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Well 2 questions then. Once I get this running is the TV program graphical (as in the controls and whatnot) or do I have to change the channel from the command line?
Anyway, I really am not sure at all about the BT848 driver but here is the input I get.
MPlayer 1.0pre3-RPM-3.2.2 (C) 2000-2003 MPlayer Team
CPU: Advanced Micro Devices Athlon 4 /Athlon MP/XP Palomino 1593 MHz (Family: 6, Stepping: 2)
Detected cache-line size is 64 bytes
CPUflags: MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 1 3DNow2: 1 SSE: 1 SSE2: 0
Compiled with Runtime CPU Detection - WARNING - this is not optimal!
To get best performance, recompile MPlayer with --disable-runtime-cpudetection.
Reading config file /etc/mplayer/mplayer.conf
Reading config file /home/jamar/.mplayer/config
Reading /home/jamar/.mplayer/codecs.conf: Can't open '/home/jamar/.mplayer/codecs.conf': No such file or directory
Reading /etc/mplayer/codecs.conf: 61 audio & 169 video codecs
font: can't open file: /home/jamar/.mplayer/font/font.desc
font: can't open file: /usr/share/mplayer/font/font.desc
Linux RTC init error in ioctl (rtc_irqp_set 1024): Permission denied
Try adding "echo 1024 > /proc/sys/dev/rtc/max-user-freq" to your system startup scripts.
Using usleep() timing
Can't open input config file /home/jamar/.mplayer/input.conf: No such file or directory
Input config file /etc/mplayer/input.conf parsed: 53 binds
Cache fill: 0.00% (0 bytes) TV detected! ;-)
Selected driver: dummy
Selected input hasn't got a tuner!
vo: X11 running at 1024x768 with depth 24 and 32 bpp (":0.0" => local display)
Opening video decoder: [raw] RAW Uncompressed Video
VDec: vo config request - 320 x 200 (preferred csp: Planar YV12)
VDec: using Planar YV12 as output csp (no 0)
Movie-Aspect is undefined - no prescaling applied.
VO: [xv] 320x200 => 320x200 Planar YV12
Selected video codec: [rawyv12] vfm:raw (RAW YV12)
Audio: no sound
Maybe it sounds hard but perhaps you'll try it and decide it's reasonably easy - I've seen people do that before.
You can get rpm's with the kernel source, though I usually just download them from kernel.org.
If you download it yourself, feel free to unpack the kernel source wherever your whim dictates. That means if you choose to read http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=127095 as a guide, you can skip right to the bottom where it gets into the "make *config" stuff.
You will probably want to do "make xconfig." There will be a seemingly enormous number of options, but if you read the documentation you will probably find the ones you need, and anyway it's almost hard to check extra options that'll *HURT* you.
Too bad the redhat update only has up to a different version of the 2.4 kernel. I wish I could just do simple tasks like use a TV tuner without spending hours learning how to compile new kernels..I tried following the directions on that post but got nowhere. Once I got to the cp /usr/src/linux-2.4/.config /usr/src/linux command, it wouldn't work no matter what I type.
if you're sure there's no file that's named ".config" (that's dot-config with nothing before it), then I suppose backup.config is the file you want. Mind you I don't use redhat. This config file will cause options to default to the stuff you already have, which means if you change nothing, the recompile will still work. For someone who is unfamiliar with all the options, this makes kernel configuration drastically simpler. You can safely leave most options alone and still get a kernel that has pretty much the same compatibilities as your current one.
But I do suggest you stray a little bit, go into General Setup -> Processor type and features -> (scroll down a whole bunch) Preemptible kernel. With this option checked, the move to 2.6 is really amazing performance-wise. It literally feels like a hardware upgrade, it's so much faster and more responsive.