Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 19711
bttv/v4l freezes machine
Last modified: 2008-08-01 12:22:51 EDT
Card: LinTV from Linux Media Labs
00:11.0 Multimedia video controller: Brooktree Corporation Bt878 (rev 02)
00:11.1 Multimedia controller: Brooktree Corporation Bt878 (rev 02)
When loading the v4l extention to XFree86 (4.0.1) OR the bttv driver in
console, the entire computer freezes.
That happened to me too with BT848
I don't remember quite well but I think problem was on the tuner module
I think it has nothing to do with bt chipset but with the tuner only. Check if
you have the right type of tuner defined in modules.conf options for tuner...
I also have this problem, but when using the composite input, so I don't think
it's the tuner. I have a WinCast/TV card before the ones with the FM tuner.
Please note that I'm not finding an i2c module anywhere. In the bttv howtos they
mention this module.
I did the following at it seems to work:
Running with no lockups so far.
scratch that. 2 seconds after I submitted the bug it locked up..
it did last longer then usual.
BT8x8 cards are very touchy about what chipsets and what video cards you posess
and have in the machine. You might want to try the card in another box
The card works with that chipset. A friend has it running fine with Debian,
Same motherboard, same processors, same WinCast/TV card
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