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WinFast TV 2000 XP, please help!

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Hello, I have recently installed Mandriva 2007.0 and everything seems to work perfectly (both on my laptop including wireless and desktop). But I have a problem with my WinFast TV 2000 XP card despite I have tried different things that I have read all over places, and still can't make it work. Please shed a light on me, I don't really want to switch back to Windows just because I only want to watch the TV.


Here is the dmesg output:


bttv: driver version 0.9.16 loaded

bttv: using 4 buffers with 2080k (520 pages) each for capture

bttv: Bt8xx card found (0).

bttv0: Bt878 (rev 17) at 0000:02:02.0, irq: 20, latency: 32, mmio: 0xdc001000

bttv0: detected: Leadtek TV 2000 XP [card=34], PCI subsystem ID is 107d:6609

bttv0: using: Leadtek WinFast 2000/ WinFast 2000 XP [card=34,insmod option]

bttv0: gpio: en=00000000, out=00000000 in=003ff502 [init]

bttv0: using tuner=5

bttv0: i2c: checking for MSP34xx @ 0x80... not found

bttv0: i2c: checking for TDA9875 @ 0xb0... not found

bttv0: i2c: checking for TDA7432 @ 0x8a... not found

bttv0: i2c: checking for TDA9887 @ 0x86... not found

bttv0: registered device video0

bttv0: registered device vbi0

bttv0: registered device radio0

bttv0: PLL: 28636363 => 35468950 .. ok

input: bttv IR (card=34) as /class/input/input2

bttv-input: bttv IR (card=34) detected at pci-0000:02:02.0/ir0



Thank you and greatly appreciate for your helps.

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add one line to /etc/modprobe.conf as root


options bttv card=34 tuner=5




Tuner maybe other type, probe ....Jan

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Guest linube

Hello Lexicon, thank you for your reply.


I already tried that but it didn't work. I reckon I will have to buy a different one that will work on Linux. However, I am not too sure which one will work with Mandriva 2007.0 or Fedora.


Thank you.

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Guest linube

I finally make it work!!! It is really simple that I have never though of. Just edit this file: dynamic_dev_v4l_video0_dynamic.desktop

and uncomment the line # in /usr/share/apps/kdesktop/Desktop/dynamic_dev_v4l_video0_dynamic.desktop


[Desktop Entry]

Name=KdeTv BT878 video (Leadtek WinFast 20









I am using KDE thought.

Edited by linube

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Guest linube

Thanks Lexicon,


Actually, I just found out that uncomment that line will not work either. Sorry, I am wrong!!! I think I did add the commands that you said in previous post in modprobe.conf in order to make it works.


options bttv card=34 autoload=0 radio=1

post-install bttv insmod tuner type=5


I apologise for that.

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I just wanted to say that after a full wasted day I got it to work. for me I needed to set this in modeprobe.conf


options bttv card=34 tuner=38


and this in modprobe.preload







also, kdetv was problematic but tvtime worked fine, needed to scan for channels by frequency

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