It's been quite a while since I have been working / setting up MD's.
In my first 0704 / 0710 install, I had a couple and each of them had a PVR-150 on board. Taking into account that at that time my knowledge (if any) of MythTV was not very impressive, I today stumble over some basic questions, so her goes:
0810 beta2 on Asus M3N78-EM
1 Hauppauge HVR-4000
RS232 to Onkyo Receiver
Acer Aspire Revo R3600
no TV card or USB TV device
It should be noted that I have had an extreme 'fight' to get the HVR4000 running first with Myth 021 now with 022.
To get this to work, I had to do extensive testing, during which, admittedly, from time to time some detail on information got lost, or mixed up with 'another trial'.
It's also important to notice that I'm running 2.6.28-11-generic kernel
So yesterday picked up the R3600 and hooked it up as an MD. At first, after enabling PXE, the MD got stuck after a reboot. Then I realized maybe this had to do with me running a 2.6.28-11 kernel on the core?
I adapted the boot images of my MD, and also copied over the complete relevant modules directory.
I also switched AMD64 to i386 via PlutoAdmin.
After that, the Revo continued booting and seems to work fine...
Next I tried to start TV on the Revo-MD.
This does not work...
At this point I started doubting: does my MD need it's own TV tuner? I don't think so, the front-end of the MD should be able to connect to the back-end on the core, and use the HVR-4000 tuner on the core - if it is available. (Could someone please confirm if I'm correct here?)
Next I had a look at the ##_MythTV_Player.log to find:
sambahelper@moon41:/var/log/pluto$ cat 49_MythTV_Player.log
== ATTEMPT FRESH START ==
1 01/21/10 19:36:38 Spawn_Device.sh 49 (spawning-device) 18861 Dev: 49; Already Running list: 42,43,45,
== FRESH START ==
1 01/21/10 19:36:39 Spawn_Device.sh 49 (spawning-device) device: 49 ip: 192.168.80.1 cmd_line: MythTV_Player
3 01/21/10 19:36:40 Spawn_Device.sh 49 (spawning-device) Can't execute MythTV_Player
Now I wonder:
- Is this caused by the changed kernel?
- Are there 'known' objections against upgrading the kernel?
- What steps do I have to take to modify the MD image, so that newly created MD's will use the correct kernel and modules?
- What is missing to make MythTV run on this MD?
I realize this is quite a lengthy post, but I feel the information is necessary to understand the situation.
Thanks a lot for all the great work and for your help!