[ivtv-users] IVTV installed, but can't play test file.

Sander Sweers sander.sweers at gmail.com
Fri Dec 14 23:43:19 CET 2007

On za, 2007-11-24 at 13:36 -0500, Christopher Boorman wrote:
> New installation of Mandriva 2007 Spring powerpack. Looks like I got the 
> firmware in the right place.

Yes but please do get the firmware from [1].

> ivtv:  ==================== START INIT IVTV ====================
> ivtv:  version 0.7.0 (tagged release) loading

Try updating to version 0.7.4, probably won't make a difference but
worth a try.

> ivtv:  Linux version: 2.6.17-13mdv SMP mod_unload 686 gcc-4.1
> ivtv:  In case of problems please include the debug info between
> ivtv:  the START INIT IVTV and END INIT IVTV lines, along with
> ivtv:  any module options, when mailing the ivtv-users mailinglist.
> ivtv0: Autodetected Hauppauge WinTV PVR-250 card (cx23416 based)
> ivtv0: Unreasonably low latency timer, setting to 64 (was 32)
> tuner 0-0061: chip found @ 0xc2 (ivtv i2c driver #0)
> saa7115 0-0021: saa7115 found @ 0x42 (ivtv i2c driver #0)
> msp3400 0-0040: MSP4448G-A2 found @ 0x80 (ivtv i2c driver #0)
> ivtv0: loaded v4l-cx2341x-enc.fw firmware (262144 bytes)
> ivtv0: Encoder revision: 0x02060039
> ivtv0 warning: Encoder Firmware can be buggy, use version 0x02040011, 
> 0x02040024 or 0x02050032.

This above ^^ is why you need different firmware.

> ivtv0: Allocate DMA encoder MPEG stream: 128 x 32768 buffers (4096KB total)
> ivtv0: Allocate DMA encoder YUV stream: 194 x 10800 buffers (2048KB total)
> ivtv0: Allocate DMA encoder VBI stream: 120 x 17472 buffers (2048KB total)
> ivtv0: Allocate DMA encoder PCM audio stream: 455 x 4608 buffers (2048KB 
> total)
> ivtv0: Initialized Hauppauge WinTV PVR-250, card #0
> ivtv:  ====================  END INIT IVTV  ====================

Is this all from the logs? There is no tuner type set and this will
prevent you from tuning to a channel/freq.

> little help?

This version of ivtv is pretty old and it is recommended to have at
*least* version 0.10 (implies kernel 2.6.18 through 2.6.21). Better yet
get a 2.6.22 kernel or up which has ivtv included. Also with the later
kernels you can compile the latest and greatest from the v4l-dvb repo.

I am not sure but Mandriva 2008 comes with a 2.6.22 kernel.


[1] http://dl.ivtvdriver.org/ivtv/firmware/firmware.tar.gz

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