i have a problem with my 8.10 Installation.
My hardware is:
SATA Samsung Spinpoint 250GB
Tevii S460 DVB-S/S2
onboard nVidia 8300 Graphics
onboard nVidia nforce Network controller
1st step: Ive installed Kubuntu 8.10 on my HTPC without problems, + apt-get update & apt-get dist-upgrade
2nd step: Installed nVidia Graphics Drivers 180.51 from nVidia Homepage. I have Opengl running with glxgears@900FPS@1920x1080p Resolution - still no Problems.
3rd step: Installed firmaware for my s460 TV-Card following this:
4rd step: Installed V4LDVB Drivers following this:
My dmesg is telling me:
dcerouter_113263:~# dmesg |grep cx
[ 17.176371] cx88/2: cx2388x MPEG-TS Driver Manager version 0.0.7 loaded
[ 17.178004] cx88: subsystem: d460:9022, board: TeVii S460 DVB-S/S2 [card=70,autodetected], frontend(s): 1
[ 17.178008] cx88: TV tuner type -1, Radio tuner type -1
[ 17.185915] cx88/0: cx2388x v4l2 driver version 0.0.7 loaded
[ 17.584023] cx88/2: cx2388x 8802 Driver Manager
[ 17.584534] cx88-mpeg driver manager 0000:01:06.2: PCI INT A -> Link[LNKA] -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 16
[ 17.584543] cx88/2: found at 0000:01:06.2, rev: 5, irq: 16, latency: 64, mmio: 0xfc000000
[ 17.584631] cx8800 0000:01:06.0: PCI INT A -> Link[LNKA] -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 16
[ 17.584637] cx88/0: found at 0000:01:06.0, rev: 5, irq: 16, latency: 64, mmio: 0xfb000000
[ 17.584747] cx88/0: registered device video0 [v4l2]
[ 17.584778] cx88/0: registered device vbi0
[ 17.752426] cx88/2: cx2388x dvb driver version 0.0.7 loaded
[ 17.752430] cx88/2: registering cx8802 driver, type: dvb access: shared
[ 17.752433] cx88/2: subsystem: d460:9022, board: TeVii S460 DVB-S/S2 [card=70]
[ 17.752436] cx88/2: cx2388x based DVB/ATSC card
[ 17.752438] cx8802_alloc_frontends() allocating 1 frontend(s)
[ 17.923373] DVB: registering new adapter (cx88)
[ 63.482120] cx24116_firmware_ondemand: Waiting for firmware upload (dvb-fe-cx24116.fw)...
[ 63.482137] firmware: requesting dvb-fe-cx24116.fw
[ 63.744964] cx24116_firmware_ondemand: Waiting for firmware upload(2)...
[ 67.402165] cx24116_load_firmware: FW version 188.8.131.52
[ 67.402189] cx24116_firmware_ondemand: Firmware upload complete
Looks like its installed nice without problems.
5th: Finally set up Linuxmce using the installer script from this page: newbielink:http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/LinuxMCE-0810_alpha2 [nonactive]
Everything runs fine and the AV-Wizard comes up
6th: chosen following Options from Wizard:
DVI/HDMI 1920x1080p 60hz
Opengl with overlay
Orbiter screens will be rendered now and after all is done the Linuxmce comes up with the Interface.
So far so good.
7th: When I choose to setup mythtv over "computing" the wizard comes up and i can configure my dvb-card followed the guide at:
When i want to scan for channels it keeps telling me:
"mythtv konnte die karte nicht ansprechen"
"mythtv could not contact card"
After a few hours of reading the web and testing different setups in mythtv-setup, some guy in a forum said: that mythtv-backend isnt running.
So i ssh'ed to my core and did a "sudo su -" and then su "mythtv" and then "mythbackend"
Voila, my card could be detected now and i could scan for channels, well which didnt work also.
Is it normal that i have to run manually the mythbackend command? shouldnt it come up automatically?
Im pretty new to all this tv stuff in linuxmce tho.
8th: Well i decided to use the console scan command to fetch a few channels so i did(as root):
scan -l UNIVERSAL -s 0 /root/dvb-utils/examples/scan/dvb-s/Astra-19.2E > channels.conf.astra
The scan would complete succesfully and i could add the path of the just createt channels.conf.astra in the mythtv-setup.
The screen went blank now over my HDMI-Port, so i have to switch to VGA-Port and manually rebooted the core over console.
When the Core came back up i could saw in mythtv-setup that the channels were imported succesfully. After that i did a "mythfilldatabase".
9th: When i started the TV frontend now over the interface, the screen just went blank.
Ive rebooted again and then i would not get a signal over my HDMI-Port from now.
10th: I have tried different xorg.conf files of which i gladly had made a backup, but none would work.
So i rebooted and hold down shift to launch up the av-wizard, when it came up i tried again:
1920x1080p@60hz / 50hz or 720p@60hz / 50hz
well what can i say - no signal over hdmi.
So i tried to choose VGA instead of HDMi and *BAM* i had a picture. I completed the wizard now and started up the Interface to try mythtv.
I could watch TV now but only in a shitty resolution where i had to scroll over the screen to see the whole picture. Anyway, TV is working with my card, but not over HDMI for some strange reasons.
Or Mythtv just smacked up my HDMI Config somehow.
I would just use 7.10 if i could, but i cant compile my nVidia-Drivers under 7.10 because 7.10 isnt supported anymore so i cant get things linke:
xserver-xorg-dev or mercurial
Is there any way to still get those packages?
And what about the mythtv-problem? Can someone help me out with this?
Oh and one thing else, i have a Fiire Chief which works just great under 7.10, but under 8.10 the only thing which is working is the gyro function and nother button on the remote. is this still in development unter 8.10?
I have a NAS with a SAMBA share in my network, anyone knows how to integrate it into linxmce? Under 7.10 it just came up in the wizard as "external hdd" but the NAS would not even say hello to 8.10, where can i configure it?
Well this is a large thread and my first post, but after days of reading forums, and all possible howtos, i am at the end now and cant explain myselt why it isnt working.
Many many thanky in advance for those who read my thread and maybe can help me out.