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  1. #1

    TV card: ADS Tech Instant Video PCI (conexant), install failed

    Hi all

    Since days I try to install my TV card:
    description: Multimedia video controller
    product: CX23880/1/2/3 PCI Video and Audio Decoder
    vendor: Conexant

    By loading the driver I use the following card:
    card=57 -> ADS Tech Instant Video PCI

    dmesg shows:
    cx88/2: cx2388x MPEG-TS Driver Manager version 0.0.6 loaded
    cx88[0]: subsystem: 12ab:4700, board: ADS Tech Instant Video PCI [card=57,insmod option]
    cx88[0]: TV tuner type 4, Radio tuner type -1
    cx88/0: cx2388x v4l2 driver version 0.0.6 loaded
    cx88[0]/2: cx2388x 8802 Driver Manager
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:03:07.0[A] -> GSI 20 (level, low) -> IRQ 20
    cx88[0]: subsystem: 12ab:4700, board: ADS Tech Instant Video PCI [card=57,insmod option]
    cx88[0]: TV tuner type 4, Radio tuner type -1
    cx88[0]/0: found at 0000:03:07.0, rev: 5, irq: 20, latency: 64, mmio: 0xfb000000
    cx88[0]/0: registered device video0 [v4l2]
    cx88[0]/0: registered device vbi0

    kdetv shows:
    kbuildsycoca running...
    ALSA lib control.c:909:(snd_ctl_open_noupdate) Invalid CTL
    Creating vbi proxy client, rev.
    $Id: proxy-client.c,v 1.16 2007/11/27 18:31:06 mschimek Exp $
    proxy_msg: connect: error 2, No such file or directory
    kdetv: WARNING: VBIDecoder: vbi_capture_proxy_new error: Connection via socket failed, server not running.
    Try to open V4L2 0.20 VBI device, libzvbi interface rev.
    $Id: io-v4l2.c,v 1.36 2007/11/27 17:55:46 mschimek Exp $
    Opened /dev/vbi0
    libzvbi:io-v4l2k:vbi_capture_v4l2k_new: Try to open V4L2 2.6 VBI device, libzvbi interface rev.
    $Id: io-v4l2k.c,v 1.48 2007/11/27 17:55:41 mschimek Exp $.
    libzvbi:io-v4l2k:vbi_capture_v4l2k_new: Opened /dev/vbi0.
    libzvbi:io-v4l2k:vbi_capture_v4l2k_new: /dev/vbi0 (ADS Tech Instant Video PCI) is a v4l2 vbi device,
    driver cx8800, version 0x00000006.
    libzvbi:io-v4l2k:vbi_capture_v4l2k_new: Using streaming interface.
    libzvbi:io-v4l2k:v4l2_get_videostd: Current scanning system is 525.
    libzvbi:io-v4l2k:v4l2_update_services: Querying current vbi parameters...
    libzvbi:io-v4l2k:v4l2_update_services: ...success.
    libzvbi:print_vfmt: VBI capture parameters supported:
    libzvbi:print_vfmt: VBI capture parameters granted:
    ...libzvbi:io-v4l2k:vbi_capture_v4l2k_new: Successfully opened /dev/vbi0 (ADS Tech Instant Video PCI).
    libzvbi:io-v4l2k:v4l2_stream: Failed to enable streaming, errno 22.
    kdetv: WARNING: VbiDecoder: VBI capture error: Invalid argument

    uname -r (Ubuntu)

    How can I get this card running?
    Any help is very much appreciated.
    Kind regards,

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    You don't have the correct codecs for the mutlimedia TV task, I assume it needs something like Divx or the like.

    Go to How to Install Multimedia Codecs in Linux - Enjoy your movies! - Softpedia or do a google search for other sites that deal with the distribution flavour of your linux, and load the codecs.

    Once installed correctly, you should be happily watching your multimedia.

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