xawtv and ATI AIW 128 Pro

Dan Nelson dnelson at allantgroup.com
Thu Jul 10 09:41:03 PDT 2003

Joshua Lokken wrote:
> I've been to gatos, and read through their documentation on 
> this subject, downloaded and installed the ati.2 modules 
> for XFree86-4.3.0 (I'm running 4.8-stable) and read the 
> xawtv manpage.  Maybe I'm just having trouble understanding 
> it.  I wish to watch TV on my PC with the abovecaptioned 
> card.  I don't need capture for the moment, just to watch... 
> I keep getting (when I start xawtv) /dev/bktr0:  device not 
> configured.  Well, I know that the bktr(4) driver doesn't 
> support the ATI card, but I haven't been able to figure out 
> which device to tell it to use, or exactly how to tell it... 
> maybe I need to create the proper device?

I don't have any problems watching TV with xawtv on either an AIW 128 
Pro or an AIW Radeon 7500.  Try starting it once with the -xv switch to 
force it to use XVideo.  If that doesn't work, you might have to 
hand-edit the config file (my AIWs are at home so I can't tell you what 
to change right now).

You won't be able to capture, though.  Gatos only provides an XVideo 
interface for FreeBSD, and you cannot capture via XVideo - only overlay.

	Dan Nelson
	dnelson at allantgroup.com

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