Installing Pinnacle TV Card

I’ve changed my TV Card and installed the Pinnacle one.

sudo lshw

physical id: 6
slot: L2-Cache
size: 1MiB
capacity: 1MiB
capabilities: pipeline-burst internal varies unified
*-memory
description: System Memory
physical id: 37
slot: System board or motherboard
size: 3GiB
*-bank:0
description: DIMM DDR2 Synchronous 800 MHz (1.2 ns)
product: PartNum0
vendor: Manufacturer0
physical id: 0
serial: SerNum0
slot: DIMM0
size: 1GiB
width: 64 bits
clock: 800MHz (1.2ns)
*-bank:1
description: DIMM DDR2 Synchronous 800 MHz (1.2 ns)
product: PartNum1
vendor: Manufacturer1
physical id: 1
serial: SerNum1
slot: DIMM1
size: 2GiB
width: 64 bits
clock: 800MHz (1.2ns)
*-bank:2
description: DIMM [empty]
product: PartNum2
vendor: Manufacturer2
physical id: 2
serial: SerNum2
slot: DIMM2
*-bank:3
description: DIMM [empty]
product: PartNum3
vendor: Manufacturer3
physical id: 3
serial: SerNum3
slot: DIMM3
*-pci:0
description: Host bridge
product: RS780 Host Bridge
vendor: Hynix Semiconductor (Hyundai Electronics)
physical id: 100
bus info: pci@0000:00:00.0
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
*-pci:0
description: PCI bridge
product: RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (ext gfx port 0)
vendor: Hynix Semiconductor (Hyundai Electronics)
physical id: 2
bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pci pm pciexpress msi ht normal_decode bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=pcieport
resources: irq:40 memory:f9000000-fbdfffff ioport:d0000000(size=268435456)
*-display
description: VGA compatible controller
product: NV44 [GeForce 6200 TurboCache™]
vendor: nVidia Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
version: a1
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
configuration: driver=nvidia latency=0
resources: irq:18 memory:fa000000-faffffff memory:d0000000-dfffffff memory:f9000000-f9ffffff memory:fbde0000-fbdfffff
*-pci:1
description: PCI bridge
product: RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 2)
vendor: Hynix Semiconductor (Hyundai Electronics)
physical id: 6
bus info: pci@0000:00:06.0
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pci pm pciexpress msi ht normal_decode bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=pcieport
resources: irq:41 ioport:d000(size=4096) memory:fbe00000-fbefffff ioport:f7e00000(size=1048576)
*-network
description: Ethernet interface
product: RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller
vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
logical name: eth0
version: 02
serial: 00:24:8c:bc:10:83
size: 1Gbit/s
capacity: 1Gbit/s
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix vpd bus_master cap_list rom ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=2.3LK-NAPI duplex=full firmware=N/A ip=192.168.0.2 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=MII speed=1Gbit/s
resources: irq:42 ioport:d800(size=256) memory:f7eff000-f7efffff memory:f7ee0000-f7eeffff memory:fbef0000-fbefffff
*-storage
description: SATA controller
product: SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 SATA Controller [IDE mode]
vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
physical id: 11
bus info: pci@0000:00:11.0
logical name: scsi0
logical name: scsi1
logical name: scsi2
logical name: scsi3
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: storage pm ahci_1.0 bus_master cap_list emulated
configuration: driver=ahci latency=64
resources: irq:22 ioport:c000(size=8) ioport:b000(size=4) ioport:a000(size=8) ioport:9000(size=4) ioport:8000(size=16) memory:f8fff800-f8fffbff
*-disk:0
description: ATA Disk
product: ST3500320AS
vendor: Seagate
physical id: 0
bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/sda
version: SD1A
serial: 9QMABXST
size: 465GiB (500GB)
capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
configuration: ansiversion=5 signature=000b1c6d
*-volume:0
description: EXT4 volume
vendor: Linux
physical id: 1
bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,1
logical name: /dev/sda1
logical name: /
version: 1.0
serial: 959cb526-06f8-4d5d-bec2-a6b42f438b07
size: 463GiB
capacity: 463GiB
capabilities: primary bootable journaled extended_attributes large_files huge_files dir_nlink extents ext4 ext2 initialized
configuration: created=2011-10-28 19:12:04 filesystem=ext4 lastmountpoint=/ modified=2011-09-12 15:35:36 mount.fstype=ext4 mount.options=rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro,user_xattr,acl,barrier=1,data=ordered mounted=2011-12-13 08:42:42 state=mounted
*-volume:1
description: Extended partition
physical id: 2
bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,2
logical name: /dev/sda2
size: 2813MiB
capacity: 2813MiB
capabilities: primary extended partitioned partitioned:extended
*-logicalvolume
description: Linux swap / Solaris partition
physical id: 5
logical name: /dev/sda5
capacity: 2813MiB
capabilities: nofs
*-disk:1
description: ATA Disk
product: MAXTOR STM325082
vendor: Maxtor
physical id: 1
bus info: scsi@1:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/sdb
version: 3.AA
serial: 9QE1417X
size: 232GiB (250GB)
capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
configuration: ansiversion=5 signature=0a42c484
*-volume
description: Windows NTFS volume
physical id: 1
bus info: scsi@1:0.0.0,1
logical name: /dev/sdb1
logical name: /media/Win-Storage
version: 3.1
serial: 50bbbf1e-19cc-b641-b62f-904714a4b1fe
size: 232GiB
capacity: 232GiB
capabilities: primary bootable ntfs initialized
configuration: clustersize=4096 created=2010-09-02 15:03:35 filesystem=ntfs label=Storage mount.fstype=fuseblk mount.options=rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,user_id=0,group_id=0,allow_other,blksize=4096 state=mounted
*-disk:2
description: ATA Disk
product: Maxtor 6V250F0
vendor: Maxtor
physical id: 2
bus info: scsi@2:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/sdc
version: VA11
serial: V5089VDG
size: 233GiB (251GB)
capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
configuration: ansiversion=5 signature=000e3991
*-volume
description: EXT4 volume
vendor: Linux
physical id: 1
bus info: scsi@2:0.0.0,1
logical name: /dev/sdc1
logical name: /media/Win-MyDocs
version: 1.0
serial: a83de422-30bc-4b5a-bf17-3e35905295e5
size: 233GiB
capacity: 233GiB
capabilities: primary journaled extended_attributes large_files huge_files dir_nlink recover extents ext4 ext2 initialized
configuration: created=2011-11-28 19:02:26 filesystem=ext4 label=My Documents lastmountpoint=/media/Win-MyDocs modified=2011-12-14 23:02:34 mount.fstype=ext4 mount.options=rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,user_xattr,acl,barrier=1,data=ordered mounted=2011-12-14 23:02:34 state=mounted
*-disk:3
description: ATA Disk
product: ST31000340AS
vendor: Seagate
physical id: 3
bus info: scsi@3:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/sdd
version: SD15
serial: 5QJ0CDNG
size: 931GiB (1TB)
capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
configuration: ansiversion=5 signature=c18d2306
*-volume
description: Windows NTFS volume
physical id: 1
bus info: scsi@3:0.0.0,1
logical name: /dev/sdd1
logical name: /media/Win-Video
version: 3.1
serial: be1d1e77-4654-224f-94cd-d6896b1bd1f4
size: 931GiB
capacity: 931GiB
capabilities: primary bootable ntfs initialized
configuration: clustersize=4096 created=2008-05-29 17:24:58 filesystem=ntfs label=Video mount.fstype=fuseblk mount.options=rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,user_id=0,group_id=0,allow_other,blksize=4096 state=mounted
*-usb:0
description: USB Controller
product: SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller
vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
physical id: 12
bus info: pci@0000:00:12.0
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: ohci bus_master
configuration: driver=ohci_hcd latency=64
resources: irq:16 memory:f8ffe000-f8ffefff
*-usb:1
description: USB Controller
product: SB7x0 USB OHCI1 Controller
vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
physical id: 12.1
bus info: pci@0000:00:12.1
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: ohci bus_master
configuration: driver=ohci_hcd latency=64
resources: irq:16 memory:f8ffd000-f8ffdfff
*-usb:2
description: USB Controller
product: SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller
vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
physical id: 12.2
bus info: pci@0000:00:12.2
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: pm debug ehci bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=ehci_hcd latency=64
resources: irq:17 memory:f8fff000-f8fff0ff
*-usb:3
description: USB Controller
product: SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller
vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
physical id: 13
bus info: pci@0000:00:13.0
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: ohci bus_master
configuration: driver=ohci_hcd latency=64
resources: irq:18 memory:f8ffc000-f8ffcfff
*-usb:4
description: USB Controller
product: SB7x0 USB OHCI1 Controller
vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
physical id: 13.1
bus info: pci@0000:00:13.1
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: ohci bus_master
configuration: driver=ohci_hcd latency=64
resources: irq:18 memory:f8ffb000-f8ffbfff
*-usb:5
description: USB Controller
product: SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller
vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
physical id: 13.2
bus info: pci@0000:00:13.2
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: pm debug ehci bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=ehci_hcd latency=64
resources: irq:19 memory:f8ffa800-f8ffa8ff
*-serial
description: SMBus
product: SBx00 SMBus Controller
vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
physical id: 14
bus info: pci@0000:00:14.0
version: 3c
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: ht cap_list
configuration: driver=piix4_smbus latency=0
resources: irq:0
*-ide
description: IDE interface
product: SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 IDE Controller
vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
physical id: 14.1
bus info: pci@0000:00:14.1
logical name: scsi4
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: ide msi bus_master cap_list emulated
configuration: driver=pata_atiixp latency=64
resources: irq:16 ioport:1f0(size=8) ioport:3f6 ioport:170(size=8) ioport:376 ioport:ff00(size=16)
*-cdrom
description: DVD writer
product: DVD-RW DVR-111D
vendor: PIONEER
physical id: 0.0.0
bus info: scsi@4:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/cdrom
logical name: /dev/cdrw
logical name: /dev/dvd
logical name: /dev/dvdrw
logical name: /dev/scd0
logical name: /dev/sr0
version: 1.29
capabilities: removable audio cd-r cd-rw dvd dvd-r
configuration: ansiversion=5 status=nodisc
*-multimedia
description: Audio device
product: SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
physical id: 14.2
bus info: pci@0000:00:14.2
version: 00
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=HDA Intel latency=64
resources: irq:16 memory:f8ff4000-f8ff7fff
*-isa
description: ISA bridge
product: SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 LPC host controller
vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
physical id: 14.3
bus info: pci@0000:00:14.3
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: isa bus_master
configuration: latency=0
*-pci:2
description: PCI bridge
product: SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge
vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
physical id: 14.4
bus info: pci@0000:00:14.4
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: pci subtractive_decode bus_master
resources: ioport:e000(size=4096) memory:fbf00000-fbffffff memory:f7f00000-f7ffffff
*-communication UNCLAIMED
description: Communication controller
product: SoftV92 SpeakerPhone SoftRing Modem with SmartSP
vendor: Conexant Systems, Inc.
physical id: 6
bus info: pci@0000:03:06.0
version: 01
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
configuration: latency=64
resources: memory:fbff0000-fbffffff ioport:ec00(size=8)
*-multimedia:0 UNCLAIMED
description: Multimedia video controller
product: Brooktree Corporation
vendor: Brooktree Corporation
physical id: 7
bus info: pci@0000:03:07.0
version: 11
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: vpd pm bus_master cap_list
configuration: latency=64 maxlatency=32 mingnt=16
resources: memory:f6f3f000-f6f3ffff
*-multimedia:1 UNCLAIMED
description: Multimedia controller
product: Brooktree Corporation
vendor: Brooktree Corporation
physical id: 7.1
bus info: pci@0000:03:07.1
version: 11
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: vpd pm bus_master cap_list
configuration: latency=64 maxlatency=246
resources: memory:f6f3e000-f6f3efff
*-usb:6
description: USB Controller
product: SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI2 Controller
vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
physical id: 14.5
bus info: pci@0000:00:14.5
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: ohci bus_master
configuration: driver=ohci_hcd latency=64
resources: irq:18 memory:f8ff9000-f8ff9fff
*-pci:1
description: Host bridge
product: K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
vendor: Hynix Semiconductor (Hyundai Electronics)
physical id: 101
bus info: pci@0000:00:18.0
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
*-pci:2
description: Host bridge
product: K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
vendor: Hynix Semiconductor (Hyundai Electronics)
physical id: 102
bus info: pci@0000:00:18.1
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
*-pci:3
description: Host bridge
product: K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
vendor: Hynix Semiconductor (Hyundai Electronics)
physical id: 103
bus info: pci@0000:00:18.2
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
*-pci:4
description: Host bridge
product: K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
vendor: Hynix Semiconductor (Hyundai Electronics)
physical id: 104
bus info: pci@0000:00:18.3
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
configuration: driver=k8temp
resources: irq:0
*-scsi
physical id: 1
bus info: usb@1:3
logical name: scsi6
capabilities: emulated scsi-host
configuration: driver=usb-storage
*-disk
description: SCSI Disk
product: Photosmart D5400
vendor: HP
physical id: 0.0.0
bus info: scsi@6:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/sde
version: 1.00
capabilities: removable
configuration: ansiversion=5
*-medium
physical id: 0
logical name: /dev/sde
peter@Petes-ubuntu-pc:~$

Have you any idea of the model of the Pinnacle card ?

Is it an internal PCI TV card or an external USB TV card ?

First empty this file:

sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/saa7134.conf

once it’s empty, SAVE it and close gedit

REBOOT.

Once rebooted, run:

lspci -vnnn > ~/lspci.txt

and:

lsmod > ~/lsmod.txt

and:

dmesg > ~/dmesg.txt

Then post the contents of the 3 files you’ll find in your home directory called -
lspci.txt
lsmod.txt
dmesg.txt

Hi, sorry not back earlier, had a busy day.
My card is an internal one.

Does the card start to work if you open a terminal and enter:

sudo modprobe bttv card=39 tuner=33

then hit enter, and your password when asked ?

Nope, nothing happens
.

Can you explain that a little better …

What does tvtime do ?

What does it say when you try to start it from the command line ?

tvtime

OK, you need to be keeping an eye on dmesg every time we try something … to see what changes (to do with the TV card)

run that command again:
sudo modprobe bttv card=39 tuner=33
then run:
dmesg > ~/dmesg.txt
and post the dmesg.txt you’ll find in your home directory.


http://img546.imageshack.us/img546/4927/newtvcard.th.jpg

peter@Petes-ubuntu-pc:~$ tvtime
Running tvtime 1.0.2.
Reading configuration from /etc/tvtime/tvtime.xml
Reading configuration from /home/peter/.tvtime/tvtime.xml
videoinput: Cannot open capture device /dev/video0: No such file or directory
mixer: find error: Success
mixer: Can’t open mixer default, mixer volume and mute unavailable.
mixer: Can’t open device default/Line, mixer volume and mute unavailable.
Segmentation fault
peter@Petes-ubuntu-pc:~$

OK, lets see if the bttv driver can detect the card type on its own.

REBOOT … to clear the driver you loaded.

run:

sudo modprobe bttv

then post the output from

dmesg | tail -n 30

and

ls -a /dev/v*

and

lsmod | grep bttv

peter@Petes-ubuntu-pc:~$ dmesg | tail -n 30
[ 22.561303] Bluetooth: L2CAP socket layer initialized
[ 22.562028] Bluetooth: SCO socket layer initialized
[ 22.564785] Bluetooth: BNEP (Ethernet Emulation) ver 1.3
[ 22.564790] Bluetooth: BNEP filters: protocol multicast
[ 22.663162] Bluetooth: RFCOMM TTY layer initialized
[ 22.663168] Bluetooth: RFCOMM socket layer initialized
[ 22.663169] Bluetooth: RFCOMM ver 1.11
[ 24.150349] r8169 0000:02:00.0: eth0: link up
[ 24.150886] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): eth0: link becomes ready
[ 25.352864] EXT4-fs (sda1): re-mounted. Opts: errors=remount-ro,commit=0
[ 25.357164] EXT4-fs (sdc1): re-mounted. Opts: commit=0
[ 25.778419] init: plymouth-stop pre-start process (1741) terminated with status 1
[ 34.696015] eth0: no IPv6 routers present
[ 36.485165] init: mythtv-backend main process (1914) terminated with status 127
[ 36.485205] init: mythtv-backend main process ended, respawning
[ 51.525637] init: mythtv-backend main process (2025) terminated with status 127
[ 51.525673] init: mythtv-backend main process ended, respawning
[ 51.734480] init: mysql post-start process (1179) terminated with status 1
[ 66.565819] init: mythtv-backend main process (2089) terminated with status 127
[ 66.565854] init: mythtv-backend respawning too fast, stopped
[ 191.641476] Linux video capture interface: v2.00
[ 191.706360] IR NEC protocol handler initialized
[ 191.731981] IR RC5(x) protocol handler initialized
[ 191.788765] bttv: driver version 0.9.18 loaded
[ 191.788775] bttv: using 8 buffers with 2080k (520 pages) each for capture
[ 191.789209] IR RC6 protocol handler initialized
[ 191.814715] IR JVC protocol handler initialized
[ 191.819274] IR Sony protocol handler initialized
[ 191.827454] lirc_dev: IR Remote Control driver registered, major 250
[ 191.828882] IR LIRC bridge handler initialized

``` ls -a /dev/v* ```

peter@Petes-ubuntu-pc:~$ ls -a /dev/v*
/dev/vcs /dev/vcs3 /dev/vcs6 /dev/vcsa2 /dev/vcsa5
/dev/vcs1 /dev/vcs4 /dev/vcsa /dev/vcsa3 /dev/vcsa6
/dev/vcs2 /dev/vcs5 /dev/vcsa1 /dev/vcsa4 /dev/vga_arbiter

``` lsmod | grep bttv ```

peter@Petes-ubuntu-pc:~$ lsmod | grep bttv
bttv 133153 0
i2c_algo_bit 13423 1 bttv
videobuf_dma_sg 19354 1 bttv
videobuf_core 26390 2 bttv,videobuf_dma_sg
btcx_risc 13640 1 bttv
rc_core 26963 7 ir_lirc_codec,ir_sony_decoder,ir_jvc_decoder,ir_rc6_decoder,bttv,ir_rc5_decoder,ir_nec_decoder
tveeprom 21249 1 bttv
v4l2_common 16454 1 bttv
videodev 92992 2 bttv,v4l2_common
peter@Petes-ubuntu-pc:~$

OK, reboot

Now try:

sudo modprobe tuner

then

sudo modprobe bttv card=39 tuner =33

If this doesn’t work, I’m going to suggest you go back to your PEAK TV card (Because the Vendor and Device ID strings are all wrong for a Pinnacle PCTV card ???) … I reckon we were closer with the PEAK card.

So put your TEAK card back in.

Open etc/modprobe.d/saa7134.conf for editing:

sudo gedit etc/modprobe.d/saa7134.conf

Put this line:
options saa7134 card=78 tuner=54
back in … and SAVE the file.

REBOOT.

Now (leave your webcam unplugged and) try starting tvtime from the command line with:

tvtime --verbose --norm=PAL --frequencies=europe

then if that doesn’t work … post the output from that last command.

Tried the first part, TV Card still not work, same blue screen as before.
Will change TV Card some time today and get back to you.

Well, I’ve just seen an update for TVTime so tomorrow I’ll search out my co-ax and reconnect it and see what happens.

Do you want to have another crack at getting your TV card to work ?

I don’t know if we’'ll get any further … “we can but try” :slight_smile:

Sorry for not replying earlier, had quite a lot on lately.
Yeah, we can have another crack at it :slight_smile: