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Old 01-04-2005, 11:59 PM   #1
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tv capture card


Hi

Has anyone been able to get the winfast 2000 pro xp tvcard running on the 2.4.28 kernel ??
Ive been trying to get it running with not good results.
Just need a little info on what modules to install etc.

I also have a few issues with alsa sound drivers (im using oss now but would like to get alsa running) I installed sound card - removed alsa packages and libs etc - then reinstalled alsa (everything is smooth here) problem is that alsa installs its drivers under /lib/modules/2.4.27 and im running the 2.4.28 kernel, so basically when the kernel boots its looking in the lib 2.4.28 modules folder. how do i tell pkgtool to install the alsa drivers elsware ?

Thanx
 
Old 01-05-2005, 01:34 AM   #2
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winfast 2000 pro xp tvcard running on the 2.4.28 kernel ?? ....
Just need a little info on what modules to install etc.
On both 2.4.26 & 2.6.7, from the slackware 10 CD's, I have not had a problem
with a bt878 being recognized. Under the 'video for linux' section of the kernel config,
the bt878 is made as a module. (I double checked this with 'make menuconfig').
(device drivers -> multimedia devices -> video for linux -> <M> BT878 Video for Linux)

from my lsmod, these are the references to my bt878 based card:
Code:
bt878
bttv
video_buf
i2c_algo_bit
v4l2_common
btcx_risc
i2c_core
videodev
snd_bt87x
Hope that helps you with the first part of your post..
-tw
 
Old 01-05-2005, 04:40 AM   #3
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You need bt878 and bttv modules for this tv tuner.

Then, you need LIRC for remote and i2c-core for LIRC. And, I suggest xdtv for recording from tv and tvtime for watching (tvtime get better picture for watching, but have not recording options).
 
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Thanx for your help tw001 also urk I will try tonight
 
Old 01-06-2005, 12:22 AM   #5
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Hi all

Ok so here's some feedback, aparently the 2.4.28 series kernel modules does not support the WinFast 2000 PRO xp conexant tv card with the 2388x chipset. (has support for 2388 chipset)

So I have installed 2.6.10 series kernel and am able to load bttv driver.

Now I have other problems as the whole /dev/ structure has now changed for 2.6 series.

Whenever i try to start an app that uses the tv card i get a dev not present error.

More on this later ....

I had to sleep at around 2am

cheers.
 
  


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