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Old 08-16-2008, 08:59 AM   #1
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How do find out if ubuntu 8.04 can recognise my Winfast PVR 2000 TV Card

I am a newbie to ubuntu 8.04 which is working fine except I can't get my tv card working, can anyone tell me how to get ununtu 8.04 to recognise my tv card and then what programe do I use to configure my tv card. Any help would be much appreciated. poplar
Old 08-17-2008, 02:41 AM   #2
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each PCI card device has unique ID. update the PCI IDs database.
# update-pciids
List PCI devices and find the module (linux driver) name that needs to be used.
# lspci
e.g. 05:00.0 Multimedia controller: Philips Semiconductors SAA7133/SAA7135Video Broadcast Decoder (rev d1)

Ascertain whether linux kernel has loaded the module.
# dmesg | grep <modulename>
e.g. <modulename> would be SAA7133 or SAA7135 for the above example.

Then ... post the output of the above commands please.

install and run tvtime
apt-get install tvtime

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