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[linux-dvb] DVB-Newbie needs help
I am quite a newbie to LINUX-DVB so don't punish me for asking stupid
or long answered questions.
I am participating in a pilot project for dsl via satellite in
Germany. Along with that I purchased a "Technotrend budget PCI"
DVB-card and everything is working quit well under Windows, although
I'm getting more and more to the point that this card wasn't the best
choice (speaking of tv-performance).
Since M$-Win is not my favorite OS, I'd like to get both networking
and digital tv running under Linux. At this point I have gone through
one week of nightshifts with gathering informations, downloading
drivers, software, howto's, compiling, installing, reconfiguring and
testing and I seem to got stuck! Neither networking nor digital tv is
working so I urgently need some help. Maybe I can't see the forest
for the trees.
Ok, so how is my situation now:
Athlon Thunderbird 1.4 GHz, 512 MB SDRAM, K7S5A Mainboard, ATI Radeon
ViVo 64MB DDR, TT budget PCI DVB-card
SuSE Linux 7.3, XFree 4.1.0, Kernel 2.4.10-4GB
Let's at first leave the networking aspect aside, because I have not
yet been into this too far. I concentrated on digital tv in the last
few days because I thought it was easier to set up.
I downloaded the tarball siemens_dvb_0.9-lastest from
linuxtv.org and compiled it according to the respective README-files.
I had to install some more features from the distribution but finally
I succeeded in compiling the driver, the libs and the tuxzap software.
As far as /var/log/messages tells the whole story, "make insmod" of
the drivers works fine, since no warnings or errors are displayed
Feeling lucky about that, I started X. First I tried tuxzap, which
seemed to work. Ok, channel-switching without picture is a dull test,
so I started tuxview, which I understood as being my tv-monitor. Is
tuxview does nothing. the main window is drawn onto the desktop
showing a blue screen, no actions possible - window frozen.
In xterm, where I started tuxview no errors are written (neither
they are in /var/log/messages nor in the X-Server-log).
Ok, I thought, tuxview won't work, so I'll try xawtv - Same result.
But in xterm there is an error message:
v4l: timeout (got SIGARLM), hardware/driver problems?
Also in /var/log/messages, there is:
modprobe: Can't locate module char-major-81-[0,1,2,3]
Concerning char-major-81 I found some information on the internet
so I modified my modules.conf accordingly but that v4l-timeout in
xawtv remains unchanged.
I'm not quite shure if the alias I set there is correct -
I've tried "bttv" and "dvb" and "videodev" but nothing changed. So I
think there is another - maybe greater - problem in my configuration.
Right now, I ran out of ideas figuring out, what else could be wrong.
Can somebody put me back on track?
Thanx in advance for every little help.
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