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Old 12-18-2004, 06:47 AM   #1
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WinFast TV2000 XP on 2.6.8


Hi guys!

I'm trying to install a WinFast TV2000 XP on my linux 2.6.8 (SUSE 9.2) on my PC ( P4 3.0, nVidia 6600)

my tv card has been correctly detected, it seems.. but only the chipset "Conexant CX2388x" but i can't configure the tv tuner!!
yast tells me that there are no tv tuner available....
Please help me!!

bye
philip


p.s. the card correctly works under windows..
 
Old 12-18-2004, 09:44 AM   #2
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Old 01-14-2005, 05:59 PM   #4
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I've tried it

I have the winfast expert, and this is how I got it to sort of work:

1) open up yast and install/remove software
2) install xawtv if you haven't already got it
3) run xawtv (be prepared for loud either no sound or loud staticy sound with a tiny window)
4) right click on the screen to get your options up, configure everything and go

note:

I haven't been able to save any of my settings, so xawtv is really annoying for me. I personally found TVtime in fedora core 2/3 a lot easier to work with. I've always found lots of crashes and freezing with SuSE. Plus I think it's bloated. (Work with XFCE 4 with GTK and you'll see what I mean).

If you manage to save your settings, please tell me how.
 
Old 01-14-2005, 07:27 PM   #5
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I have the same Winfast tv card but running perfectly on stock Debian kernel 2.6.8. Because Debian compiles many functions as modules, these extras are loaded to run the card:
bttv
tda9887
tuner
cx8800
cx88xx
video_buf
v4l1_compat
v4l2_common
btcx_risc
videodev
i2c_core
i2c_algo_bit

I also use TV-time instead, which works fine.
Not sure how Suse compiles the kernel or if you're able to modprobe these, but I can't imagine a distro like Suse not including full V4L functionality in their kernel release.
Try a new Knoppix/Kanotix release to test your card -- it should work out of the box.

Also, make sure your card is detected appropriately as NTSC or PAL.

Hope this helps you.
 
  


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