PVR-250 on freebsd 7.0-release

usleepless at gmail.com usleepless at gmail.com
Wed Apr 2 09:06:32 PDT 2008

On Wed, Apr 2, 2008 at 5:57 AM, Jeff <jeff at doeshosting.com> wrote:
> Hey list,
>  I am trying to get my old Hauppauge WinTV PVR-250 working on freebsd 7
> (recently updated RELENG_7_0).
>  I only want this for s-video in, from my dvd changer.  I do not require
> audio (which goes to my stereo system) or cable (I do not watch tv).  This
> seems like a very simple setup, but I am having problems that I cannot
> figure out from google.  I have read quite a few helpful messages about this
> driver on this list, which is why I have joined and am trying here.
>  I have X running, I am using John Wehle's driver from multimedia/pvr250
> which is loaded:
>  iicbb0: <I2C bit-banging driver> on cxm_iic0
>  iicbus0: <Philips I2C bus> on iicbb0 master-only
>  iicsmb0: <SMBus over I2C bridge> on iicbus0
>  smbus0: <System Management Bus> on iicsmb0
>  smb0: <SMBus generic I/O> on smbus0
>  iic0: <I2C generic I/O> on iicbus0
>  cxm0: Temic 4036 FY5 tuner
>  cxm0: SAA7115 rev 1 video decoder
>  cxm0: MSP3435G-B6 audio decoder
>  cxm0: IR Remote
>  cxm0: [GIANT-LOCKED]
>  cxm0: [ITHREAD]
>  cxm0: encoder firmware version 0x2050032
>  cxm0: decoder firmware version 0x2020023
>  when I try pvr250-setchannel -s it says:
>  ioctl( tfd, METEORSINPUT ) failed.: Invalid argument
>  and outputs the following to syslog:
>  cxm0: video decoder failed to lock
>  I have the s-video cable connected and the dvd changer is playing a dvd.  I
> also plugged in the coaxial cable even though I do not care if I get that
> working or not.  I currently have the onboard audio disabled in the bios
> because I do not plan on using it, but since I am not getting a message
> about the audio decoder I figure that is not important.
>  Help and/or advice is much appreciated.
>  Thank you,
>  -krzee

i had some hunches, read cxm.c, please try:

pvr250-setchannel -g 720x480 ( or if you are in PAL landd, 576 instead of 480)
and then,
pvr250-setchannel -s

let us know.



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