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Old 04-19-2009, 03:09 AM   #1
spaceboy909
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Question No video and X freeze when running tv tuner apps


I'm getting either no signal or an X freeze when trying to run tuner software. I've been to linuxtv.org and installed drivers.

Here's my info, followed by test results.
Code:
 xawtv -hwscan
This is xawtv-3.95.dfsg.1, running on Linux/x86_64 (2.6.27-11-generic)
looking for available devices
port 131-134
    type : Xvideo, image scaler
    name : ATI Radeon AVIVO Video

/dev/video0: OK                         [ -device /dev/video0 ]
    type : v4l2
    name : BT878 video (Leadtek WinFast 20
    flags: overlay capture tuner
Code:
lspci
03:06.0 Multimedia video controller: Brooktree Corporation Bt878 Video Capture (rev 11)
03:06.1 Multimedia controller: Brooktree Corporation Bt878 Audio Capture (rev 11)
lsmod has at least 15 different listings for tuner stuff, so I just nabbed what looked like the bulk of it.
Code:
lsmod
tuner_simple           23700  1 
tuner_types            25728  1 tuner_simple
tuner                  36300  0 
bttv                  212180  0 
ir_common              52740  1 bttv
compat_ioctl32         18304  1 bttv
pcspkr                 11136  0 
videodev               46720  3 tuner,bttv,compat_ioctl32
v4l1_compat            24580  1 videodev
i2c_algo_bit           15364  1 bttv
joydev                 20736  0 
v4l2_common            21888  2 tuner,bttv
videobuf_dma_sg        22788  1 bttv
videobuf_core          29956  2 bttv,videobuf_dma_sg
k8temp                 13568  0 
btcx_risc              13448  1 bttv
tveeprom               23428  1 bttv
snd_hda_intel         492208  3 
i2c_piix4              17936  0 
i2c_core               36000  7 tuner_simple,tuner,bttv,i2c_algo_bit,v4l2_common,tveeprom,i2c_piix4
Code:
 dmesg | grep -i bttv
[   12.887326] bttv: driver version 0.9.17 loaded
[   12.887329] bttv: using 8 buffers with 2080k (520 pages) each for capture
[   12.887449] bttv: Bt8xx card found (0).
[   12.887473] bttv 0000:03:06.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 20 (level, low) -> IRQ 20
[   12.887485] bttv0: Bt878 (rev 17) at 0000:03:06.0, irq: 20, latency: 32, mmio: 0xfdbff000
[   12.887497] bttv0: detected: Leadtek TV 2000 XP [card=34], PCI subsystem ID is 107d:6609
[   12.887500] bttv0: using: Leadtek WinFast 2000/ WinFast 2000 XP [card=34,insmod option]
[   12.887547] bttv0: gpio: en=00000000, out=00000000 in=003ff502 [init]
[   12.887587] bttv0: tuner type=2
[   12.887590] bttv0: i2c: checking for MSP34xx @ 0x80... not found
[   12.888324] bttv0: i2c: checking for TDA9875 @ 0xb0... not found
[   12.889083] bttv0: i2c: checking for TDA7432 @ 0x8a... not found
[   12.942306] bttv0: registered device video0
[   12.942337] bttv0: registered device vbi0
[   12.942368] bttv0: registered device radio0
[   12.942399] bttv0: PLL: 28636363 => 35468950 .. ok
[   12.973386] input: bttv IR (card=34) as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.4/0000:03:06.0/input/input7
[  193.947185] bttv0: PLL can sleep, using XTAL (28636363).
Code:
 dmesg | grep -i tuner
[   12.887587] bttv0: tuner type=2
[   12.906180] tuner' 1-0061: chip found @ 0xc2 (bt878 #0 [sw])
[   12.930988] tuner-simple 1-0061: creating new instance
[   12.930991] tuner-simple 1-0061: type set to 2 (Philips NTSC (FI1236,FM1236 and compatibles))
I have set my options file to:
options bttv tuner=2 card=34 lumafilter=1 combfilter=1 chroma_agc=1

Xawtv and Zapping Tv give me a full blank screen and lock me out of my desktop. I'm forced to restart X.

Tvtime Tv viewer gives me a window with the 'no signal' blue screen.

Digital Tv onlys gives an error: No tuner found

Myth Tv loads a process, but closes out before showing a window.

Any ideas?
 
Old 04-19-2009, 03:11 AM   #2
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Oh, forgot. I'm using Ubuntu Ibex with kernel 2.6.27-11-generic.
 
  


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