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My tv tuner now works gr8 under linux!

Postby Faraz.Fazil » Thu Jul 17, 2003 9:29 am

Hello folks,

I have a pixelview bt878p playtv pro tv tuner card.It runs fine under windows.

Im currently looking for some good softwares in linux for my tv tuner.
I downloaded and successfully installed xawtv, but it doesnt support pakistani cable frequencies, so the tv tuner doesnt work on it and does not display any channel.It displayed one channel once that too for 10 seconds, then it disappeared..

So my question is: Is there any tv tuner software in linux that works in karachi, pakistan.?

I already know the names of a dozen tv tuner softwares for linux...but i want to know the names of those that will work for pakistani/karachi cable channels.

Any help will be sincerely appreciated.
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Postby Faraz.Fazil » Fri Jul 18, 2003 8:03 am

Wohoooo, i have solved the problem myself and my tv tuner works like a charm on redhat linux now.

I use xawtv as the tv tuner application.

I did some advanced setting tweaking and got my tuner working on linux.Here is what i did:
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the command ?lspci? to list out the installed PCI devices.

~# lspci # Output snipped for brevity
[...]
01:0d.0 Multimedia video controller: Brooktree Corporation Bt878 (rev 11)
01:0d.1 Multimedia controller: Brooktree Corporation Bt878 (rev 11)
[...]

The PixelView PlayTV Pro has the following settings:

bttv.o -> card=37 (PixelView PlayTV pro)
tuner.o -> type=5 (Philips PAL)

Edit /etc/modules.conf and add the following lines at the bottom:

# i2c
alias char-major-89 i2c-dev
options i2c-core i2c_debug=1
options i2c-algo-bit bit_test=1
# bttv
alias char-major-81 videodev
alias char-major-81-0 bttv
options bttv card=37 pll=1 radio=0
options tuner type=5 debug=1
pal=b

depmod -a

dmesg

Thats all.I ran xawtv and it worked.
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Now if anyone in khi or pakistan wants to get his tv tuner running on linux, they can contact me or post here.

Man the tv recording on linux is so smooth compared to that on linux

Linux RulZ!
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TV Tuner

Postby mahin » Fri Jul 18, 2003 10:11 am

Faraz.Fazil wrote:Wohoooo, i have solved the problem myself and my tv tuner works like a charm on redhat linux now.
<snip>
Now if anyone in khi or pakistan wants to get his tv tuner running on linux, they can contact me or post here.

Man the tv recording on linux is so smooth compared to that on linux

Linux RulZ!


Great news :!: Congratulations :D Thanks for the offer to help others. Now I also know whom to ask for testing Movix Distro :)
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Postby mrkkhattak » Fri Jul 18, 2003 11:16 am

Assalamualaikum,

Congrats ... keep it up & keep sharing your experiences here :-)

Regards,

-Meraj
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i had been notified that ppl dont help others

Postby farhanksa » Fri Jul 18, 2003 11:28 pm

aoa
i had hered that there was a person needed help was talking to person who also told him that he is inlahore... that i come to know when he told me wt hapened to him..
but he clearly said that he is not goin to tell????
:oops: :oops: so wt can we do in this case..wt will be the feeling of the person who dont know and being rejected to be helped???

does the person who know linux ..r proud of the him-self?? :evil:

do they think that keeping their knowledge with them self ..will be a superior thing...??and other cant get information from any other source?? :twisted:

suppose if the person have a brain injury then...wts his knowledge about linux can play part??

:idea: i was feeling very sorry for those both person ..who know and dont tell and who dont know and have a chance to talk to person who dont tell :oops: :shock:
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sorry i posted a reply for other thread hear

Postby farhanksa » Fri Jul 18, 2003 11:41 pm

sorry

sorry i posted a reply for other thread hear
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