Bug 57170 - System hangs when running xawtv
Summary: System hangs when running xawtv
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: xawtv
Version: 7.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Than Ngo
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Blocks: FC3BugWeekTracker
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Reported: 2001-12-06 11:40 UTC by yankov_artem
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:38 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2004-09-28 20:19:10 UTC

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Description yankov_artem 2001-12-06 11:40:47 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98)

Description of problem:
I have tvtuner AverMedia TVPhone'98. I install RedHat7.2 but there is 
no /dev/video. I create link /dev/video -> /dev/video0 and run kwintv but 
system hangs. If I want to run it without creating link, it said that 
there is no /dev/video.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install tvtuner Avermedia TVPhone'98
2. Install RedHat 7.2
3. Run xawtv or kwintv or kv4lsetup...

Additional info:

Comment 1 Than Ngo 2001-12-07 16:04:47 UTC
dev-3.2-5 includes /dev/video in RH 7.2. which version of dev package do you
have on you machine?

You should not create symbolic link to /dev/video0 -> /dev/video. In RHL 7.2
/dev/video is a directory, which contains some devices!

kwintv-0.8.5-5 and xawtv-3.54-5 works for me. Which version of kwintv and xawtv
do you have? Please download kwintv in powertools-7.1 and xawtv in 7.2 and try

do you have load bttv modul with correct parameter?

Comment 2 Marcin Garski 2004-09-28 20:19:10 UTC
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer included xawtv
in Fedora Core. It has been replaced by tvtime.
Please upgrade to the latest version of Fedora Core and open a new bug
if the problem also occur in tvtime.

If you still use xawtv and this bug still persists, please report the
problem in upstream bug tracker or on mailing list
(usualy they can be found on xawtv website
If the project don't have bug tracker and mailing list, you should
sent bug report by email to xawtv maintainer.
Also Fedora Legacy Project (http://fedoralegacy.org/) maintains some
older releases, and if you believe this bug is interesting to them,
please report the problem in the bug tracker at:

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