Thursday, November 01, 2012

How to get the fusionhdtv 5 to work with myhtv

I have been having issues getting my fusionhdtv card to work with mythbuntu.  Specifically the audio has not functioned on analog ntsc recordings or live tv.  Here is what I did to get my tuner card to work.

In the mythtv-setup, under capture cards -> add a new card.

Select your fusionhdtv video card for the video device and vbi device.

The only option mythtv gives you is ALSA:default or none.  Now for the audio device I had to manually type in ALSA:hw:1,0 which was not a default option of mythtv.  I discovered the 1,0 by running arecord -l which on my machine yielded something like this.

chiluk@bonus:/mnt/sdc2/lib/firmware$ arecord -l
**** List of CAPTURE Hardware Devices ****
card 0: CK804 [NVidia CK804], device 0: Intel ICH [NVidia CK804]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: CK804 [NVidia CK804], device 1: Intel ICH - MIC ADC [NVidia CK804 - MIC ADC]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 1: CX8811 [Conexant CX8811], device 0: CX88 Digital [CX88 Digital]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0

As you can see my tuner card has a conexant audio chip on it at card 1 subdevice 0. Hence the 1,0.

I also had to force the sampling rate to be 48000 and the checkbox next to do not adjust volume.

Hopefully this helps.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

How to enable suspend and resume from a remote with mythbuntu

Add the following lines to the end of your /etc/init.d/acpi-support script

if [ -e /proc/acpi/wakeup ] ; then
echo "USB0" > /proc/acpi/wakeup ;
echo "USB2" > /proc/acpi/wakeup ;
if [ -e /sys/bus/usb/devices/3-3/power/wakeup ] ; then
echo "enabled" > /sys/bus/usb/devices/3-3/power/wakeup ;

Of course you will have to match the USB0, USB2, and devices/3-3 with your equivalent usb devices.

Add the following to your ~/.lirc/irexec file
remote = mceusb
prog = irexec
button = Power
config = xfce4-session-logout --suspend &
repeat = 0
delay = 0

Once again you'll have to submit the correct value for remote = and the correct button for Power.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

I've had nothing but problems getting my Nvidia cards to play nice with my edid non-compliant Syntax Olevia LT32HV under linux. So here's my nvidia xorg.conf from Ubuntu 9.10 Linux for everyone to enjoy. Hopefully I used enough search terms for this to be useful for someone else.

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Layout0"
Screen 0 "Screen0"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"

Section "Files"

Section "InputDevice"
# generated from default
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "auto"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

Section "InputDevice"
# generated from default
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "kbd"

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Unknown"
ModelName "Unknown"
HorizSync 30.0 - 85.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 85.0
Modeline "1368x768" 85.86 1368 1440 1584 1800 768 769 772 795
Option "DPMS"

Section "Device"
Identifier "Device0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Device0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
Option "UseEdidFreqs" "False"
Option "ExactModeTimingsDVI" "True"
Option "UseEdidDpi" "False"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1368x768" "1280x720"

Monday, June 16, 2008

Another link for our dear friend Evans.

Come on Evans you are falling behind the curve.

Most utilitarian Firefox plugin.

So I just ran accross an incredible firefox plugin for keeping your bookmarks synced accross machines and OS's. I in particular have 5 machines running a total of 7 different OSs. Suffice it to say, I've never kept my bookmarks organized until now. Foxmarks allows me ot keep my bookmarks on their server, and then automatically populate my firefox bookmarks menu.

Check it out.

Monday, June 09, 2008

I'm not alone!

So everyone knows how bad my memory is. Well here's an article about it. Perhaps someday they will have a cure for me. Although the research sounds to simply prove that memory tricks have some credit to them after all.


Sunday, June 08, 2008

Grilling Kabobs (or kebabs)

Today I ran a little experiment. I was wondering if it was possible to grill kabobs inside of tin foil. Basically the theory was that by cooking the Kabob in aluminum foil it would lock in the juices, and thereby lock in the taste.

The result wasn't as expected. It turns out, I like my kabobs a little dark. I think the carcinogens, help with the flavor. Additionally the vegetables, were too mushy. It was almost like eating over-steamed vegetables. The vegetables still had most of their water bulk. When you grill them outside of the tinfoil, I think the veges tend to lose some of this water weight. The resulting taste was just a bit off. Additionally for whatever reason, it seemed as if the tin-foil kabob actually had the opposite effect. I tasted the marinade much less in the tin foil kabob than in the straight on the grill one.

Also for personal note, I cooked the grilled kabob 12 minutes, in 4 minute interval flippings, and it was absolutely fantastic.

Here's me trying to eat healthier. We'll see how long this lasts.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Laser Pointers!

This one is for Finding Normal, and hubby. - Watch more free videos