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Old 05-23-2004, 07:07 PM   #1
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TV Card


I was wondering if anyone could help me troubleshoot this problem I have with my TV Tuner card. It's a phoebe tv master (no fm) that should be using the bttv drivers. It looks like Mandrake 10 official reconizes the card and I've tried to use the mandrake tv card setup to no avail; because whenever I set the settings to NTSC and us-cable it spits out that there are no channels. I get no channels at all in tvtime or xawtv

the lspci outputs this
00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8363/8365 [KT133/KM133] (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8363/8365 [KT133/KM133 AGP]
00:07.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 [Apollo Super South] (rev 40)
00:07.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT8233/A/C/VT8235 PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06)
00:07.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB (rev 16)
00:07.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB (rev 16)
00:07.4 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 [Apollo Super ACPI] (rev 40)
00:09.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5200] (rev a1)
00:0a.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Live! EMU10k1 (rev 07)
00:0a.1 Input device controller: Creative Labs SB Live! MIDI/Game Port (rev 07)
00:0c.0 Multimedia video controller: Brooktree Corporation Bt878 Video Capture (rev 02)
00:0c.1 Multimedia controller: Brooktree Corporation Bt878 Audio Capture (rev 02)
00:0d.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
my modules.conf shows this and seems correct to me
probeall usb-interface usb-uhci
alias eth0 8139too
above snd-emu10k1 snd-pcm-oss
alias sound-slot-0 snd-emu10k1
options bttv bttv_verbose=1 tuner=6 card=58

Any ideas on how to get this darn thing to work?
Old 05-23-2004, 10:25 PM   #2
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I had a little trouble with 10.0 official not loading the module for my tv card. The problem went away when I put in the community development version, but with 10.0 official I had to fix it myself.

First thing to try is doing lsmod (as root) after booting to see if the module bttv got loaded. If it wasn't next do 'modprobe bttv' and do lsmod again to see if that did the trick. If that worked just update the configuration files yourself.

Note that the configuration files are different for the 2.4 and 2.6 kernels. The 2.4 kernel uses /etc/modules.conf and /etc/modules. If you are using 2.4 just put in bttv as the last line in /etc/modules. If you are using the 2.6 kernel the files /etc/modprobe.conf and /etc/modprobe.preload are used, so put bttv in as the last line in /etc/modprobe.preload.

I hope this helps, I'm using a Hauppauge wintv dbx, not the same card you're using.
Old 05-23-2004, 11:32 PM   #3
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The card is loaded I was able to get composite video, however I still cannot get a signal from the coax i fear i will have to enter every tuner number until it works
Old 05-24-2004, 12:03 AM   #4
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I checked my dmesg and this is what i found out

bttv0: Bt878 (rev 2) at 0000:00:0c.0, irq: 10, latency: 32, mmio: 0xe6000000
bttv0: detected: (Askey Magic/others) TView99 CPH06x [card=38], PCI subsystem ID is 144f:3000
bttv0: using: Askey CPH060/ Phoebe TV Master Only (No FM) [card=58,insmod option]
bttv0: gpio: en=00000000, out=00000000 in=00ffefff [init]
bttv0: using tuner=8
bttv0: i2c: checking for MSP34xx @ 0x80... not found
bttv0: i2c: checking for TDA9875 @ 0xb0... not found
bttv0: i2c: checking for TDA7432 @ 0x8a... not found
tvaudio: TV audio decoder + audio/video mux driver
tvaudio: known chips: tda9840,tda9873h,tda9874h/a,tda9850,tda9855,tea6300,tea6420,tda8425,pic16c54 (PV951),ta8874z
tuner: chip found @ 0xc0
tuner: type set to 8 (Temic NTSC (4036 FY5))
bttv0: registered device video0
bttv0: registered device vbi0
bttv0: PLL: 28636363 => 35468950 .. ok
whats up with the i2c not found things?
Old 05-24-2004, 10:15 AM   #5
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your config files shows "using tuner=6", and your dmesg shows "using tuner=8"


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