#36 Compilation and use under Linux 2.6.18.2-34-default i686

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2007-01-31
2007-01-29
mhunt0
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HI, I'm interested in this driver to use with an Iomega Buz. However, the driver is written for a previous version of the Linux Kernel.

I use Open Suse 10.2 uses: Linux 2.6.18.2-34-default i686 and since I'm a new user to Linux in general I'm afraid I don't know which adjustments have to be made in the source files to make a successful compilation of the driver.

Anyone has been able to use the driver under this this (newer) version of the Linux kernel ?

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    The zoran driver is in the offical kernel. I use on my Suse 10.1 a selfcompiled 2.6.18.1 kernel with the zoran drivers.

    Check if any zoran related modules have been loaded. And than load that modules as root on the commandline:
    modprobe saa7111
    modprobe saa7185
    modprobe zr36060 low_bitrate=1
    modprobe zr36067 default_norm=0 lock_norm=0 pass_through=0 lml33dpath=1

    If everything works well the modules are loaded than. And you can start watching TV from the BUZ using xawtv.

    If recroding works you can change your system to load the drivers automatically at startup.

    BTW: I won't upgrade my system before next weekend to check if it works that way on the new suse.

     
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    mhunt0
    2007-01-30

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    Thank you for the response, I'm very new to Suse and Linux in general, so I didn't knew that, I suppose that I have to load the modules, under system info the zoran chips are listed (but not the Buz) so maybe I have to do something to actually use the capabilities of the Buz.

    Best

     
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    2007-01-31

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    haven't been able to make it work yet, checking out the values on the parameters, all the modules listed are loaded but error message says it can't start device.

     
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    2007-01-31

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    haven't been able to make it work yet, checking out the values on the parameters, all the modules listed are loaded but error message says it can't start device.

     
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    If you would post the error message, and the command you have used that would be of great help. Also your version of xawtv.
    It might also be of help if you can post the kerne messages when you load the kernel modules, and start xawtv afterwards.

     
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    2007-01-31

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    got it working ! the error message was "No such device" so looking at the different parameters for the zr36067 driver I noticed the device number and wrote '7' (as stated in a faq page) and it worked.

    I used kdetv, the image looks resized, like it was resized to fit the video space on the program, so I suppose the video is been feed in the right size: NTSC, I still have to work that out, also, taking snapshots or recording video didn't work with kdetv, the software hangs doing it (it reports "plugin doesnt work") and also hangs if I try to resize the window, it doesnt 'always' hangs if I choose full screen mode.

    I could'nt use "xawtv" because it has no way of selecting the input device, for example, kdetv defaults to my graphics card (Nvidia Quadro2, which has no tv feature)so I have to manually change it to the Buz.

    I still have to check the other mjpeg tools you have at this project, hopefully they will compile.

    so now, I only have to:

    - find a way to see the screen at NTSC resolution (no jaggies)
    - find a way to capture both video and screenshots.

    Thank you for the help !!

     
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    Recording from a zoran based card only works with the commmand line programm called lavrec.
    Or at least I don't know any gui (beside lvs) that is able to record from a zoran based card.

    I can select the input device of xawtv when I start it with the option -c option when starting it from the command line, or the config file from xawtv. Left cklicking on the tv windows in xawtx brings up a option window.

    I have started kdetv the first time since I have a zoran based card. I was not able to set the input from composite to svhs. The zoran based card's have not tuner, and so the whole chanel setting is useless. And I really didn't find a way to set the input or norm in kdetv.
    You should really give xawtv a 2nd try.

     
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    mhunt0
    2007-02-10

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    It's until now that I'm able to check this again, unfortunately, it stoped working, the error is the same : FATAL: Error inserting zr36067 Nu such device

    I have used the card number (7) parameter but it's not working, any idea why ? it was working last time..

     
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    mhunt0
    2007-02-14

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    Found some info about the zr36067 where it states that I have to unloaded and re-load the others in the order listed before, so I'll try that.