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List of support TV tuner card on Linux mint and How to

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List of cards work with linux Mint
bttv card:

1. card=1 - MIRO PCTV
2. card=2 - Hauppauge (bt848)
3. card=3 - STB, Gateway P/N 6000699 (bt848) and ActiveSilicon LFG Framegrabber (bt878)
4. card=4 - Intel Create and Share PCI/ Smart Video Recorder III
5. card=5 - Diamond DTV2000
6. card=6 - AVerMedia TVPhone
7. card=7 - MATRIX-Vision MV-Delta
8. card=8 - Lifeview FlyVideo II (Bt848) LR26 / MAXI TV Video PCI2 LR26
9. card=9 - IMS/IXmicro TurboTV
10. card=10 - Hauppauge (bt878)
11. card=11 - MIRO PCTV pro
12. card=12 - ADS Technologies Channel Surfer TV (bt848)
13. card=13 - AVerMedia TVCapture 98
14. card=14 - Aimslab Video Highway Xtreme (VHX)
15. card=15 - Zoltrix TV-Max
16. card=16 - Prolink Pixelview PlayTV (bt878)
17. card=17 - Leadtek WinView 601
18. card=18 - AVEC Intercapture
19. card=19 - Lifeview FlyVideo II EZ /FlyKit LR38 Bt848 (capture only)
20. card=20 - CEI Raffles Card
21. card=21 - Lifeview FlyVideo 98/ Lucky Star Image World ConferenceTV LR50
22. card=22 - Askey CPH050/ Phoebe Tv Master + FM
23. card=23 - Modular Technology MM201/MM202/MM205/MM210/MM215 PCTV, bt878
24. card=24 - Askey CPH05X/06X (bt878) [many vendors]
25. card=25 - Terratec TerraTV+ Version 1.0 (Bt848)/ Terra TValue Version 1.0/ Vobis TV-Boostar
26. card=26 - Hauppauge WinCam newer (bt878)
27. card=27 - Lifeview FlyVideo 98/ MAXI TV Video PCI2 LR50
28. card=28 - Terratec TerraTV+ Version 1.1 (bt878)
29. card=29 - Imagenation PXC200
30. card=30 - Lifeview FlyVideo 98 LR50
31. card=31 - Formac iProTV, Formac ProTV I (bt848)
32. card=32 - Intel Create and Share PCI/ Smart Video Recorder III
33. card=33 - Terratec TerraTValue Version Bt878
34. card=34 - Leadtek WinFast 2000/ WinFast 2000 XP
35. card=35 - Lifeview FlyVideo 98 LR50 / Chronos Video Shuttle II
36. card=36 - Lifeview FlyVideo 98FM LR50 / Typhoon TView TV/FM Tuner
37. card=37 - Prolink PixelView PlayTV pro
38. card=38 - Askey CPH06X TView99
39. card=39 - Pinnacle PCTV Studio/Rave
40. card=40 - STB TV PCI FM, Gateway P/N 6000704 (bt878), 3Dfx VoodooTV 100
41. card=41 - AVerMedia TVPhone 98
42. card=42 - ProVideo PV951
43. card=43 - Little OnAir TV
44. card=44 - Sigma TVII-FM
45. card=45 - MATRIX-Vision MV-Delta 2
46. card=46 - Zoltrix Genie TV/FM
47. card=47 - Terratec TV/Radio+
48. card=48 - Askey CPH03x/ Dynalink Magic TView
49. card=49 - IODATA GV-BCTV3/PCI
50. card=50 - Prolink PV-BT878P+4E / PixelView PlayTV PAK / Lenco MXTV-9578 CP
51. card=51 - Eagle Wireless Capricorn2 (bt878A)
52. card=52 - Pinnacle PCTV Studio Pro
53. card=53 - Typhoon TView RDS + FM Stereo / KNC1 TV Station RDS
54. card=54 - Lifeview FlyVideo 2000 /FlyVideo A2/ Lifetec LT 9415 TV [LR90]
55. card=55 - Askey CPH031/ BESTBUY Easy TV
56. card=56 - Lifeview FlyVideo 98FM LR50
57. card=57 - GrandTec 'Grand Video Capture' (Bt848)
58. card=58 - Askey CPH060/ Phoebe TV Master Only (No FM)
59. card=59 - Askey CPH03x TV Capturer
60. card=60 - Modular Technology MM100PCTV
61. card=61 - AG Electronics GMV1
62. card=62 - Askey CPH061/ BESTBUY Easy TV (bt878)
63. card=63 - ATI TV-Wonder
64. card=64 - ATI TV-Wonder VE
65. card=65 - Lifeview FlyVideo 2000S LR90
66. card=66 - Terratec TValueRadio
67. card=67 - IODATA GV-BCTV4/PCI
68. card=68 - 3Dfx VoodooTV FM (Euro), VoodooTV 200 (USA)
69. card=69 - Active Imaging AIMMS
70. card=70 - Prolink Pixelview PV-BT878P+ (Rev.4C,8E)
71. card=71 - Lifeview FlyVideo 98EZ (capture only) LR51
72. card=72 - Prolink Pixelview PV-BT878P+9B (PlayTV Pro rev.9B FM+NICAM)
73. card=73 - Sensoray 311
74. card=74 - RemoteVision MX (RV605)
75. card=75 - Powercolor MTV878/ MTV878R/ MTV878F
76. card=76 - Canopus WinDVR PCI (COMPAQ Presario 3524JP, 5112JP)
77. card=77 - GrandTec Multi Capture Card (Bt878)
78. card=78 - Jetway TV/Capture JW-TV878-FBK, Kworld KW-TV878RF
79. card=79 - DSP Design TCVIDEO
80. card=80 - Hauppauge WinTV PVR
81. card=81 - IODATA GV-BCTV5/PCI
82. card=82 - Osprey 100/150 (878)
83. card=83 - Osprey 100/150 (848)
84. card=84 - Osprey 101 (848)
85. card=85 - Osprey 101/151
86. card=86 - Osprey 101/151 w/ svid
87. card=87 - Osprey 200/201/250/251
88. card=88 - Osprey 200/250
89. card=89 - Osprey 210/220
90. card=90 - Osprey 500
91. card=91 - Osprey 540
92. card=92 - Osprey 2000
93. card=93 - IDS Eagle
94. card=94 - Pinnacle PCTV Sat
95. card=95 - Formac ProTV II (bt878)
96. card=96 - MachTV
97. card=97 - Euresys Picolo
98. card=98 - ProVideo PV150
99. card=99 - AD-TVK503
100. card=100 - Hercules Smart TV Stereo, Hercules Smart TV 2 Stereo
101. card=101 - Pace TV & Radio Card
102. card=102 - IVC-200
103. card=103 - Grand X-Guard / Trust 814PCI
104. card=104 - Nebula Electronics DigiTV
105. card=105 - ProVideo PV143
106. card=106 - PHYTEC VD-009-X1 MiniDIN (bt878)
107. card=107 - PHYTEC VD-009-X1 Combi (bt878)
108. card=108 - PHYTEC VD-009 MiniDIN (bt878)
109. card=109 - PHYTEC VD-009 Combi (bt878)
110. card=110 - IVC-100
111. card=111 - IVC-120G
112. card=112 - pcHDTV HD-2000 TV
113. card=113 - Twinhan DST + clones
114. card=114 - Winfast VC100
115. card=115 - Teppro TEV-560/InterVision IV-560
116. card=116 - SIMUS GVC1100
117. card=117 - NGS NGSTV+
118. card=118 - LMLBT4
119. card=119 - Tekram M205 PRO
120. card=120 - Conceptronic CONTVFMi


saa713x cards:

1. 1 -> Proteus Pro [philips reference design] [1131:2001,1131:2001]
2. 2 -> LifeView FlyVIDEO3000 [5168:0138,4e42:0138]
3. 3 -> LifeView FlyVIDEO2000 [5168:0138]
4. 4 -> EMPRESS [1131:6752]
5. 5 -> SKNet Monster TV [1131:4e85]
6. 6 -> Tevion MD 9717
7. 7 -> KNC One TV-Station RDS / Typhoon TV Tuner RDS [1131:fe01,1894:fe01]
8. 8 -> Terratec Cinergy 400 TV [153b:1142]
9. 9 -> Medion 5044
10. 10 -> Kworld/KuroutoShikou SAA7130-TVPCI
11. 11 -> Terratec Cinergy 600 TV [153b:1143]
12. 12 -> Medion 7134 [16be:0003]
13. 13 -> Typhoon TV+Radio 90031
14. 14 -> ELSA EX-VISION 300TV [1048:226b]
15. 15 -> ELSA EX-VISION 500TV [1048:226b]
16. 16 -> ASUS TV-FM 7134 [1043:4842,1043:4830,1043:4840]
17. 17 -> AOPEN VA1000 POWER [1131:7133]
18. 18 -> BMK MPEX No Tuner
19. 19 -> Compro VideoMate TV [185b:c100]
20. 20 -> Matrox CronosPlus [102B:48d0]
21. 21 -> 10MOONS PCI TV CAPTURE CARD [1131:2001]
22. 22 -> AverMedia M156 / Medion 2819 [1461:a70b]
23. 23 -> BMK MPEX Tuner
24. 24 -> KNC One TV-Station DVR [1894:a006]
25. 25 -> ASUS TV-FM 7133 [1043:4843]
26. 26 -> Pinnacle PCTV Stereo (saa7134) [11bd:002b]
27. 27 -> Manli MuchTV M-TV002/Behold TV 403 FM
28. 28 -> Manli MuchTV M-TV001/Behold TV 401
29. 29 -> Nagase Sangyo TransGear 3000TV [1461:050c]
30. 30 -> Elitegroup ECS TVP3XP FM1216 Tuner Card(PAL-BG,FM) [1019:4cb4]
31. 31 -> Elitegroup ECS TVP3XP FM1236 Tuner Card (NTSC,FM) [1019:4cb5]
32. 32 -> AVACS SmartTV
33. 33 -> AVerMedia DVD EZMaker [1461:10ff]
34. 34 -> Noval Prime TV 7133
35. 35 -> AverMedia AverTV Studio 305 [1461:2115]
36. 36 -> UPMOST PURPLE TV [12ab:0800]
37. 37 -> Items MuchTV Plus / IT-005
38. 38 -> Terratec Cinergy 200 TV [153b:1152]
39. 39 -> LifeView FlyTV Platinum Mini [5168:0212,4e42:0212]
40. 40 -> Compro VideoMate TV PVR/FM [185b:c100]
41. 41 -> Compro VideoMate TV Gold+ [185b:c100]
42. 42 -> Sabrent SBT-TVFM (saa7130)
43. 43 -> :Zolid Xpert TV7134
44. 44 -> Empire PCI TV-Radio LE
45. 45 -> Avermedia AVerTV Studio 307 [1461:9715]
46. 46 -> AVerMedia Cardbus TV/Radio (E500) [1461:d6ee]
47. 47 -> Terratec Cinergy 400 mobile [153b:1162]
48. 48 -> Terratec Cinergy 600 TV MK3 [153b:1158]
49. 49 -> Compro VideoMate Gold+ Pal [185b:c200]
50. 50 -> Pinnacle PCTV 300i DVB-T + PAL [11bd:002d]
51. 51 -> ProVideo PV952 [1540:9524]
52. 52 -> AverMedia AverTV/305 [1461:2108]
53. 53 -> ASUS TV-FM 7135 [1043:4845]
54. 54 -> LifeView FlyTV Platinum FM [5168:0214,1489:0214]
55. 55 -> LifeView FlyDVB-T DUO [5168:0502,5168:0306]
56. 56 -> Avermedia AVerTV 307 [1461:a70a]
57. 57 -> Avermedia AVerTV GO 007 FM [1461:f31f]
58. 58 -> ADS Tech Instant TV (saa7135) [1421:0350,1421:0370,1421:1370]
59. 59 -> Kworld/Tevion V-Stream Xpert TV PVR7134
60. 60 -> Typhoon DVB-T Duo Digital/Analog Cardbus [4e42:0502]
61. 61 -> Philips TOUGH DVB-T reference design [1131:2004]
62. 62 -> Compro VideoMate TV Gold+II
63. 63 -> Tevion/Kworld Xpert TV PVR7134 [1131:0000]
64. 64 -> FlyTV mini Asus Digimatrix [1043:0210]
65. 65 -> V-Stream Studio TV Terminator
66. 66 -> Yuan TUN-900 (saa7135)
67. 67 -> Beholder BeholdTV 409 FM [0000:4091]
68. 68 -> GoTView 7135 PCI [5456:7135]
69. 69 -> Philips EUROPA V3 reference design [1131:2004]
70. 70 -> Compro Videomate DVB-T300 [185b:c900]
71. 71 -> Compro Videomate DVB-T200 [185b:c901]
72. 72 -> RTD Embedded Technologies VFG7350 [1435:7350]
73. 73 -> RTD Embedded Technologies VFG7330 [1435:7330]
74. 74 -> LifeView FlyTV Platinum Mini2 [14c0:1212]
75. 75 -> AVerMedia AVerTVHD MCE A180 [1461:1044]
76. 76 -> SKNet MonsterTV Mobile [1131:4ee9]
77. 77 -> Pinnacle PCTV 110i (saa7133) [11bd:002e]
78. 78 -> ASUSTeK P7131 Dual [1043:4862]
79. 79 -> Sedna/MuchTV PC TV Cardbus TV/Radio (ITO25 Rev:2B)
80. 80 -> ASUS Digimatrix TV [1043:0210]
81. 81 -> Philips Tiger reference design [1131:2018]
82. 82 -> MSI TV@Anywhere plus [1462:6231]


List of supported (tuner)

* tuner=0 - Temic PAL (4002 FH5)
* tuner=1 - Philips PAL_I (FI1246 and compatibles)
* tuner=2 - Philips NTSC (FI1236,FM1236 and compatibles)
* tuner=3 - Philips (SECAM+PAL_BG) (FI1216MF, FM1216MF, FR1216MF)
* tuner=4 - NoTuner
* tuner=5 - Philips PAL_BG (FI1216 and compatibles)
* tuner=6 - Temic NTSC (4032 FY5)
* tuner=7 - Temic PAL_I (4062 FY5)
* tuner=8 - Temic NTSC (4036 FY5)
* tuner=9 - Alps HSBH1
* tuner=10 - Alps TSBE1
* tuner=11 - Alps TSBB5
* tuner=12 - Alps TSBE5
* tuner=13 - Alps TSBC5
* tuner=14 - Temic PAL_BG (4006FH5)
* tuner=15 - Alps TSCH6
* tuner=16 - Temic PAL_DK (4016 FY5)
* tuner=17 - Philips NTSC_M (MK2)
* tuner=18 - Temic PAL_I (4066 FY5)
* tuner=19 - Temic PAL* auto (4006 FN5)
* tuner=20 - Temic PAL_BG (4009 FR5) or PAL_I (4069 FR5)
* tuner=21 - Temic NTSC (4039 FR5)
* tuner=22 - Temic PAL/SECAM multi (4046 FM5)
* tuner=23 - Philips PAL_DK (FI1256 and compatibles)
* tuner=24 - Philips PAL/SECAM multi (FQ1216ME)
* tuner=25 - LG PAL_I+FM (TAPC-I001D)
* tuner=26 - LG PAL_I (TAPC-I701D)
* tuner=27 - LG NTSC+FM (TPI8NSR01F)
* tuner=28 - LG PAL_BG+FM (TPI8PSB01D)
* tuner=29 - LG PAL_BG (TPI8PSB11D)
* tuner=30 - Temic PAL* auto + FM (4009 FN5)
* tuner=31 - SHARP NTSC_JP (2U5JF5540)
* tuner=32 - Samsung PAL TCPM9091PD27
* tuner=33 - MT20xx universal
* tuner=34 - Temic PAL_BG (4106 FH5)
* tuner=35 - Temic PAL_DK/SECAM_L (4012 FY5)
* tuner=36 - Temic NTSC (4136 FY5)
* tuner=37 - LG PAL (newer TAPC series)
* tuner=38 - Philips PAL/SECAM multi (FM1216ME MK3)
* tuner=39 - LG NTSC (newer TAPC series)
* tuner=40 - HITACHI V7-J180AT
* tuner=41 - Philips PAL_MK (FI1216 MK)
* tuner=42 - Philips 1236D ATSC/NTSC dual in
* tuner=43 - Philips NTSC MK3 (FM1236MK3 or FM1236/F)
* tuner=44 - Philips 4 in 1 (ATI TV Wonder Pro/Conexant)
* tuner=45 - Microtune 4049 FM5
* tuner=46 - Panasonic VP27s/ENGE4324D
* tuner=47 - LG NTSC (TAPE series)
* tuner=48 - Tenna TNF 8831 BGFF)
* tuner=49 - Microtune 4042 FI5 ATSC/NTSC dual in
* tuner=50 - TCL 2002N
* tuner=51 - Philips PAL/SECAM_D (FM 1256 I-H3)
* tuner=52 - Thomson DTT 7610 (ATSC/NTSC)
* tuner=53 - Philips FQ1286
* tuner=54 - tda8290+75
* tuner=55 - TCL 2002MB
* tuner=56 - Philips PAL/SECAM multi (FQ1216AME MK4)
* tuner=57 - Philips FQ1236A MK4
* tuner=58 - Ymec TVision TVF-8531MF/8831MF/8731MF
* tuner=59 - Ymec TVision TVF-5533MF
* tuner=60 - Thomson DTT 761X (ATSC/NTSC)
* tuner=61 - Tena TNF9533-D/IF/TNF9533-B/DF
* tuner=62 - Philips TEA5767HN FM Radio
* tuner=63 - Philips FMD1216ME MK3 Hybrid Tuner
* tuner=64 - LG TDVS-H06xF
* tuner=65 - Ymec TVF66T5-B/DFF
* tuner=66 - LG TALN series
* tuner=67 - Philips TD1316 Hybrid Tuner
* tuner=68 - Philips TUV1236D ATSC/NTSC dual in
* tuner=69 - Tena TNF 5335 and similar models
* tuner=70 - Samsung TCPN 2121P30A
* tuner=71 - Xceive xc3028
* tuner=72 - Thomson FE6600
* tuner=73 - Samsung TCPG 6121P30A


How to

If you want to install TV card (based on bttv chip) open terminal and type

sudo nano /etc/modules

then put on bttv, and save a data (CTRL + X, then Y and Enter), then type it :

sudo nano /etc/modprobe.d/bttv

and to get in:

# i2c
alias char-major-89 i2c-devb
options i2c-algo-bit bit_test=1
# bttv
alias char-major-81 videodev
alias char-major-81-0 bttv
# My TV Card
options bttv card=(number of you'r card from list) tuner=(number of tuner from list) pll=1 adc_crush=0

then save data (CTRL + X, then Y and Enter), then install any program for watch TV and restart you system then enjoy and watch TV!!!!!! KDETV


Examples:
Leadtek WinFast 2000 XP

Winfast TV Card

Options:

# i2c
alias char-major-89 i2c-devb
options i2c-algo-bit bit_test=1
# bttv
alias char-major-81 videodev
alias char-major-81-0 bttv
# My TV Card
options bttv card=34 tuner=38 pll=1 adc_crush=0

Kworld KW-TV878RF

Kworld TV card

Options:

# i2c
alias char-major-89 i2c-devb
options i2c-algo-bit bit_test=1
# bttv
alias char-major-81 videodev
alias char-major-81-0 bttv
# My TV Card
options bttv card=78 tuner=5 radio=1 pll=1 adc_crush=0

Prolink Pixelview PV-BT878P+ (Rev.4C,8E)

Prolink Pixelview PV-BT878P+

Options:

# i2c
alias char-major-89 i2c-devb
options i2c-algo-bit bit_test=1
# bttv
alias char-major-81 videodev
alias char-major-81-0 bttv
# My TV Card
options bttv card=70 tuner=5 radio=1 pll=1 adc_crush=0
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Re: List of support TV tuner card on Linux mint and How to

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Thanks
Not quite easy to read though - could you edit it to be a bit clearer?
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Dad1 wrote:I have a Kworld digital TV card. I installed Kaffeine using the package manager and restarted computer. Opened Kaffeine and was presented with a menu including watch television. It said the card supported auto tuning, but this did not do anything. I selected my region manualy (UK Granada) from list and away it went.

How easy can it get?
Hello I'm gona' get on of these real soon now and was wondering what Model you have?

My next project is Myth TV and a recommendation of a Card would be a help - RGDS
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Re: List of support TV tuner card on Linux mint and How to

Post by freddo1965 »

wbee,

try this:

sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/options

then for my card which is a compro dvbt300 I add to the bottom:

# My TV Card
options saa7134 card=70 tuner=67

Change the card and tuner #;s to suit your card.
Then save the file and restart your pc.

Hope this helps.

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I have the Hauppauge WinTV HVR-1600, and am thinking about switching my media PC over to Mint 6. How do I find out which number to plug into the "tuner" variable?
serbian_speed wrote: # My TV Card
options bttv card=34 tuner=38 pll=1 adc_crush=0
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Re: List of support TV tuner card on Linux mint and How to

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Hi there,
What about USB tuners? I have a Kworld DVB-T 323UR hybrid tuner, I tried to install the em28xx drivers, but after reboot I see some errors in dmesg:

Code: Select all

[    8.612207] em28xx: Unknown symbol v4l_compat_translate_ioctl
[    8.612365] em28xx: Unknown symbol v4l2_video_std_construct
[    8.612732] em28xx: Unknown symbol v4l2_type_names
[    8.612881] em28xx: Unknown symbol v4l_printk_ioctl
[    8.613322] em28xx: Unknown symbol video_unregister_device
[    8.613472] em28xx: Unknown symbol video_device_alloc
[    8.613545] em28xx: Unknown symbol video_register_device
[    8.613950] em28xx: Unknown symbol video_usercopy
[    8.614023] em28xx: Unknown symbol video_device_release
Is there a better way to get the tuner working besides the em28xx drivers? I have Gloria on my PC.
Thanks, Laszlo
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My advice would be don't waste your time on TV cards in Linux unless it is a hobby for you that you enjoy spending time on.
That's a pretty long list of supported cards to make that statement, though maybe you're just trolling.

Just because Linux doesn't load every module from the start doesn't really mean a card isn't supported. If Linux loaded a boat load of random un-needed drivers at boot time we would have to start calling it Windows.

All anyone needs to do is spend 5 minutes researching cards that are well supported in Linux and they can then just skip all the bs and be perfectly happy watching TV in Linux.
Every current kernel supports this card and it, along with Myth TV is pretty awesome IMO.

Having said all of that though, Anyone who wants to make a PC a media center is obviously doing it because they enjoy tinkering whether or not they're running Linux. Otherwise they'd just buy a Tivo and get on with it.
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buick1946 wrote:Linux is still Linux. As I have said before, if your hardware does not work "out of the box" or with minimal configuration through a GUI, then it doesn't work. Easy, widespread TV card support is a couple of years away at least. Currently you will need good command line skills to iron out all the problems. To me this does not quallify as "working". This kind of universal hardware support is what you pay microsoft for when you buy XP or Vista.
This kind of universal hardware support is what you pay microsoft
Universal does not mean only that which is supported by us, it means all (dictionary..)
--perhaps that is just loose terminology you are using, but it is also an inaccurate statement.
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taiyoko wrote:I have the Hauppauge WinTV HVR-1600, and am thinking about switching my media PC over to Mint 6. How do I find out which number to plug into the "tuner" variable?
serbian_speed wrote: # My TV Card
options bttv card=34 tuner=38 pll=1 adc_crush=0
Check Hauppauge, FAQ: channel
http://www.hauppauge.com/pages/faq/supp ... linux.html
http://www.hauppauge.com/pages/faq/supp ... 00.html#3a
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OK very interesting but what does it all mean?
I have a Leadteck card with a connexant cx8800 chipset that is found but not recognised. I get get a list of possible options with card=# but I don't have a /etc/modules.conf nor anything else that has a lot to do with dvb-t.
dmesg suggests insmod with card=# option. What is that? How do I get the module to load? How do I get to even have a modules.conf file? What little hair I have left is rapidly receding.
Help :x
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Re: List of support TV tuner card on Linux mint and How to

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Unfortunately I can only find one Conexant entry above (tuner=44 - Philips 4 in 1 (ATI TV Wonder Pro/Conexant)) and that is not your card
This is the closest to a solution I have found
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Re: List of support TV tuner card on Linux mint and How to

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TV TUNER CARDS-:

AVerMedia E502 CardBus TV tuner card driver v3.3.22.4.zip 3.3.22.4
STOIK Capturer 1.0
AnyTV 2.40
Mint Online TV 2.2
PitchPerfect Guitar Tuner 1.10
TV Player Classic 5.4.20
Radiodelay build 20061117
SilverTV 3
RevoluTV 2.1
CyberTV 5.0.1
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Re: List of support TV tuner card on Linux mint and How to

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Yes - now Broadcom is releasing a Linux driver (STA) and it works very well - that is something to hope for for other hardware
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Re: List of support TV tuner card on Linux mint and How to

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Does anyone know if the Norwood(walk) TV card is supported? In Zapping and XawTV I can get static but no sound or picture. I don't know if that means anything. I see a video1 device under /dev but I don't know if that's standard or not. Would I look under Administration off the menu to find a list of installed boards Mint sees? I was able to use this card in the past with Windows XP but it's been a couple of years and I bought it probably 5 years ago.
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Re: List of support TV tuner card on Linux mint and How to

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I found an old forum topic about Norwood Micro PCI TV Tuner PRO Card
Everything seems to be old when I search for Norwood....
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Re: List of support TV tuner card on Linux mint and How to

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WOW Thank you Husse! I'll read that thread and give it a shot. I haven't heard of that site before. What a great community, thank you for finding that, my searches hadn't turned up much to this point. My card is identical, the cheapo Norwood from CompUSA from years ago, just like the OP in that message. I'll post my results here.
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Re: List of support TV tuner card on Linux mint and How to

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Well - In my position you must become an expert in the use of Google :)
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Re: List of support TV tuner card on Linux mint and How to

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OHHH what an adventure. I found I'm using the cx8800 (or cx88xx?) Conextant chip. I created a cx8800.conf (or cx88xx.conf) file under /etc/modprobe.d and I've been using modprobe to remove and reload the cx8800 or cx88xx kernel modules and then checking dmesg for info. At one point a list of possible cards was presented and lo and behold Norwood Micro is on it at #54 for the card. I set that up in the .conf file I made (above) and dmesg reports modprobe (insmod) set the card on /dev/video0 using the v4l2 driver.

I get static! I can also change the static when I turn the vcr/tv button on and off on the vcr the cable signal goes through before the card. It changes, but it's still static.

Question 1: Is it my tuner that I need to play with or the card or both? I think I have the right card now but I've read on the net today someone had success with tuner 39, another with tuner 46. Any ideas what tuner # for an old Norwood Micro board or what range of tuners maybe?

Question 2: TvTime still won't even open or flashes so fast I don't see it. Zapping TV has been what I've been testing with. If I don't load the cx88'00' (no quotes), Zapping says it can't find anything on /dev/video0. But I've read elsewhere that it's the cx88'xx' I should be playing with. Any ideas? I'm going with cx8800 for now since Zapping likes it and I get "static" at least.

UPDATE: I GOT IT TO WORK! I used the following in my cx88xx.conf file that I created under /etc/modprobe.d/

Add these lines:
alias char-major-81 cx8800
options cx8800 video_nr=0 radio_nr=0
options cx88xx card=54 tuner=39

Then save the file and run "sudo modprobe -r cx8800" to unload the driver, then "sudo modprobe cx8800" to reload it. Run "dmesg" to view the results. It helps to run "dmesg -c" before you start to clear the log so the only entries will be from your reloading of the cx8800 module.

The missing key was I needed to set a channel in the TV software. Earlier I didn't see a non grayed-out way to do that. I think once the card was set though, that option may have opened up. I set it to US Cable-irc, clicked "import all channels" (again using Zapping tv). Zapping organizes the channels into blocks of 20 on the rt-click context menu. I can even use the remote to mute or change volume for it or the whole system depending on whether I use the soundcard mixer at /dev/mixer or the kernel sound at /dev/dsp. Just wish I could change channels with the remote hmmm....

Hope this helps someone. @GrumpyOldMan, I think you have the same card I do, these settings may work for you.
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Re: List of support TV tuner card on Linux mint and How to

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ugh spoke too soon. I found a window up on my box Friday that said updates were available (over 100mbs of various). They seemed to be ok from what I read on the list and I installed them. Then I noticed my tv tuner card no longer worked. I played around with installing BTTV and the other TV programs. I can get a screen to come up in TVTime now but no sound. I can get static in XAW TV and Zapping still works the best, HOWEVER the resolution isn't as good with a slight static line down the center and the remote doesn't work at all anymore. I've checked connections in the back and they're good. I see a remote control entry in the control center and the test at the bottom responds to most button there BUT it will not work with Zapping TV any longer. I've noticed now that the mouse wheel on my MS trackball changes channels and if I press it, it mutes, weird. The remote control area of control center shows two "power button" remotes with identical names. I think maybe it's confused and has assigned functions to the trackball but neither of the "power button" entries works in the remotes sections in restoring those functions to the actual remote. I also think from what I've read that the bttv is for older contexant drivers prior to the CX23880 which I have and I know the 2.6 kernel has the driver built in for the CX2388X chip so maybe BTTV isn't something I need. I didn't need it before.

Anyone have experience with TV programs and getting IR remotes to work in Linux? I've verified lirc is installed and in the devices file shows an entry as Norwood Micro IR.
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