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I am using pinnacle pctv stereo with philips saa7134. I have tried both xawtv and tvtime but could not make them work.They cant detect my card. When I give lspci ...
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    PCTV with saa7134


    I am using pinnacle pctv stereo with philips saa7134.
    I have tried both xawtv and tvtime but could not make them work.They cant detect my card.
    When I give lspci it gives me
    .......
    04:01.0 Multimedia controller: Philips Semiconductors SAA7134/SAA7135HL Video Broadcast Decoder (rev 01)
    I am using 2.6.9 kernel. Can anyone help me in loading my driver module.

    Xawtv errors saying
    This is xawtv-3.95, running on Linux/i686 (2.6.9-42.0.0.0.1.EL)
    can't open /dev/video0: No such device or address
    v4l-conf had some trouble, trying to continue anyway
    v4l2: open /dev/video0: No such device or address
    v4l2: open /dev/video0: No such device or address
    v4l: open /dev/video0: No such device or address
    no video grabber device available

    TVTIME errors

    Running tvtime 1.0.1.
    Reading configuration from /usr/local/etc/tvtime/tvtime.xml
    Reading configuration from /root/.tvtime/tvtime.xml
    videoinput: Cannot open capture device /dev/video0: No such device or address

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    xawtv and tvtime just read /dev/video0 , they don't configure or detect your card, you will need to configure it

    Try this before opening tvtime or xawtv
    modprobe saa7134 i2c_scan=1

    More info here http://gentoo-wiki.com/HARDWARE_saa7134
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    I tried as described in the site and by you.
    But while recompling the kernel i have some hundreds of errors like
    drivers/atm/ambassador.c:2447: warning: `MODULE_PARM_' is deprecated (declared at include/linux/module.h:552)

    while doing modprobe it gives me Module saa7134 not found

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    I supposed you were using a distro with some modules preinstalled, as you don't say which distro are you using
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