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Old 04-21-2006, 05:50 PM   #1
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Tuner settings for FlyVideo 3000 on SuSE 10.0?

Hello guys!
I've been trying out SuSE Linux 10.0 X86-64 and the only problem I'm having is with the LifeView FlyVIDEO 3000 (FlyTV Prime 34 FM) TV card. All I get is a black screen and I can't find any TV channels. The card uses a Philips SAA7134 chipset, and is installed on the system as a SAA7134 Video Broadcast Decoder. I think the problem is that it can't find the correct tuner. I tried many different things like manually selecting the FlyVideo 3000 card, changing expert settings (tried card=2 tuner=5), but as I'm a great noob in Linux, I failed to succeed.

Is there anyone out there with this card?

(BTW I think the tuner is a Philips PAL_B or something, it works like that under WinXP)
Old 04-21-2006, 06:07 PM   #2
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00:00.0 Host bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce3 250Gb Host Bridge (rev a1)
00:01.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce3 250Gb LPC Bridge (rev a2)
00:01.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation nForce 250Gb PCI System Management (rev a1)
00:02.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation CK8S USB Controller (rev a1)
00:02.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation CK8S USB Controller (rev a1)
00:02.2 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation nForce3 EHCI USB 2.0 Controller (rev a2)
00:05.0 Bridge: nVidia Corporation CK8S Ethernet Controller (rev a2)
00:08.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation CK8S Parallel ATA Controller (v2.5) (rev a2)
00:09.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation CK8S Serial ATA Controller (v2.5) (rev a2)
00:0a.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation CK8S Serial ATA Controller (v2.5) (rev a2)
00:0b.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce3 250Gb AGP Host to PCI Bridge (rev a2)
00:0e.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce3 250Gb PCI-to-PCI Bridge (rev a2)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV40.2 [GeForce 6800 LE] (rev a1)
02:09.0 Multimedia controller: Philips Semiconductors SAA7134 Video Broadcast Decoder (rev 01)
02:0a.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Audigy (rev 04)
02:0a.1 Input device controller: Creative Labs SB Audigy MIDI/Game port (rev 04)
02:0a.2 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Creative Labs SB Audigy FireWire Port (rev 04)
02:0c.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): VIA Technologies, Inc. IEEE 1394 Host Controller (rev 46)
saa7130/34: v4l2 driver version 0.2.14 loaded
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:02:09.0[A] -> Link [APC4] -> GSI 19 (level, low) -> IRQ 209
saa7134[0]: found at 0000:02:09.0, rev: 1, irq: 209, latency: 32, mmio: 0xfdfff000
saa7134: <rant>
saa7134:  Congratulations!  Your TV card vendor saved a few
saa7134:  cents for a eeprom, thus your pci board has no
saa7134:  subsystem ID and I can't identify it automatically
saa7134: </rant>
saa7134: I feel better now.  Ok, here are the good news:
saa7134: You can use the card=<nr> insmod option to specify
saa7134: which board do you have.  The list:
saa7134:   card=0 -> UNKNOWN/GENERIC
saa7134:   card=1 -> Proteus Pro [philips reference design]   1131:2001 1131:2001
saa7134:   card=2 -> LifeView FlyVIDEO3000                    5168:0138 4e42:0138
saa7134:   card=3 -> LifeView FlyVIDEO2000                    5168:0138
saa7134:   card=4 -> EMPRESS                                  1131:6752
saa7134:   card=5 -> SKNet Monster TV                         1131:4e85
saa7134:   card=6 -> Tevion MD 9717
saa7134:   card=7 -> KNC One TV-Station RDS / Typhoon TV Tune 1131:fe01 1894:fe01
saa7134:   card=8 -> Terratec Cinergy 400 TV                  153b:1142
saa7134:   card=9 -> Medion 5044
saa7134:   card=10 -> Kworld/KuroutoShikou SAA7130-TVPCI
saa7134:   card=11 -> Terratec Cinergy 600 TV                  153b:1143
saa7134:   card=12 -> Medion 7134                              16be:0003
saa7134:   card=13 -> Typhoon TV+Radio 90031
saa7134:   card=14 -> ELSA EX-VISION 300TV                     1048:226b
saa7134:   card=15 -> ELSA EX-VISION 500TV                     1048:226b
saa7134:   card=16 -> ASUS TV-FM 7134                          1043:4842 1043:4830 1043:4840
saa7134:   card=17 -> AOPEN VA1000 POWER                       1131:7133
saa7134:   card=18 -> BMK MPEX No Tuner
saa7134:   card=19 -> Compro VideoMate TV                      185b:c100
saa7134:   card=20 -> Matrox CronosPlus                        102b:48d0
saa7134:   card=21 -> 10MOONS PCI TV CAPTURE CARD              1131:2001
saa7134:   card=22 -> AverMedia M156 / Medion 2819             1461:a70b
saa7134:   card=23 -> BMK MPEX Tuner
saa7134:   card=24 -> KNC One TV-Station DVR                   1894:a006
saa7134:   card=25 -> ASUS TV-FM 7133                          1043:4843
saa7134:   card=26 -> Pinnacle PCTV Stereo (saa7134)           11bd:002b
saa7134:   card=27 -> Manli MuchTV M-TV002/Behold TV 403 FM
saa7134:   card=28 -> Manli MuchTV M-TV001/Behold TV 401
saa7134:   card=29 -> Nagase Sangyo TransGear 3000TV           1461:050c
saa7134:   card=30 -> Elitegroup ECS TVP3XP FM1216 Tuner Card( 1019:4cb4
saa7134:   card=31 -> Elitegroup ECS TVP3XP FM1236 Tuner Card  1019:4cb5
saa7134:   card=32 -> AVACS SmartTV
saa7134:   card=33 -> AVerMedia DVD EZMaker                    1461:10ff
saa7134:   card=34 -> Noval Prime TV 7133
saa7134:   card=35 -> AverMedia AverTV Studio 305              1461:2115
saa7134:   card=36 -> UPMOST PURPLE TV                         12ab:0800
saa7134:   card=37 -> Items MuchTV Plus / IT-005
saa7134:   card=38 -> Terratec Cinergy 200 TV                  153b:1152
saa7134:   card=39 -> LifeView FlyTV Platinum Mini             5168:0212
saa7134:   card=40 -> Compro VideoMate TV PVR/FM               185b:c100
saa7134:   card=41 -> Compro VideoMate TV Gold+                185b:c100
saa7134:   card=42 -> Sabrent SBT-TVFM (saa7130)               1131:0000
saa7134:   card=43 -> :Zolid Xpert TV7134
saa7134:   card=44 -> Empire PCI TV-Radio LE
saa7134:   card=45 -> Avermedia AVerTV Studio 307              1461:9715
saa7134:   card=46 -> AVerMedia Cardbus TV/Radio (E500)        1461:d6ee
saa7134:   card=47 -> Terratec Cinergy 400 mobile              153b:1162
saa7134:   card=48 -> Terratec Cinergy 600 TV MK3              153b:1158
saa7134:   card=49 -> Compro VideoMate Gold+ Pal               185b:c200
saa7134:   card=50 -> Pinnacle PCTV 300i DVB-T + PAL           11bd:002d
saa7134:   card=51 -> ProVideo PV952                           1540:9524
saa7134:   card=52 -> AverMedia AverTV/305                     1461:2108
saa7134:   card=53 -> ASUS TV-FM 7135                          1043:4845
saa7134:   card=54 -> LifeView FlyTV Platinum FM               5168:0214 1489:0214
saa7134:   card=55 -> LifeView FlyDVB-T DUO                    5168:0502 5168:0306
saa7134:   card=56 -> Avermedia AVerTV 307                     1461:a70a
saa7134:   card=57 -> Avermedia AVerTV GO 007 FM               1461:f31f
saa7134:   card=58 -> ADS Tech Instant TV (saa7135)            1421:0350 1421:0370
saa7134:   card=59 -> Kworld/Tevion V-Stream Xpert TV PVR7134
saa7134:   card=60 -> Typhoon DVB-T Duo Digital/Analog Cardbus 4e42:0502
saa7134:   card=61 -> Philips TOUGH DVB-T reference design     1131:2004
saa7134:   card=62 -> Compro VideoMate TV Gold+II
saa7134:   card=63 -> Kworld Xpert TV PVR7134
saa7134[0]: subsystem: 1131:0000, board: UNKNOWN/GENERIC [card=0,autodetected]
saa7134[0]: board init: gpio is 39000
 : chip found @ 0xc2 (saa7134[0])
saa7134[0]: Huh, no eeprom present (err=-5)?
tuner 2-0061: tuner type not set
tuner 2-0061: tuner type not set
saa7134[0]: registered device video0 [v4l2]
saa7134[0]: registered device vbi0
lspci -v:
02:09.0 Multimedia controller: Philips Semiconductors SAA7134 Video Broadcast Decoder (rev 01)
        Subsystem: Philips Semiconductors: Unknown device 0000
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 209
        Memory at 00000000fdfff000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
        Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 1

Last edited by TiRAN; 04-21-2006 at 06:08 PM.
Old 04-21-2006, 07:25 PM   #3
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You have to do trial and error for the tuner. Look at "/usr/src/linux-`uname -r`/Documentation/video4linux/CARDLIST.tuner". While going through the list of tuners, make sure you do modprobe -r saa7134 tuner videodev to remove the modules. If a tuner works, add "options saa7134 card=2 tuner=X" in either /etc/modules.conf or /etc/modprobe.conf. For the X value place the tuner number there.

My LifeView FlyVideo 3000 is tuner number 17 because it is an NTSC version.
Old 04-22-2006, 08:00 AM   #4
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options saa7134 card=2 tuner=1

Added this line into:

And by luck it worked at first try! Thanks a lot for the help!

BTW I use KDETV and:

If I select XVideo: video4linux (port 270), everything works correctly.

But when I select Video4Linux: LifeView FlyVIDEO3000, I get the following error:

Unable to grab video.

Video display is not possible with the current plugin configuration. Try playing with the configuration options of the V4L plugin.
I get no video but I can hear sounds.

I don't know whats the difference between XVideo and the other one though. Maybe I didn't choose the correct tuner? Or is it a general issue? Anyways I'm happy that it works now.


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