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Old 09-19-2003, 05:09 PM   #1
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setting up xawtv for mandrake 9.1


I've been trying to get xawtv-3.88 to work with my matrox marvel g200 tv on Mandrake 9.1. I installed Mandrake with the card pre-installed. Prior to installing it, I installed the linux drivers provided by matrox, NOT THE BETA DRIVERS becuase they didn't match my kernel version. And now was in the process of trying to get xawtv-3.88 installed.

I successfully compiled and installed xawtv-3.88 but now am having this problem when i try to run it. When i type "xawtv" i get:



This is xawtv-3.88, running on Linux/i686 (2.4.21-0.13mdk)
can't open /dev/v4l/video0: No such file or directory
v4l-conf had some trouble, trying to continue anyway
v4l2: open /dev/v4l/video0: No such file or directory
v4l2: open /dev/v4l/video0: No such file or directory
v4l: open /dev/v4l/video0: No such file or directory
no video grabber device available


I read somewhere on the form that I should type the commands "xawtv -c /dev/video0" and i recieve the same error as above:



This is xawtv-3.88, running on Linux/i686 (2.4.21-0.13mdk)
can't open /dev/v4l/video0: No such file or directory
v4l-conf had some trouble, trying to continue anyway
v4l2: open /dev/v4l/video0: No such file or directory
v4l2: open /dev/v4l/video0: No such file or directory
v4l: open /dev/v4l/video0: No such file or directory
no video grabber device available




then I was told to type "xawtv -hwscan" and recieved this:



looking for avaliable devices
port 69-69
type : Xvideo, image scaler
name: Matrox G-Series Backend Scaler


And then the form had no more further directions, instructions, comments, nor replies. I went and checked the dev directory and there was no v4l directory. looked around and the only thing that came to v* were two directoies. vc and vcc. I looked into vc and found files 0....throught....8, don't know what that is, and the same with vcc files 0.....throught....19 or something like that.


Please help....newbee in distress
 
Old 09-19-2003, 05:47 PM   #2
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looks like you've not got the bttv drivers loaded at all. confirm this by running "lsmod" to load it run "modprobe bttv" for a very generic card, you might need to fine tune it by specifying a card ID if you start having problems. just search google for "bttv cardlist" if you do.
 
Old 09-19-2003, 06:47 PM   #3
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acid_kewpie u are correct, it is not loaded. When i typed "lsmod" i did not find bttv at all. Heres what i got:





Module Size Used by Not tainted
udf 89952 0 (autoclean)
mga 100572 10
agpgart 47012 3 (autoclean)
parport_pc 25352 1 (autoclean)
lp 8128 0 (autoclean)
parport 34376 1 (autoclean) [parport_pc lp]
nls_cp437 5116 4 (autoclean)
nls_iso8859-1 3484 4 (autoclean)
smbfs 40208 4 (autoclean)
nfsd 74544 0 (autoclean)
af_packet 14824 1 (autoclean)
ide-floppy 15712 0 (autoclean)
ide-tape 48528 0 (autoclean)
ide-cd 33732 0 (autoclean)
cdrom 32768 0 (autoclean) [ide-cd]
floppy 55516 0
tulip 43360 1 (autoclean)
supermount 83040 1 (autoclean)
usb-uhci 25040 0 (unused)
usbcore 73804 1 [usb-uhci]
rtc 8940 0 (autoclean)
ext3 59920 2
jbd 38624 2 [ext3]





then when i typed "modprobe bttv" i got:



/lib/modules/2.4.22-1mdk/kernel/drivers/media/video/bttv.o.gz: init_module: No such device
Hint: insmod errors can be caused by incorrect module parameters, including invalid IO or IRQ parameters.
You may find more information in syslog or the output from dmesg
modprobe: insmod /lib/modules/2.4.22-1mdk/kernel/drivers/media/video/bttv.o.gz failed
modprobe: insmod bttv failed



..help!!

Last edited by fz105; 09-19-2003 at 07:02 PM.
 
Old 09-20-2003, 10:17 PM   #4
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I have a question relating to this:

I am running mandrake as well and my XawTV was already installed, the first time i ran the program it did a channel search, unfortunantly my cable was not hooked up then. How do you make it search again?
 
Old 09-21-2003, 01:05 AM   #5
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not sure about it....sorry
 
Old 09-21-2003, 06:40 PM   #6
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after you hook up your cable, open a term and run scantv, that will rescan for channels and it does a much more througho job than the gui scan, i havd had only one problem with my channels, is that they are all off by one channel and cant figure out how to remidy this...... good luck
p.s. you may have to fine tune your channels by moving your cursor into the tv svreen and using your left/right arrows.

Last edited by sleepindawg; 09-21-2003 at 06:41 PM.
 
Old 09-23-2003, 12:09 PM   #7
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Btw, if you have the channel frequencies for your region available somewhere you can specify them manually in .xawtv. (I live in Rotterdam and got them from http://www.upc.nl/frequencies_gm.php?GM=0599).

E.g.:

Code:
[Nederland 1]
freq=175.25
I noticed that when xawtv performs an automatic scan it does not find all the channels... This way I could get all the channels in .

Hope this helps anyone!

Stoic
 
Old 03-06-2004, 02:03 PM   #8
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I'm not sure if anyone is watching this thread anymore, but I am having the *exact* same problem. I am a Linux newbie running Mandrake 9.2 w/ dual Hauppauge 250s. Does anyone know how to resolve this problem?

Thanks,
Zak
 
Old 03-06-2004, 06:06 PM   #9
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Good luck to u Zak, I actually gave up and go a new card and changed distros.....i dont know what more i can say....but good luck to u

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