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Old 06-24-2003, 01:31 PM   #16
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Old 06-24-2003, 01:35 PM   #17
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Originally posted by rebelcan
my curent kernel version is 2.4.20-13.9, so should i just go find the source rpm for it?

last time i tried that it installed to /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES, just so you know. anywhoo, thanks for your help so far guys
Maximum RPM will teach you how to build a package using a SRPM package.

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I would go with my previous suggestion until you understand basic rpm handling.

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Old 06-26-2003, 03:14 PM   #19
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ok, now this is odd...

after a whole bunch of fooling around with AVview ( took forever to get the configure settings right ) and apt-get, now both xawtv and avview work, although only avview gets picture and sound, xawtv only gets sound. but v4l-conf still says that /dev/video0 isn't a proper device.

oh well... at least one of them works, if not perfectly. hmm... now all that's left is to reinstall again, so i can get rid of windows! :P

....oh boy. then i get to do this all over again. mabey i'll print out my .bash_history and just do that all over again

thanks for all your help guys

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You said that when using xawtv you get sound but not a picture. I use xawtv under Red Hat 9 and it did not work when I first tried to use it. I right clicked on the xawtv TV screen and a list of options appeared. In that list I noticed that the frequency table was set to Western Europe and the TV norm setting was set to PAL. Here in the United States our broadcast TV signals are of the NTSC type not the PAL type. I also had to change the frequency table to us-bcast. I do not have cable TV so I did not choose us-cable. When I did that I tried changing channels using the UP and DOWN arrows keys. I found that I could get all 6 of the available TV channels. I had to try several times to save those changes. It kept reverting back to the European settings, but I finally managed to save the changes.

I see that you live in Canada. I do not know what type of broadcast TV signals you use there. In the US we also have the new High Definition Digial TV signals but that is not yet available where I live and my TV tunner card does not support it. I like to watch the news in one corner of my screen while doing other things on my computer. I use a three year old Hauppauge Win TV PIC TV Tunner Card. So anyway did you configure those settings correctly?


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