Steve Berry stevejberry at
Mon May 24 16:57:26 UTC 2004

I get the same problem, 

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On Behalf Of Gregory Gulik
Sent: Monday, May 24, 2004 11:24 AM
To: For users of Fedora Core releases
Subject: Re: TVtime

Does tvtime work for you???
Every couple minutes the screen goes nearly black and I get the 
following error on the command line I ran it from:

videoinput: Can't read frame. Error was: Input/output error (6989).

In addition the following is logged to syslog:

May 24 10:21:17 penguin kernel: bttv0: timeout: drop=100 
irq=44225/44225, risc=378b207c, bits: VSYNC HSYNC OFLOW FDSR
May 24 10:21:17 penguin kernel: bttv0: reset, reinitialize
May 24 10:21:17 penguin kernel: bttv0: PLL can sleep, using XTAL (28636363).

Changing the channel fixes it for me.

I also did used to love xawtv for many of the same reasons you do and 
was disappointed to find it missing in FC2.  I've tried the FC1 RPM as 
well as a copy on one of the FC2 repositories and have been able to get 
it to work at all.  Whenever I run it I get the following:

Warning: Cannot convert string 
"-*-ledfixed-medium-r-*--39-*-*-*-c-*-*-*" to type FontStruct
X Error of failed request:  BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes)
   Major opcode of failed request:  144 (GLX)
   Minor opcode of failed request:  5 (X_GLXMakeCurrent)
   Serial number of failed request:  492
   Current serial number in output stream:  492

If it matters I have an NVIDIA graphics card and am running the "nv" driver.

Marc Williams wrote:
> I see that TVtime is now the exclusive FC2 TV application.  That's fine
> I suppose, and it produces a nice picture, but how do I get it to
> consume less CPU time?  Right now in its default installation it
> practically pegs my Athlon 1Ghz processor.  Xawtv on FC1 I used to
> barely register.
> Is there a way to pare down the CPU usage that TVtime seems to need or
> should I just go back to xawtv?

Greg Gulik                       
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