[linux-dvb] Pinnacle PCTV SAT bttv

Ferdinando Romano romano_ferdinando at yahoo.it
Mon Aug 29 12:53:55 CEST 2005

I'm Romano Ferdinando 
I have a Suse 9.2 Pro.
I have bought a Pinnacle PCTV SAT but I have some
problems to use with my linux 

 Can you help me?

The card is recognized:
nando at eclipse:~> /sbin/lspci 
0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon
9100 IGP Host Bridge (rev 02)
0000:00:01.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon
9100 IGP AGP Bridge
0000:00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc:
Unknown device 4347 (rev 01)
0000:00:13.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc:
Unknown device 4348 (rev 01)
0000:00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc:
Unknown device 4345 (rev 01)
0000:00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc ATI SMBus
(rev 18)
0000:00:14.1 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc:
Unknown device 4349
0000:00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown
device 434c
0000:00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown
device 4342
0000:00:14.5 Multimedia audio controller: ATI
Technologies Inc IXP150 AC'97 Audio Controller
0000:01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI
Technologies Inc Radeon 9100 IGP
0000:02:06.0 Multimedia controller: Philips
Semiconductors SAA7134 (rev 01)
0000:02:07.0 Multimedia video controller: Brooktree
Corporation Bt878 Video Capture (rev 11)
0000:02:07.1 Multimedia controller: Brooktree
Corporation Bt878 Audio Capture (rev 11)
0000:02:08.0 Ethernet controller: 3Com Corporation
3Com 3C920B-EMB-WNM Integrated Fast Ethernet
Controller (rev 40)
0000:02:09.0 Ethernet controller: D-Link System Inc
RTL8139 Ethernet (rev 10)

So I type :

# modprobe bttv i2c_hw=1 card=0x5E
# modprobe dvb-bt8xx
# modprobe cx24110

and dmesg show me

Linux video capture interface: v1.00
[drm] Loading R200 Microcode
v4l2_common: unsupported module, tainting kernel.
video_buf: unsupported module, tainting kernel.
bttv: driver version 0.9.15 loaded
bttv: using 8 buffers with 2080k (520 pages) each for
bttv: Bt8xx card found (0).
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:02:07.0[A] -> GSI 19 (level,
low) -> IRQ 177
bttv0: Bt878 (rev 17) at 0000:02:07.0, irq: 177,
latency: 64, mmio: 0xf7c00000
bttv0: detected: Pinnacle PCTV Sat [card=94], PCI
subsystem ID is 11bd:001c
bttv0: using: Pinnacle PCTV Sat [card=94,insmod
bttv0: gpio: en=00000000, out=00000000 in=009f00fc
bttv0: using tuner=-1
bttv0: registered device video0
bttv0: registered device vbi0
bttv0: PLL: 28636363 => 35468950 .. ok
bt878: AUDIO driver version 0.0.0 loaded
bt878: Bt878 AUDIO function found (0).
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:02:07.1[A] -> GSI 19 (level,
low) -> IRQ 177
bt878(0): Bt878 (rev 17) at 02:07.1, irq: 177,
latency: 64, memory: 0xf7d00000

But I don't undestand the reason for which 
 my system doesn't create the device 
/dev/dvb/adapter0/dvr0 and doesn't associate it to the
stream of my Pinnacle card

Which is the content of this device video0 and vbi0?
What do they represent?
Do you think that is necessary to use a firmware for
this card?
Do you have any suggestions to use this card?

Thanks for your kindness

Best Regards

Romano Ferdinando

in the following rows there are some info about my
system :

there are these rpms:
dvb 1.1.0_CVS20040812-7
libdvbpsi3 0.1.4-0.pm.3
v4l-tools 3.94-2
devs 9.2-1

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