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Old 02-11-2005, 07:43 PM   #1
exkor5000
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V4L Bt878


hello.

i have a video capturing card:
Code:
root@eXKoR--su3.00 [/usr/src/linux-2.6.7]>lspci | grep 878
00:0b.0 Multimedia video controller: Brooktree Corporation Bt878 Video Capture (rev 11)
00:0b.1 Multimedia controller: Brooktree Corporation Bt878 Audio Capture (rev 11)
while booting kernel 2.6.7 i get:
Code:
Feb 10 16:48:25 eXKoR kernel: Linux video capture interface: v1.00
and this is the only message related to video, that the kernel spits out.

the funny thing is, if i boot my old 2.4.26 kernel i get this:
Code:
Feb  5 08:20:34 eXKoR kernel: Linux video capture interface: v1.00
Feb  5 08:20:34 eXKoR kernel: i2c-core.o: i2c core module version 2.6.1 (20010830)
Feb  5 08:20:34 eXKoR kernel: i2c-algo-bit.o: i2c bit algorithm module
Feb  5 08:20:34 eXKoR kernel: bttv: driver version 0.7.108 loaded
Feb  5 08:20:34 eXKoR kernel: bttv: using 4 buffers with 2080k (8320k total) for capture
Feb  5 08:20:34 eXKoR kernel: bttv: Bt8xx card found (0).
Feb  5 08:20:34 eXKoR kernel: bttv0: Bt878 (rev 17) at 00:0b.0, irq: 10, latency: 32, mmio: 0xef000000
Feb  5 08:20:34 eXKoR kernel: bttv0: using:  *** UNKNOWN/GENERIC ***  [card=0,autodetected]
Feb  5 08:20:34 eXKoR kernel: bttv0: i2c: checking for MSP34xx @ 0x80... not found
Feb  5 08:20:34 eXKoR kernel: bttv0: i2c: checking for TDA9875 @ 0xb0... not found
Feb  5 08:20:34 eXKoR kernel: bttv0: i2c: checking for TDA7432 @ 0x8a... not found
Feb  5 08:20:34 eXKoR kernel: bttv0: registered device video0
Feb  5 08:20:34 eXKoR kernel: bttv0: registered device vbi0
my current kernel is not compiled with I2C, but Video for Linux is built-in.

my question is, what is the problem with my 2.6.7 kernel, is it I2C??
if so, would it be better to compile it as a module or a built-in??

thnx for ur time.
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Old 02-11-2005, 09:25 PM   #2
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It looks like everyhting bttv related loades properly... you have a dev entry like '/dev/video0' ?
 
Old 02-12-2005, 10:39 AM   #3
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i didnt have bttv until yesterday when i recompiled my 2.6.7 kernel with I2C and V4L as modules. heh.

now i have bttv modules loaded with videodev so hopefully everything should work fine.
and yea i do have /dev/video now

currently im struggling to install a video capturing software, which does a bad "./configure" !!!!

thnx for ur time
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