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October 26th, 2008, 03:02 AM
I am running Ultimate 1.9 and I have MythTV installed and it has been working in the past couple of weeks. I launched the Frontend, today, and when I clicked on Watch TV, it just blinks and the Icon for Watch TV reappears.

I can get Movie Listings, the Program Guide, Weather, everything seems to be OK except Watch TV. I have not changed any hardware.

I do not know how to diagnose the problem.

November 2nd, 2008, 10:57 PM
I have this same issue. What I find temporarily fixes it, is to go in the back-end again and scan the channels again. After this it runs the mythdatabase again and then I can go in to the frontend and use the WATCH TV again.

Only thing is once I turn mythtv off, I have to go back in to the back-end and scan the channels again and exit to the mythdatabase and all is once again fine.

I am not sure why the mythdatabase does not retain my information for the channels and why I have to rescan every time I restart Mythbuntu, but it happens.

If someone has a clue as to why this is, I would be exstatic to fix this with their input and help.

Thanks in advance..

November 3rd, 2008, 04:27 AM
Okay.. I got a step futher... after looking at my Backend logs, I found

-mythtv Problem with capture cards Card 1failed init

Then I found this post and it got me to thinking...


even though it is not my network card... it still is not initializing, which means it has something to do with loading order, or at least that was what I was seeing. So I changed the backend load order like they did in the post above and now...

It is recognicing the capture card and it doesn't fail... as well as I don't have to go back in to the backend to bring the capture card back up.

Now... I have the issue of the Watch Now coming up.. BUT! it stays on a black screen and it will not show the video. I have to hard reset from there.

Any ideas?

November 3rd, 2008, 04:44 AM
When I first set up MythTV, I had to download and install the firmware CX18 for my WinTV card. There is a website that has the instructions on how to do this.


I just followed all the steps for downloading and installing and now everything works again.

It specifically states, for now, that everytime the kernel changes, I have to do this again. My problem is I don't know when the kernel has changed.