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Tvtime & Hauppauge Win TV Express problems



I think I've broken Tvtime twice. On FC2, and then on Kubuntu.

The TV tuner card is Hauppauge Win TV Express, and has a Conexant Fusion 878a 
chip.

Tvtime is from Dag's repo, and is version-1.0.2-1.1.fc2.rf

I put the card in the machine, an Aiii-Friend 1.3GHZ (Celeron) , with 1GB RAM. 
Installed Tvtime from Dag's repo onto FC2. 

All I got when running Tvtime was a blue screen, showing a "no signal", 
channel numbers, and that it was set for "Television".  Channel scanning 
produced nothing, even with messing with the menu, changing between PAL, and 
SECAM, and changing the frequencies between France, and Europe.

I now booted up Kubuntu, on the same machine, and installed Tvtime. Same 
situation.

Right. It's supposed to work on Windoze, so I booted up XP on this machine. 
Now I havn't used it for some time, and have Diamond CS's Process Guard 
installed on it, so had some problems installing the Tv tuners drivers onto 
XP, as Process Guard keeps asking for permission to allow, and this seems to 
interrupt the installation of the drivers, resulting in XP giving me a 
"Houston I think we have a problem" sort of reply. So I disable Process Guard 
(temporarily), then the drivers are installed. Then I continue with 
installing the Win TV viewer that comes on the CDROM for the Hauppauge card.

After some messing with scanning for channels, I find the 3 french channels, 
and the 2 belgian channels, plus some sound, and terrible graphics for 2 of 
the 4 UK channels that I get in Northern France.  

Right. XP has verified that there is no problem with the card, and can even 
get FM radio from this Hauppauge card on XP. 

OK. I know that the card works, the picture isn't fantastic, but that's life. 
Now back into FC2. I now play Tvtimes menu like one plays the piano, trying 
every option, and this is where I think I've screwed it up, but I am getting 
a bit annoyed by now.

I now have a window for Tvtime. I can change the channels using the up and 
down arrows, and they show up in the title bar, but can only see pink and 
bluey green horizontal lines. The tab key which should bring up the menu 
appears to work, but I can't see it. Pressing "q" clears the unviewable menu, 
and pressing "q" again quits Tvtime.

I've removed Tvtime from the system using synaptic, but when I reinstall it I 
get the same as before I uninstalled it. 

I'm at a bit of a loss. It would appear that changes that I made in Tvtime's 
menu options, have made changes in files that have nothing to do with TVtime.

Not that it this is much interest on the list, but on Kubuntu, after messing 
with Tvtimes menu, I now have, when I disable signal detect, a green screen 
with a very small area (perhaps an eighth of an inch ) of pixel soup at the 
top of the screen. Enabling signal detect again, brings me back to the 
default screen, showing "no signal" , channel #'s on the left, and 
"Television" on the right.

/sbin/lspci    (on FC2)
00:0a.0 Multimedia video controller: Brooktree Corporation Bt878 Video Capture 
(rev 11)
        Subsystem: Hauppauge computer works Inc. WinTV Series
        Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- 
Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
        Status: Cap+ 66Mhz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- 
<TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
        Latency: 32 (4000ns min, 10000ns max)
        Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 10
        Region 0: Memory at e7005000 (32-bit, prefetchable)
        Capabilities: <available only to root>

00:0a.1 Multimedia controller: Brooktree Corporation Bt878 Audio Capture (rev 
11)
        Subsystem: Hauppauge computer works Inc. WinTV Series
        Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- 
Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
        Status: Cap+ 66Mhz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- 
<TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
        Latency: 32 (1000ns min, 63750ns max)
        Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 9
        Region 0: Memory at e7006000 (32-bit, prefetchable)
        Capabilities: <available only to root>


This is the first part of lsmod, which shows the modules loaded for the 
Hauppauge card.

[djmons localhost djmons]$ /sbin/lsmod

Module                  Size  Used by
nls_utf8                2241  0
udf                    75589  0
tuner                  19821  0
tda9887                12889  0
tvaudio                20321  0
bttv                  150033  0
video_buf              21829  1 bttv
i2c_algo_bit            8521  1 bttv
v4l2_common             5825  1 bttv
btcx_risc               4681  1 bttv
i2c_core               21057  5 tuner,tda9887,tvaudio,bttv,i2c_algo_bit
videodev                9409  1 bttv

I'd be happy for any suggestions, including, just go upstairs to watch the TV, 
but it would be nice to get this card working on something other that 
Windoze.

BTW. On both FC2, and Kubuntu, CPU useage is redlining with TVtime.

Nigel.





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