pvr250 and MythTV

Greg 'groggy' Lehey grog at FreeBSD.org
Wed Feb 28 07:05:29 UTC 2007

[heavily trimmed]

On Tuesday, 27 February 2007 at 18:24:52 -0500, Joe Auty wrote:
> On Feb 27, 2007, at 6:11 PM, usleepless at gmail.com wrote:
>> On 2/27/07, Joe Auty <joe at netmusician.org> wrote:
>>>> # cat /dev/cxm0 > test.mpg
>>>> cat: /dev/cxm0: Device not configured
>> do you know the pvr250-setchannel command?
>> can you tune by freq instead of channel?
>> #pvr250-setchannel -a on -t -m 2 205.250
>> or something like that. and then "cat" the way you are used to. this
>> driver should behave just like the pvr250 driver.
> Yeah, I was playing with that tool earlier on... When I type in that
> particular command I get this:
> # pvr250-setchannel -a on -t -m 2 205.250
> ioctl( tfd, METEORSINPUT ) failed.: Invalid argument
> The -t flag is causing this particular error message... I can remove
> it and this particular error message will go away, but I realize this
> doesn't help since we want to send the signal to the tuner.

I don't need -t for my card.  What model do you have?

> I do not have an IR Blaster setup, my computer is only setup to
> "listen in" on my main satellite feed. This has been working prior
> using the other driver, just FYI.

Ah, that's important information.  In this case, what you're seeing
may be similar to what I just reported.

> /var/log/messages reports:
> Feb 27 18:21:47 mymachine kernel: could not config dec
> Feb 27 18:21:47 mymachine kernel: could not start encoder
> Feb 27 18:22:31 mymachine kernel: cxm0: video decoder failed to lock
> Feb 27 18:22:32 mymachine kernel: cxm0: audio decoder failed to lock

Can you give the probe output (similar to what I just posted)?

> I'll check on my physical connections in just a few minutes...

It would also be a good idea to try the other driver again.

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