Re: hauppage 350 pvr
At 22:28 30/08/2004 -0400, you wrote:
I finally got one of these PVR cards in my boxen.
myth tv appears to have installed OK, but I haven't really had a chance to
get things working. mythweather is about it.
However, back to Debian.
lirc isn't. I copied the files over from the examples for this card and
tried to restart lirc daemon but it complained that I need to install some
Do I and if so, how?
If your 350 is anything like my 250 under Gentoo, you'll need to tell LIRC
to open a different device than the default. I'm using a CVS build of LIRC
0.7, and the PVR-250 creates a dev node in /dev/lircd/0 rather than the
more usual /dev/lircd0. I've never used LIRC under Debian, but I imagine
the process is pretty much the same; I supplied an extra command line
argument to /etc/init.d/lircd
start-stop-daemon --start --quiet --exec /usr/sbin/lircd --
Personally, I'd dispense with LIRC until you can get the TV card working.
If LIRC really is missing modules, your kernel config should look something
<M> I2C support
<M> I2C bit-banging
<M> I2C device interfaces
<M> I2C /proc
<M> Video for Linux
<M> BT848 Video for Linux
This should get you most of the modules you need for ivtv and LIRC; I don't
know how debian handles it, but you'll also need lirc_i2c and lirc_dev
modules as well. I think these got built when I compiled LIRC.
Again, this is all for gentoo, so as far as Debian is concerned I could
well be talking out of my arse.
As for the mythtv part of it. When I try to watch TV I get a rather
unresponsive black screen.
Have you tried watching TV outside of Myth? It's generally alot easier to
test your TV card with cat /dev/video0 or mplayer before you hurry into
Myth. A straight black screen usually means you've loaded your modules
wrong (typically specifying the wrong tuner type). Once you get static,
you're in business ;)
TBH though, troubleshooting issues like this is a very hit-and-miss
process. Post some more info about your setup (card revision, ivtv version,
ivtv module loader, etc) things should be easier to troubleshoot; you might
also want to consider joining the mythtv-users mailing list, which has
proved invaluable in getting my Myth box into a usable state (esp. with
regard to getting a PAL version running, as these have slightly different