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Old 08-16-2001, 10:03 AM   #1
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Unhappy TV Card assistence needed please

Hello everyone. I know my way very well around Windows 98 and I recently installed Red Hat 7.2 as a second O.S. in my computer in a seperate partition. I beleave it is time to loose my addiction on B. Gates products. No problems there, everything went well. However I realy need help on this subject - I have read HowTo┤s, searched the net, gone to the public library at my home town,etc, etc... and nothing .

I have a Pinnacle PCTV card that works well in Windows 98, but I would like to make it work in Linux as well.

I instaled xawtv and when I try to "activate" it system says:
v4l: open/dev/video0: no such device
no video grabber device available

However in ( KDE )Controle Center\Information\PCI there is this info:
-Multimedia video controler: Brooktree Corporation Bt878 ( rev 17 )

Linux knows something is there but doesn┤t know what it is for? How can I "configure" my Tv Card? I beleave that quite a few people must have this problem but just don┤t bother or give up trying to solve it and keep using Windows. I realy have tried to get awnsers in HowTo┤s and Tv grabber instructions programs for Linux like xawtv, bttv, kwintv and zapping.
Yes I must be a Linux DUMMY but still I would realy love to get some help on this subject.
Old 08-16-2001, 11:07 AM   #2
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I have a PCTV Rave card in my box, and Mandrake also thought there was a brooktree jobby in there. When I ran xawtv, it asked me a few questions about the region I was in and stuff, and then it ran through the stations finding the channels. Didn't like the program much though, and I didn't bother trying anything else.

Point is, the TV card will work as a brooktree. I don't know how to fix your problem, but I though I'd give my 2c to help anyone else who might suggest an answer.

Old 08-16-2001, 01:19 PM   #3
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ATTN: glj

O.K. so you didn┤t solve my probem but you did waste some time reading my post and wasted some more time posting a reply. Thanks for your interest. Know I have some hope...



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