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Old 08-06-2006, 12:36 PM   #1
WilliamTheBloody
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TV Card with tda8275a tuner


Hi, i got this TV card, Pinnacle PCTV 40i, that seems to work according to The V4L WIKI Page for The Pinnacle PCTV 40i
But when i load the module i don't get the tuner
This is dmesg:
Code:
Linux video capture interface: v1.00
saa7130/34: v4l2 driver version 0.2.14 loaded
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:02:0c.0[A] -> GSI 20 (level, low) -> IRQ 21
saa7133[0]: found at 0000:02:0c.0, rev: 208, irq: 21, latency: 32, mmio: 0xdd800000
saa7133[0]: subsystem: 11bd:002e, board: Pinnacle PCTV 40i/50i/110i (saa7133) [card=77,insmod option]
saa7133[0]: board init: gpio is 200e000
input: Pinnacle PCTV as /class/input/input4
ir-kbd-i2c: Pinnacle PCTV detected at i2c-0/0-0047/ir0 [saa7133[0]]
saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom 00: bd 11 2e 00 54 20 1c 00 43 43 a9 1c 55 d2 b2 92
saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom 10: ff e0 60 02 ff 20 ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom 20: 01 2c 01 02 02 01 04 30 98 ff 00 a0 ff 22 00 c2
saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom 30: 96 ff 03 30 15 01 ff ff 0c 22 17 87 03 3c a5 8b
saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom 40: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom 50: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom 60: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom 70: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
saa7133[0]: registered device video0 [v4l2]
saa7133[0]: registered device vbi0
saa7133[0]: registered device radio0
The output of lscpi if it can be helpful
Code:
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82845 845 (Brookdale) Chipset Host Bridge (rev 11)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82845 845 (Brookdale) Chipset AGP Bridge (rev 11)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 81)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL (ICH4/ICH4-L) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 01)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801DB (ICH4) IDE Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) SMBus Controller (rev 01)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon R300 NE [Radeon 9500 Pro]
01:00.1 Display controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon R300 [Radeon 9500 Pro] (Secondary)
02:03.0 Multimedia audio controller: C-Media Electronics Inc CM8738 (rev 10)
02:0a.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
02:0c.0 Multimedia controller: Philips Semiconductors SAA7133/SAA7135 Video Broadcast Decoder (rev d0)
The S-Video work great, but because it did'nt find the tuner i can't see any channel.

I've tried several option when loading the module:
modprobe saa7134
modprobe saa7134 card=77
modprobe saa7134 card=77 tuner=54
modprobe saa7134 i2c_scan=1
modprobe saa7134 i2c_scan=1 i2c_debug=1 hoping to get some useful message, but no luck

I've i2c, v4l and saa7134, compiled as a module

any suggestion are really appreciated.
Thx
 
Old 08-06-2006, 04:56 PM   #2
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I've got a saa7134 compatible TV card as well and the only way I got the analogue tuner to work was to install the latest 2.6.17 kernel. Now I've got a picture on all channels (but still no sound but that would be another thread...)

 
Old 08-07-2006, 03:59 AM   #3
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thx for replying
i've solved the problem, just make saa7134 support built-in in the kernel, and know it recognize the tuner, and finally i can watch all the channel, it's a strange thing, cause on the wiki page it says to load it as a module or else it won't work.anyway i don't get the audio, now i gotta built oss emulation for the sound and try it
And the picture with the composite2 filter look just great
 
Old 08-07-2006, 06:22 AM   #4
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Good to hear you got it sorted it out (almost). I did in fact configure the saa7134 as a module (I didn't see any other option in xconfig anyway).

It would be nice if you keep us posted about your progress with OSS and how you did it. I'm particularly interested in that

btw wouldn't ALSA be more versatile and up-to-date? I keep reading that OSS is somewhat outdated.

cheers

Last edited by ColonelPanic; 08-07-2006 at 06:34 AM.
 
Old 08-09-2006, 12:59 PM   #5
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yeah, got it sorted it out (almost)
and yes, alsa will be definitively better, in fact now i've sound with tvtime without OSS
Luckily for me, i've a audio cable, from my card, so i connected it to the AUX entry on my motherboard, and than activated the AUX entry in alsamixer and put it to a 80%, just to hear
and all work just great

yesterday i tried MyThTV too, the video work (after some work), but no luck with alsa
i'll try tomorrow
 
Old 08-12-2006, 04:28 AM   #6
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got the audio under mythtv too.
while do some test, i noticed that if unset and then reset, the "video" channel my audio card, as capture, the audio work, and i have to do it even if a change a channel.
i think it was my card that start always mute, so i installed xawtv, and do "v4lctl volume mute off", and now i have audio, with no problem, can change channel, and still sound

Hope that my experience with this card could be helpful to somebody
 
Old 08-12-2006, 05:52 AM   #7
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Nice one mate. You're lucky to have a physical audio out from your TV card. I don't, so I'm forced to find a way through PCI with ALSA. One way I've tried (from a wiki) is after starting KDETV I type this in terminal

arecord -D hw:1,0 -r 32000 -c 2 -f S16_LE | aplay -

To be honest I don't have the slightest clue what this is (except for the 32000, the sampling frequency) it provides sound, even stereo, bi-lingual etc.
BUT video and audio are slightly off in sync.

My learning curve gets steeper and steeper...
 
Old 08-14-2006, 07:36 AM   #8
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saa7134

I've got a kworld/VStream terminator (saa7134 card=65 tuner=54)working fully (playback & capture using v4l2) on 2.6.17 kernel gentoo. I autoload saa7134 card=65 tuner=54 , and saa7134-alsa module. In alsamixer the saa7134 appears as a second sound card. Unmute it (both playback and capture) and unmute everything on your soundcard (both playback and capture) and its possible (but not gauranteed)you'll hear the sound even without a cable from the saa7134 to line-in on the sound card.
 
Old 08-15-2006, 03:32 AM   #9
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yeah it's right, in fact the "while do some test," stand for unmute the various channel from the card created by the saa7134-alsa
 
  


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