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Old 01-03-2004, 05:41 PM   #1
Drax_NS
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Angry Prolink Pixelview PlayTV PRO & Slackware 9.1


I just can not make this card work.

I am on Slackware 9.1, 2.4.23 kernel, I have installed zvbi-0.2.5.tar.bz2 and xawtv-3.90-i686-1.tgz.
On hw side, I have
AMD Barton XP2500+
on ABIT NF7 mboard (NForce2 chipset, with integrated audio&LAN),
Club3D ATI Radeon 9200 128MB/128bit (AGP 8X - my wish),
512 MBDDR,
and from the title,
Pinnacle Pixel View PlayTV PRO card, with FM&TTX, based on PV-BT878P+ w/FM chipset.

I have tried most of things I have found on the net... but it just wont work!!

I live in Serbia&Montenegro, and we use PAL, PAL B or PAL G system for TV.

Once or twice it worked (sound&picture) but it lasts up to one minute, and if freezes my PC, and only thing I can do is to reset (not restart) it. Most of other times, I have sound but no picture, and in few attempts, that sound just could not be killed!!!

Anyway, here is my modules.conf:
Quote:
#i2c
alias char-major-89 i2c-dev
options i2c-core i2c_debug=1
options i2c-algo-bit bit_test=1


# TV card pixelview playtv pro crap
alias char-major-81 videodev
alias char-major-81-0 bttv
pre-install bttv modprobe -k tuner; modprobe -k msp3400
options bttv pll=1 radio=1 card=78
options tuner type=1
parts of dmesg:
Quote:
btaudio: driver version 0.7 loaded [digital+analog]
btaudio: Bt878 (rev 17) at 01:06.1, irq: 5, latency: 32, mmio: 0xe4001000
btaudio: using card config "default"
btaudio: registered device dsp1 [digital]
btaudio: registered device dsp2 [analog]
btaudio: registered device mixer1
i2c-core.o: i2c core module
i2c-algo-bit.o: i2c bit algorithm module
Linux video capture interface: v1.00
i2c-core.o: driver i2c TV tuner driver registered.
i2c-core.o: driver i2c msp3400 driver registered.
bttv: driver version 0.7.108 loaded
bttv: using 4 buffers with 2080k (8320k total) for capture
bttv: Bt8xx card found (0).
bttv0: Bt878 (rev 17) at 01:06.0, irq: 5, latency: 32, mmio: 0xe4000000
bttv0: using: Jetway TV/Capture JW-TV878-FBK, Kworld KW-TV878RF [card=78,insmod
option]
i2c-algo-bit.o: Adapter: bt848 #0 scl: 1 sda: 1 -- testing...
i2c-algo-bit.o:1 scl: 1 sda: 0
i2c-algo-bit.o:2 scl: 1 sda: 1
i2c-algo-bit.o:3 scl: 0 sda: 1
i2c-algo-bit.o:4 scl: 1 sda: 1
i2c-algo-bit.o: bt848 #0 passed test.
tuner: chip found @ 0xc2
tuner(bttv): type forced to 1 (Philips PAL_I (FI1246 and compatibles)) [insmod]
i2c-core.o: client [Philips PAL_I (FI1246 and compa] registered to adapter [bt84
8 #0](pos. 0).
i2c-core.o: adapter bt848 #0 registered as adapter 0.
bttv0: using tuner=5
tuner: type already set (1)
bttv0: i2c: checking for TDA9875 @ 0xb0... not found
bttv0: i2c: checking for TDA7432 @ 0x8a... not found
bttv0: PLL: 28636363 => 35468950 .. ok
bttv0: registered device video0
bttv0: registered device vbi0
bttv0: registered device radio0
or if you like this more dmesg | grep bttv:
Quote:
bttv: driver version 0.7.108 loaded
bttv: using 4 buffers with 2080k (8320k total) for capture
bttv: Bt8xx card found (0).
bttv0: Bt878 (rev 17) at 01:06.0, irq: 5, latency: 32, mmio: 0xe4000000
bttv0: using: Jetway TV/Capture JW-TV878-FBK, Kworld KW-TV878RF [card=78,insmod option]
tuner(bttv): type forced to 1 (Philips PAL_I (FI1246 and compatibles)) [insmod]
bttv0: using tuner=5
bttv0: i2c: checking for TDA9875 @ 0xb0... not found
bttv0: i2c: checking for TDA7432 @ 0x8a... not found
bttv0: PLL: 28636363 => 35468950 .. ok
bttv0: registered device video0
bttv0: registered device vbi0
bttv0: registered device radio0

and lsmod:
Quote:
Module Size Used by Tainted: P
ppp_synctty 6304 0 (unused)
ppp_async 7680 1
ppp_generic 16188 3 [ppp_synctty ppp_async]
slhc 5440 0 [ppp_generic]
keybdev 2080 0 (unused)
mousedev 4276 0 (unused)
hid 21636 0 (unused)
input 3424 0 [keybdev mousedev hid]
usb-ohci 19016 0 (unused)
ehci-hcd 17544 0 (unused)
usbcore 62208 1 [hid usb-ohci ehci-hcd]
bttv 95840 0
msp3400 17964 0 (autoclean) (unused)
tuner 10720 1 (autoclean)
videodev 6560 3 [bttv]
i2c-algo-bit 7560 1 [bttv]
i2c-core 13540 0 [bttv msp3400 tuner i2c-algo-bit]
btaudio 10924 1
fglrx 175080 196
ide-scsi 10192 0
ide-cd 32096 0
nvnet 26368 1
nvaudio 35732 1
ac97_codec 13608 0 [nvaudio]
soundcore 3844 5 [bttv btaudio nvaudio]
agpgart 18324 23
apm 10020 2
Also I have looked at this forum... tryed most of settings I found.... and you can guess

Is there any hope here???


I have installed tvtime some time last night... and I finally get picture&sound.... but it works for 2 minutes exactly (I have tested it several times), and it freezes my PC... there is no other option but to restart .... interestnig thing though, sound do work... even if everything else is not....
Another note, if I start xawtv (still with no picture), and after that tvtime... both of them combined work for 2 minutes (not 2 minutes each)... and again.... Dr. FREEZE.... I know it's winter time.... but this is too much


Last edited by Drax_NS; 01-04-2004 at 01:00 PM.
 
Old 01-05-2004, 04:13 PM   #2
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emmmm noone???
 
Old 01-29-2004, 08:08 PM   #3
Anunakin
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for a list of valids CARDs and Tuners

vi /usr/src/linux/Documentation/video4linux/bttv/CARDLIST

ex: card=37 - Prolink PixelView PlayTV pro

and for tuners u need try all rage 1~40 :-(

compile xawtv with ./configure --disable-xvideo
 
Old 03-02-2004, 07:26 AM   #4
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A bit of a different take guys.
I know that these AMD's a power hungry - I had endless hassles with my amd at home - similar sort of hangs, particularly when I was writing cd's - you can imagine my horror. SLapped in a 500w power supply and hey presto - no more hassles. Try taking something like a hard drive out and and see if the situation improves.
 
  


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