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Old 08-18-2001, 09:53 PM   #1
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Talking Mine is BIGGER than yours


Yes - sad but true!

Seems like now one know the answer for this one and that is why my problem is bigger than yours.
Im going to give it one last try before I give up.

Hello everyone. I know my way very well around Windows 98 and I recently installed Red Hat 7.1 as a second O.S. in my computer in a seperate partition. I beleave it is time to loose my addiction on B. Gates products. No problems there, everything went well. However I realy need help on this subject - I have read HowTos, searched the net, gone to the public library at my home town,etc, etc... and nothing .

I have a Pinnacle PCTV card that works well in Windows 98, but I would like to make it work in Linux as well.

I instaled xawtv and when I try to "activate" it system says:
v4l: open/dev/video0: no such device
no video grabber device available

However in ( KDE )Controle Center\Information\PCI there is this info:
-Multimedia video controler: Brooktree Corporation Bt878 ( rev 17 )

Linux knows something is there but doesnt know what it is for?
How can I "configure" my Tv Card?
How can I "configure" .../video0?
How do I get Linux to recognize it and let me work with it?

I searched this forum and found 2 more help requests on this subject but no answers to our problem. I tried the newbie forum firs but seems like no one these knows the answer there. I realy have tried to get awnsers in HowTos and Tv grabber instructions programs for Linux like xawtv, bttv, kwintv and zapping.
Yes I must be a Linux DUMMY but still I would realy love to get some help on this subject.

Thanks for your attention.

kabong.
 
Old 08-18-2001, 11:02 PM   #2
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I don't know much about Linux with tv tuner cards, never got around to that... but you can try this link I found doing a search, i think it has links to software to use for tv cards in linux. http://roadrunner.swansea.uk.linux.org/v4l.shtml
if that doesn't work, you can always try to use Wine within linux to get whatever software that your card uses to view and use within linux.
 
Old 08-19-2001, 04:34 AM   #3
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You need to add the tuner and bttv modules to your modules.conf and confgiure them correctly. Wonce that's working TV cards are bomb proof under linux.

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Old 10-19-2002, 01:38 PM   #4
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Hi, I'm portuguese, like urself, but I'll reply in english for everyone that has this problem in their systems, k?

Ok, so u've got a TV card with a bt878 chip, and u just can't get it to work? ok, that's simple enough to solve ...
javascript:smilie('')
If u can see ur card description with the "dmesg" command, than everything should be fine ... now just do the following:javascript:smilie('')

modprobe bttv
modprobe tvmixer
modprobe videodev
modprobe tuner
modprobe tvaudio

and after that, just run

xawtv -c /dev/video0 or video1, depending if u have a webcam or not.

Hope it helped ;-)
Stay cool,javascript:smilie('')

Bugs.
 
Old 10-19-2002, 02:02 PM   #5
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Maybe the company that made the card has some info or maybe redhat.
 
Old 10-19-2002, 02:04 PM   #6
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"Seems like now one know the answer for this one and that is why my problem is bigger than yours.
Im going to give it one last try before I give up."

well seeing as we answered EXACTLY the same question less than a day ago...
 
Old 10-19-2002, 03:21 PM   #7
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Wow, a post from over a year ago brought from the dead that the original thread starter never replied back from the first posts made by me and acid.
 
Old 10-19-2002, 04:36 PM   #8
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ahh right, yeah i just noticed i replied that long ago! Bugs... don't do that again huh?
 
  


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