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Old 08-31-2005, 12:43 PM   #1
brisde
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Debian Sarge 3.1


I need your kind help to configure my bt878 pixelview tv card.i,m using kernel 2.6.8 and my card is recognized a generic card 0 and not as card =72 and tuner=5 as i see in kernel documentation.May i have details of exact way of configuration.
PS:xawtv shows a snow image and no way to serch for channels
Thank you
 
Old 08-31-2005, 01:20 PM   #2
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It should work I has same problem; I had edited file /etc/X11/xawtvrc and setup freqtab and norm; each country has its own norm and tabs.

Code:
[global]
freqtab = europe-west

[defaults]
input = Television
norm = PAL
Else start xawtv and right click on screen and see TV norm, freq tab etc. And it should work.

and here is what i get from dmesg (i'm on Debian too)

Code:
bttv: driver version 0.9.15 loaded
bttv: using 8 buffers with 2080k (520 pages) each for capture
bttv: Bt8xx card found (0).
bttv0: Bt878 (rev 17) at 0000:01:00.0, irq: 18, latency: 32, mmio: 0xd8100000
bttv0: detected: Pinnacle PCTV [card=39], PCI subsystem ID is 11bd:0012
bttv0: using: Pinnacle PCTV Studio/Rave [card=39,autodetected]
bttv0: gpio: en=00000000, out=00000000 in=00ff67ff [init]
bttv0: i2c: checking for MSP34xx @ 0x80... not found
bttv0: miro: id=25 tuner=1 radio=no stereo=no
bttv0: using tuner=1
bttv0: i2c: checking for MSP34xx @ 0x80... not found
bttv0: i2c: checking for TDA9875 @ 0xb0... not found
bttv0: i2c: checking for TDA7432 @ 0x8a... not found
bttv0: i2c: checking for TDA9887 @ 0x86... not found
bttv0: registered device video0
bttv0: registered device vbi0
bttv0: PLL: 28636363 => 35468950 .. ok
Hope this helps!
 
Old 08-31-2005, 02:13 PM   #3
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thanks for your answer but my dmesg output is
bttv: driver version 0.9.15 loaded
bttv: using 8 buffers with 2080k (520 pages) each for capture
bttv: Bt8xx card found (0).
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:01:09.0[A] -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 177
bttv0: Bt878 (rev 17) at 0000:01:09.0, irq: 177, latency: 64, mmio: 0xd7ffe000
bttv0: using: *** UNKNOWN/GENERIC *** [card=0,autodetected]
bttv0: gpio: en=00000000, out=00000000 in=00ffc0ff [init]
ip1394: $Rev: 1224 $ Ben Collins <bcollins@debian.org>
ip1394: eth1: IEEE-1394 IPv4 over 1394 Ethernet (fw-host0)
ip1394: eth1: Could not allocate isochronous receive context for the broadcast channel
bttv: readee error
bttv0: using tuner=-1
bttv0: i2c: checking for MSP34xx @ 0x80... not found
bttv0: i2c: checking for TDA9875 @ 0xb0... not found
bttv0: i2c: checking for TDA7432 @ 0x8a... not found
bttv0: registered device video0
bttv0: registered device vbi0
bt878: AUDIO driver version 0.0.0 loaded
bt878: Bt878 AUDIO function found (0).
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:01:09.1[A] -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 177
bt878(0): Bt878 (rev 17) at 01:09.1, irq: 177, latency: 64, memory: 0xd7fff000
btaudio: driver version 0.7 loaded [digital+analog]

that means probably something else must be done!
 
Old 08-31-2005, 02:45 PM   #4
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Re: Debian Sarge 3.1

Quote:
Originally posted by brisde
I need your kind help to configure my bt878 pixelview tv card.i,m using kernel 2.6.8 and my card is recognized a generic card 0 and not as card =72 and tuner=5 as i see in kernel documentation.May i have details of exact way of configuration.
PS:xawtv shows a snow image and no way to serch for channels
Thank you
Try if the modules bttv and tuner are already loaded rmmod bttv tuner then still as root modprobe bttv card=72 tuner=5 and see if you get a picture. If this works then create a file /etc/modprobe.d/tvcard with the contents.

Code:
options bttv card=72 tuner=5
Now when you boot the correct options should be used when the module is loaded during the boot.
 
  


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