing the wierd picture in the phone page. It could be a knoppmyth problem, or it could be caused by using the wrong driver.

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