cx88_dvb fun

I use MythTV (atrpms) with the pcHDTV HD-3000 card. I downloaded the 2.0 driver and compiled, and, as per the instructions, attempted to modprobe the cx88_dvb driver. I kept getting kernal errors, module mis-match errors, and on and on. Finally, after a few re-boots, rearranging of modules, etc… I got it to work. The unfortunate thing is that I really have no idea what I did, so writing up a how-to would be impossible.

The along comes a friend of mine and he has the same exact problems. After futzing with his system for two hours, I suggested that we get my pcHDTV bits, and simply do a ‘make install’, then modprobe cx88_dvb. Guess what. It worked. So, I have no idea what magic exists inside my driver bits, but here they are for anybody else who wants to try. Simply extract the tar file to a directory and (as root) type make install then modprobe cx88_dvb.

On another note, You need to make sure that your dvb device files are configured properly, and the permissions are correct. So I’m attaching my files in /etc/udev/rules.d/10-pchdtv.rules and /etc/udev/permissions.d/10-pchdtv.permissions

Hope this helps somebody

2 Replies to “cx88_dvb fun”

  1. So, I have a few question cause i’v been strugling to get my HD3000 to work for months.

    I have a PVR-250 working flawless on the PC, heres my questions.

    1. When I put the HD3000 in the machine it makes my pvr250 /video1 instead of 0. Is this ok?

    2. I followed Jarods guide and upgraded to the 2.6.11 kenel, will that be a problem?

    3. I succesfuly was able to do the /sbin/modprobe cx88-dvb but what do I do next? I’m very confused how to configure or test the card.


  2. O.K…

    1) I have not configured the HD-3000 with another card, so I’m not 100% sure, but I believe that this is the proper behavior when you have two cards
    2) 2.6.11 should not be a problem
    3) if you have successfully loaded the dvb driver and your device files are set up correctly, the next step is to configure your card in MythTV. This can definitely be a bit of a challenge, and if you search the mythtv-users list you will see a few tips. You can e-mail me directly at john at sturgeonfamily dot com if you have any more questions

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