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Old 05-29-2006, 07:22 AM   #1
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Problem in Installing TV Tuner (chipset CX88xx)

I have problem in installing TVTuner in slackware 10.1 (kernel and kde 3.3). My TV tuner chip is conexant cx8800. I have download the driver from but i have a problem when installing the driver. Here is the message i get when i try to "make" the driver...

bash-3.00# make KDIR=/usr/src/linux
make -C /usr/src/linux SUBDIRS=/usr/src/cx88-0.0.4 modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-'
CC [M] /usr/src/cx88-0.0.4/video-buf.o
CC [M] /usr/src/cx88-0.0.4/v4l1-compat.o
CC [M] /usr/src/cx88-0.0.4/v4l2-common.o
CC [M] /usr/src/cx88-0.0.4/btcx-risc.o
CC [M] /usr/src/cx88-0.0.4/cx88-video.o
/usr/src/cx88-0.0.4/cx88-video.c: In function `cx8800_suspend':
/usr/src/cx88-0.0.4/cx88-video.c:2552: error: too many arguments to function `pci_save_state'
/usr/src/cx88-0.0.4/cx88-video.c: In function `cx8800_resume':
/usr/src/cx88-0.0.4/cx88-video.c:2571: error: too many arguments to function `pci_restore_state'
make[2]: *** [/usr/src/cx88-0.0.4/cx88-video.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [_module_/usr/src/cx88-0.0.4] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-'
make: *** [default] Error 2

Need advice please.....
Old 05-29-2006, 07:28 AM   #2
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the cx88 drivers have been in the 2.6 kernel for a few years now, you shouldn't need to install the release from 2004. do ou not have the modules under /lib/modules somewhere already?
Old 05-29-2006, 11:24 AM   #3
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If you don't have them, the easiest way is to recompile the kernel, and make the modules. (Many guides on this forum for that)
Old 05-30-2006, 08:36 PM   #4
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Ups, i didn't see Conexant support in Video for Linux setting he..he...he...
btw, i have recompile my kernel with Conexant support. Then according to tutorial that i get, i add these lines to my /etc/modprobe.conf because the driver didn't automatically detect my TV card (my TV card is PixelView Ultra Pro):

options cx8800 video_nr=0 radio_nr=0
options cx88xx card=27 tuner=44

then i re-modprobe cx8800 module then type dmesg. here's the message i got:

Linux video capture interface: v1.00
cx2388x v4l2 driver version 0.0.5 loaded
PCI: Found IRQ 10 for device 0000:00:0a.0
PCI: Sharing IRQ 10 with 0000:00:10.2
PCI: Sharing IRQ 10 with 0000:00:11.5
cx88[0]: subsystem: 0000:0000, board: PixelView PlayTV Ultra Pro (Stereo) [card=27,insmod option]
TV tuner 44 at 0x1fe, Radio tuner -1 at 0x1fe
tveeprom(cx88xx internal): Huh, no eeprom present (err=-121)?
cx88[0]: registered IR remote control
cx88[0]/0: found at 0000:00:0a.0, rev: 2, irq: 10, latency: 32, mmio: 0xe2000000
: chip found @ 0xc0 (cx88[0])
: All bytes are equal. It is not a TEA5767
tuner 1-0060: type set to 44 (Philips 4 in 1 (ATI TV Wonder Pro/Conexant))
cx88[0]/0: registered device video0 [v4l2]
cx88[0]/0: registered device vbi0
cx88[0]/0: registered device radio0

Sorry if too newbie, but how do i know if the driver and my TV card is working? I try to install xawTV-3.95 then when i try to run it, all i get only blank blue screen. I have no idea how to configure it....


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