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Old 07-07-2005, 01:09 PM   #1
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Help with my graphics card plz

Hi all

I´m very new to Linux, and just the other day I installed Fedora Core 4, dual booting with Windows XP. I use an Asus GeForce 3 V8200 series card, which is not a tv tuner, so I have TV input coming in via an antenna connected to a VCR plugged into the back. On Windows XP I am able to watch TV by setting the input to ¨composite".

No problems with the FC4 installation, but when I tried to use the tvtime program, it says ¨No signal" and ¨Cannot open capture device /dev/video0". I browsed to /dev/ and realised I did not have a video0 device. I installed the latest NVIDIA drivers ( which did not fix the problem. I tried running tvtime with devices=/dev/agpart, /dev/nvidia0, /dev/nvidiactl, none of which worked. I browsed the net and downloaded bttv-0.9.15, which fails upon ´make install'. I ran bttv-0.9.15/docs/MAKEDEV which created the /dev/video0 devices, which still gave no signal in tvtime.

FYI: I read that the output of lspci may be useful:
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV20 [GeForce3 Ti 200] (rev a3)

Is there any solution? Any help would be appreciated.


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Hi Tinkster, Thanks for your interest..

The output of lspci:
00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8366/A/7 [Apollo KT266/A/333]
00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8366/A/7 [Apollo KT266/A/333 AGP]
00:0c.0 VGA compatible controller: S3 Inc. 86c764/765 [Trio32/64/64V+] (rev 54)
00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233 PCI to ISA Bridge
00:11.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06)
00:11.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 1b)
00:11.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 1b)
00:11.4 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 1b)
00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 30)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV20 [GeForce3 Ti 200] (rev a3)
and the output of lsmod:
Module                  Size  Used by
ppp_deflate             5953  0 
zlib_deflate           22745  1 ppp_deflate
ppp_async              12865  1 
crc_ccitt               2113  1 ppp_async
ppp_generic            39893  6 ppp_deflate,ppp_async
slhc                    7105  1 ppp_generic
nls_utf8                2113  1 
parport_pc             28933  1 
lp                     13001  0 
parport                40585  2 parport_pc,lp
autofs4                29253  2 
rfcomm                 42333  0 
l2cap                  30661  5 rfcomm
bluetooth              56133  4 rfcomm,l2cap
sunrpc                167813  1 
ipt_REJECT              5569  1 
ipt_state               1857  1 
ip_conntrack           41497  1 ipt_state
iptable_filter          2881  1 
ip_tables              19521  3 ipt_REJECT,ipt_state,iptable_filter
vfat                   13377  2 
fat                    54621  1 vfat
dm_mod                 58101  0 
video                  15941  0 
button                  6609  0 
battery                 9413  0 
ac                      4805  0 
nvidia               3716356  12 
md5                     4033  1 
ipv6                  268097  10 
uhci_hcd               35152  0 
shpchp                 94405  0 
i2c_viapro              8017  0 
i2c_core               21569  1 i2c_viapro
snd_via82xx            30081  1 
gameport               18633  1 snd_via82xx
snd_ac97_codec         75961  1 snd_via82xx
snd_seq_dummy           3653  0 
snd_seq_oss            37057  0 
snd_seq_midi_event      9153  1 snd_seq_oss
snd_seq                62289  5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_pcm_oss            51185  0 
snd_mixer_oss          17857  2 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm               100169  3 snd_via82xx,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
snd_timer              33605  2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
snd_page_alloc          9669  2 snd_via82xx,snd_pcm
snd_mpu401_uart        10049  1 snd_via82xx
snd_rawmidi            30305  1 snd_mpu401_uart
snd_seq_device          8781  4 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_rawmidi
snd                    57157  11 snd_via82xx,snd_ac97_codec,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer,snd_mpu401_uart,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_device
soundcore              10913  2 snd
floppy                 65269  0 
ext3                  132553  1 
jbd                    86233  1 ext3
I hope this helps. I pretty clueless about things linux, so I´ve been too afraid to play up with it in case I mess it up. Any help is greatly appreciated!

Kind thanks



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