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  1. #1
    Just Joined! Jcooper's Avatar
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    Jul 2006
    Cluj - Romania

    TV Tuner problem

    I have a Leadtek Winfast 2000 XP, it apears to be installed corectly but when I scan for channels I can`t find any

    # lspci

    00:09.0 Multimedia video controller: Brooktree Corporation Bt878 Video Capture (rev 11)
    00:09.1 Multimedia controller: Brooktree Corporation Bt878 Audio Capture (rev 11)

    # dmesg | grep bttv

    bttv: driver version 0.9.15 loaded
    bttv: using 4 buffers with 2080k (520 pages) each for capture
    bttv: Bt8xx card found (0).
    bttv0: Bt878 (rev 17) at 0000:00:09.0, irq: 17, latency: 32, mmio: 0xdddfe000
    bttv0: detected: Leadtek TV 2000 XP [card=34], PCI subsystem ID is 107d:6609
    bttv0: using: Leadtek WinFast 2000/ WinFast 2000 XP [card=34,insmod option]
    bttv0: gpio: en=00000000, out=00000000 in=003ff500 [init]
    bttv0: using tuner=3
    bttv0: i2c: checking for MSP34xx @ 0x80... not found
    bttv0: i2c: checking for TDA9875 @ 0xb0... not found
    bttv0: i2c: checking for TDA7432 @ 0x8a... not found
    bttv0: i2c: checking for TDA9887 @ 0x86... found
    bttv0: registered device video0
    bttv0: registered device vbi0
    bttv0: registered device radio0
    bttv0: PLL: 28636363 => 35468950 .. ok
    bttv0: add subdevice "remote0"

    # lsmod | grep bttv
    bttv 148944 1 bt878
    video_buf 17060 1 bttv
    firmware_class 7456 1 bttv
    i2c_algo_bit 8488 1 bttv
    v4l2_common 4640 1 bttv
    btcx_risc 3912 1 bttv
    tveeprom 11512 1 bttv
    i2c_core 17360 5 tuner,tda9887,bttv,i2c_algo_bit,tveeprom
    videodev 7104 1 bttv

    I`ve scanned for channels with tvtime and kdetv

    On win$hit works just fine, but I don`t want to enter in that junk only to watch tv

  2. #2
    Linux Guru fingal's Avatar
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    Jul 2003
    Birmingham - UK
    Hi - I sympathise with you. I tried this a while back and didn't manage to get my TV card working. Rather than make this a long post it might be worth reading this. In theory it should be possible to get a tv card with Bt848 and Bt878 chipsets working with few problems. In practice, I think it's more difficult than that.

    Please let us all know how you get on. If you can get a tv card working then you've done well.
    I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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