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The Mandrake Control Center (Mdk 10) does not appear to provide the means to select the tuner card as in Mandrake 9.2. I have tried entering data in the gui configuration panel, but they don't seem to work. The question is - where is the configuration file, or how can I change the card type?
The second problem I have with Mandrake 10 Official, is that video4linux does not start on booting. I have exit X and go to init 3, run "modprobe bttv" as su, and re-start X to get video4linux running! This is not the case with Mandrake 9.2, was not the case with Mandrake 10 Community. How do I get video4linux to start at boot time?
Thank you for the quick reply. The good news is that your suggestion was the clue to setting the card type.
However, I still need to do a "modprobe bttv" after booting to enable video4linux to start Xawtv. Fortunately, I can do this as su without killing X (but this is not sufficient for kdetv - see below).
My /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 already has "Load "v4l" as below:
Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension
Load "v4l" # Video for Linux
Load "glx" # 3D layer
Now that the card is recognised, there is no color in Xawtv. If I kill Xawtv, start kdetv (which can't find a video device), kill kdetv, and restart Xawtv, it now displays color! There must be another not so obvious preset I need to find which kdetv is changing. When I did the "modprobe bttv" in init 3 mode, kdetv was able to find devices.
I suspect from searches, that the video4linux problem is peculiar to the 2.6 kernel(?). These problems are not present in my Mandrake 9.2.