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Old 07-30-2012, 12:33 PM   #1
barakuda28
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Exclamation Trying to run Geovision GV600 capture card...


I am a linux newbie. I have debian installed.
I am thinking of using ZoneMinder to work with the capture card. Anyway, I feel like I am not installing the card right.
Here is what I did:

Created a file at "/etc/modprobe.d/capture.conf" with the line "options bttv card=150", so bttv recognizes the card and indeed it started showing Geovision Gv600 when I use the "dmesg | grep bttv" command.

I have installed ZoneMinder too and added a monitor I see no picture...

How can I make sure I have installed it right? I have only ssh access. Please help!
 
Old 07-31-2012, 11:45 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by barakuda28 View Post
I am a linux newbie. I have debian installed.
I am thinking of using ZoneMinder to work with the capture card. Anyway, I feel like I am not installing the card right.
Here is what I did:

Created a file at "/etc/modprobe.d/capture.conf" with the line "options bttv card=150", so bttv recognizes the card and indeed it started showing Geovision Gv600 when I use the "dmesg | grep bttv" command.

I have installed ZoneMinder too and added a monitor I see no picture...

How can I make sure I have installed it right? I have only ssh access. Please help!

This is truely amazing. I am doing the exact same thing at the exact same time. Amazing. I know it will work. I am in the #zoneminder channel on freenode and have been told a few things. First thing you need to do is to determine the level of that card. Do from a shell lspci -v and see what revision you have of that card. Then you can find the proper driver and/or have an angle to work from.

you can reach me via my email riosambagirl@gmail.com

Regards

sambagirl
 
Old 08-01-2012, 03:20 AM   #3
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Here is what the command returns:


04:00.0 Multimedia video controller: Brooktree Corporation Bt878 Video Capture (rev 11)
Subsystem: Device 003a:763c
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 16
Memory at f8fff000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=4K]
Capabilities: [44] Vital Product Data
Capabilities: [4c] Power Management version 2
Kernel driver in use: bttv

04:00.1 Multimedia controller: Brooktree Corporation Bt878 Audio Capture (rev 11)
Subsystem: Device 003a:763c
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 10
Memory at f8ffe000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=4K]
Capabilities: [44] Vital Product Data
Capabilities: [4c] Power Management version 2
 
Old 08-04-2012, 09:56 AM   #4
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I have installed GNOME and XawTV. Now I know for sure my card and cameras are working. They work in PAL mode and use "grabdisplay" capture. I don't know why overlay doesn't work.
The issue now is that I don't seem to be able to replicate those settings to ZoneMinder. In the "New Monitor" settings I don't see where to set the "capture" option to "grabdisplay" and I believe this is why I see no picture in Zoneminder. Can you help?
 
  


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