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Thread: [SOLVED] Strangeness with 4-port capture card and v4l.

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    London, England.
    Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex

    Question [SOLVED] Strangeness with 4-port capture card and v4l.

    (Ubuntu 8.04)

    I have a Kodicom 4400R clone and have the driver loading with this configuration:

    alias char-major-81 bttv
    options bttv gbuffers=16 card=133,132,133,133 tuner=4,4,4,4
    Dmesg is returning:

    [   56.016425] bttv: driver version 0.9.17 loaded
    [   56.016428] bttv: using 16 buffers with 2080k (520 pages) each for capture
    [   56.016470] bttv: Bt8xx card found (0).
    [   56.016698] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [APC4] enabled at IRQ 19
    [   56.016705] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:02:0c.0[A] -> Link [APC4] -> GSI 19 (level, low) -> IRQ 19
    [   56.016714] bttv0: Bt878 (rev 17) at 0000:02:0c.0, irq: 19, latency: 32, mmio: 0xfdfff000
    [   56.016957] bttv0: using: Kodicom 4400R (slave) [card=133,insmod option]
    [   56.016982] bttv0: gpio: en=00000000, out=00000000 in=00ffffff [init]
    [   56.017495] bttv0: tuner absent
    [   56.017513] bttv0: registered device video0
    [   56.017529] bttv0: registered device vbi0
    [   56.017545] bttv0: PLL: 28636363 => 35468950 .. ok
    [   56.047878] bttv: Bt8xx card found (1).
    Looks ok...

    But, the strange thing is that I get a mostly blue screen unless I populate what's coming in; so, for example, if I point the camera at a dark spot, the signal coming into xawtv is mostly blue (= no signal) - however, if I point it at a bright source, I get less of the blue and more of what I am filming! Am I missing some strange configuration or is something more sinister going on, like missed sync signals?

    Also, is this normal:

    v4l2: WARNING: framebuffer size mismatch
    v4l2: me=1280x960 v4l=0x0

    v4l2 reporting 0x0? It doesn't seem right...


    EDIT: Solved - will post the findings in the 4400 howto.
    Last edited by Gordon Bennett; May 20th, 2008 at 01:59 AM.


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