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Old 12-29-2002, 02:06 AM   #1
chanza
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Angry Xawtv problem


I've installed my WinTV card, the bttv, v4l, videodev + i2c
modules are all loaded. I've set up my .xawtv, all the channels
are working. Everything's working.

Except I can't see the picture in xawtv unless there's something
covering part of the xawtv window.

I've tried using mplayer, but i get no video output.

Anyone got any ideas?
 
Old 12-29-2002, 05:42 PM   #2
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are you using grabdisplay or overlay
 
Old 12-30-2002, 12:03 AM   #3
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Overlay. Switchin gto grabdisplay leaves me with either no video, or occasionally (*very* occasionally) working video that doesnt require a window over it, but cant be moved anywhere.
 
Old 12-30-2002, 05:09 AM   #4
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Btw, this is the xawtv's output if i run it in a term.

This is xawtv-3.72, running on Linux/i686 (2.2.20)
v4l: bttv version 0.5.35
v4l: prehistoric bttv version found, please try to
upgrade the driver before mailing bug reports
ioctl: VIDIOCSWIN(win=384x288+76+20,key=0,flags=0x0,clips=0): Cannot allocate memory

and this is v4l-conf's output

v4l-conf: using X11 display :0.0
dga: version 2.0
mode: 1280x1024, depth=16, bpp=16, bpl=2560, base=0xd0000000
/dev/video0 [v4l2]: ioctl VIDIOC_QUERYCAP: Invalid argument
/dev/video0 [v4l]: configuration done

Last edited by chanza; 12-30-2002 at 05:12 AM.
 
Old 12-30-2002, 10:32 AM   #5
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you should probably try to upgrade it
 
Old 12-30-2002, 12:40 PM   #6
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Just upgraded, still got the same problem
 
Old 12-31-2002, 11:11 AM   #7
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Try adding a

Load "v4l"

in the modules section of you XF86config file. That will hopefully fix your problem.
 
Old 01-01-2003, 01:47 PM   #8
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*sigh*, still doesnt work :/

It's really annoying, I know its working, i can *watch* it working, but if nothing covers the window, nothing. Also I can't record, which is just terrible. If there's anything i want to record on telly, my only choice is to boot into windows to record it. It's *really* frustrating.
 
Old 01-02-2003, 07:12 PM   #9
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I would guess it's something related to your video drivers
 
Old 01-03-2003, 04:10 AM   #10
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I'm using the latest nvidia drivers... 1.0-4191

I'll try switching over to the basic vga driver later, see if it makes
any difference.
 
Old 01-03-2003, 05:18 AM   #11
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you should also try this options see if it makes a difference


xawtv -noxv
xawtv -bpp 16
xawtv -nodga
xawtv -noscale
xawtv -shift 1
 
Old 02-02-2003, 08:20 PM   #12
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I've installed my WinTV card, the bttv, v4l, videodev + i2c
modules are all loaded. I've set up my .xawtv, all the channels
are working. Everything's working.

Except I can't see the picture in xawtv unless there's something
covering part of the xawtv window.

I've tried using mplayer, but i get no video output.

Anyone got any ideas?
======================================

i was having the same problem, then I tried manually:

# v4l-conf

... before all modules loaded
and its work

I hope this will solve your problem too

Last edited by kumpay; 02-02-2003 at 08:24 PM.
 
  


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