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Old 12-27-2007, 09:13 PM   #1
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Sony Vaio laptop with coax & S-video in


I'm trying to merge over to a Sony Vaio PCG-8V1L laptop.
Every thing is fine (even the built in webcam) - But I'm wanting to utilize the video in hardware. There is a uhf/vhf coax port on the back, and an S-video in and S-Video out on the side. I can't get these working at all.
Any and all video in programs (xawtx, tvtime, etc.) I have tried only give me the option of getting video from the webcam - as if its the only source for video input.

Anyone have anything similar and have had any luck with it, or any direction anyone can give, please, don't be shy. Thanks a lot!
-tw

If it matters I'm running kubuntu on this laptop w/ 2.6.22-14-generic kernel.

Here is lspci:
Code:
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML and 945GT Express Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML and 945GT Express PCI Express Root Port (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 02)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 02)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 3 (rev 02)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 4 (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) IDE Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) SATA AHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G70 [GeForce Go 7600] (rev a1)
06:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection (rev 02)
0a:03.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCIxx12 Cardbus Controller
0a:03.1 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments PCIxx12 OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller
0a:03.2 Mass storage controller: Texas Instruments 5-in-1 Multimedia Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO/xD)
0a:04.0 Multimedia controller: Fujitsu Limited. Unknown device 202a
0a:08.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation PRO/100 VE Network Connection (rev 02)
here is lsusb:
Quote:
Bus 005 Device 007: ID 05ca:1833 Ricoh Co., Ltd
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 006: ID 045e:0040 Microsoft Corp. Wheel Mouse Optical
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 003 Device 005: ID 044e:300c Alps Electric Co., Ltd
Bus 003 Device 004: ID 0451:2036 Texas Instruments, Inc. TUSB2036 Hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
here is lsmod:
Code:
Module                  Size  Used by
battery                11012  0
ac                      6148  0
thermal                14344  0
fan                     5764  0
button                  8976  0
ipw3945               119840  1
ieee80211              35656  1 ipw3945
e100                   37644  0
mii                     6528  1 e100
ipv6                  273892  10
arc4                    2944  2
ecb                     4608  2
blkcipher               7556  1 ecb
ieee80211_crypt_wep     6272  1
af_packet              24840  4
rfcomm                 42136  4
l2cap                  26240  11 rfcomm
sony_laptop            32088  0
sonypi                 23960  0
ppdev                  10244  0
acpi_cpufreq           10568  0
cpufreq_userspace       5280  0
cpufreq_powersave       2688  0
cpufreq_stats           7232  0
cpufreq_conservative     8072  0
cpufreq_ondemand        9612  0
freq_table              5792  3 acpi_cpufreq,cpufreq_stats,cpufreq_ondemand
sbs                    19592  0
video                  18060  0
container               5504  0
dock                   10656  0
sbp2                   24072  0
parport_pc             37412  0
lp                     12580  0
parport                37448  3 ppdev,parport_pc,lp
snd_hda_intel         263712  1
snd_pcm_oss            44672  0
snd_mixer_oss          17664  1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm                80388  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss
snd_seq_dummy           4740  0
snd_seq_oss            33152  0
snd_seq_midi            9600  0
r5u870                 71748  0
snd_rawmidi            25728  1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event      8448  2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
video_buf              26244  1 r5u870
videodev               29312  1 r5u870
v4l2_common            18432  2 r5u870,videodev
v4l1_compat            15364  2 r5u870,videodev
hci_usb                18332  2
joydev                 11328  0
nvidia               6221648  26
ieee80211_crypt         7040  2 ieee80211,ieee80211_crypt_wep
snd_seq                53232  6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_timer              24324  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device          9228  5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
pcmcia                 41388  0
tifm_7xx1               8832  0
tifm_core              11652  1 tifm_7xx1
bluetooth              57060  7 rfcomm,l2cap,hci_usb
sr_mod                 17828  0
cdrom                  37536  1 sr_mod
snd                    54660  11 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
serio_raw               8068  0
i2c_core               26112  1 nvidia
yenta_socket           27532  1
rsrc_nonstatic         14080  1 yenta_socket
pcmcia_core            40980  3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,rsrc_nonstatic
iTCO_wdt               11940  0
iTCO_vendor_support     4868  1 iTCO_wdt
soundcore               8800  1 snd
psmouse                39952  0
intel_agp              25620  0
agpgart                35016  2 nvidia,intel_agp
snd_page_alloc         11400  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
shpchp                 34580  0
pci_hotplug            32704  1 shpchp
evdev                  11136  8
ext3                  133896  1
jbd                    60456  1 ext3
mbcache                 9732  1 ext3
sg                     36764  0
sd_mod                 30336  3
usbhid                 29536  0
hid                    28928  1 usbhid
ata_piix               17540  0
ohci1394               36528  0
ieee1394               96312  2 sbp2,ohci1394
ehci_hcd               36492  0
ahci                   23300  2
ata_generic             8452  0
libata                125168  3 ata_piix,ahci,ata_generic
scsi_mod              147084  5 sbp2,sr_mod,sg,sd_mod,libata
uhci_hcd               26640  0
usbcore               138632  6 r5u870,hci_usb,usbhid,ehci_hcd,uhci_hcd
processor              32072  2 thermal,acpi_cpufreq
fuse                   47124  1
apparmor               40728  0
commoncap               8320  1 apparmor

Last edited by tw001_tw; 12-27-2007 at 09:44 PM.
 
Old 12-31-2007, 12:46 PM   #2
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I have come up with nothing on the matter. Maybe if I could figure out what hardware the coax is driven by (NOT a bt878) then that would help out, but I have found nothing in the minimal Sony documentation, nor can I isolate the hardware via lspci.

The good news is if you type in "linux sony coax" into yahoo, this thread is the first result.. maybe.. just maybe, someone somewhere knows something. I can't belive I'm the only one with this issue. I will check this thread every once in a while to see if something comes up - but of course, If I get lucky and figure it out, I'll post what I end up doing.
 
  


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