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[vdr] Re: help me to run VDR!!!!
Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
> "firstname.lastname@example.org" wrote:
> > Help me, please! I don't known what to do anymore!
> > I have the follow problem:
> > When I try to run VDR, nothing seems to happen.
> > The /var/log/messages reports:
> > Aug 28 19:44:26 localhost vdr: SVDRP listening on port 2001
> > Aug 28 19:44:26 localhost vdr: setting watchdog timer to 60
> > seconds
> > Aug 28 19:44:26 localhost vdr: ERROR: illegal video device handle
> > (-1)!
> > Aug 28 19:44:32 localhost vdr: max. latency time 1 seconds
> > Aug 28 19:44:59 localhost vdr: caught signal 2
> > Aug 28 19:44:59 localhost vdr: saved setup to /video/setup.conf
> > Aug 28 19:44:59 localhost vdr: EIT processing thread ended
> > (pid=8082) - master
> > Aug 28 19:44:59 localhost vdr: max. latency time 1 seconds
> > Aug 28 19:44:59 localhost vdr: exiting
> > ago 28 19:44:59 localhost su(pam_unix): session closed for user
> > root
> > I've installed an Huppauge Win Tv Nova!
> > What does it mean "illegal video device handle (-1)!" ?
> > I don't know what to do!
> > I hope some experts help me!
> > It seems to be only a my problem. I naven't read any messages about
> > this question.
> > Is it a driver or VDR 0.92 installation problem?
> This error message indicazes that there is no OSD device.
> Please check if there is a /dev/ost/osd[0-3], and that you
> have full access to it.
The Hauppauge Win Tv Nova does not have an OSD device, nor does it have
a MPEG decoder. To use vdr, you need a full featured DVB-S card as
primary card. With only a Hauppauge Win Tv Nova you can use the driver
to record (I haven't done that in a long time - I think you can set the
channel with tuxplayer and read the video data from one [don't know
which] of the devices in the /dev/ost directory. Read the documentation
provided with the driver.) and a software mpeg decoder to watch the
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