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Hi, I am a newbie. I have just installed RH9 on my machine and compiled a new kernel to support my TV capture card(bt87 . The kernel source that I ...
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- 03-16-2004 #1
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- Mar 2004
TV card on kernel-2.6.3, need help
By the way, do I have to download the driver for my TVcard and install it in orther to use it or it has already been in the modules directory of the source?
- 03-16-2004 #2
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- Jul 2003
- Stockholm, Sweden
Did you remember to copy the newly compiled kernel into place before rebooting?
cp /usr/local/src/linux-2.6.3/arch/i386/boot/bzImage /boot/
Ps /usr/local/src/linux/ is not the normal location to put your kernel source AFAIK It should be /usr/src/linux/
- 03-16-2004 #3
Well i guess /usr/local/src would be better due to the fact that src is suppose to be for sources and local is for programs the admin has installed but the norm is to use /usr/src with a /usr/src/linux symlink to the current kernel source.
- 03-16-2004 #4
to get your TV card working you'll need to have certain modules loaded. First check to see if they are by entering, in a terminal window, -
Module Size Used by Not tainted tuner 11712 1 (autoclean) bttv 101344 0 (autoclean) i2c-algo-bit 8776 1 (autoclean) [bttv] i2c-core 18916 0 (autoclean) [tuner bttv i2c-algo-bit] videodev 8288 2 (autoclean) [bttv] ...
Looking into my 'dmesg' I get the following :-
dmesg ....... Linux video capture interface: v1.00 i2c-core.o: i2c core module i2c-algo-bit.o: i2c bit algorithm module bttv: driver version 0.7.107 loaded bttv: using 4 buffers with 2080k (8320k total) for capture bttv: Host bridge is VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8366/A/7 [Apollo KT266/A/333] bttv: Bt8xx card found (0). bttv0: Bt878 (rev 2) at 00:0a.0, irq: 10, latency: 32, mmio: 0xddefe000 bttv0: detected: Modular Technology MM201/MM202/MM205/MM210/MM215 PCTV [card=23], PCI subsystem ID is 14c7:0101 bttv0: using: BT878(Modular Technology MM20) [card=23,autodetected] i2c-algo-bit.o: Adapter: bt848 #0 scl: 1 sda: 1 -- testing... i2c-algo-bit.o:1 scl: 1 sda: 0 i2c-algo-bit.o:2 scl: 1 sda: 1 i2c-algo-bit.o:3 scl: 0 sda: 1 i2c-algo-bit.o:4 scl: 1 sda: 1 i2c-algo-bit.o: bt848 #0 passed test. i2c-core.o: adapter bt848 #0 registered as adapter 0. bttv Modtec: Unknown TunerString:Philips FM1246 bttv0: using tuner=1 bttv0: i2c: checking for Bt832 @ 0x88... not found bttv0: i2c: checking for Bt832 @ 0x8a... not found bttv0: i2c: checking for TDA9875 @ 0xb0... not found bttv0: i2c: checking for TDA7432 @ 0x8a... not found i2c-core.o: driver i2c TV tuner driver registered. tuner: chip found @ 0xc2 tuner(bttv): type forced to 1 (Philips PAL_I (FI1246 and compatibles)) [insmod] tuner: type already set (1) i2c-core.o: client [Philips PAL_I (FI1246 and compa] registered to adapter [bt848 #0](pos. 0). bttv0: PLL: 28636363 => 35468950 .. ok bttv0: registered device video0 bttv0: registered device vbi0
The config for the TV card is in my /etc/modules.conf file (nb. it's different if you have Mandrake) and the lines to note are :-
# bttv stuff alias char-major-81 videodev alias char-major-81-0 bttv options tuner type=1 options bttv tuner=1
well, I think that y#should do it.
and try simply entering "xawtv" at your terminal command line prompt and see what happens.
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