WinTV problem (Was: Re: [ANNOUNCE] Withdrawl of Open Source NDS

From: Takashi Oe (
Date: Wed Sep 06 2000 - 12:30:32 EST

On Wed, 6 Sep 2000, mberglund wrote:

> Recently I purchased a PPC 7200. It is a beat up old mac that I could pick
> up cheap. I have used intels since I was a boy (SysV3.3 on 386!) and saw
> some characteristics of the mac that were lacking in the intel boxes.
> Finally, I tried to use the box to do some video grabbing only to find
> that the 2.2, 2.3, and 2.4 kernel all failed. I Attempted to read the
> code, and use kdb, only it doesn't appear to work on the mac very
> well. And I don't have a mac serial to 9/25-pin adapter. So I have to go
> to Orlando to get one. This is a two hour drive for me, and not worth my
> time, thus gdb is out of the question. I have sent some questions out to
> that community and they have been unresponsive on this one (I guess no one
> uses the happauge wintv on those boxes).

I remember reading a problem report in linuxppc-user mailing list. If
that was you, I'd say you are asking a wrong list. Only very few PPC
kernel developers read messages from that list as far as I know.
I'd think linuxppc-dev for PPC specific problem and video4linux mailing
list for wintv specific problem would have been more appropriate.

Anyhow, since your card probably lacks Mac-compatible bios, make sure that
PCI memory and/or io accesses are enabled for your card.

For pmac/chrp(/prep?) variant of PPC platform, a (very localized)
low-level kernel debugger called xmon is included with the source tree.
So, if you absolutely need one, it's there.

Takashi Oe

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