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Old 05-29-2004, 04:26 PM   #1
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saa7133 tv tuner woes with MDK 10 official

Hey all,
I recently began my linux discovery by installing mandrake 10 official. Overall, as a first time user, I'm very impressed at just how well most of my hardware was recognized. However, one issue still remains; I can't get my tv tuner card to work. When I run xawtv, ii freezes on a black screen. Tvtime reports no signal. After some research and common sense thinking, I came to the conclusion that it didn't recognize my hardware. My TV card is an ASUS tv fm card with the phillips saa7133 chip.

HardDrake reports that I have:

Vendor: ‎Philips Semiconductors
Bus: ‎PCI
Bus identification: ‎1131:7133:1043:4843
Location on the bus: ‎2:7:0
Description: ‎SAA7135HL Multi Media Capture Device
Module: ‎saa7134

However, when I do xawtv -hwscan, I get the following:

This is xawtv-3.91, running on Linux/i686 (2.6.3-7mdk-p3-smp-64GB)
looking for available devices
port 115-115
type : Xvideo, image scaler
name : ATI Radeon Video Overlay

I have found a set of drivers from the xawtv website,
but I don't really know what to do with them. In the readme it says


Pick up videodev + v4l2 patches from
Configure, build, install + boot the new kernel. You'll need at least
these config options:


Type "make" to build the driver now. "make install" installs the
driver. "modprobe saa7134" should load it. Depending on the card you
might have to pass card=<nr> as insmod option, check CARDLIST for
valid choices."

but I don't know about those patches, whether I already have them, how do I install them and so on.

Any help is extremely appreciated as I am stuck.

Thanks all,

Old 06-03-2004, 05:23 AM   #2
Registered: Jun 2004
Location: Canada
Distribution: Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
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Hello littlrussian,

It looks like the saa7134 module is already in the 2.6.3-7mdk kernel (I'm using the 2.6.3-7mdk-i686-up-4GB version). Running
modprobe saa7134
as root should install the kernel module.



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