[mythtv-users] Linux TV-Out compatability?

Aaron Stewart acs at hourglassone.com
Fri Mar 7 00:43:35 UTC 2003

Hrmm.. Bet bet would be to see if the BTTV kernel driver autodetects
it.. Try doing (as root)

/sbin/modprobe bttv

and then (again, as root) do

less /var/log/messages (or /var/log/syslog, depending on your distro)

and see what chipset the BTTV driver detects, if any.

I did note that the kernel driver doesn't always correctly detect the
tuner type.. You might need to step through tuners once you've
identified what card you have, e.g :

/sbin/modprobe bttv card=<cardid> tuner=<tunerid>

See /usr/src/linux/Documentation/video4linux/bttv/CARDLIST for more


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Subject: [mythtv-users] Linux TV-Out compatability?

Had a quick question about how linux works with video cards.  Is any 
card that supports TV-out compatable with linux? I picked up a ALbatron 
GeForce2 MX-400 w/TV out from Newegg. Please correct me if any of the 
following of this is wrong. I was told the best chipset to get on a 
card was BT869. I was also told that the company that makes it was 
bought or become a company called Conexant. The card I bought has a 
Conexant chip on it, but nowhere does it say BT869. The chip is labeled 
as follows:

Video Encoder
0234 Philippines

Is this chip/card going to work with linux? The box does not have linux 
compatability listed (but I just figured it wouldnt because most I have 
seen do not list linux). Is this the BT869 chipset, and if not will it 
still work? Is the BT869 chipset the only one that works with linux? I 
ask these questions because the rest of my parts for my myth box have 
not made it in the mail yet, and if this card is definitely not going 
to work then I am going to get a different card now. Thanks.

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