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Old 01-19-2006, 10:09 PM   #1
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FATAL: Error inserting ivtv


I recently purchased an Hauppauge PVR-500. I installed it on a SuSE 10.0 machine, followed the howto's on the ivtv wiki (very well written, btw) using driver 0.4.2 (compiled from source). It was working fine except the second tuner (/dev/video1) was blurry and pixelated.

I thought I would try a precompiled rpm for the driver (0.3.7.c) to see if that did anything for the second tuner. This is where the problems start. After installing the RPM all I get is this error:

FATAL: Error inserting ivtv
(/lib/modules/2.6.13-15-default/kernel/drivers/media/video/ivtv.ko): Unknown
symbol in module, or unknown parameter (see dmesg)
So I thought, "Hey I'll just remove the RPM and redo the howto for 0.4.2." I was wrong I get that same exact error. Also tried with 0.4.1 and I get the same thing.

Someone please help, I'm practically going bald from pulling out my hair on this one.

Here is the relevant (but unhelpful) dmesg:

ivtv: module not supported by Novell, setting U taint flag.
ivtv: Unknown symbol video_unregister_device
ivtv: Unknown symbol video_device_alloc
ivtv: Unknown symbol video_register_device
ivtv: Unknown symbol video_usercopy
ivtv: Unknown symbol video_device_release

Last edited by xvalentinex; 01-19-2006 at 10:13 PM.
Old 01-22-2006, 04:16 PM   #2
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all right 'baldy' lol, have you done a 'character' search (ie a search for the references of the program INSIDE of files?

i mean, you just need to uninstall EVERY part of the program and recompile the one that was working 'pretty' good at one point, no?
Old 01-31-2006, 12:45 AM   #3
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I'm sorry it has taking me so long to respond.

I had a bunch of remaining files from infinite tries at this, and SuSE has released a new kernel. So deleted my whole kernel directory, and installed the new kernel via YaST. That successfully got me back to square one, I went back to compiling 0.4.2 (the that sort of worked), and it is working now.

After some further research it turns out that hauppage's newest 500's have a new Samsung chip, which is only supported by the latest ivtv driver.

Thanks a ton for your help,


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