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Old 07-04-2010, 03:15 AM   #1
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Question How to install a PCI video recorder


Ok this is my problem, I had a video capture card installed in one of the pci ports, I exchanged it for the new pci card, but I don't think it is installed. I did "lspci" and I see that the system still thinks that I still have the old video card. Can anyone help me?
 
Old 07-04-2010, 05:48 AM   #2
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Several approaches.

Run lshw to find more information on the card. man lshw

Look under /etc/udev/rules.d for something that specifies the old card similar to this thread but obviously not network related.

Remove the card, reboot with no card, then add the card again and reboot.
 
Old 07-04-2010, 06:17 PM   #3
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Several approaches.

Run lshw to find more information on the card. man lshw

Look under /etc/udev/rules.d for something that specifies the old card similar to this thread but obviously not network related.

Remove the card, reboot with no card, then add the card again and reboot.
I found information with the command you specified; however I believe it still thinks its the old card because it reports it as

*-multimedia:1
description: Multimedia video controller
product: Bt878 Video Capture
vendor: Brooktree Corporation
physical id: 1
bus info: pci@0000:05:01.0
version: 11
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: vpd pm bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=bttv latency=32 maxlatency=40 mingnt=16
resources: irq:19 memory:ea100000-ea100fff(prefetchable)
*-multimedia:2
description: Multimedia controller
product: Bt878 Audio Capture
vendor: Brooktree Corporation
physical id: 1.1
bus info: pci@0000:05:01.1
version: 11
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: vpd pm bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=bt878 latency=32 maxlatency=255 mingnt=4
resources: irq:19 memory:ea101000-ea101fff(prefetchable)


The old card had audio and video capture capabilities, and this is the information that it gave me when I used to run lspci command. The "Brooktree" company is the same company for the old card.

The new card that I installed is one with the conexant fusion 878a chipset. I believe that in order for me to install this new one I have to remove the module for the old one right?
 
Old 07-04-2010, 11:16 PM   #4
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I believe that in order for me to install this new one I have to remove the module for the old one right?
Not necessarily. If it interferes with anything you can, but try modprobing the other module anyway. They are part of V4L so you don't have to install/uninstall them or anything.

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Old 07-05-2010, 01:52 PM   #5
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Thanks man, this is really confusing though, is there like a standard tutorial on how to add and remove kernel modules?
 
Old 07-05-2010, 03:39 PM   #6
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I don't think there's a "standard" way to do anything in linux. Everybody has a point of view. Look at man modprobe, man rmmod, man lsmod for starters. If you know the driver you need, just modprobe <module-name> as root. You'll soon know whether it worked. I don't think your original issue is down to whether the driver is loaded or not though. You need to get that card showing in lspci really. Have a look at your /etc/udev/rules.d directory to see if anything there is hardcoding that card into the system.

You could look here too, but I suspect a lot of it is getting old now.
 
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Last edited by stf92; 07-05-2010 at 07:59 PM. Reason: I posted in the wrong thread.
 
Old 07-06-2010, 03:53 AM   #8
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Thank you for your help though, I guess I have to read a lot more in order to become comfortable with this.
 
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