Re: Radeon 8500, kdetv, and xawtv broken - no video overlay device
On Thu, 06 Jan 2011 23:58:47 -0500, Robert Braddock wrote:
>> You can try with another programs to view the TV, like Videolan, Me-TV
>> or even Kaffeine :-?
> I don't know how to make anything else talk to the Xvideo overlay
> device. The only mentions I've found were things NOT using it, or only
> using a /dev/video0 type device. Kaffeine, vlc, and me-tv don't seem to
> have an obvious way to access anything other than the /dev/video0
And mplayer or xine? :-?
> Xawtv (which is teeny and can't resize), kdetv (which can't show the
> actual video) and avview (which doesn't even run anymore) are the only
> things I've seen that will use the Xvideo overlay instead of requiring a
> /dev/video0 device. That's why, if getting /dev/video0 for a Radeon8500
> were feasible, I'd like to leave this whole weird overlay device thing
> behind, like everyone else seems to have...
I don't like to look pessimistic but maybe it's time to get a new card...
>> > Can I get a /dev/video0 for a Radeon 8500's input? Xorg obviously
>> > isn't going to bother to keep it working, and it would be really nice
>> > to be able to use a better program than xawtv.
>> Maybe you card does not allow that... what tv tuner chipset has?
> Actually I'm trying to get the basic a/v-in to work (mainly the svideo
> and rca audio inputs), not the tuner. I've kind of given up on the
> tuner... It looks like the card includes such things as : FI123xx
> (FI1236W) Tuner, TDA9885 Alignment-free IF-PLL, MSP34xx (MSP3445G,
> MSP3430), and Rage Theatre revision 00000003, if any of that helps.
I dunno where to start debugging this... documentation/how to for the
tv capabilities of your card seems pretty old and outdated:
Hum... it's possible that you get accurate feedback from the GATOS devel
At least they will be able to tell you what can you expect from your
card and if possible, how to restore the tunning facilities.