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I recently began my linux discovery by installing mandrake 10 official. Overall, as a first time user, I'm very impressed at just how well most of my hardware was recognized. However, one issue still remains; I can't get my tv tuner card to work. When I run xawtv, ii freezes on a black screen. Tvtime reports no signal. After some research and common sense thinking, I came to the conclusion that it didn't recognize my hardware. My TV card is an ASUS tv fm card with the phillips saa7133 chip.
HardDrake reports that I have:
Vendor: Philips Semiconductors
Bus identification: 1131:7133:1043:4843
Location on the bus: 2:7:0
Description: SAA7135HL Multi Media Capture Device
Media class: MULTIMEDIA_OTHER
However, when I do xawtv -hwscan, I get the following:
This is xawtv-3.91, running on Linux/i686 (2.6.3-7mdk-p3-smp-64GB)
looking for available devices
type : Xvideo, image scaler
name : ATI Radeon Video Overlay
I have found a set of drivers from the xawtv website, dl.bytesex.org/releases/video4linux/saa7134-0.2.12.tar.gz
but I don't really know what to do with them. In the readme it says
Pick up videodev + v4l2 patches from bytesex.org/patches/.
Configure, build, install + boot the new kernel. You'll need at least
these config options:
Type "make" to build the driver now. "make install" installs the
driver. "modprobe saa7134" should load it. Depending on the card you
might have to pass card=<nr> as insmod option, check CARDLIST for
but I don't know about those patches, whether I already have them, how do I install them and so on.