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Old 10-24-2003, 08:43 AM   #1
The SIN Raven
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Unhappy Pinnacle PCTV Pro setup in Slackware 9.1...


Thats it people icant get mi Pinnacle PCTV Pro working on Slackwre 9.1...
Chip bt878(39/52), tuner MT2032(33)...
Any ideas???
The old way of edicting the modules.conf, dosent seam to work...
I tried every single post and guides that i get mi hand too...
Can anyone help me with this, its the only thing left to have mi Slack 9.1 99%...
If anyone does, please do it with some patient because im a newbie with the bttv part...
Thanks.

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Old 10-24-2003, 07:55 PM   #2
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Anyone???
Thanks.

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Old 10-24-2003, 08:18 PM   #3
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What is or isn't it doing? Are you trying to use xawtv or something?
 
Old 10-24-2003, 08:31 PM   #4
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Thanks for repliyng cybrjackle.
Im ussing XawTV, and TVTime...
The thing is, no mather what i doo, i can have a normal image...
I doo have image and sond, but they are really messy...
The Radio really works very well, i use GQRadio.
And its like i tell, no mather what i doo, i can get it to work.
I edict XF86Config-4 and add Load v4l.
Edict modules config, and add the normal, with card option 39 selected, and tuner 33, nothing.
Also try to toogle trought other pinnacle cards...
Also try in rc.local modprobe bttv.
Also tried the script for auto dectecting, i dont remenber the name now...
Im really getting desperated, i really dont know what to doo more...
HELP please...
Thanks.

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Old 10-25-2003, 10:41 AM   #5
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Any ideas???
Thanks.

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Old 10-25-2003, 11:03 AM   #6
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Hi,

I have Pinnacle PCTV and had similar problems. Of course, I had Redhat 9.0/Kernel 2.4.20-8. I tried many things and nothing worked and finally I installed Mandrake 9.2/Kernel 2.4.22. XawTv is working now wonderfully.

If you don't want to switch to a different distro, maybe you can try with upgrading your kernel (assuming you have older version than 2.4.22). I don't know how to upgrade the kernel but someone here can explain this, or google.
 
Old 10-25-2003, 11:10 AM   #7
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At the moment i have kernel 2.4.22.
I really think that its not a kernel problem...
So vijayaramanl, with MAndrake 9.2, your PCTV its working almoast out of box, right?
What tuner and chip model do you have???
Thanks.

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Old 10-25-2003, 09:44 PM   #8
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Mine is same as yours - Card type - 39 and tuner 33

When I do dmesg | grep bttv I get the following:
bttv: driver version 0.7.107 loaded
bttv: using 4 buffers with 2080k (8320k total) for capture
bttv: Host bridge is Intel Corp. 82845 845 (Brookdale) Chipset Host Bridge
bttv: Bt8xx card found (0).
bttv0: Bt878 (rev 17) at 02:0a.0, irq: 9, latency: 32, mmio: 0xf5000000
bttv0: detected: Pinnacle PCTV [card=39], PCI subsystem ID is 11bd:0012
bttv0: using: BT878(Pinnacle PCTV Studio/Ra) [card=39,autodetected]
bttv0: i2c: checking for MSP34xx @ 0x80... not found
bttv0: pinnacle/mt: id=5 info="NTSC / mono" radio=no
bttv0: using tuner=33
bttv0: i2c: checking for MSP34xx @ 0x80... not found
bttv0: i2c: checking for TDA9875 @ 0xb0... not found
bttv0: i2c: checking for TDA7432 @ 0x8a... not found
bttv0: PLL: 28636363 => 35468950 .. ok
bttv0: registered device video0
bttv0: registered device vbi0

dmesg | grep tuner returns the following:
bttv0: using tuner=33
tuner: chip found @ 0xc0
tuner: type set to 33 (MT2032 universal)

And here is my /etc/modules.conf

alias ieee1394-controller ohci1394
alias sound-slot-0 i810_audio
alias eth0 eepro100
probeall scsi_hostadapter ide-scsi
probeall usb-interface usb-uhci
options bttv radio=0 gbuffers=4

# lt_drivers: autoloading and insertion parameter usage
alias char-major-62 lt_serial
alias /dev/tts/LT0 lt_serial
alias /dev/modem lt_serial
# The next two lines are syntax examples, only Rarely Needed, to automate parameter usage during lt_drivers insertion. See documentation for details.
# options lt_modem vendor_id=0x115d device_id=0x0420
# options lt_modem Forced=3,0x130,0x2f8,0
# section for lt_drivers ends
alias /dev/nvidia* nvidia

Maybe you want to compare it with yours and find out where is the problem
 
Old 10-27-2003, 07:39 AM   #9
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Hey vijayaramant, thanks for the tips...
When i do dmesg | grep bttv, i get:

bttv: driver version 0.7.107 loaded
bttv: using 4 buffers with 2080k (8320k total) for capture
bttv: Host bridge is VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8366/A/7 [Apollo KT266/A/333]
bttv: Bt8xx card found (0).
bttv0: Bt878 (rev 17) at 00:0f.0, irq: 5, latency: 32, mmio: 0xe6800000
bttv0: detected: Pinnacle PCTV [card=39], PCI subsystem ID is 11bd:0012
bttv0: using: BT878(Pinnacle PCTV Studio/Ra) [card=39,autodetected]
bttv0: i2c: checking for MSP34xx @ 0x80... found
bttv0: pinnacle/mt: id=2 info="PAL+SECAM / stereo" radio=yes
bttv0: using tuner=33
bttv0: i2c: checking for MSP34xx @ 0x80... found
bttv0: i2c: checking for TDA9875 @ 0xb0... not found
bttv0: i2c: checking for TDA7432 @ 0x8a... not found
bttv0: PLL: 28636363 => 35468950 .. ok
bttv0: registered device video0
bttv0: registered device vbi0
bttv0: registered device radio0

When i do dmesg | grep tuner, i get:

i2c-core.o: driver i2c TV tuner driver registered.
tuner: chip found @ 0xc0
tuner: type set to 33 (MT2032 universal)

The thing is that i clean install Slackware again, and now it's working, even the radio, and all i need too doo, was to had to the XF86Config-4, after tle Load "glx", i add:

Load "v4l"

Then as as root i did:

chmod 770 radio
chmod 770 radio0
chmod 770 video
chmod 770 video0
chmod 770 ic2

To give permission to the devices, for the users be able to use them...
Login as a user, and now XawTV, and GQRadio work really grat, better them windows...
This is strange because i tried this before, and did multiple installations...
Strange good world this Linux one...
Also mi modules.config, is clean, nothing there but it seams that is no needed...
Anyway your tips was precious, because it help allot to dectect the problem...
I was right, it wasn't a kernel or drivers problem...
Again thanks...

The SIN Raven

Last edited by The SIN Raven; 10-27-2003 at 07:42 AM.
 
  


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