Hercules Smart TV 3

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An Analog PCI card from Hercules.


  • Interface: PCI
  • Inputs: Analog antenna, S-video, Remote Control
  • Outputs: 3.5mm stereo audi

Making it Work

This card is supported under v2.6 kernels


Firstly, if you haven't already, get tvtime or any other tv software for Linux and try one or the other:
modprobe saa7134 card=10 tuner=24
modprobe tuner
modprobe saa7134 card=10 tuner=38
modprobe t..

Now you can add this:
card= tuner= to /etc/modprobe.d/modulename in this case saa7134.

On a Debian Based System:
echo "options saa7134 card=10 tuner=38" > /etc/modprobe.d/saa7134
modprobe saa7134

On Gentoo, it should be:
echo "options saa7134 card=10 tuner=38" > /etc/modules.d/saa7134
modprobe saa7134

If you use ALSA:
modprobe saa7134_alsa or echo "saa7134_alsa" >> /etc/modules

If you use OSS:
modprobe saa7134 oss=1
echo "saa7134 oss=1 card=10 tuner=38 " >> /etc/modules
Or alternatively just add the oss=1 option: echo "options saa7134 card=10 tuner=38 oss=1" > /etc/modprobe.d/saa7134

You can either add saa7134 to /etc/modules:
echo "saa7134 >> /etc/modules
Or to auto-load: ( load "$" ,8,1 no-im-kidding ;)
echo "saa7134" >> /etc/modules.autoload.d/kernel-2.6

The tuner module is a must for this card so you'll need to add that.

Note: Remember to adjust your alsamixer settings.

External Links

Some useful information from Gentoo's SAA7134 article