[pvrusb2] Hello; and empty files problem....

Rod Smith rodsmith at rodsbooks.com
Sat Mar 10 09:45:53 CST 2007

On Saturday 03 March 2007 23:39, Mike Isely wrote:
> On Thu, 1 Mar 2007, Rod Smith wrote:
> >
> > I recently purchased a Hauppauge WinTV PVR-USB2 for use with MythTV. For
> > the most part, the device is working fine (and thanks to Mike Isely for
> > the driver!); however, ocasionally it runs into a problem.
> > Thereafter, MythTV records 0-length files, for both the current and
> > subsequent recordings;
> The in-kernel 2.6.20 pvrusb2 driver is fairly old.  There have been some
> stability fixes since then.  Those fixes are already on their way into a
> 2.6.20.y kernel release but you might want to try building the
> most current standalone driver and see if that helps the situation.

FWIW, I've done just this; I downloaded the 20070227 package and built it a 
few days ago. Since then, I've had no problems with the device becoming 
mysteriously unavailable. I have seen one "encoder appears to be stuck" 
message, but it wasn't accompanied by any other weirdness.

Rod Smith, rodsmith at rodsbooks.com
Author of books on Linux, FreeBSD, and networking

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