Pinnacle PCTV tuner problem

Arne Wörner arne_woerner at
Thu Nov 25 02:47:44 PST 2004

> >>>2. kern/73669 (
> Yes, the only thing I was unsure of was how to merge/patch the files 
> (I'm not a coder), I did all that and rebuilt the kernel and it's still 
> NOT WORKING. However, It does work better then before. Now I get 4-5 
> fuzzy channels and one that comes in clear, but it's in Black n' White, 
> and Its the home shopping network, ick. which patch was that btw?
It was the younger problem report (kern/73669).

So you can see a program in BW, which was not there before?

That could mean, that you have a problem with hitting the right frequencies...
Somehow there are groups of frequencies or maybe frequency names (I do not

At least you could try "multimedia/xawtv", which allows to set PAL/NTSC and
region quite easy.
> Its detected now as this:
> bktr0: <BrookTree 878> mem 0xec7fe000-0xec7fefff irq 17 at device 4.0 on 
> pci2
> bktr0: [GIANT-LOCKED]
> bktr0: tuner @ 0xc0
> bktr0: MT2032: Companycode=4d54 Part=04 Revision=04
> bktr0: Detected a MSP3440G-B6 at 0x80
> bktr0: Pinnacle PCTV Rave, MT2032 tuner, msp3400c stereo.
> pci2: <multimedia> at device 4.1 (no driver attached)
My kernel says similar things about his Pinnacle, which means, that there is
hope, I think.

But my kernel does not detect a MSP3440, which seems to be a little sound card
on the TV card (I have to put the mono audio signal on the CD-audio-connector)?

> and again I try'ed all the sysctls etc and its a no go, thanks for the 
> help though.
Hmm... I did not change any sysctls; it suddenly just worked after the patch...

Maybe you should not only remove the kernel options about bktr but also any
sysctl settings about bktr?

Then reboot.

And then try xawtv (the option -hwscan might be interesting) :-)


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