CFT: MythTV 0.23

Bernhard Froehlich decke at
Tue May 25 07:49:02 UTC 2010

On Mon, 24 May 2010 01:34:27 +0200, Torfinn Ingolfsen
<torfinn.ingolfsen at> wrote:
> On Thu, 20 May 2010 20:35:31 +0200
> Bernhard Froehlich <decke at> wrote:
>> Thanks. I've added the dependency and also did the things we discussed
>> yesterday. So the automatic installation of the database is removed and
>> i've also replaced all the user/group creation code with the
>> framework plus a bit cleanup and a few fixed portlint warnings.
> I finally found time to test this. Test setup: FreeBSD 8.1-prerelease,
> updated ports, in a machine with a PVR-500:
> tingo at kg-fil$ uname -a
> 00:20:01 CEST 2010     root at 
> amd64
> [snip]
> I do not know why it wasn't displayed.

Yes, i noticed that too short after doing the cft.

> 1) mythtv-setup
> on the "Video Sources" setup, aftet naming my video source ("TV") and
> selecting a grabber - Norway (beta) (xmltv), 
> I can't get it to run the correct xmltv configure command.
> Every time it seems to pick a new grabber at random. Ok, enough of that,
> I'll just do this manually.
> (Whether or not this is related to version 0.5.53 of xmltv, I don't
> 2) mythfilldatabase
> ok, xmltv 0.5.53 doesn't work for me (and I should have remembered), so
> just portdowngfrade it to 0.5.52 and apply my patches for 0.5.56.
> After that, mythfilldatabase works as it should.

sylvio@ is currently working on an update to 0.5.56 (or .57) so could you
send him your patches to get your problem fixed?

> 3) mythfrontend
> - most things seem to work
> - LiveTV dos not work. We're back to that old friiend again (from
> /var/log/mythbackend.log):
> 2010-05-24 01:27:54.747 MainServer::ANN Playback
> 2010-05-24 01:27:54.748 adding: as a client (events: 0)
> 2010-05-24 01:27:54.756 TVRec(1): Changing from None to WatchingLiveTV
> 2010-05-24 01:27:54.763 TVRec(1): HW Tuner: 1->1
> 2010-05-24 01:27:55.453 ProgramInfo(): Updated pathname '':'' ->
> '1000_20100524012755.mpg'
> 2010-05-24 01:27:55.482 
> Not ivtv or pvrusb2 or hdpvr driver
> 2010-05-24 01:27:55.485 card Hauppauge PVR-250 driver CXM version 0
> 2010-05-24 01:27:55.486 MPEGRec(/dev/cxm0) Warning: Unable to set audio
> mode
>                         eno: Inappropriate ioctl for device (25)
> Hope this helps.

As I don't know all the history and details of the cxm/prvxxx driver I
hope that someone can help me on this. Having such a hardware to play
around with would probably also help but as i read from other posts you are
currently working on updating the cxm driver to FreeBSD 8.x. I've cc'd
grog@ and usleepless as they did a lot of work on the cxm driver in the
past so probably they have something to say about it.

>From what i have read the cxm driver has some kind of v4l support so the
above message makes sense because you obviously have configured mythtv to
use v4l. What I don't know is how it worked in the past. Do you have such
an output from 0.21 where it works and does it look different? The v4l
support is enabled in mythtv and it does at least work with webcamd so
probably they have changed something in the mythtv code that the cxm driver
does not support yet.

I have also found the following link in the mythtv pkg-descr to a
different version of the cxm driver. It looks like this version is a few
weeks newer then what is in ports as pvrxxx so does anyone know what the
difference is?

Bernhard Froehlich

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