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hawkgreatelf 04-14-2003 07:37 AM

video capture card
Hi everybody ,

I have a problem with my video capture card, it's a captivator PCI from Videologic.

When I want to install it with the insmod command it doesn't match.

==> bttv0: using: BT848A( *** UNKNOWN/GENERIC **) [card=0,autodetected]

So I would like to use the card option from the insmod command like following :

insmod bttv card=x

But the problem is that I don't know the number I have to write at the place of the x.

I have a list of card but I don't see mine !!!

Could someone help me and give me the number I should try ???


acid_kewpie 04-14-2003 11:46 AM

if it's not on there just try a load.

rmmod bttv; insmod bttv card=#; xawtv

just keep running that, increasing the number each time till you get a good'un. that's if you use xawtv of course...

mcleodnine 04-14-2003 01:44 PM

You can also have a look in the bttv documentation which you will find if you have the kernel source installed. Look in /usr/src/linux/Documentation/video4linux/bttv/ for the CARDLIST and Cards files.

hawkgreatelf 04-15-2003 03:59 AM

More problem than before............... :confused:

I have fund the number of my card and it's perfect but know when I try to launch xawtv or vic (video conferencing tool ) I only see a blue screen .

I looked at the xawt faq but it didn't help me , so if someone know what I can do to remove the blue screen, it would be nice .


acid_kewpie 04-15-2003 12:14 PM

erm, how can it be perfect if you only get a blue screen???

try setting the right frequency table, colours etc... just like you normally would anywhere else.

hawkgreatelf 04-16-2003 04:19 AM


Well I'd like very much to set the right frequency table and colours ..... but what does it mean I am a :newbie: !!!

What I just know to do is to set the Port ( Televesion, Composite, S-Video ), the Signal ( NTSC, PAL, SECAM )
and that's all for the transmition using vic.

And for Xawtv I know nothing ...:study:

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