On Sat, Mar 24, 2001 at 10:36:55PM -0500, Rick Haines wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 23, 2001 at 12:18:41AM +0000, Alex Hulse wrote:
> > Sorry I've been a bit quiet ever since I said 'I'll do it!!' - I've been a
> > bit busy with travelling around and Uni work :(
> > I've started work on the site now, and need some help:
> Cool. Tauper was working on some stuff but I haven't heard from him for
> a few days (it is/was his spring break, which is why he had some time to
> work on it :)
Oops, I meant Laufer. I just said the first name that came to mind :)
> > 1) What is the differnce between the BT chip and the ADV one? How does it
> > affect the driver? What configurations options are there for them? How do
> > they work? (See, I told you I knew nothing....)
> They are different chips for encoding the signal for tv. I not certain
> what diffence it makes for the other chips on the cards which is why the
> bt865 support has been problematic. There are a few initialization
> changes necessary if you have a bt865. It *shouldn't* make any
> difference except that the adv717x driver is used rather than the bt865
> one (they are i2c drivers/clients).
> > 2) How should the overlay code be used? How to use with with xine/oms?
> Start up the player and then start dxr3view. It's a bit flakey though,
> I usually need to start xine, start dxr3view, kill xine, start xine,
> kill dxr3view, start dxr3view.
> I don't know if it's necessary to run autocal yet. I have and it works
> if I run it twice in a row.
> > 3) How do you patch xine (and oms i suppose) to support *both* dxr3 and css?
> get cvs xine from the date of the patch
> patch it for dxr3 (this also patches for css)
> get the captain_css plugin if you want to use that instead (works better
> for me)
> > 4) Andrew and Kuroyi - How do the packages you guys provide work? What's the
> > best way of using them?
> I didn't have any hand in making the packages and haven't used them so I
> can't say exactly. It builds a kmod package which includes the kernel
> modules source. That is built at boot time (if necessary) by an init
> script that gets installed. The other package includes the other stuff
> like dhc, dxr3view, libdxr3.
> > 5) What's libdxr3?
> > 6) What's dhc?
> > 7) What are the various options for sound output modes?
> Already explained :)
> > 8) ANything else you feel is GOTCHA and needs to be mentioned :)
> We can add these as they pop up.
> > Sorry for sounding stupid, but there was a gap in the dxr3 watching for a few
> > months a while back and I've never really caught up.
> > Help from anyone would be great, and will make the site useful and possibly
> > even *gasp* accurate :)
> That's ok. Anything you do will be wonderful, I expect to keep things
> continuously updated rather than getting stagnant like the current pages
> Rick (rick@...)
> I think the slogan of the fansubbers puts
> it best: "Cheaper than crack, and lots more fun."
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I think the slogan of the fansubbers puts
it best: "Cheaper than crack, and lots more fun."