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Well, I've searched Google to little avail so I've decided to ask here.

I've currently set up a Media Centre PC in my room. Everything - even wireless LAN - works perfectly after several kernel recompilations, that is, excepting my TV card. As you may imagine, this is somewhat of a disappointment considering it is a media centre. I'm using Linux Mandrake 10.1 Community and a 2.6.1-20 kernel.

Let me clarify, when I disable auto mute on the card, I hear a static, noise sound. I recieve a good video signal. The static noise changes slightly when I change channel which leads me to believe that it may be a problem with my TV standard - in the UK, we use PAL-I (instead of NTSC). This is not a problem with muting input channels or anything on my sound card.

DMESG output follows.

Dentry cache hash table entries: 32768 (order: 5, 131072 bytes)
Inode-cache hash table entries: 16384 (order: 4, 65536 bytes)
Memory: 247560k/253888k available (1857k kernel code, 5616k reserved, 793k data, 200k init, 0k highmem, 0k BadRAM)
Checking if this processor honours the WP bit even in supervisor mode... Ok.
Calibrating delay loop... 2375.68 BogoMIPS
Security Scaffold v1.0.0 initialized
SELinux:  Disabled at boot.
Capability LSM initialized
Mount-cache hash table entries: 512 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
CPU: After generic identify, caps: 0383fbff c1cbfbff 00000000 00000000
CPU: After vendor identify, caps:  0383fbff c1cbfbff 00000000 00000000
CPU: L1 I Cache: 64K (64 bytes/line), D cache 64K (64 bytes/line)
CPU: L2 Cache: 64K (64 bytes/line)
CPU: After all inits, caps:        0383fbff c1cbfbff 00000000 00000020
Intel machine check architecture supported.
Intel machine check reporting enabled on CPU#0.
CPU: AMD Duron(tm) processor stepping 01
Enabling fast FPU save and restore... done.
Enabling unmasked SIMD FPU exception support... done.
Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
init init/main.c:689
init init/main.c:702
init init/main.c:707
do_pre_smp_initcalls init/main.c:653
do_pre_smp_initcalls init/main.c:659
init init/main.c:711
init init/main.c:714
enabled ExtINT on CPU#0
ESR value before enabling vector: 00000000
ESR value after enabling vector: 00000000
Using local APIC timer interrupts.
calibrating APIC timer ...
..... CPU clock speed is 1199.0841 MHz.
..... host bus clock speed is 199.0973 MHz.
init init/main.c:716
init init/main.c:718
checking if image is initramfs...it isn't (no cpio magic); looks like an initrd
ACPI: Looking for DSDT in initrd ... not found!
Freeing initrd memory: 138k freed
init init/main.c:724
do_basic_setup init/main.c:634
do_basic_setup init/main.c:636
NET: Registered protocol family 16
PCI: PCI BIOS revision 2.10 entry at 0xfb5c0, last bus=1
PCI: Using configuration type 1
mtrr: v2.0 (20020519)
ACPI: Subsystem revision 20040326
ACPI: Interpreter disabled.
Linux Plug and Play Support v0.97 (c) Adam Belay
PnPBIOS: Disabled
PCI: Probing PCI hardware
PCI: Probing PCI hardware (bus 00)
Disabling VIA memory write queue (PCI ID 3112, rev 00): [55] f9 & 1f -> 19
PCI: Using IRQ router VIA [1106/0686] at 0000:00:07.0
spurious 8259A interrupt: IRQ7.
vesafb: probe of vesafb0 failed with error -6
apm: BIOS version 1.2 Flags 0x07 (Driver version 1.16ac)
audit: initializing netlink socket (disabled)
audit(1105889447.195:0): initialized
VFS: Disk quotas dquot_6.5.1
Dquot-cache hash table entries: 1024 (order 0, 4096 bytes)
devfs: 2004-01-31 Richard Gooch (rgooch@atnf.csiro.au)
devfs: boot_options: 0x1
Initializing Cryptographic API
Applying VIA southbridge workaround.
PCI: Disabling Via external APIC routing
isapnp: Scanning for PnP cards...
isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
Serial: 8250/16550 driver $Revision: 1.90 $ 8 ports, IRQ sharing enabled
ttyS0 at I/O 0x3f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 32000K size 1024 blocksize
Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 7.00alpha2
ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
VP_IDE: IDE controller at PCI slot 0000:00:07.1
VP_IDE: chipset revision 6
VP_IDE: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
VP_IDE: VIA vt82c686b (rev 40) IDE UDMA100 controller on pci0000:00:07.1
    ide0: BM-DMA at 0xd000-0xd007, BIOS settings: hda:DMA, hdb:pio
    ide1: BM-DMA at 0xd008-0xd00f, BIOS settings: hdc:pio, hdd:pio
Probing IDE interface ide0...
hda: ST3160021A, ATA DISK drive
Using anticipatory io scheduler
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
Probing IDE interface ide1...
ide1: Wait for ready failed before probe !
hda: max request size: 1024KiB
hda: 312581808 sectors (160041 MB) w/2048KiB Cache, CHS=19457/255/63, UDMA(33)
 /dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0: p1 p2 < p5 p6 p7 >
mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
serio: i8042 AUX port at 0x60,0x64 irq 12
input: ImExPS/2 Generic Explorer Mouse on isa0060/serio1
serio: i8042 KBD port at 0x60,0x64 irq 1
input: AT Translated Set 2 keyboard on isa0060/serio0
md: md driver 0.90.0 MAX_MD_DEVS=256, MD_SB_DISKS=27
NET: Registered protocol family 2
IP: routing cache hash table of 2048 buckets, 16Kbytes
TCP: Hash tables configured (established 16384 bind 32768)
NET: Registered protocol family 1
BIOS EDD facility v0.16 2004-Jun-25, 1 devices found
init init/main.c:726
md: Autodetecting RAID arrays.
md: autorun ...
md: ... autorun DONE.
RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0
VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem).
Mounted devfs on /dev
kjournald starting.  Commit interval 5 seconds
EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
Mounted devfs on /dev
Freeing unused kernel memory: 200k freed
Real Time Clock Driver v1.12
usbcore: registered new driver usbfs
usbcore: registered new driver hub
USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver v2.2
PCI: Found IRQ 3 for device 0000:00:07.2
PCI: Sharing IRQ 3 with 0000:00:07.3
uhci_hcd 0000:00:07.2: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
uhci_hcd 0000:00:07.2: irq 3, io base 0000d400
uhci_hcd 0000:00:07.2: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
hub 1-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
PCI: Found IRQ 3 for device 0000:00:07.3
PCI: Sharing IRQ 3 with 0000:00:07.2
uhci_hcd 0000:00:07.3: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (#2)
uhci_hcd 0000:00:07.3: irq 3, io base 0000d800
uhci_hcd 0000:00:07.3: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 2
hub 2-0:1.0: USB hub found
hub 2-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
EXT3 FS on hda6, internal journal
Adding 642560k swap on /dev/hda7.  Priority:-1 extents:1
Linux video capture interface: v1.00
bttv: driver version 0.9.15 loaded
bttv: using 8 buffers with 2080k (520 pages) each for capture
bttv: Bt8xx card found (0).
PCI: Found IRQ 5 for device 0000:00:0a.0
PCI: Sharing IRQ 5 with 0000:00:07.5
PCI: Sharing IRQ 5 with 0000:00:0a.1
bttv0: Bt878 (rev 17) at 0000:00:0a.0, irq: 5, latency: 32, mmio: 0xe1022000
bttv0: detected: Pinnacle PCTV [card=39], PCI subsystem ID is 11bd:0012
bttv0: using: Pinnacle PCTV Studio/Rave [card=39,autodetected]
bttv0: gpio: en=00000000, out=00000000 in=00ffffff [init]
bttv0: i2c: checking for MSP34xx @ 0x80... not found
bttv0: pinnacle/mt: id=1 info="PAL / mono" radio=no
bttv0: using tuner=33
bttv0: i2c: checking for MSP34xx @ 0x80... not found
bttv0: i2c: checking for TDA9875 @ 0xb0... not found
bttv0: i2c: checking for TDA7432 @ 0x8a... not found
tda9885/6/7: chip found @ 0x86
tuner: chip found at addr 0xc0 i2c-bus bt878 #0 [sw]
tuner: type set to 33 (MT20xx universal) by bt878 #0 [sw]
tuner: microtune: companycode=4d54 part=04 rev=04
tuner: microtune MT2032 found, OK
bttv0: registered device video0
bttv0: registered device vbi0
bttv0: PLL: 28636363 => 35468950 .. ok
Linux agpgart interface v0.100 (c) Dave Jones
agpgart: Detected VIA KLE133 chipset
agpgart: Maximum main memory to use for agp memory: 196M
agpgart: AGP aperture is 64M @ 0xd8000000
ndiswrapper version 0.12 loaded (preempt=no,smp=no)
PCI: Found IRQ 11 for device 0000:00:09.0
ndiswrapper: using irq 11
wlan0: ndiswrapper ethernet device 00:e0:98:d3:58:6e using driver tnet1130
wlan0: encryption modes supported: WEP, WPA with TKIP
ndiswrapper: driver tnet1130 (Texas Instruments,03/10/2004,6.0.0.18) added
SGI XFS with ACLs, large block numbers, no debug enabled
SGI XFS Quota Management subsystem
XFS mounting filesystem hda5
Ending clean XFS mount for filesystem: hda5
loop: loaded (max 8 devices)
8139too Fast Ethernet driver 0.9.27
NET: Registered protocol family 17
parport0: PC-style at 0x378 [PCSPP,EPP]
parport_pc: Via 686A parallel port: io=0x378
lp0: using parport0 (polling).
lp0: console ready
PCI: Found IRQ 5 for device 0000:00:07.5
PCI: Sharing IRQ 5 with 0000:00:0a.0
PCI: Sharing IRQ 5 with 0000:00:0a.1
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:07.5 to 64
ipmi message handler version v32
IPMI System Interface driver version v32, KCS version v32, SMIC version v32, BT version v32
    ACPI-0168: *** Error: Invalid address flags 8
ipmi_si: Trying "kcs" at I/O port 0xca2
ipmi_si: Trying "smic" at I/O port 0xca9
ipmi_si: Trying "bt" at I/O port 0xe4
ipmi_si: Unable to find any System Interface(s)
NET: Registered protocol family 10
Disabled Privacy Extensions on device c0357a80(lo)
IPv6 over IPv4 tunneling driver
wlan0: no IPv6 routers present
nvidia: module license 'NVIDIA' taints kernel.
PCI: Found IRQ 10 for device 0000:00:08.0
NVRM: loading NVIDIA Linux x86 NVIDIA Kernel Module  1.0-6629  Wed Nov  3 13:12:51 PST 2004
SCSI subsystem initialized
st: Version 20040403, fixed bufsize 32768, s/g segs 256
inserting floppy driver for 2.6.8.1-20mdkcustom
Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
FDC 0 is a post-1991 82077
NET: Registered protocol family 23
IrCOMM protocol (Dag Brattli)

Any ideas?

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Well, I've searched Google to little avail so I've decided to ask here.

I've currently set up a Media Centre PC in my room. Everything - even wireless LAN - works perfectly after several kernel recompilations, that is, excepting my TV card. As you may imagine, this is somewhat of a disappointment considering it is a media centre. I'm using Linux Mandrake 10.1 Community and a 2.6.1-20 kernel.

Let me clarify, when I disable auto mute on the card, I hear a static, noise sound. I recieve a good video signal. The static noise changes slightly when I change channel which leads me to believe that it may be a problem with my TV standard - in the UK, we use PAL-I (instead of NTSC). This is not a problem with muting input channels or anything on my sound card.

DMESG output follows.

Dentry cache hash table entries: 32768 (order: 5, 131072 bytes)
Inode-cache hash table entries: 16384 (order: 4, 65536 bytes)
Memory: 247560k/253888k available (1857k kernel code, 5616k reserved, 793k data, 200k init, 0k highmem, 0k BadRAM)
Checking if this processor honours the WP bit even in supervisor mode... Ok.
Calibrating delay loop... 2375.68 BogoMIPS
Security Scaffold v1.0.0 initialized
SELinux:  Disabled at boot.
Capability LSM initialized
Mount-cache hash table entries: 512 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
CPU: After generic identify, caps: 0383fbff c1cbfbff 00000000 00000000
CPU: After vendor identify, caps:  0383fbff c1cbfbff 00000000 00000000
CPU: L1 I Cache: 64K (64 bytes/line), D cache 64K (64 bytes/line)
CPU: L2 Cache: 64K (64 bytes/line)
CPU: After all inits, caps:        0383fbff c1cbfbff 00000000 00000020
Intel machine check architecture supported.
Intel machine check reporting enabled on CPU#0.
CPU: AMD Duron(tm) processor stepping 01
Enabling fast FPU save and restore... done.
Enabling unmasked SIMD FPU exception support... done.
Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
init init/main.c:689
init init/main.c:702
init init/main.c:707
do_pre_smp_initcalls init/main.c:653
do_pre_smp_initcalls init/main.c:659
init init/main.c:711
init init/main.c:714
enabled ExtINT on CPU#0
ESR value before enabling vector: 00000000
ESR value after enabling vector: 00000000
Using local APIC timer interrupts.
calibrating APIC timer ...
..... CPU clock speed is 1199.0841 MHz.
..... host bus clock speed is 199.0973 MHz.
init init/main.c:716
init init/main.c:718
checking if image is initramfs...it isn't (no cpio magic); looks like an initrd
ACPI: Looking for DSDT in initrd ... not found!
Freeing initrd memory: 138k freed
init init/main.c:724
do_basic_setup init/main.c:634
do_basic_setup init/main.c:636
NET: Registered protocol family 16
PCI: PCI BIOS revision 2.10 entry at 0xfb5c0, last bus=1
PCI: Using configuration type 1
mtrr: v2.0 (20020519)
ACPI: Subsystem revision 20040326
ACPI: Interpreter disabled.
Linux Plug and Play Support v0.97 (c) Adam Belay
PnPBIOS: Disabled
PCI: Probing PCI hardware
PCI: Probing PCI hardware (bus 00)
Disabling VIA memory write queue (PCI ID 3112, rev 00): [55] f9 & 1f -> 19
PCI: Using IRQ router VIA [1106/0686] at 0000:00:07.0
spurious 8259A interrupt: IRQ7.
vesafb: probe of vesafb0 failed with error -6
apm: BIOS version 1.2 Flags 0x07 (Driver version 1.16ac)
audit: initializing netlink socket (disabled)
audit(1105889447.195:0): initialized
VFS: Disk quotas dquot_6.5.1
Dquot-cache hash table entries: 1024 (order 0, 4096 bytes)
devfs: 2004-01-31 Richard Gooch (rgooch@atnf.csiro.au)
devfs: boot_options: 0x1
Initializing Cryptographic API
Applying VIA southbridge workaround.
PCI: Disabling Via external APIC routing
isapnp: Scanning for PnP cards...
isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
Serial: 8250/16550 driver $Revision: 1.90 $ 8 ports, IRQ sharing enabled
ttyS0 at I/O 0x3f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 32000K size 1024 blocksize
Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 7.00alpha2
ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
VP_IDE: IDE controller at PCI slot 0000:00:07.1
VP_IDE: chipset revision 6
VP_IDE: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
VP_IDE: VIA vt82c686b (rev 40) IDE UDMA100 controller on pci0000:00:07.1
    ide0: BM-DMA at 0xd000-0xd007, BIOS settings: hda:DMA, hdb:pio
    ide1: BM-DMA at 0xd008-0xd00f, BIOS settings: hdc:pio, hdd:pio
Probing IDE interface ide0...
hda: ST3160021A, ATA DISK drive
Using anticipatory io scheduler
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
Probing IDE interface ide1...
ide1: Wait for ready failed before probe !
hda: max request size: 1024KiB
hda: 312581808 sectors (160041 MB) w/2048KiB Cache, CHS=19457/255/63, UDMA(33)
 /dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0: p1 p2 < p5 p6 p7 >
mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
serio: i8042 AUX port at 0x60,0x64 irq 12
input: ImExPS/2 Generic Explorer Mouse on isa0060/serio1
serio: i8042 KBD port at 0x60,0x64 irq 1
input: AT Translated Set 2 keyboard on isa0060/serio0
md: md driver 0.90.0 MAX_MD_DEVS=256, MD_SB_DISKS=27
NET: Registered protocol family 2
IP: routing cache hash table of 2048 buckets, 16Kbytes
TCP: Hash tables configured (established 16384 bind 32768)
NET: Registered protocol family 1
BIOS EDD facility v0.16 2004-Jun-25, 1 devices found
init init/main.c:726
md: Autodetecting RAID arrays.
md: autorun ...
md: ... autorun DONE.
RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0
VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem).
Mounted devfs on /dev
kjournald starting.  Commit interval 5 seconds
EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
Mounted devfs on /dev
Freeing unused kernel memory: 200k freed
Real Time Clock Driver v1.12
usbcore: registered new driver usbfs
usbcore: registered new driver hub
USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver v2.2
PCI: Found IRQ 3 for device 0000:00:07.2
PCI: Sharing IRQ 3 with 0000:00:07.3
uhci_hcd 0000:00:07.2: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
uhci_hcd 0000:00:07.2: irq 3, io base 0000d400
uhci_hcd 0000:00:07.2: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
hub 1-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
PCI: Found IRQ 3 for device 0000:00:07.3
PCI: Sharing IRQ 3 with 0000:00:07.2
uhci_hcd 0000:00:07.3: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (#2)
uhci_hcd 0000:00:07.3: irq 3, io base 0000d800
uhci_hcd 0000:00:07.3: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 2
hub 2-0:1.0: USB hub found
hub 2-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
EXT3 FS on hda6, internal journal
Adding 642560k swap on /dev/hda7.  Priority:-1 extents:1
Linux video capture interface: v1.00
bttv: driver version 0.9.15 loaded
bttv: using 8 buffers with 2080k (520 pages) each for capture
bttv: Bt8xx card found (0).
PCI: Found IRQ 5 for device 0000:00:0a.0
PCI: Sharing IRQ 5 with 0000:00:07.5
PCI: Sharing IRQ 5 with 0000:00:0a.1
bttv0: Bt878 (rev 17) at 0000:00:0a.0, irq: 5, latency: 32, mmio: 0xe1022000
bttv0: detected: Pinnacle PCTV [card=39], PCI subsystem ID is 11bd:0012
bttv0: using: Pinnacle PCTV Studio/Rave [card=39,autodetected]
bttv0: gpio: en=00000000, out=00000000 in=00ffffff [init]
bttv0: i2c: checking for MSP34xx @ 0x80... not found
bttv0: pinnacle/mt: id=1 info="PAL / mono" radio=no
bttv0: using tuner=33
bttv0: i2c: checking for MSP34xx @ 0x80... not found
bttv0: i2c: checking for TDA9875 @ 0xb0... not found
bttv0: i2c: checking for TDA7432 @ 0x8a... not found
tda9885/6/7: chip found @ 0x86
tuner: chip found at addr 0xc0 i2c-bus bt878 #0 [sw]
tuner: type set to 33 (MT20xx universal) by bt878 #0 [sw]
tuner: microtune: companycode=4d54 part=04 rev=04
tuner: microtune MT2032 found, OK
bttv0: registered device video0
bttv0: registered device vbi0
bttv0: PLL: 28636363 => 35468950 .. ok
Linux agpgart interface v0.100 (c) Dave Jones
agpgart: Detected VIA KLE133 chipset
agpgart: Maximum main memory to use for agp memory: 196M
agpgart: AGP aperture is 64M @ 0xd8000000
ndiswrapper version 0.12 loaded (preempt=no,smp=no)
PCI: Found IRQ 11 for device 0000:00:09.0
ndiswrapper: using irq 11
wlan0: ndiswrapper ethernet device 00:e0:98:d3:58:6e using driver tnet1130
wlan0: encryption modes supported: WEP, WPA with TKIP
ndiswrapper: driver tnet1130 (Texas Instruments,03/10/2004,6.0.0.18) added
SGI XFS with ACLs, large block numbers, no debug enabled
SGI XFS Quota Management subsystem
XFS mounting filesystem hda5
Ending clean XFS mount for filesystem: hda5
loop: loaded (max 8 devices)
8139too Fast Ethernet driver 0.9.27
NET: Registered protocol family 17
parport0: PC-style at 0x378 [PCSPP,EPP]
parport_pc: Via 686A parallel port: io=0x378
lp0: using parport0 (polling).
lp0: console ready
PCI: Found IRQ 5 for device 0000:00:07.5
PCI: Sharing IRQ 5 with 0000:00:0a.0
PCI: Sharing IRQ 5 with 0000:00:0a.1
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:07.5 to 64
ipmi message handler version v32
IPMI System Interface driver version v32, KCS version v32, SMIC version v32, BT version v32
    ACPI-0168: *** Error: Invalid address flags 8
ipmi_si: Trying "kcs" at I/O port 0xca2
ipmi_si: Trying "smic" at I/O port 0xca9
ipmi_si: Trying "bt" at I/O port 0xe4
ipmi_si: Unable to find any System Interface(s)
NET: Registered protocol family 10
Disabled Privacy Extensions on device c0357a80(lo)
IPv6 over IPv4 tunneling driver
wlan0: no IPv6 routers present
nvidia: module license 'NVIDIA' taints kernel.
PCI: Found IRQ 10 for device 0000:00:08.0
NVRM: loading NVIDIA Linux x86 NVIDIA Kernel Module  1.0-6629  Wed Nov  3 13:12:51 PST 2004
SCSI subsystem initialized
st: Version 20040403, fixed bufsize 32768, s/g segs 256
inserting floppy driver for 2.6.8.1-20mdkcustom
Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
FDC 0 is a post-1991 82077
NET: Registered protocol family 23
IrCOMM protocol (Dag Brattli)

Any ideas?

Hi, I live in Brazil and have exactly the same problem than you. I have Pinnacle PCTV RETAIL BR
and use the CONECTIVA 10.

My standart, in Brazil, is PAL-M. When I set to NTSC everything works minus the image, it becames black and white, when I set to Pal-M the image stay color and fine but the sound became a static noise.

How your standart is PAL-I you can try put this line in /etc/modprobe.conf

options tuner pal=i

If works reply me, if don't reply too .....

Unfortunetly don't exists pal=m :cry:

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What is your soundcard and how do you have PCTV plugged into the soundcard (via line in)?

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This fixed the static output for us:

options tda9887 pal=i

in the module options, probably:
/etc/modules.conf

Good luck!

foobar & beast

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I too have just installed a Pinnacle card. Didn't have sound at first, but realised I didn't have the connection between my card and sound card plugged in. Have you made the connection?

Well, I've searched Google to little avail so I've decided to ask here.

I've currently set up a Media Centre PC in my room. Everything - even wireless LAN - works perfectly after several kernel recompilations, that is, excepting my TV card. As you may imagine, this is somewhat of a disappointment considering it is a media centre. I'm using Linux Mandrake 10.1 Community and a 2.6.1-20 kernel.

Let me clarify, when I disable auto mute on the card, I hear a static, noise sound. I recieve a good video signal. The static noise changes slightly when I change channel which leads me to believe that it may be a problem with my TV standard - in the UK, we use PAL-I (instead of NTSC). This is not a problem with muting input channels or anything on my sound card.

DMESG output follows.

Dentry cache hash table entries: 32768 (order: 5, 131072 bytes)
Inode-cache hash table entries: 16384 (order: 4, 65536 bytes)
Memory: 247560k/253888k available (1857k kernel code, 5616k reserved, 793k data, 200k init, 0k highmem, 0k BadRAM)
Checking if this processor honours the WP bit even in supervisor mode... Ok.
Calibrating delay loop... 2375.68 BogoMIPS
Security Scaffold v1.0.0 initialized
SELinux:  Disabled at boot.
Capability LSM initialized
Mount-cache hash table entries: 512 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
CPU: After generic identify, caps: 0383fbff c1cbfbff 00000000 00000000
CPU: After vendor identify, caps:  0383fbff c1cbfbff 00000000 00000000
CPU: L1 I Cache: 64K (64 bytes/line), D cache 64K (64 bytes/line)
CPU: L2 Cache: 64K (64 bytes/line)
CPU: After all inits, caps:        0383fbff c1cbfbff 00000000 00000020
Intel machine check architecture supported.
Intel machine check reporting enabled on CPU#0.
CPU: AMD Duron(tm) processor stepping 01
Enabling fast FPU save and restore... done.
Enabling unmasked SIMD FPU exception support... done.
Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
init init/main.c:689
init init/main.c:702
init init/main.c:707
do_pre_smp_initcalls init/main.c:653
do_pre_smp_initcalls init/main.c:659
init init/main.c:711
init init/main.c:714
enabled ExtINT on CPU#0
ESR value before enabling vector: 00000000
ESR value after enabling vector: 00000000
Using local APIC timer interrupts.
calibrating APIC timer ...
..... CPU clock speed is 1199.0841 MHz.
..... host bus clock speed is 199.0973 MHz.
init init/main.c:716
init init/main.c:718
checking if image is initramfs...it isn't (no cpio magic); looks like an initrd
ACPI: Looking for DSDT in initrd ... not found!
Freeing initrd memory: 138k freed
init init/main.c:724
do_basic_setup init/main.c:634
do_basic_setup init/main.c:636
NET: Registered protocol family 16
PCI: PCI BIOS revision 2.10 entry at 0xfb5c0, last bus=1
PCI: Using configuration type 1
mtrr: v2.0 (20020519)
ACPI: Subsystem revision 20040326
ACPI: Interpreter disabled.
Linux Plug and Play Support v0.97 (c) Adam Belay
PnPBIOS: Disabled
PCI: Probing PCI hardware
PCI: Probing PCI hardware (bus 00)
Disabling VIA memory write queue (PCI ID 3112, rev 00): [55] f9 & 1f -> 19
PCI: Using IRQ router VIA [1106/0686] at 0000:00:07.0
spurious 8259A interrupt: IRQ7.
vesafb: probe of vesafb0 failed with error -6
apm: BIOS version 1.2 Flags 0x07 (Driver version 1.16ac)
audit: initializing netlink socket (disabled)
audit(1105889447.195:0): initialized
VFS: Disk quotas dquot_6.5.1
Dquot-cache hash table entries: 1024 (order 0, 4096 bytes)
devfs: 2004-01-31 Richard Gooch (rgooch@atnf.csiro.au)
devfs: boot_options: 0x1
Initializing Cryptographic API
Applying VIA southbridge workaround.
PCI: Disabling Via external APIC routing
isapnp: Scanning for PnP cards...
isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
Serial: 8250/16550 driver $Revision: 1.90 $ 8 ports, IRQ sharing enabled
ttyS0 at I/O 0x3f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 32000K size 1024 blocksize
Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 7.00alpha2
ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
VP_IDE: IDE controller at PCI slot 0000:00:07.1
VP_IDE: chipset revision 6
VP_IDE: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
VP_IDE: VIA vt82c686b (rev 40) IDE UDMA100 controller on pci0000:00:07.1
    ide0: BM-DMA at 0xd000-0xd007, BIOS settings: hda:DMA, hdb:pio
    ide1: BM-DMA at 0xd008-0xd00f, BIOS settings: hdc:pio, hdd:pio
Probing IDE interface ide0...
hda: ST3160021A, ATA DISK drive
Using anticipatory io scheduler
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
Probing IDE interface ide1...
ide1: Wait for ready failed before probe !
hda: max request size: 1024KiB
hda: 312581808 sectors (160041 MB) w/2048KiB Cache, CHS=19457/255/63, UDMA(33)
 /dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0: p1 p2 < p5 p6 p7 >
mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
serio: i8042 AUX port at 0x60,0x64 irq 12
input: ImExPS/2 Generic Explorer Mouse on isa0060/serio1
serio: i8042 KBD port at 0x60,0x64 irq 1
input: AT Translated Set 2 keyboard on isa0060/serio0
md: md driver 0.90.0 MAX_MD_DEVS=256, MD_SB_DISKS=27
NET: Registered protocol family 2
IP: routing cache hash table of 2048 buckets, 16Kbytes
TCP: Hash tables configured (established 16384 bind 32768)
NET: Registered protocol family 1
BIOS EDD facility v0.16 2004-Jun-25, 1 devices found
init init/main.c:726
md: Autodetecting RAID arrays.
md: autorun ...
md: ... autorun DONE.
RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0
VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem).
Mounted devfs on /dev
kjournald starting.  Commit interval 5 seconds
EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
Mounted devfs on /dev
Freeing unused kernel memory: 200k freed
Real Time Clock Driver v1.12
usbcore: registered new driver usbfs
usbcore: registered new driver hub
USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver v2.2
PCI: Found IRQ 3 for device 0000:00:07.2
PCI: Sharing IRQ 3 with 0000:00:07.3
uhci_hcd 0000:00:07.2: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
uhci_hcd 0000:00:07.2: irq 3, io base 0000d400
uhci_hcd 0000:00:07.2: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
hub 1-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
PCI: Found IRQ 3 for device 0000:00:07.3
PCI: Sharing IRQ 3 with 0000:00:07.2
uhci_hcd 0000:00:07.3: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (#2)
uhci_hcd 0000:00:07.3: irq 3, io base 0000d800
uhci_hcd 0000:00:07.3: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 2
hub 2-0:1.0: USB hub found
hub 2-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
EXT3 FS on hda6, internal journal
Adding 642560k swap on /dev/hda7.  Priority:-1 extents:1
Linux video capture interface: v1.00
bttv: driver version 0.9.15 loaded
bttv: using 8 buffers with 2080k (520 pages) each for capture
bttv: Bt8xx card found (0).
PCI: Found IRQ 5 for device 0000:00:0a.0
PCI: Sharing IRQ 5 with 0000:00:07.5
PCI: Sharing IRQ 5 with 0000:00:0a.1
bttv0: Bt878 (rev 17) at 0000:00:0a.0, irq: 5, latency: 32, mmio: 0xe1022000
bttv0: detected: Pinnacle PCTV [card=39], PCI subsystem ID is 11bd:0012
bttv0: using: Pinnacle PCTV Studio/Rave [card=39,autodetected]
bttv0: gpio: en=00000000, out=00000000 in=00ffffff [init]
bttv0: i2c: checking for MSP34xx @ 0x80... not found
bttv0: pinnacle/mt: id=1 info="PAL / mono" radio=no
bttv0: using tuner=33
bttv0: i2c: checking for MSP34xx @ 0x80... not found
bttv0: i2c: checking for TDA9875 @ 0xb0... not found
bttv0: i2c: checking for TDA7432 @ 0x8a... not found
tda9885/6/7: chip found @ 0x86
tuner: chip found at addr 0xc0 i2c-bus bt878 #0 [sw]
tuner: type set to 33 (MT20xx universal) by bt878 #0 [sw]
tuner: microtune: companycode=4d54 part=04 rev=04
tuner: microtune MT2032 found, OK
bttv0: registered device video0
bttv0: registered device vbi0
bttv0: PLL: 28636363 => 35468950 .. ok
Linux agpgart interface v0.100 (c) Dave Jones
agpgart: Detected VIA KLE133 chipset
agpgart: Maximum main memory to use for agp memory: 196M
agpgart: AGP aperture is 64M @ 0xd8000000
ndiswrapper version 0.12 loaded (preempt=no,smp=no)
PCI: Found IRQ 11 for device 0000:00:09.0
ndiswrapper: using irq 11
wlan0: ndiswrapper ethernet device 00:e0:98:d3:58:6e using driver tnet1130
wlan0: encryption modes supported: WEP, WPA with TKIP
ndiswrapper: driver tnet1130 (Texas Instruments,03/10/2004,6.0.0.18) added
SGI XFS with ACLs, large block numbers, no debug enabled
SGI XFS Quota Management subsystem
XFS mounting filesystem hda5
Ending clean XFS mount for filesystem: hda5
loop: loaded (max 8 devices)
8139too Fast Ethernet driver 0.9.27
NET: Registered protocol family 17
parport0: PC-style at 0x378 [PCSPP,EPP]
parport_pc: Via 686A parallel port: io=0x378
lp0: using parport0 (polling).
lp0: console ready
PCI: Found IRQ 5 for device 0000:00:07.5
PCI: Sharing IRQ 5 with 0000:00:0a.0
PCI: Sharing IRQ 5 with 0000:00:0a.1
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:07.5 to 64
ipmi message handler version v32
IPMI System Interface driver version v32, KCS version v32, SMIC version v32, BT version v32
    ACPI-0168: *** Error: Invalid address flags 8
ipmi_si: Trying "kcs" at I/O port 0xca2
ipmi_si: Trying "smic" at I/O port 0xca9
ipmi_si: Trying "bt" at I/O port 0xe4
ipmi_si: Unable to find any System Interface(s)
NET: Registered protocol family 10
Disabled Privacy Extensions on device c0357a80(lo)
IPv6 over IPv4 tunneling driver
wlan0: no IPv6 routers present
nvidia: module license 'NVIDIA' taints kernel.
PCI: Found IRQ 10 for device 0000:00:08.0
NVRM: loading NVIDIA Linux x86 NVIDIA Kernel Module  1.0-6629  Wed Nov  3 13:12:51 PST 2004
SCSI subsystem initialized
st: Version 20040403, fixed bufsize 32768, s/g segs 256
inserting floppy driver for 2.6.8.1-20mdkcustom
Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
FDC 0 is a post-1991 82077
NET: Registered protocol family 23
IrCOMM protocol (Dag Brattli)

Any ideas?

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This is not a problem with muting input channels or anything on my sound card.

Oh, and, I switched to a DVB-T card ages ago.

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How do u make a connection between the sound card and the tv card? please help my sound card works, my tv card sound doesnt???? its frustrating I am using Winfast 2000 XP TV Turner Card

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Philip,
I've never used a Winfast card, but looking at this image (http://www.pcpartscollection.com/leadtvtuncar.html), it appears you have to run a line out from the TV Card (audio out, one of the 3 below the S-Video Jack, maybe it has a symbol like a series of cirles with a line coming out of it and it probably says it in the manual). Anyways, run a line out of the TV card into your motherboards or sound card (depends if you have one or not), but the connection for the audio should appear the same, it will have a series of circles with a line in. A lot of modern mobo's have this plug as a green color.
What type of media centre are you building? Windows, *nix based, etc?

bungilo

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If I were you, I would switch to windows + Nero showtime.
It is simple and, in general made for watching TV, pics, vids and movies on a TV and not on monitor. Only flaw with showtime is lack of support for sat cards.

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I actually ditched my pctv pro card (really sucked under *nix), and bought a pvr-500 dual tuner. Kept the pctv pro remote and serial ir though, and all three work under MythTv (specifically knoppmyth R5C7). A LOT of online documentation and it does everything that Windows does but for FREE (though donations would probably be welcomed by the developers)! Give it a shot, after all if you can't get it to work, you can always install Windows.

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