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Users / DVico HD5 Gold Plus - analog not cable scanning
« on: July 24, 2008, 07:18:37 pm »
Have spent 4-5 hours today trying all kinds of different combo's hoping to get this card working. To no avail. I'm using Kubuntu 7.10 and LinuxMCE 7.10.

The digital cable scan works fine. I pick up all the available digital channels. I've been following this link to  get the HDTV5 Gold working:

bill@dcerouter:~$ lsmod | grep -i cx
cx88_alsa              17032  1
cx88_dvb               19076  9
cx88_vp3054_i2c         5760  1 cx88_dvb
dvb_pll                18436  2 cx88_dvb
video_buf_dvb           8708  1 cx88_dvb
cx8800                 41580  0
compat_ioctl32         11136  1 cx8800
snd_pcm                94344  4 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,cx88_alsa,snd_pcm_oss
cx8802                 22276  1 cx88_dvb
cx88xx                 75556  4 cx88_alsa,cx88_dvb,cx8800,cx8802
ir_common              38916  1 cx88xx
i2c_algo_bit            8324  2 cx88_vp3054_i2c,cx88xx
tveeprom               20496  1 cx88xx
videodev               31360  2 cx8800,cx88xx
v4l2_common            21888  5 tuner,cx8800,compat_ioctl32,cx88xx,videodev
btcx_risc               6792  4 cx88_alsa,cx8800,cx8802,cx88xx
video_buf              30084  6 cx88_alsa,cx88_dvb,video_buf_dvb,cx8800,cx8802,cx88xx
snd                    69288  21 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_mpu401,snd_mpu401_uart,snd_seq_oss,cx88_alsa,snd_pcm_oss,snd_seq,snd_rawmidi,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
i2c_core               30208  10 nvidia,lgdt330x,cx88_dvb,cx88_vp3054_i2c,dvb_pll,tuner,cx88xx,i2c_algo_bit,tveeprom,i2c_nforce2

The following command screwed up my dmesg output (far as I could tell everything was loaded as required)
bill@dcerouter:~$ dmesg | grep -i cx
[ 3261.247205] cx88_wakeup: 6 buffers handled (should be 1)
represents about 2 hundred or so lines of dmesg output.

bill@dcerouter:~$ lspci | grep -i cx
05:06.0 Multimedia video controller: Conexant CX23880/1/2/3 PCI Video and Audio Decoder (rev 05)
05:06.1 Multimedia controller: Conexant CX23880/1/2/3 PCI Video and Audio Decoder [Audio Port] (rev 05)
05:06.2 Multimedia controller: Conexant CX23880/1/2/3 PCI Video and Audio Decoder [MPEG Port] (rev 05)

In "Capture Card Setup":
Card type:  DVB DTV capture card (v3.x), and
DVB Card Number: 0

The following is detected:
Frontend ID: DViCO v2 or Air2PC v3 or pcHDTV HD-5500 Subtype...

Analog Options:
Video device: /dev/video, VBI device: /dev/vbi, Audio device /dev/dsp1, Audio sampling rate (None), Default input Television

Here is where I do not get what is expected -
Input connections:
[DVB]:0] (DVBInput) -> Digital                                <-----here I have my cable provider Brighthouse, not digital, listed
       ->[V4L:/dev/video0](Television)-> Analog         <-----ditto above here, Brighthouse, not Analog
       ->[V4L:/dev/video0](Composite1)-> (None)
       ->[V4L:/dev/video0](S-Video)-> (None)

I've run out of ideas. Anyone got one of these cards up and running? Would love to see someone's modules list.

Any ideas apprciated.



Users / Re: Creating A Mirror
« on: February 03, 2008, 01:17:17 pm »
I, too, am getting 5-8 k/s. Though in my case I'm downnloading the amd64 dvd. I imagine there might not be too many uploaders. This is a very painful, slow death. It may finish in two more days.

What happened to the ftp choices?

I also paid a mexican site $5.00 a week or so back(their fee) to download. I never got any link to their download site. What happened to it?

Wouldn't be so bad if 7.04 worked for me. It's a beautiful installation, just can't watch tv. Card locks up after ~15mins./

Just frustrated with this whole project!/end rant

9 year linux user,


Users / Re: Adding Audio Files to Public Folder
« on: November 27, 2007, 12:41:26 am »
I don't have anywhere near the audio files being discussed here, but just in case what I did might work for others....

Approx. 30 albums or so on a network storage device. Copied them via a 'root' konqueror session to the 'public' files via 'drag n drop' from 'left' to 'right' split windows. Then went into mce manager and did the 'Advance > MediaFiles > Resynch'. Took no time at all.

I don't know how you're attempting to copy over the audio files, but I think doing them outside of mce is the only reasonable way. Then synch up.

I spent a total of approx. 8-9 mins. Listening to my music now via mce.


I'll do that shortly (within a couple of days at the most).


Thanks Zaerc for yor reply. I had been into MythTv Setup several times. However, today I noticed that mythtv had not picked up either of my tuner cards.

Found a good source of info for my Fusion HDTV card. Compared its dmesg output to my dmesg output and they were identical, so I felt I was properly setup. Then I went through my kernel .config file and noted everything related to both of my tuner cards (the other being the PVR 350). As I went I "modprobed" each of the pertinent modules.

It turns out there were about 7-8 modules not being automatically loaded!! Ran "modules-update". Once loaded I was then able to watch tv on my monitor.

Can't believe I did not check modules weeks ago! Just goes to show that no matter how long you use something (linux in this case) you've got to be methodical in your approach to using it!

Thanks again to teedge77 and Zaerc for their input.


Thanks for the reply teedge77. The PVR 350 is not the basic problem, as I have my cable connection to the Fusion 5 Gold Plus HDTV card. I'm rooting around my house now to see if I have another monitor I could attach (at the same time, acting like a tv) to see if that's what I'm missing.

I'd plug it in to my actual tv, but do not see where there will be any difference from what I'm seeing/not seeing on my computer monitor now.


Shameless bump!

Is no one watching TV on a computer monitor?


I'm a 9 year linux user.
First time mythtv/linuxmce user. Installed via Paul's dvd rcvd in mail. Installed without hitch (4 or 5 times, actually :>) ). I'm trying to run a hybrid box. Trying to get all bugs out before moving it out to my TV room.

Graphics card = nVidia NV43 (GeForce 6600 GT), using dvi out to my Samsung monitor.
2 tuner cards =
 1. Dvico Fusion HDTV 5 Gold Plus, which is seen and setup by linuxmce and mythtv and to which I have my QAM 256 Brighthouse cable connected;

2. Hauppauge WinTV PVR-350 which is not seen by mythtv or by linuxmce, but is correctly seen by the os, as the following is the last line showing with dmesg:
....ivtv0: Initialized Hauppauge WinTV PVR-350, card #0

The dvico card is picked up first in the boot process.

When I've attempted to watch tv mythtv says something to the effect "all devices are being used elsewhere. delete some programs now being recorded." I have nothing going on that I have started. I'm not knowingly recording anything.

Other than the Brighthouse cable I have nothing connedted to either cards.

What must I do/connect to watch tv on my computer monitor?

Any/all help greatly appreciated.


Thanks for the reply, Thom. I've gone on and installed from the quick install dvd. I'm going to close out on this thread and post a new problem brought up by the dvd install.


My first post to these forums, sooooo, I'm a 9 year user of linux (RH-5.1 originally). Last 5 years with gentoo. Built a new box with an Asus-A8N-E (amd64) board a year and a half ago to install MythTV on. Got side tracked. Just discoverd LinuxMCE.

Downloaded the two kubuntu cd's and the 2 MCE cd's. Kubuntu installed perfectly. Tried many ways, though not yet the quick install dvd, to install mce. Could not get anywhere. Downloaded the source code and fired it up. Made it pretty far through, I think.

It bombs out here:
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./ line 81: pushd: /var/plutobuild/svn/trunk/ubuntu/libsdl1.2-1.2.7+1.2.8cvs20041007/: No such file or directory  From the script these lines surrounding line 81:
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#Package: libsdl-pluto
apt-get -y install quilt nasm libxv-dev libarts1-dev debhelper fakeroot
apt-get -y install dbs libaa1-dev libslang2-dev xlibs-dev libsvga1-dev type-handling automake1.7
pushd ${svn_dir}/trunk/ubuntu/libsdl1.2-1.2.7+1.2.8cvs20041007/        [b]<--------------line 81[/b]
dpkg-buildpackage -us -uc -rfakeroot -b
dpkg -i ../libsdl1.2debian-pluto-all_1.2.7+1.2.8cvs20041007+pluto-2_i386.deb
dpkg -i ../libsdl1.2debian-pluto_1.2.7+1.2.8cvs20041007+pluto-2_i386.deb
dpkg -i ../libsdl1.2-pluto-dev_1.2.7+1.2.8cvs20041007+pluto-2_i386.deb
cp ../libsdl1.2*-pluto-*.deb ${temp_dir}
I'm an utter noob to anything .deb, Any help or pointers appreciated. If I must, I will try the quick install dvd, though I would rather not.


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