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

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

Postby allenborder » Thu Oct 01, 2009 5:54 am

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

Postby christexaport » Sun Oct 11, 2009 11:47 am

The "Asus Falcon2" type audio in/tuner cards found in most Windows Media Center OEM systems is oddly not listed. What a shame. That should've been the first card supported, IMO. I had high hopes for using a Linux DVR, but its not safe to try yet for those of us rocking HP and Compaq equipment.

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

Postby Rodart » Mon Oct 12, 2009 11:45 pm

Hi, thanks, but i did'nt see ENUTV-2 listed there :( that's the one i have. Is there anything i can do to get it working? or any program i could use, insted of the one that comes with the installation cd ?.

Thanks,
Rodart. :(

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

Postby av1611 » Mon Oct 19, 2009 5:11 pm

buick1946 wrote:...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. ...

...Except it doesn't work in M$ either... I have several Tuner cards that work in Linux but not in various versions of windows. It would be good for the Open Source Community to stop making M$ the benchmark for everything... they are not the benchmark. There are some things that Linux can do that M$ will never be able to do.

A good example would be WiFi. Broadcom is one of the biggest WiFI cards makers for laptops and there was NO support under linux for the longest time. That is not the case any more. It had nothing to do with M$ it had to do with Vendors not releasing code.

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

Postby Husse » Tue Oct 20, 2009 4:37 am

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

Postby Vandal73 » Wed Dec 02, 2009 11:56 pm

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

Postby Husse » Thu Dec 03, 2009 6:33 am

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

Postby Vandal73 » Thu Dec 03, 2009 9:06 pm

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

Postby Husse » Fri Dec 04, 2009 7:02 am

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

Postby Vandal73 » Sat Dec 05, 2009 1:02 am

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

Postby jmunford974 » Sat Dec 05, 2009 2:09 am

all i know is i have a tv wonder card from dell. do i need to somehow find more info. would like to avoid actually opening the comp

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

Postby Vandal73 » Sun Dec 13, 2009 10:39 pm

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

Postby JAHGoVeg » Mon Dec 21, 2009 12:42 am

kosmo wrote:Any help guys? :?:


help on what :D
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p.s. go easy on me I'm new to mint and only 16 yrs old. :wink:

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

Postby abuser » Sun Jan 03, 2010 9:24 am

I have LifeView (Not only TV) LV9H ExpressCard on my laptop. Because I'm newbie I don't know what tuner is inside and how to make it work.
Any help, please?

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

Postby adrian.ccs » Tue Jan 26, 2010 6:22 am

So basically if my PCTV Hybrid Stick Solo (340e) doesn't appear on the list im screwed? :D

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

Postby Husse » Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:44 am

adrian.ccs wrote:So basically if my PCTV Hybrid Stick Solo (340e) doesn't appear on the list im screwed? :D

Not necessarily - ask uncle Google or aunt Yahoo :)
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Re: List of support TV tuner card on Linux mint and How to

Postby adrian.ccs » Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:36 am

I already made it I got to a guy that says here's a christmas present for the people who has this card. But at the end I installed what he said, with the help of the reply threads (for total ignorants like me) but at the end it didn't work :S (though I think I learned a few commands)

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

Postby Husse » Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:29 am

It's very hard for me or anyone to have a solution for every possible hardware (not saying that to excuse myself)
To those saying it's so much easier in Windows I can tell this is a field where Win has considearable difficulties too
Ill add this to my list of unsolved topics
In the meantime please run lsusb (with the stick connected of course :)) and post here
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Re: List of support TV tuner card on Linux mint and How to

Postby abuser » Sun Jan 31, 2010 2:23 pm

Not Only TV LV9H Hybrid ExpressCard

Bus 008 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 006 Device 002: ID 0458:003a KYE Systems Corp. (Mouse Systems)
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 005: ID 6000:ea5a
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 03f0:171d Hewlett-Packard Wireless (Bluetooth + WLAN) Interface [Integrated Module]
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 04f2:b159 Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

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

Postby Husse » Sun Jan 31, 2010 6:51 pm

abuser - I think yours is a PCI device or possibly a pcmcia device
Please run lspci and if it is pcmcia run lspcmcia
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