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Old 08-29-2004, 12:50 AM   #1
bruno buys
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Help setting my tv card?


Hi!
I am trying to set a bttv tv card under Debian.
I downloaded and installed tvtime and kradio for tv watching and radio listening, as the card has both. Then, I modprobed bttv, modprobed tuner, no errors.

But when I launch tvtime, I get a "No signal" answer. The screen is blue, I can control tvtime but I don't have any channel.

Kradio outputs me this:

2004-08-29T01:38:03 logging started
2004-08-29T01:38:03 StationList::readXML: error downloading preset file file:/home/bruno/.kde/share/apps/kradio/stations.krp
2004-08-29T01:38:05 V4LRadio::readV4LCaps: cannot open /dev/radio
2004-08-29T01:39:33 V4LRadio::readV4LCaps: cannot open /dev/radio
2004-08-29T01:39:33 V4LRadio::radio_init: Cannot open mixer device /dev/mixer
2004-08-29T01:39:39 V4LRadio::readV4LCaps: cannot open /dev/radio
2004-08-29T01:39:39 V4LRadio::radio_init: Cannot open mixer device /dev/mixer
2004-08-29T01:40:05 V4LRadio::readV4LCaps: cannot open /dev/radio0
2004-08-29T01:40:05 V4LRadio::readV4LCaps: cannot open /dev/radio0
2004-08-29T01:40:19 V4LRadio::readV4LCaps: cannot open /dev/radio0

Here are the perms for radio and video devices:

bruno@frank:~$ ls -l /dev/radio
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 6 2004-08-29 01:06 /dev/radio -> radio0

bruno@frank:~$ ls -l /dev/video
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 6 2004-08-29 01:07 /dev/video -> video0

The tv card works ok when I'm in suse. I have more details about it, such as name and brand of chips, type of tuner, etc. But I have no idea where I insert this in Debian. Maybe modules.conf?


system is Debian unstable. Kernel is 2.6.5 for athlon.

Thanks!
 
Old 10-03-2004, 12:38 PM   #2
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Hey bruno buys I am still in the process of configuring my tv card in debian! Anyway.
Quote:
bruno@frank:~$ ls -l /dev/radio
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 6 2004-08-29 01:06 /dev/radio -> radio0

bruno@frank:~$ ls -l /dev/video
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 6 2004-08-29 01:07 /dev/video -> video0
If I am not wrong your only showing the permissons for the links and not the actually devices themselves.

Have you tried running tvtime as root?? If it works its because you need to change permissions to the devices themselves (eg /dev/radio /dev/video)
 
Old 10-07-2004, 06:11 AM   #3
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were together in this, i'm having the same problem. can you hear any sound? i think you just need to rechannel your tuner. you can re-channel it using the gui interface or byt using a program called tvtime-scanner. it is located in the same directory as tvtime. you can run that program and it will scan the channels for you. by the way, i can hear a buzzing sound while tvtime-scanner scan but couldn't pick up any channel. if you get desperate, install mandrake 10. i tried it before it works, i run tvtime-scanner then tvtime and it works.

Last edited by jag; 10-07-2004 at 06:14 AM.
 
Old 10-07-2004, 09:17 AM   #4
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Ok, already fixed. Right commands are:

modprobe bttv card=37 radio=1 tuner=2

no need to modprobe tuner, as bttv already does it. Btw, kernel upgraded to 2.6.8.1.

And you can scan channels from inside tvtime.
 
Old 10-07-2004, 11:26 AM   #5
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jag you have to change the card number to your card number or it won´t work.
 
  


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