Please don't tell me this is a "WIntuner" (my winmodem memories keep hunting me...:-)

Rick C. Petty rick-freebsd at
Tue Nov 7 19:03:35 UTC 2006

On Tue, Nov 07, 2006 at 04:42:22PM +0100, Stefan Ehmann wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-11-07 at 23:14 +0800, Mark Jayson Alvarez wrote:
> xawt stopped working for me after some xawtv or nvidia-driver update
> (don't remember what it was).

Which version of the nvidia-driver are you using?  8776 or 7184?  The
87XX versions dropped XV support, AFAIR..  I don't know if this is still
the case.  You'll need to use the 71XX version, built by specifying
WITH_LEGACY_GPU_SUPPORT while building.  I had to do this for my bt848
tuner card.  I sincerely hope the NVIDIA folks are reading this and will
keep XVideo in their newer drivers.  Many people have asked for this on
their forums.  If they don't, I'll probably stop buying nVidia cards.

> I just got a blue overlay.

This happened to me a lot whenever I was using mplayer for tv display.  I
had better luck with multimedia/fxtv.  You might give that a whirl.

Also, I don't think you mentioned this, but which version of FreeBSD?
Are you running it on amd64 or i386 hardware?  I couldn't get my card to
display correctly an my amd64 hardware (with i386 BSD) and it locked my
kernel up pretty badly after about 10-30 seconds.  That could have been
SMP though.  I'm assuming you loaded the bktr device before running the
TV software...

-- Rick C. Petty

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