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Old 11-20-2003, 06:30 AM   #1
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Unhappy How do you get tv to work?


Under the sounds and video package I found this;

xawtv - A TV application for video4linux compliant devices.





Would that allow me to view my tv shows under Linux like I am able too under Windows via DScaler ? I have a Hauppage WinTV video card and under the drivers page for Linux they post this;

Linux drivers, applications and LinuxTV

The Linux driver for the WinTV card is now part of the Linux kernel (version 2.2 and newer).
The LinuxTV web site is at linuxtv.org
To see some notes from a Linux user on his WinTV installation, click here.
New Linux developments on the bttv driver for the WinTV can be found here
Click here for the Hauppauge Linux help page for SuSE and Red Hat Linux
To use teletext under Linux, use Martin Buck's VideoText for Linux






While that is all well and good, thoes links do not help me understand how I would go about installing the driver(s) needed to get my tv card to work or which application I would need in order to view my shows. Can someone please give me a hand and help me get my tv card to work? Thank you in advance.

Oh and one last thing. I am using Fedora running Gnome. (If that matters)
 
Old 11-20-2003, 06:49 AM   #2
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I haven't gotten a look at fedora, but I have rh8 and xawtv is on the installation disks. I think I saw somewhere that it it in rh9 also. you can start it up from a terminal using this: xawtv &
If its not installed you can use the add packages to find it on the cds. I have a bt878 type card. I can't remember the particulars, but I read somewhere before I bought it that the kind I got is totally plug and play, and it was. I can't remember if its the same kind you have or not. So, just install the card, install the xawtv package, and go to a terminal and enter: xawtv &
That was all I had to do. Let us know how it works out.
 
Old 11-20-2003, 06:56 AM   #3
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Gosh I love this forum and everyone in it! Just like my last post, the first time was the charm !! Thank you very much MightyKC. Just a few more little tweaks and I may never go back to Windows ever again.

 
Old 11-20-2003, 09:14 AM   #4
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Along the same lines, how do you get the icon from always appearing on your desktop after a reboot? I always delete it and it always comes back.
 
Old 11-20-2003, 07:07 PM   #5
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Talking

You are very very welcome. Just glad to get a chance to do my part!!!http://images.linuxquestions.org/que...ons/icon10.gif
Lostman, I do not know about the icons, sorry. I am sure someone else does though.
 
Old 11-20-2003, 07:51 PM   #6
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I just noticed that when I first open xawtv that all the settings are back to default and that I get no sound untill I open XMMS. Would you happen to know where I can make the changes permanent, enable sound on start up and how I would be able to make a link to xawtv within my menu bar?

 
Old 11-20-2003, 08:07 PM   #7
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sound worked without xmms for me. Do you have xmms open before xawtv? I have noticed that if I try to play music and watch tv whichever one I started first retaines control of what comes out of the speakers. I also noticed if I don't close xawtv, but switch users, the sound
from the tv channel continues. I am not sure if that info helps you out any. I do not know how to put applications on the menu bar, but I wish I did.
 
Old 11-20-2003, 08:24 PM   #8
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Actually I start the tv first and no sound comes on untill I open XMMS. It is very odd indeed.
 
Old 11-20-2003, 10:18 PM   #9
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Hmm, I just tried xawtv with KNOPPIX for the first time. I got sound immedietly. Also Mandrake and Red Hat. I am totally perplexed as to why it does that for you.
 
  


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