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Old 06-12-2007, 05:00 AM   #1
srkpradeep
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TV Tuner card


I baught PixelView Pro3 TV Tuner Card based on Philips 7130 chipset. I am trying to setup this card in Linux. Please give me details about how to setup the card. I have Fedora Core6 32-bit and Mandriva 2007 Spring 64-bit.

I used TVTime but it is not working!
 
Old 06-12-2007, 10:01 PM   #2
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As root, edit /etc/modprobe.conf and add/update:

option saa7134 card=42

Then issue these two commands (should work automatically after boot with the modprobe.conf change):

modprobe -r saa7134
modprobe saa7134 card=42
 
Old 06-13-2007, 12:07 PM   #3
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I have done changes.
If i do tvtime-scanner in command line:
Reading configuration from /etc/tvtime/tvtime.xml
Reading configuration from /home/pradeep/.tvtime/tvtime.xml
Scanning using TV standard PAL-N.
/home/pradeep/.tvtime/stationlist.xml: No existing PAL-N station list "Custom".
videoinput: Driver refuses to set norm: Invalid argument

Your capture card driver: saa7134 [Sabrent SBT-TVFM (saa7130)/PCI:0000:00:0d .0/526]
does not support full size studio-quality images required by tvtime.
This is true for many low-quality webcams. Please select a
different video device for tvtime to use with the command line
option --device.


if i open tv-time i am seeing the message in screen

Frames too short from saa7134
Cannot open capture device /dev/video0.
 
Old 06-13-2007, 12:13 PM   #4
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Check /var/log/messages to see what messages are generated when you issue the two modprobe commands.
 
Old 06-13-2007, 11:15 PM   #5
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log in messages file:

Jun 14 08:42:30 localhost kernel: Linux video capture interface: v2.00
Jun 14 08:42:30 localhost kernel: saa7130/34: v4l2 driver version 0.2.14 loaded
Jun 14 08:42:30 localhost kernel: saa7130[0]: found at 0000:00:0d.0, rev: 1, irq: 193, latency: 64, mmio: 0xfae00000
Jun 14 08:42:30 localhost kernel: saa7130[0]: subsystem: 1131:0000, board: Sabrent SBT-TVFM (saa7130) [card=42,insmod option]
Jun 14 08:42:30 localhost kernel: saa7130[0]: board init: gpio is 60c000
Jun 14 08:42:30 localhost kernel: tuner 1-0060: All bytes are equal. It is not a TEA5767
Jun 14 08:42:30 localhost kernel: tuner 1-0060: chip found @ 0xc0 (saa7130[0])
Jun 14 08:42:30 localhost kernel: tuner 1-0060: type set to 17 (Philips NTSC_M (MK2))
Jun 14 08:42:30 localhost kernel: saa7130[0]: Huh, no eeprom present (err=-5)?
Jun 14 08:42:30 localhost kernel: saa7130[0]: registered device video0 [v4l2]
Jun 14 08:42:30 localhost kernel: saa7130[0]: registered device vbi0
Jun 14 08:42:30 localhost kernel: saa7130[0]: registered device radio0
 
Old 06-13-2007, 11:26 PM   #6
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It doesn't appear that the card type is matching the hardware; what messages do you get in /var/log/messages when you run the two modprobe commands without the 'card=42' option? Does it auto-detect a different card type?
 
Old 06-14-2007, 09:29 AM   #7
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modprobe command without the 'card=42' :
It is detecting same card.

Jun 14 18:58:02 localhost kernel: Linux video capture interface: v2.00
Jun 14 18:58:02 localhost kernel: saa7130/34: v4l2 driver version 0.2.14 loaded
Jun 14 18:58:02 localhost kernel: saa7130[0]: found at 0000:00:0d.0, rev: 1, irq: 193, latency: 64, mmio: 0xfae00000
Jun 14 18:58:02 localhost kernel: saa7130[0]: subsystem: 1131:0000, board: Sabrent SBT-TVFM (saa7130) [card=42,insmod option]
Jun 14 18:58:02 localhost kernel: saa7130[0]: board init: gpio is 60c000
Jun 14 18:58:02 localhost kernel: tuner 0-0060: All bytes are equal. It is not a TEA5767
Jun 14 18:58:02 localhost kernel: tuner 0-0060: chip found @ 0xc0 (saa7130[0])
Jun 14 18:58:02 localhost kernel: tuner 0-0060: type set to 17 (Philips NTSC_M (MK2))
Jun 14 18:58:02 localhost kernel: saa7130[0]: Huh, no eeprom present (err=-5)?
Jun 14 18:58:02 localhost kernel: saa7130[0]: registered device video0 [v4l2]
Jun 14 18:58:02 localhost kernel: saa7130[0]: registered device vbi0
Jun 14 18:58:02 localhost kernel: saa7130[0]: registered device radio0
 
Old 06-14-2007, 09:50 AM   #8
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Quote:
Jun 14 18:58:02 localhost kernel: saa7130[0]: subsystem: 1131:0000, board: Sabrent SBT-TVFM (saa7130) [card=42,insmod option]
Did you remember to remove/comment the modprobe.conf entry?
 
Old 06-14-2007, 10:24 PM   #9
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In TvTime i chaged to Telivisition standard to NTSC and i run tvtime-scanner --input=1 in command 20 channels were detected.

but in Tvtime nothing is coming.
 
Old 03-01-2013, 03:40 PM   #10
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Smile TVtime linux not working.

The solution is simple, just change the video output to CVBS on the video source, because it is set to RGB or YUV causes TVtime to show blue screen and report no signal... Because if you try "QT V4L2 Test Utility" it works and TVtime not, because the input video source format is, RGB, YUV, etc.
 
  


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