[clug] Will pay money to get mythtv box working

Peter Thew peter at thew.id.au
Tue Feb 1 10:54:17 GMT 2005


Have you had a look at the avermedia.txt file in the kernel's
Documentation/dvb directory?   The reason I'm asking is that it that
mentions loading a bunch of  DVB-related modules which I don't see in
your 'lsmod' listing.  

BTW: I have a Nebula DVB-T card and managed to get it working with
mythtv after a similar struggle :^)


ps.  Here's the 'lsmod' from my system for the DVB modules, etc. 

dvb_bt8xx               8068  2
dvb_core               76328  3 dvb_bt8xx
mt352                   4996  1 dvb_bt8xx
dst                    12360  1 dvb_bt8xx
bt878                   8568  2 dvb_bt8xx,dst
bttv                  145488  2 dvb_bt8xx,bt878
sp887x                  7492  1 dvb_bt8xx
firmware_class          7744  3 dvb_bt8xx,bttv,sp887x
nxt6000                 6660  1 dvb_bt8xx
i2c_core               18256  7

On Sun, 2005-01-30 at 12:58 +1100, Paul Wayper wrote:

> Hi there!
> I no longer care about the geek credibility that I'm going to lose by 
> asking this, as I've been bashing my head against this wall for the past 
> week and no longer enjoy the pain.  I'm willing to pay money on a per-hour 
> basis for someone with more experience to come out and get my (future) 
> mythtv box working.
> The system is described at http://www.mabula.net/mythtv.html, including 
> listings of dmesg, lsmod and lspci, the most recent /var/log/messages and 
> current modprobe.conf settings.  The cards in question are both using the 
> bttv driver; one's a AVerMedia DVB-T, the other's a LeadTek WinFast 2000 
> Expert (with FM radio).
> Basically, tvtime and mythtv don't recognise any TV input from either 
> card.  They recognise the composite and S-Video inputs, but tvtime gives me 
> a message saying "videoinput: Can't get tuner info: invalid 
> argument."  mythtvsetup just says it can't get any info from either card 
> (and certainly doesn't recognise the DVB card).  I can't see any errors or 
> other information that might give me a clue what I'm doing wrong.  My 
> assumption is that I need to feed specific settings to the bttv driver to 
> get it to recognise each card individually (and I've done this in 
> modprobe.conf and modprobe.d/bttv) but these settings haven't worked and I 
> don't seem to be able to find out what I've done wrong.  I'm only guessing 
> as to whether the settings I've put in (derived from dmesg and web pages) 
> are actually correct or not.
> I've searched through the internet almost exhaustively; I've read the 
> archives of various groups and read comprehensive howtos that never quite 
> tell me the information I need or deal with having two bttv tuner 
> cards.  I'm now at the stage of begging for help.  I'm quite happy to work 
> with free advice, but have heard that money is an incentive to some people...
> Thanks in advance,
> Paul
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