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    Linux Newbie lugoteehalt's Avatar
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    tv card, what's its number?


    Trying to get a Peak tv card working, zero success.

    Believe I need to know the card's number - boot up messages call it card 0, so is '0' definitely its number then?

    Incidentally I have no idea at all what I'm doing with this - is there some utterly simple howto or something?

    TIA.
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    Card O is the auto card (it tries to find out for itself - not successfully in your case.

    If you look in "/usr/src/linux/Documentation/ ..." assuming your loaded the kernel sources, or alternatively do a google search to find your card type. You then need to add a module directive to either modprobe.d or an alias preload directive to mod.conf, or to the udev rules (distro dependent) which has something like:

    card=X radio=0 pll=0 (where X is your card #)

    Not much help I know but I don't have all the details at hand currently.

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    Linux Newbie lugoteehalt's Avatar
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    Huge thanks.

    Better put in lspci:

    01:06.0 Multimedia controller: Philips Semiconductors SAA7133/SAA7135 Video Broadcast Decoder (rev d1)
    Subsystem: KWorld Computer Co. Ltd. Unknown device 7253
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 58
    Memory at fdffe000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=2K]
    Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 2

    05:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation Unknown device 0404 (rev a1) (prog-if 00 [VGA])
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 66
    Memory at fa000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
    Memory at d0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
    Memory at f8000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=32M]
    I/O ports at 9c00 [size=128]
    Expansion ROM at fbfe0000 [disabled] [size=128K]
    Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 2
    Capabilities: [68] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit+ Queue=0/0 Enable-
    Capabilities: [78] Express Endpoint IRQ 0
    Capabilities: [100] Virtual Channel
    Capabilities: [128] Power Budgeting
    Capabilities: [600] Unknown (11)


    Here is the tv card:

    PEAK-138508AGPK
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    Insert module saa7134 card=81 tuner=54 and the module 'tuner' if it is not done automatically. Sound through computer's speakers with: sox -t alsa hw:1 -t alsa hw:0 do not trust this way to sound but it works. Use module saa7134-alsa.

    Incidentally there is only one channel to sox (two out), if you try forcing 2 chanels with -c 2 you get a machine gun. Does this imply the sound is mono?
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