The 2nd journey begins… Mandriva 2006 upgrade 2 – Part 8



Ok – tv card – no name brand is now working… it was a bttv compatible card but it’s always been “strange” for lack of a better word. NOTHING under linux has seemed to correctly detect it. Sometimes I have seen it given the following settings… bttv card=72 tuner=2, but it’s “close” not working. With those settings I get the channels showing up “in the wrong places” black and white (as if it’s tuning the wrong frequencies – which it likely is.)


Anyway, I hadn’t found an entry for bttv in my modprobe.conf file when I first started looking, so I’d been trying changes in modprobe.preload. I really need to get clear in my head which does what. After trying (once again) mandrake’s (sorry, mandriva’s) tvcard wizard I noticed that indeed an entry was in modprobe.conf like this…
bttv radio=1 tuner=2

This left the bttv driver trying to guess which card to use, the log had some humerous results….

bttv0: using: *** UNKNOWN/GENERIC *** [card=0,autodetected]
Dec 16 01:09:16 localhost kernel: tveeprom(bttv internal): Huh, no eeprom present (err=-121)?
Dec 16 01:09:16 localhost kernel: bttv0: using tuner=-1

bttv0: Bt878 (rev 17) at 0000:00:0a.0, irq: 18, latency: 32, mmio: 0xee800000
Dec 15 23:24:08 localhost kernel: bttv0: using: *** UNKNOWN/GENERIC *** [card=0,autodetected]
Dec 15 23:24:08 localhost kernel: tveeprom(bttv internal): Huh, no eeprom present (err=-121)?
Dec 15 23:24:08 localhost kernel: bttv0: using tuner=-1

Anyway, now – modprobe.conf has bttv tuner=2 card=10 radio=1 gbuffers=4
which is a combination of what was there before (I don’t think I had gbuffers set). It does work though. (As does mythtv – same version as before – it seems that package didn’t get an upgrade.)

The “start new session” missing may be fixed as well. (I’ll have to wait until I log out and back in to make sure…) Under the previous version of Mandrake I was able to have something like this…

:1 local reserve /usr/X11R6/bin/X :1 vt8 -deferglyphs 16
:2 local reserve /usr/X11R6/bin/X :2 vt9 -deferglyphs 16
:3 local reserve /usr/X11R6/bin/X :3 vt10 -deferglyphs 16
:4 local reserve /usr/X11R6/bin/X :4 vt11 -deferglyphs 16
:5 local reserve /usr/X11R6/bin/X :5 vt12 -deferglyphs 16

In my /etc/X11/xdm/Xservers file and that was sourced by kdm when it started (which handles the “start new session” functionality. It seems that may not still be the case. I found a suggestion that /etc/kde/kdm/kdmrc (new location – good to see it in etc – it used to be in a terrible to remember spot on mandrake) would need…
ReserveServers=:1,:2,:3,:4,:5 added after

[General]
ConfigVersion=2.1
PidFile=/var/run/xdm.pid
Xservers=/etc/X11/xdm/Xservers

We’ll see if that did it after I finish the kubuntu install in this qemu image I’ve got up.

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