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Re: Tvtime & Hauppauge Win TV Express problems



On Mon, 2006-09-18 at 22:42 +0200, nigel henry wrote:
> 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.
> 
Why not try a newer release of the OS?

I just installed a WinTV Go card on a box with FC5 and TVTime works
flawlessly.  I admit that I am in the US and thus using NTSC and not
SECAM but that is related to the tuner/driver and not the display.


> 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.
> 
FC5 has tvtime in the core repo (at least for the x86_64 architecture)

> 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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