[lug] testing PCI bus

Scott Rohling scott.rohling at gmail.com
Fri Mar 6 18:48:38 MST 2009

Have you tried swapping card slots?  Does your PVR 150 work in any slot?

And since you say you have another box - that should help diagnose as well
by swapping things and see if they work..

Good luck!


On Fri, Mar 6, 2009 at 5:17 PM, Michael J. Hammel <
mjhammel at graphics-muse.org> wrote:

> I bought a Hauppauge HVR 1600 for use with MythTV.  It worked (mostly)
> the first time I brought it up but since then has failed to come up.
> Research on the net leads me to believe, based on log data, that my PCI
> bus may be dying.  I find this plausible since I had another card (a PVR
> 250) "die" in that system last summer when it got very hot in that room.
> I've assumed that card is dead - it may just be the bus (I still have
> the card).
> So my question is this:  how can you test if the PCI bus (or connectors)
> are flaked out?  The system still runs in general.  It still functions
> as a very good MythTV server though only the PVR 150 is working (it is a
> PCI card too).
> I'm going to try swapping the 1600 card with the 150 and see if it comes
> up.  I think that would be a good sign that the bus is not behaving very
> well.  Any other ideas?  I have another box I can put the 1600 in and
> see if it comes up there.  I just don't want to run that box as a
> backend.
> If it's the PCI bus I think I'm going to have to swap in a new board
> since I need that machine to server up my MythTV tuners.
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