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Thread: Tvtime & Kdetv problems

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    Default Tvtime & Kdetv problems

    Hi, I got some issues with my TV card. It won't work with either tvtime or kdetv. It's nothin wrong with the card itself since it has worked before with linux (Ubuntu & tvtime).

    With Tvtime now I only get this message:

    :~ # tvtime
    Running tvtime 1.0.2.
    Reading configuration from /etc/tvtime/tvtime.xml
    Reading configuration from /root/.tvtime/tvtime.xml
    xvoutput: No XVIDEO port found which supports YUY2 images.

    *** tvtime requires hardware YUY2 overlay support from your video card
    *** driver. If you are using an older NVIDIA card (TNT2), then
    *** this capability is only available with their binary drivers.
    *** For some ATI cards, this feature may be found in the experimental
    *** GATOS drivers: http://gatos.souceforge.net/
    *** If unsure, please check with your distribution to see if your
    *** X driver supports hardware overlay surfaces.


    Kdetv just says "unable to grab video" and shows black screen with no sound, but it founds the channels ok when scanning.

    my tv-card is a LifeView FlyTV Platinum Mini2 [card=74,autodetected](saa7130) and sits in a laptop. Can any help on this?

    dmesg shows this (if it helps anything):

    saa7130/34: v4l2 driver version 0.2.14 loaded
    saa7133[0]: found at 0000:02:03.0, rev: 240, irq: 23, latency: 128, mmio: 0xb0000800
    saa7133[0]: subsystem: 14c0:1212, board: LifeView FlyTV Platinum Mini2 [card=74,autodetected]
    saa7133[0]: board init: gpio is 10400
    input: saa7134 IR (LifeView FlyTV Plat as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1e.0/0000:02:03.0/input/input10
    saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom 00: c0 14 12 12 10 28 ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
    saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom 10: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
    saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom 20: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
    saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom 30: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
    saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom 40: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
    saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom 50: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
    saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom 60: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
    saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom 70: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
    saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom 80: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
    saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom 90: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
    saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom a0: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
    saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom b0: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
    saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom c0: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
    saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom d0: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
    saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom e0: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
    saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom f0: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
    tuner' 1-004b: chip found @ 0x96 (saa7133[0])
    saa7133[0]: registered device video0 [v4l2]
    saa7133[0]: registered device vbi0

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    Default Re: Tvtime & Kdetv problems

    * flodis,

    got a webcam plugged in? If so unplug it and try again.

    Uwe

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    Default Re: Tvtime & Kdetv problems

    no webcam plugged in

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    Default Re: Tvtime & Kdetv problems

    anyone knows about this?

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    Default Re: Tvtime & Kdetv problems

    Quote Originally Posted by flodis View Post
    anyone knows about this?
    Did you check here:
    HCL/TV Cards - openSUSE

    I note at least one LifeView model has problems with openSUSE-11.0 saa7134 driver.

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    hawkwind212 NNTP User

    Default Re: Tvtime & Kdetv problems

    If you're using newer model of ATI graphics card(>= radeon 9600)and fglrx drive >=8.4, then type "aticonfig --tvf=NTFS-N --tvs=VIDEO --ovt=Xv." What "--ovt=Xv" parameter does is add " 'VideOverlay' 'on'" and "'OpenGLOverlay' 'off'" to fglrx device section of xorg.conf file. That solved my problem that you mentioned about tvtime. However, KDETV is another story, it'll not run correctly, and it constantly turns my screen to blank after a few seconds. My advice is to forget about KDETV, it's the predecessor of tvtime, and it's no longer being develop since v.89. I think KDETV v1.0 is suppose to be tvtime. Also, if you're using any desktop effect in kDE desktop >= 4.0 that requires compiz, turn it off because it interferes with tvtime.

    :-)D.L.

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