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It would be a great help if you could provide the chipset of the card. You should be able to tell by looking for the biggest chip on the card (not always the case, but many times). Most of the time, you'll find drivers for specific chipsets (for example, my card's name is picked up similiarly to yours, and I use the cx88xx driver, but you card may have a different chipset).
Are you saying you have the same card as me and it works fine on SUSE 9.2?
Well, I haven't had the time at the moment to open up my case to check the chipset, thought if I am not mistaken - I think I heard that this card used the Conexant chipset - and I think the cx88xx drivers would be the right ones here also.
But where did you get these Linux drivers for this card?????
I don't mind experimenting around to see what works as this is not my permenant install, I am just playing around with this OS and trying to make certain everything works. So I don't mind if somethinig gets mucked up as I try to fix this thing. I will do a clean install again in a month or so anyways.
Just to give you some further details - I am using a MSI K7N2 Delta-L (nForce 2) MOBO with AMD 1700+ Athlon.
OK, well, since no one replied, I have been doing my own searching.
I found this at the KDE TV website.
Q: kdetv freezes with my cx88xx-based card.
A: The cx88xx driver does not implement a syscall the kdetv v4l1 plugin needs. You can either update your driver (there is a fix in it since the middle of October 2004) or use the v4l2 plugin in kdetv > 0.8.4.
The problem is, I have very little clue as to what it actually means. Hope someone can explain it to me in noob terms.
Where do I get that updated driver or where do I get this plugin and how do I implement it?
And what is a syscall?
just busy doing a bit of research on your tv tuner at the mo', but as for your graphics card. type glxgears and let it run for about 5 secs and it should give you an FPS readout. If it's around 3000fps then the diver is installed, if not go to ati.com and download the latest drivers or try YAST for fglrx.
ok, this just after 5min of searching, so it might not be completely acurate but it seems your card uses the connexant bt878 chipset which is supported by the bttv driver. http://linux.bytesex.org/v4l2/bttv.html
the link seems to go a video4linux site with different drivers. I'd try the bttv-0.9.15.tar.gz.
extract it using tar xzvf bttv-0.9.15.tar.gz
then follow the README/INSTALL files
There are two versions of this card. One of them (the older one) uses the BT878 chipset, which was mentioned in the post just prior to this one. The newer of the two cards uses the cx88xx chipset. If you were able to determine that you have the newer chipset (the cx88), then the driver you want is here. However, if you have the older chipset (the BT878), use the link from the previous post. So, crack open that box and find out.
Also, I wanted to clear up the fact that I haven't tested this card on SuSe; I was using Fedora 2 at the time that I used this card. Sorry for the confusion.