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Shalom! I have a VideoHome TvChamp Saa7130 PCI videocard that I can not get to work. the company provides no Linux Support. The card has a SAA7130 chip and I ...
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    VideoHome TvChamp Saa7130 PCI tvcard problem Mandrive


    Shalom!
    I have a VideoHome TvChamp Saa7130 PCI videocard that I can not get to work. the company provides no Linux Support. The card has a SAA7130 chip and I opened the shield and found a Philips TDA9801T chip and a TI SN761672 chip. I can connect a video camera to the video input and see real time picture using tvtime when the card setting in the SAA7134 driver is set to several cards. I tried running a script and thought that the tuner was 38 after being able to veiw and tune stations on tvtime. I set my modprobe.conf file and rebooted my PC and was never able to see on tvtime anything (XawTV causes KDE3.4 desktop corruption maybe because of the SIS onboard video chip). I am using Mandriva 2.6.12-12mdk which has SAA7134 built in. When I run dmesg after changing the tuner type it usually does not add any information.


    #/bin/sh
    MAXTUNER=49
    i=0
    while [ $i -lt $MAXTUNER ];
    do
    rmmod saa7134 tuner
    modprobe saa7134 card=21 tuner=$i
    echo "Actual tuner is:" $i
    tvtime
    i=$(($i+1))
    done
    --------------------------
    Linux video capture interface: v1.00
    saa7130/34: v4l2 driver version 0.2.12 loaded
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:08.0[A] -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
    saa7130[0]: found at 0000:00:08.0, rev: 1, irq: 17, latency: 32, mmio: 0xec132000
    saa7130[0]: subsystem: 1131:2001, board: 10MOONS PCI TV CAPTURE CARD [card=21,insmod option]
    saa7130[0]: board init: gpio is 10000
    saa7130[0]: i2c eeprom 00: 31 11 01 20 08 20 1c 55 43 43 a9 1c 55 43 43 a9
    saa7130[0]: i2c eeprom 10: 30 33 2d 31 32 2d 27 39 35 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    saa7130[0]: i2c eeprom 20: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    saa7130[0]: i2c eeprom 30: 00 00 4d 49 43 52 4f 43 48 49 50 00 54 4d 53 33
    tuner 0-0061: chip found @ 0xc2 (saa7130[0])
    tuner 0-0061: type set to 43 (Philips NTSC MK3 (FM1236MK3 or FM1236/F))
    saa7130[0]: registered device video0 [v4l2]
    saa7130[0]: registered device vbi0
    saa7130[0]: registered device radio0
    Linux agpgart interface v0.101 (c) Dave Jones
    agpgart: Detected SiS 741 chipset
    agpgart: AGP aperture is 64M @ 0xe8000000
    ----------------------------------
    tuner 0-0061: i2c i/o error: rc == -5 (should be 4)
    tuner 0-0061: i2c i/o error: rc == -5 (should be 4)
    tuner 0-0061: i2c i/o error: rc == -5 (should be 4)
    tuner 0-0061: i2c i/o error: rc == -5 (should be 4)
    saa7130/34: v4l2 driver version 0.2.12 loaded
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:08.0[A] -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
    saa7130[0]: found at 0000:00:08.0, rev: 1, irq: 17, latency: 32, mmio: 0xec132000
    saa7130[0]: subsystem: 1131:2001, board: 10MOONS PCI TV CAPTURE CARD [card=21,insmod option]
    saa7130[0]: board init: gpio is 18000
    saa7130[0]: i2c eeprom 00: 31 11 01 20 08 20 1c 55 43 43 a9 1c 55 43 43 a9
    saa7130[0]: i2c eeprom 10: 30 33 2d 31 32 2d 27 39 35 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    saa7130[0]: i2c eeprom 20: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    saa7130[0]: i2c eeprom 30: 00 00 4d 49 43 52 4f 43 48 49 50 00 54 4d 53 33
    tuner 0-0061: chip found @ 0xc2 (saa7130[0])
    tuner 0-0061: type set to 43 (Philips NTSC MK3 (FM1236MK3 or FM1236/F))
    saa7130[0]: registered device video0 [v4l2]
    saa7130[0]: registered device vbi0
    saa7130[0]: registered device radio0
    [root@DavidBox david]# tvtime
    -------------------------------------------------------------
    If I had't already seen a tv picture in Linux I would have already given up.
    Anyone can help me?
    Thanks

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    i too had same problem. but seached for a solution for almost 1 year. finally i got it right.
    documented here
    jobinau - SAA7130 TV tuner card under Linux

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