Thank you Gavin
I have the card working now.
By the way
options saa7134 card=3 tuner=1
Is what I put in /etc/modprobe.d/saa7134
Got it to tune using scantv as you recommended
Had my first success with mplayer from the command line - is the a TV
GUI for mplayer?
Can't get TvTime to work - and it crashes the machine.
but at least I can confirm that the card works in Dapper Drake with
Gavin McCullagh wrote:
>> 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).
> -vbidev device
> 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
>>> 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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