Call for Testers: MythTV 0.23 for FreeBSD

Bernhard Froehlich decke at
Thu Apr 8 07:50:24 UTC 2010

On Thu, 08 Apr 2010 03:02:27 +0200, Torfinn Ingolfsen
<torfinn.ingolfsen at> wrote:
> Hi,
> Ok, I have tried the myttv 0.23 port now. The port compiles and
> installs fine.

Thank you very much for taking the time and your continuous help!

> The programs mythtv-setup, mythfilldatabase and mythfrontend works
> ("works" in this specific paragraph means that the program can be
> started, and that navigating the menus works).
> General comments:
> mythtv-setup: the channel scanner doesn't work with my PVR-500 card; it
> tries to use "traditional" channel numbers (E5, E2, etc) for tuning,
> but the driver (pvrxxx by usleep) only accepts frequencies.

Did this also happen with 0.22?

> mythfilldatabase: works, but needs a newer version of p5-xmltv than the
> one in ports for the grabber I am using (tv_grab_no_gfeed) to work.
> So you will have to set up everything manually, this time
> too.

Sounds like it's finally time to update the p5-xmltv port. Didn't you
prepare a port update for it some time ago? If you have any work that can
be integrated I would like to do so.

> After configuring everything, I tried "watch TV" in mythfrontend. It
> didn't work. Here are the relevant parts of /var/log/mythbackend.log:
> 2010-04-08 02:45:34.621 MainServer::ANN Playback
> 2010-04-08 02:45:34.621 adding: as a client (events: 0)
> 2010-04-08 02:45:34.623 TVRec(3): Changing from None to WatchingLiveTV
> 2010-04-08 02:45:34.629 TVRec(3): HW Tuner: 3->3
> 2010-04-08 02:45:35.285 ProgramInfo(): Updated pathname '':'' ->
> '1000_20100408024535.mpg'
> 2010-04-08 02:45:35.293 
> Not ivtv or pvrusb2 or hdpvr driver


> Hmm, didn't we see the same error "Not ivtv or pvrusb2 or hdpvr driver"
> the initial days of the 0.22 port too?

Hm, yes that looks familiar it was because ivtv was explicitly disabled
for FreeBSD in the configure but i've checked it and the patch is there so
this needs a bit more investigation.

In the meantime i've updated the ports to MythTV 0.23 RC2 and sent all the
FreeBSD specific patches upstream. They have all been committed short after
RC2 so they will be in 0.23. The problems with proper VDPAU support have
also been addressed and with the next nvidia-driver update it should
compile and work fine.

Bernhard Froehlich

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