Re: Radeon 8500, kdetv, and xawtv broken - no video overlay device
On Mon, 03 Jan 2011 00:00:43 -0500, Robert Braddock wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 02, 2011 at 12:59:54PM -0500, Robert Braddock wrote:
>> Now, it seems as though my overlay device just isn't there. Kdetv says
>> there's no video device at all and xawtv reports "no usable video port
> FYI, someone on the xorg list gave me a tip to put "radeon.modeset=0" on
> the kernel command-line at boot. After doing that, the overlay device
> is back, but kdetv and xawtv still don't work: kdetv shows some red
> lines instead of video xawtv can only show video at the default tiny
> window size. Any resizing
> will resize the image, but be black everywhere that wasn't visible
> through the default window (even if I start it with -fullscreen).
You can try with another programs to view the TV, like Videolan, Me-TV or
even Kaffeine :-?
> Is there any other program that understands the video overlay device
> thing? Kdetv and xawtv just don't seem to prioritize working...
> 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?