On Tue, 12 Sep 2006, Pangurban wrote:
> Has anyone got the card from Maplin - Mercury ( www.kobian.com ->
> card to work.
>> I have been trying. It is on Dapper Drake and with Compiz - and My
> various attempts have only gotten TvTime to produce a screen with a few
> slanted bars of "interference" - with no menus.
Judging by dmesg/lspci linux has correctly detected the card and set up the
You may need to tune the channels in. I'd recommend using xawtv's scantv
or tvtime's tvtime-scanner to do this. Obviously you need an aeriel hooked
up while doing that.
I generally used xawtv to test the card was working, but tvtime should work
much the same. If you try it with xawtv, pay particular attention to the
devices you point it at (ie make sure they exist, are the correct ones and
you have rw permission to them):
-c, -device device
set video4linux device (default is /dev/video0). This option
also disables Xvideo support.
Resource: xawtv.device (string).
-C, -dspdev device
set audio device (default is /dev/dsp).
Resource: xawtv.dspdev (string).
set vbi device (default is /dev/vbi).
Resource: xawtv.vbidev (string).
When I use scantv, I use the command
scantv -C /dev/vbi0 >.xawtv
then am prompted for a country (Ireland) and tv system (PAL) at which point
it goes into scanning, giving the output below while writing channels to
scanning channel list ireland...
A0 ( 45.75 MHz): no station
A1 ( 48.00 MHz): no station
A2 ( 53.75 MHz): no station
A3 ( 56.00 MHz): no station
A4 ( 61.75 MHz): no station
A5 ( 64.00 MHz): no station
A6 (175.25 MHz): no station
A7 (176.00 MHz): no station
A8 (183.25 MHz): ???
A9 (184.00 MHz): no station
A10 (191.25 MHz): no station
A11 (192.00 MHz): no station
A12 (199.25 MHz): no station
A13 (200.00 MHz): no station
A14 (207.25 MHz): Network 2
A15 (208.00 MHz): ???
A16 (215.25 MHz): no station
A17 (216.00 MHz): no station
A18 (224.00 MHz): no station
A19 (232.00 MHz): no station
A20 (248.00 MHz): no station
A21 (256.00 MHz): no station
A22 (264.00 MHz): no station
A23 (272.00 MHz): no station
A24 (280.00 MHz): no station
It's a reasonably good test to see if it's able to tune channels. If you
start xawtv and right/left click on the screen there are options to browse
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