[clug] Will pay money to get mythtv box working

Neill Cox neill at ace-hosting.com.au
Tue Feb 1 21:22:02 GMT 2005

I also have a Nebula DVB-T card.  Working under Xine, not yet working 
under MyhtTV.

I'm stuck at the XMLTV stage.  Where are people getting their episode 
guide data from?

It would also be nice if WIN stopped randomly changing their video pid.

On 01/02/2005, at 9:54 PM, Peter Thew wrote:

> Paul,
> 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 :^)
> Peter
> 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
> dvb_bt8xx,mt352,dst,bttv,i2c_algo_bit,sp887x,nxt6000
> 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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