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Re: [opensuse] Anyone with working WinTV PVR350?
  • From: Russell Jones <russell.jones@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2007 10:57:11 +0000
  • Message-id: <45FE6C87.5000806@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Yas say wrote:
I guess I was in this list 10 years ago when it
started. Unfortunately although I used Linux more than
a decade it still eludes me mainly because I hate
computers in general.
Perhaps you would prefer a Mac? Or you could pay someone to help you who doesn't hate computers?
I think you also need to read this: http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
The question that lingers in my mind is: why does
Linux still have the same bugs that existed years ago
coming back again and again?
It doesn't. What you mean, I think, is "why do I have to solve the same problems?". That's probably because you don't understand what causes them or have much desire to (if you hate computers as you say). See above.
One problem I have at boot:
******************************************************
* Warning: The dma on your hard drive is turned off. *
* This may really slow down the fsck process.        *
******************************************************
I put PIIX module in initrd, compiled custom kernel,
googled all around to no avail. Also changed PIIX=y in
.config file. hdparm -d1 /dev/hdb works a minute and
dma changes to (0) by itself.
Perhaps you have faulty hardware? More information is needed.
2nd problem:
Everything seems fine with my Hauppauge WinTV 350
board but TV never works.
Likewise
ivtv:  ==================== START INIT IVTV====================
ivtv:  version 0.8.0 (tagged release) loading
ivtv:  Linux version: 2.6.18.2-34-default SMP
mod_unload 586 REGPARM gcc-4.1
ivtv:  In case of problems please include the debug
info between
ivtv:  the START INIT IVTV and END INIT IVTV lines,
along with
ivtv: any module options, ***when mailing the ivtv-users mailinglist. ***
Did you actually read the output before cutting and pasting it to this list?
ivtv0: Autodetected Hauppauge WinTV PVR-350 card
(cx23415 based)
ivtv0: loaded v4l-cx2341x-enc.fw firmware (262144
bytes)
ivtv0: loaded v4l-cx2341x-dec.fw firmware (262144
bytes)
tuner 0-0043: chip found @ 0x86 (ivtv i2c driver #0)
tuner 0-0061: chip found @ 0xc2 (ivtv i2c driver #0)
saa7115 0-0021: saa7115 found @ 0x42 (ivtv i2c driver
#0)
saa7127 0-0044: saa7129 found @ 0x88 (ivtv i2c driver
#0)
msp3400 0-0040: MSP4448G-A2 found @ 0x80 (ivtv i2c
driver #0)
ivtv0: Encoder revision: 0x02050032
ivtv0: Decoder revision: 0x02020023
ivtv0: Registered device video0 for encoder MPEG
ivtv0: Registered device video32 for encoder YUV
ivtv0: Registered device vbi0 for encoder VBI
ivtv0: Registered device video24 for encoder PCM audio
ivtv0: Registered device radio0 for encoder radio
ivtv0: Registered device video16 for decoder MPEG
ivtv0: Registered device vbi8 for decoder VBI
ivtv0: Registered device vbi16 for decoder VOUT
ivtv0: Registered device video48 for decoder YUV
ivtv0: loaded v4l-cx2341x-init.mpg firmware (155648
bytes)
ivtv0: Initialized Hauppauge WinTV PVR-350, card #0
ivtv: ==================== END INIT IVTV ====================

lsmod | grep ivtv:
ivtv                  175248  0
firmware_class         14080  1 ivtv
cx2341x                15108  1 ivtv
tveeprom               18448  1 ivtv
videodev               26880  1 ivtv
v4l1_compat            16388  2 ivtv,videodev
v4l2_common            26240  6
msp3400,saa7115,tuner,ivtv,cx2341x,videodev
i2c_algo_bit           12808  2 ivtv,i2c_i810
i2c_core               25216  7
msp3400,saa7127,saa7115,tuner,ivtv,tveeprom,i2c_algo_bit

degan:# xawtv /dev/video
This is xawtv-3.95, running on Linux/i686
(2.6.18.2-34)
/dev/video0 [v4l2]: no overlay support
v4l-conf had some trouble, trying to continue anyway
no way to get: 384x288 32 bit TrueColor (LE: bgr-)
no way to get: 384x288 32 bit TrueColor (LE: bgr-)

degan:# v4l-conf
v4l-conf: using X11 display :0.0
dga: version 2.0
mode: 1024x768, depth=24, bpp=32, bpl=4096,
base=0x48000000
/dev/video0 [v4l2]: no overlay support

I tried to open any TV application but can't open
/dev/video. however,
ls -l /dev/vi*
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root       6 2007-03-18 15:56
/dev/video -> video0
crw-rw----+ 1 root video 81,  0 2007-03-18 15:56
/dev/video0
crw-rw----+ 1 root video 81, 16 2007-03-18 15:56
/dev/video16
crw-rw----+ 1 root video 81, 24 2007-03-18 15:56
/dev/video24
crw-rw----+ 1 root video 81, 32 2007-03-18 15:56
/dev/video32
crw-rw----+ 1 root video 81, 48 2007-03-18 15:56
/dev/video48
Likewise.
and several other problems with a dualboot system that
works 100% under Windows XP.
So why didn't you list them? Or did you just write to the list to complain?

System is slow and I can't watch TV so what is the use?
Ah! So what you really need is a TV rather than a computer. Or perhaps you really use it for something else, so there is some use?
Any clues?
As I said, a clue can be found here: http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
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