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Old 10-26-2003, 08:06 AM   #1
Lars2000
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Unhappy cx88 - Hauppauge Chip


I am trying to delete my windows partition from my computer, and all that keeps me from doing that is my TV-Card... Hauppauge PCI FM based on the connexant cx881 Chip.
There is a driver in alpha version at bytesex.org, but as I'm pretty new to linux I wanna ask first if anybody tried that driver, and which result and/or problems he got.
So?
Thanx in advance /Lars

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Old 03-25-2004, 05:01 AM   #2
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Hey Lars

I am battling with the same issue - although my card is a pixelview. The only way forward realistically is to get the new 2.6.4 kernel and compile it. They guys have had various success with the drivers built in there.
 
Old 03-25-2004, 06:31 AM   #3
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I have a bttv pixel view card. Works fine under suse 9.0, both tv and fm.
 
Old 03-25-2004, 07:28 AM   #4
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Sorry - I should have clarified

I have pixelview playtv pro with the conexant chip
 
Old 03-25-2004, 08:19 AM   #5
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What distro are you guys using? Did you try setting the cardnumber in your systems?
 
Old 03-25-2004, 08:22 AM   #6
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Which cardnumber u mean? And where u wanna set it in?
 
Old 03-25-2004, 02:17 PM   #7
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Setting depends on the distro. In my SuSE 9.0 it's inside yast2 tv config, very easy.

There's a cardlist with numbers identifying the boards from # vendors. When setting the boardnumber correctly for your card, you tell the system which card it is.

Also, when you set the correct fm tuner, you avoid lots of config problems.

But you have to see where are you going to set this, in your specific setup.
Take a look:
http://shino.pos.to/linux/CARDLIST

Last edited by bruno buys; 03-25-2004 at 02:18 PM.
 
Old 11-08-2004, 07:08 AM   #8
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Hi !

I have the Hauppage WinTV Go2.
Yast recognizes the card as a Winfast TV2000 XP.

Television does not work at all (no signal) . With S-Video / Composite from my VCR, I get a picture, but it's black and white. The 'snow' noise that should appear when i stop the tape is somewhat colorful.

I suppose there is a problem with the tuner and the television standard (Neither tvtime nor xawtv offer PAL-B/G).
I tried to change the tuner, e.g. "modprobe cx8800 tuner=5" but I get error messages like
cx8800: Unknown parameter `tuner'

How can I configure cx8800 to use a different tuner ?


I added the /var/log/messages, chip name, xawtv output and lspci output...

The printing on the card and chip is :

Conexant CX23881-27
E256691
0234 Korea

PAL-B/G
34704
REV E148

My system is Suse 9.2 with Suse Kernel 2.6.8-24.3 (default) .

I load the modules
modprobe cx8800
modprobe cx88xx

/var/log/messages says

Nov 8 13:30:44 linux kernel: cx2388x v4l2 driver version 0.0.4 loaded
Nov 8 13:30:44 linux kernel: PCI: Enabling device 0000:00:0e.0 (0014 -> 0016)
Nov 8 13:30:44 linux kernel: ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:0e.0[A] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
Nov 8 13:30:44 linux kernel: cx88[0]: subsystem: 0070:3401, board: Hauppauge WinTV 34xxx models [card=1
,autodetected]
Nov 8 13:30:45 linux kernel: i2c-algo-bit.o: (0) scl=1, sda=1
Nov 8 13:30:45 linux kernel: i2c-algo-bit.o: (1) scl=1, sda=0
Nov 8 13:30:45 linux kernel: i2c-algo-bit.o: (2) scl=1, sda=1
Nov 8 13:30:45 linux kernel: i2c-algo-bit.o: (3) scl=0, sda=1
Nov 8 13:30:45 linux kernel: i2c-algo-bit.o: (4) scl=1, sda=1
Nov 8 13:30:45 linux kernel: i2c-algo-bit.o: cx88[0] passed test.
Nov 8 13:30:45 linux kernel: cx88[0]: hauppauge eeprom: model=34704, tuner=LG TPI8PSB11D (29), radio=no
Nov 8 13:30:45 linux kernel: cx88[0]/0: found at 0000:00:0e.0, rev: 3, irq: 11, latency: 32, mmio: 0xd4
000000
Nov 8 13:30:45 linux kernel: tuner: Ignoring new-style parameters in presence of obsolete ones
Nov 8 13:30:45 linux kernel: cx88[0]/0: registered device video0 [v4l2]
Nov 8 13:30:45 linux kernel: cx88[0]/0: registered device vbi0
Nov 8 13:30:45 linux kernel: cx88[0]/0: set_audio_standard_BTSC (status: known-good)
Nov 8 13:30:45 linux kernel: cx88[0]/0: cx88: tvaudio thread started
Nov 8 13:30:45 linux kernel: cx88[0]/0: AUD_STATUS: 0xffe2 [mono/no pilot] ctl=BTSC_AUTO_STEREO
Nov 8 13:30:46 linux kernel: cx88[0]/0: AUD_STATUS: 0xf2 [mono/no pilot] ctl=BTSC_AUTO_STEREO
Nov 8 13:30:47 linux kernel: cx88[0]/0: AUD_STATUS: 0x232 [mono/no pilot] ctl=BTSC_AUTO_STEREO
Nov 8 13:30:48 linux kernel: cx88[0]/0: AUD_STATUS: 0x172 [mono/no pilot] ctl=BTSC_AUTO_STEREO
Nov 8 13:30:50 linux kernel: cx88[0]/0: AUD_STATUS: 0x1b2 [mono/no pilot] ctl=BTSC_AUTO_STEREO
Nov 8 13:30:51 linux kernel: cx88[0]/0: AUD_STATUS: 0x272 [mono/no pilot] ctl=BTSC_AUTO_STEREO


When starting xawtv i get the message

This is xawtv-3.94, running on Linux/i686 (2.6.8-24.3-default)
config: invalid value for norm: PAL-N
valid choices for "norm": "ntsc", "pal"


Running xawtv -hwscan results in

This is xawtv-3.94, running on Linux/i686 (2.6.8-24.3-default)
looking for available devices
port 105-105
type : Xvideo, image scaler
name : NV17 Video Overlay

port 106-106
type : Xvideo, image scaler
name : NV17 Video Texture

port 107-138
type : Xvideo, image scaler
name : NV05 Video Blitter

port 139-139 [ -xvport 139 ]
type : Xvideo, video overlay
name : NVIDIA Video Interface Port

/dev/video0: OK [ -device /dev/video0 ]
type : v4l2
name : Hauppauge WinTV 34xxx models
flags: capture tuner


And the result of
lspci -v

0000:00:0e.0 Multimedia video controller: Conexant Winfast TV2000 XP (rev 03)
Subsystem: Hauppauge computer works Inc.: Unknown device 3401
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 11
Memory at d4000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)
Capabilities: [44] Vital Product Data
Capabilities: [4c] Power Management version 2

0000:00:0e.1 Multimedia controller: Conexant: Unknown device 8811 (rev 03)
Subsystem: Hauppauge computer works Inc.: Unknown device 3401
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 11
Memory at d3000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [disabled]
Capabilities: [44] Vital Product Data
Capabilities: [4c] Power Management version 2

greetings,
Haarg
 
Old 11-09-2004, 12:32 PM   #9
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Hi !

I got it to work.
I used this cx88 howto
http://www-users.york.ac.uk/~jcs116/wintv_cx88.html
and the cx88 CVS-Snapshot from Nov.09, 2004.

Only works with tvtime, not xawtv (maybe my xawtv is not up to date).
However, sound is only enabled in debug mode, not in television. This is anoying since switching channels is only possible in television mode.
With s-composite, there is also no sound but this is a problem of my VCR and the cable i use.

greetings,
Haarg
 
  


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