Mythbuntu 8.01 DVB Hardware Issue

Simon Ives simon at
Sat Sep 6 08:20:22 BST 2008

No need to worry about my previous question.  I changed the apt sources
to iiNet, my ISP, and performed an upgrade (108 items, and something I
had to do first as the default repo didn't have the ATI driver while the
iinet repo did).  After restarting the system my DVB card was
recognised.  What I now have to do is go and get an nVidia graphics
card.  My wife's older ATI won't function properly with Mythbuntu.
Recordings play back fine but live TV, especially HDTV, is so choppy
it's ridiculous!

Simon Ives

simon at

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On Sat, 2008-09-06 at 14:03 +1000, Simon Ives wrote:
> Hi All, I'm having a minor hardware issue that I hope someone can help
> me with.
> Yesterday I decided to make my wife's Windows XP based desktop dual boot
> Mythbuntu 8.01 so that I'd have access to the media on my file server
> via a media centre interface in the bedroom.  I've got Mythbuntu 8.01
> running fine in the living room, but with a different dvb card.
> Mythbuntu installed fine except two things.  The first is that I'm as
> yet unable to configure widescreen support for the ATI card, but I can
> get this fixed on my own.  What's got me stumped is the DVB card.
> The card is a DViCO FusionHDTV DVB-T Lite, a bit old but is supposed to
> work with stock kernels since 2.6.9.  Mythbuntu, however, doesn't seem
> able to see the card.
> The relevant section of lsmod reads:
> Module | Size | Used by
> dvb_bt8xx | 17796 | 1
> dvb_core | 81404 | 1 dvb_bt8xx
> and
> bttv | 175860 | dvb_bt8xx bt878
> So the modules seem to be there.
> If I cd into /dev/dvb/ a single adapter is listed as adapter0
> However, upon dmesg | grep dvb I get:
> [   41.072890] bttv0: add subdevice "dvb0"
> Any suggestions and/or help would be much appreciated.

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