XAWTV - TV on my Linux PC - picture but no sound
recently bought and installed a cheap TV tuner card for my PC. I use the Intel i810 chipset on the motherboard for video and sound (AC97 codec). Both video and sound (I can cat a .wav file at the /dev/dsp and get it produced in sound) work fine on other applications.
bttv autodetected the card (card=23) and the tuner (which I believe it got wrong). I get picture but not sound. Now, I've tried loading all of the different card types (1-55 by rmmod bttv followed by modprobe bttv card=nn) and I have selected tuner type 2 (again with rmmod tuner modeprobe tuner type=2) as this works better, than the autodetected Alps tuner, with this Samsung card.
I've tried the latest xawtv and motv, under Gnome, KDE and X (failsafe on my Redhat 8.0 box).
I've gone through the documentation and tried out all of the 'soluitions' for sound problems, but still no joy.
Anybody got any ideas?
Maybe solution for others
I just thought as I'd solved a similar problem of no sound with a Hauppauge WinTV Theatre PCI card on SUSE Linux 10.0 that it may be useful to others if I stuck the answer here.
I was using kdetv. All sound in everything else in the system was fine. The picture was fine, but no sound.
On the kdetv menu:
Settings . kdetv settings . Sounds
Under Mixer Driver Selection:
change ALSA Mixer Plugin to OSS Mixer Plugin.
I think this is in effect similar to what you did. I just thought it may be useful to others