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Old 08-26-2003, 05:03 AM   #1
FreakWent
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Question xawtv has picture but no sound


Mandrake 9.1, the sound works OK in general after installing current stable release of ALSA.

The Spirit TV card works fine in Windows (but no overlay) and even better in Linux (yay, overlay!). The tuner works, the picture is lovely.

The audio out on the TV card generates no sound. My guess is that this is probably something to do with the bttv setup, but I'm no expert. There is sound in windows so the hardware is OK.

I've looked at TVTime and mythTV but they (or at least tvtime) depend on lirc-0.6.5-fr3.i386.rpm which conflicts with existing liblirc0-0.6.6-1mdk.

I'm sick of trying to do this on my own. It took me ages to get the right tuner, and even longer to get the sound working at all on the system. I ran alsa's snddevices script, not realising I had devfs installed and I couldn't recover from the mess that created so I reinstalled from scratch.

I'm sick, I'm tired and I'd love some help from somewhere please.....
 
Old 08-26-2003, 03:39 PM   #2
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Run aumix, unmute and turn up the "Line" volumes.
 
Old 08-27-2003, 09:20 AM   #3
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Thumbs down xawtv no sound with bttv hauppage

Sorry I should have explained myself properly.

I've done that well and truly.

The audio out on the TV card generates no sound.

If you plug a lead from CD-rom to line in you get sound. Cd-rom to video in on sound card you get sound.

From audio out on tv card you get no sound. The audio output is not activated.

Since my original post I've tried setting card=0, card=1, card=2, card=3 etc as options to the bttv module, anc some of those give me "thunks" on the sound when opening and closing xawtv.

I will just keep going I guess through all the valid card=# options, but it's a drag. Perhaps that's why the card was free!
 
Old 08-27-2003, 10:28 AM   #4
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I see the card has sound in windows.

Are you SURE the line volume is up? I harp on this b/c I had that problem for quite a while without realizing it. There are often two or more line-in settings, you have to make sure that all of them (well, the one that applies; experiment) are unmuted and turned all the way up (the halfway mark give me NO sound, for some reason.) It's a seperate setting from Master volume or cd volume.

Last edited by kundor; 08-27-2003 at 10:32 AM.
 
Old 08-29-2003, 12:55 AM   #5
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Thumbs up Fixed

It's all sorted now, thanks to those who bothered to reply!

There's no fixed way to know what card=# option to use as an option to the bttv module.

Mine eventually works properly with card=1, which is a "miro", whatever that is...

It's made by spirit and was sold in Australia by mike boorne electronics.

It's a bt848 chip so I was trying card=2 and some others. In the end I decided to try each one in turn, I suppose I was lucky it was number one!

The tuner says temic on it, so type=7 is needed for the tuner module.

You know you're getting closer when the speakers "thunk" loading the module and when opening and closing xawtv. Even with the wrong bttv card=#, the thunk tells you stuff's plugged in and the volume's not down.

Now, gtk-gnutella crashes if I leave it on the gnutellaNet screen and I can't find libgift.la and other files needed to make a libgift client but these are different problems....

Cheers!
 
Old 08-29-2003, 02:54 AM   #6
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Re: Fixed

Quote:
Originally posted by FreakWent
It's all sorted now, thanks to those who bothered to reply!
In LM 91: This is what should be seen in /etc/modules.conf:
options saa7134 tuner=8 dsp_nr=1 mixer_nr=1

In LM 9.2: you only need to add this one in /etc/modules.conf,
if the install didn't do it automatically:

options bttv radio=0 card=8 gbuffers=4

I think you can harry up to install LM 9.2 RC. In the moment I use 9.2Beta and I don't mention any big problem. The only annoyance is flash doesn't work under Mozilla.
 
Old 08-29-2003, 02:59 AM   #7
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Re: Fixed

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Originally posted by FreakWent
It's all sorted now, thanks to those who bothered to reply!
I'm sorry for that answer. I have another TV-Card as yours. My TV-Card is TerraTec Cinergy 400 with SAA-Chip. Excuse me.
 
Old 08-22-2004, 01:22 AM   #8
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I'm sorry for dragging up an ancient thread...

I'm wondering if FreakWent could post his configuration as I've been trying to get this damn card working for ever...

It's even "supported" in kernel 2.6.8 (which I'm using) but I'm still going no-where...Thanks
 
Old 04-26-2007, 08:56 AM   #9
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Smile Hooray! Another Spirit TV with 4002 FH5 and TEMIC 3x9/483

That means there are at least two of these cards! I found this thread because it's 2007 now and I still have the same card, and guess what? there's no sound. I'm on gentoo now.

If you (and your card) still exist, reply here and I'll check back around 2009 with a proper solution...
 
Old 04-26-2007, 09:09 AM   #10
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TV works 100% with card 1, tuner 0, but I haven't tested radio.

if you only get static and can't tune it you need the tuner module modprobed.

I am happy to help; send to tv-card -- at -- textrine.com
 
  


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