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  1. #1

    Unhappy TV Tuner Cards

    hi all
    i have been trying to install tv tuner cards but u know i couldnt even start the process to install them coz i got confused frm where to start
    plz help me

    my system is as follow:-
    Kernel version 2.6.9-5.El

    Video Card:- nVidia Corporation NV18 [GeForce MX440AGP8x]
    Driver- card: NVIDIA Geforce 4 MX(generic)

    My TV Tuner Cards r
    1.) WinTV PCI-FM model 647 from Hauppauger Chipset:- CONEXANT, BROADCAST DECODER CX23881-39
    2.) Cinergy 1200 DVB-C from TERRATEC Chipset:- Philips SAA7146 (rev 01) c

    Output of some commands:-
    00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
    00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 02)
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV18 [GeForce4 MX 440 AGP 8x] (rev a2)
    02:01.0 Multimedia controller: Philips Semiconductors SAA7146 (rev 01)
    02:02.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
    02:04.0 Multimedia video controller: Conexant Winfast TV2000 XP (rev 05)
    02:04.1 Multimedia controller: Conexant: Unknown device 8811 (rev 05)
    #dmesg | grep bttv (but it didnt give any output n took me back to the command prompt)
    #lsmod | grep bttv (but it didnt give any output n took me back to the command prompt)
    i also checked in /dev directory but there is no entry for these devices

    i have read that these modules should be installed in ur system that get tv tuner card working

    videodev.ko: The video4linux device module
    bttv.ko: Driver for the Hauppauge card.
    i2c.ko: Interface for bus to framegrabber.
    tuner.ko: Tuner module to switch chanels.

    i checked that videodev.ko n i2c.ko r there but i didnt find bttv.ko n tuner.ko
    i have no idea wat to do but it's very urgent for me to install these cards

    plz help me to come out from this problem
    any help highly appreciated

  2. #2
    Just connect the card and restart the system it will automatically find the drivers and install it for you
    then go to yast control center and click on hardware and select tv card i think thats all u have to do

  3. #3


    thnx for ur reply
    but i dont know from where i can access yast n fyi i m using Red hat Enterprise i think this yast is suse linux is this i can find in linux too
    plz tell me in bit detail coz i m not too much fimiliar with this linux environment
    but i like to work mor e n more on linux
    plz help me

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