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 Post subject: KnoppMyth/Pundit/PVR350
PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2004 2:12 pm 
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Hello,

First of all i want to thank the KnoppMyth Folks for an amazing job they do with the distribution.
It worked for me, but not in the Tier 1.
There are things that still have to be done, but i can live with them until i get even with.

My hardware is a Pundit, http://uk.asus.com/products/desktop/pundit/overview.htm and as TVTUNER i have a Hauppauge PRV 350, http://www.hauppauge.com/pages/products/data_350.html. This hardware had been picked just for this project. I live in Sweden so my configurations will possibly work for Europe at least.
The release i grabbed was the latest at this time: http://hust.la/KnoppMyth/KnoppMythR4V4.1.iso

I used to get "almost" Mythtv working with gentoo for some time ago , but there was a lot of documentation that I had to read then, so i put the project in ice for a while..


After the first boot i got all the modules working. I configured mythtv to get use to the channels i knew and the usual configuration stuff.

The first thing that i had to modify was the the grabber because tv_grab_sn was not found, but tv_grab_se was, so i soft linked to it.

Code:
# whereis tv_grab_se
'the directory was prompted'
# cd ' to the directory i got'
#ln -s tv_grab_se tv_grab_sn

XMLTV grab the channels and
Code:
#mythfilldatabase --manual

fills the DB.


Then i wanted to see how the video capture was doing, so i did:
Code:
# Set PAL video standard
test_ioctl -u 0xff

# Select TV input
test_ioctl -p 4

# Set full PAL resolution
test_ioctl -f width=720,height=576

# Select channel
ptune.pl -f pal-europe -c E5


ptune failed so i was forced to read some info about the debian apt-get "ports", as i used to call them in FreeBSD and did:

Code:
apt-get install libconfig-inifiles-perl.


I wroted the ptune command again and it went acceptable, so i did:

Code:
# capture...
cat /dev/video0 > test.mpg

I got the card working, the quality of the video was very good, but there was no sound. I tested the following:

Code:
#test_ioctl -y mute=0
#test_ioctl -v input=2,output=1
#test_ioctl -y volume=60000


But the result was the same: no sound! when i did:
Code:
cat /dev/video0 > test.mpg


I realised that the module msp3400.o wasnt doing this job, so there was no other alternative to compile a new one.

I read in this forum the solution:

Code:
cd /usr/src
# The ivtv compile needs the src files.
tar xvfj linux-2.4.25-chw.tar.bz2

cd /usr/local/lib/ivtv/driver
make clean
# I suppose I could have used 'make install' but I was testing
# and didn't want to add to my problems.
make

cp msp3400.o /lib/modules/2.4.25-chw/kernel/drivers/media/video/
# And answer yes to overwrite the existing file.

# Then, if you don't like extra files just lying around:
cd /usr/src
rm -rfd linux-2.4.25-chw
# to delete the source files previously extracted


This is an standard procedure to compile drivers, nothing strange here. But KUDOS to the KnoppMyth Folks!
In /usr/src they put all the sources you can possibly need to compile the whole KnoppMyth WORLD! Thats a good thinking!


After that and a reload of the module (a reboot should work here as well),
the sound begins to work for ivtv. I had the music/dvd sound already working from the first boot if you are wondering.

The remote control of my card works as well to navigate thorugh the front end.

Here is a copy of the files i modified to make my system work:

file /etc/sysconfig/ivtv/cfg-0

# IVTV_TUNER is the tuner input selection value,
# if not set the Default of '0' will be used.
IVTV_TUNER='0'

# IVTV_TYPE is the type of the tuner. Possible values
# are NTSC or PAL. A default value of 'NTSC' will be used if
# this is not set.
IVTV_TYPE='PAL'


file /etc/mythtv/modules/ivtv

alias char-major-81 videodev
alias char-major-61 lirc_i2c
options ivtv ivtv_debug=1 ivtv_pal=1
options tuner type=28 #<-- insert what you found out earlier
options msp3400 once=1 simple=1 standard=0x8
options saa7127 enable_output=1 output_select=0 pal=1 #<- remove pal=1 for NTSC
add below ivtv msp3400 saa7115 saa7127 tuner
add above ivtv lirc_dev lirc_i2c ivtv-fb


Things that i have to work on it.
- Get the tv-out to work (the manual for this is in this frourm as well)
- Change the channels from my remote control where i am watching tv.

Keep up the great work guys!
Reg /T

This changed the OS distribution in my house!

I was:

Windows XP : 2 machines
NetBSD : 2

and now is:

NetBSD :2
GNU/Linux: 1
Windows XP: 1

We are going in the right direction!


Last edited by tonyex on Fri Aug 13, 2004 7:03 am, edited 1 time in total.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2004 3:35 pm 
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well using the pundit and the pvr350 you actually have two options for tvout. The pundit's tvout works acceptably once you install the sis binary driver, which can be done by adding a line in your sources.list file and apt-getting it.

If you are going for the pvr350 well good luck. LOL I hear it can be done.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2004 6:43 am 
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tonyex wrote:
Hello,
My hardware is a Pundit, http://uk.asus.com/products/desktop/pun ... erview.htm and as TVTUNER i have a Hauppauge PRV 350, http://www.hauppauge.com/pages/products/data_350.html. This hardware had been picked just for this project. I live in Sweden so my configurations will possibly work for Europe at least.
The release i grabbed was the latest at this time: http://hust.la/KnoppMyth/KnoppMythR4V4.1.iso


You are referring (in your link to ASUS) to the Pundit-R, which I doubt you have, since a lot of things aren't working in KnoppMythR4V4.1 for the Pundit-R. (e.g. no drivers for networking, and IDE controller). Perhaps you'd like to fix the link, and refer to the Pundit? Thx.

For anyone who does have a Pundit-R, read my post here on how to get things working with R4V4.1:

http://mysettopbox.tv/phpBB2/viewtopic. ... 1280#11280

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2004 7:05 am 
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[quote="Michel
Perhaps you'd like to fix the link, and refer to the Pundit? Thx.
[/quote]

Link fixed, Man, No hard feelings!

My post continues in installation, because the issues i still have are not a Knoppmyth issues anymore. Post is here:
http://mysettopbox.tv/phpBB2/viewtopic. ... highlight=


Reg /T


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2004 8:08 am 
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tonyex wrote:

Link fixed, Man, No hard feelings!



I apologise if I sounded rude. That was not my intention. Just wanted to note that there is a huge difference between the Pundit and the Pundit-R, to avoid confusion.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2004 5:58 pm 
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Hi,

I follow your instructions, and i got it all to work...
But i dont understand how to find out the tuner type value!!

You wrote:
file /etc/mythtv/modules/ivtv

alias char-major-81 videodev
alias char-major-61 lirc_i2c
options ivtv ivtv_debug=1 ivtv_pal=1
options tuner type=28 #<-- insert what you found out earlier options msp3400 once=1 simple=1 standard=0x8
options saa7127 enable_output=1 output_select=0 pal=1 #<- remove pal=1 for NTSC
add below ivtv msp3400 saa7115 saa7127 tuner
add above ivtv lirc_dev lirc_i2c ivtv-fb

Earlier when? Or how?!

Cheers
- Anders


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 Post subject: ''cutie 28''
PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 4:46 am 
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Thanks for good suggestion!learn hypnosis


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