In the hardware section,there is a sticky post about how to get Linux Mint to use a pci (or pci express) TV tuner.
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing,I suppose,because I tried following the directions there,using the supplied keyboard shortcuts,without having learned Emacs first.
I ended up with a "fatal" circumstance. When I rebooted,the reboot stopped to do a "routine" scan of my files before asking for my name and password.
What I had destroyed was "saa7134" which is the pci card's chipset,though it still works on Windows XP.
When I checked the list,the data were gone. So here is my question:
Can I repair the damage I did with:
modprobe saa7134 (enter)