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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2007

    watching tv

    I have a COMPRO VideoMate TV Gold Plus II M505 analog tv card.

    can it be used on linux ?

    I installed on a pci slot and install tvtime software
    but tvtime cannot find a /dev/video0 device

    I checked tvtime's web site , this software is support SAA7134 chipset which is used by M505.
    Last edited by adrianmak; September 16th, 2009 at 09:08 AM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Ubuntu Studio 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: watching tv

    I guess you can use that card, since it has saa7134 chipset, which is supported.

    The problem is that the TV card is not properly detected or the necessary driver/module is not loaded automatically. I don't understand that very well, but I know you have to edit some configuration files to make the card properly available after boot.

    Check how I did that at

    Keep in mind that the numbers in red on that post will not be the same for your graphics card. The link to find the specific numbers for your card is broken, so you might need to Google for it.


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