bktr on 5.1, Pinnacle PCTV Pro (PAL)

Jamie Bowden ragnar at sysabend.org
Wed Aug 6 17:27:24 PDT 2003

On Tue, 5 Aug 2003, Phil Pennock wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm having trouble getting a bktr device working.  The system is FreeBSD
> 5.1, custom kernel to get bktr in natively -- when used as a module,
> complaints were sent to dmesg about being unable to allocate memory.
> I'm hoping that someone here can point me in the right direction.
> The card is a Pinnacle PCTV Prof PAL-BG/I/DK/SECAM for Retail in
> D/GB/NL; I'm using it in NL.  The controller is a Conexant CN878; I
> looked into this before buying the card and found that Pinnacle bought
> Miro and Conexant bought Brooktree.  I think.

I have the US version of this card, and use it with fxtv without issue.
The only difference between your card and mine is the tuner.  From dmesg:

bktr0: <BrookTree 878> mem 0xec001000-0xec001fff irq 10 at device 9.0 on
bktr0: Detected a MSP3451G-A2 at 0x80
bktr0: Pinnacle/Miro TV, Temic NTSC tuner, msp3400c stereo.
pci2: <multimedia> at device 9.1 (no driver attached)

and from my kernel config file:

device          bktr
options         OVERRIDE_TUNER=1
device          smbus           #Bus support, required for smb below.
device          ichsmb
device          iicbus
device          iicbb
device          iicsmb

You'll want different OVERRIDE_TUNER and BROOKTREE_SYSTEM_DEFAULT values,
but other than that, everything should just work.

The unrecognized PCI device is the onboard sound chip, the msp chip is the
FM tuner, and while I haven't used it, others have reported success if you
check the archives.

This is 5.1-R updated to the latest RELENG_5_1 (hopefully -S will migrate
to 5.x come Sept. according to currently posted schedule).

Jamie Bowden

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