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Old 12-19-2006, 12:45 AM   #1
skyshark
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Unhappy AverMedia Cardbus under Fedora 6


Greetings all,

I am having some trouble getting an AverMedia AverTV Cardbus TV Tuner card to work under a fresh install of Fedora Core 6. From what I have read, support for the chipset (SAA7133/SAA7135) should be included under saa7134, and automatically detected, but something is going wrong and I can't figure out what. I am trying to get it working under MythTV.

I try doing "modprobe saa71344" and "modprobe saa71344-dvb", neither return any errors. When windows loads the drivers for tuner a blue LED comes on solid on the card, but I can't even get a flicker under gnu\linux. Here's the lspci:

04:00.0 Multimedia controller: Philips Semiconductors SAA7133/SAA7135 Video Broadcast Decoder (rev d1)
Subsystem: Avermedia Technologies Inc Unknown device 03e2
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 177
Memory at 52000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=2K]
Capabilities: <access denied>

I'll be the first to admit that I am way outside my comfort zone with this tv tuner card business, any help anyone could provide would be greatly appreciated.

-Mike

Last edited by skyshark; 12-20-2006 at 01:14 PM.
 
Old 12-20-2006, 08:13 PM   #2
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Well I've been able to make some progress by adding this to /etc/modprobe.conf:

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options saa7134 card=46 tuner=54
I can see video now (It's still scrambled a little so this might not be the right tuner), no audio yet.

I've been trying to follow along the V4L wiki entry, but it's a little above my head.
 
Old 12-21-2006, 12:35 PM   #3
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Well I've been able to make some progress by adding this to /etc/modprobe.conf:


I can see video now (It's still scrambled a little so this might not be the right tuner), no audio yet.

I've been trying to follow along the V4L wiki entry, but it's a little above my head.
Well after going through the source and header files it definitely appears that this is the right card and tuner for the AverTV Cardbus E500, so I'm not sure why the video would still be messed up. I have the 8776 nvidia drivers installed, I tried the 9631 drivers to but they didn't work either. Anyone else have any ideas?
 
Old 12-21-2006, 07:42 PM   #4
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For sound with the saa7134 module, I suggest using kernel version 2.6.18 or higher. Make sure ALSA is enabled and sound support for saa7134 is set to module. The module will be saa7134-alsa. Read through /var/log/messages for any kernel dumps when loading the module. The saa7134-alsa has a tenancy to crash, so the kernel will do a memory and core dump when it does. Audio with saa7134 sucks, it seems the developer lost interest with this chip.

I recommend using tvtime and first try testing its S-Video or composite connections if it has them.

For any notebook or a PCI card based on a saa713x chip with out a line-out jack, I recommend using Canopus ADVC-110.
 
  


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