Re: 2.1.111 BTTV annoyances

Chris Evans (
Sun, 26 Jul 1998 16:55:34 +0100 (GMT)

On Sun, 26 Jul 1998, Alan Cox wrote:

> > and back again. I have xawtv running. When I switch back to X, xawtv has
> > a "frozen" picture. Worse, if I kill and restart xawtv, I have a BLANK
> > picture!!! TV is now totally hosed unless I rmmod and insmod bttv again.
> > Not impressive IMHO :)
> The card shutdown because its PCI writes were all being aborted in text
> mode. Until X and the video stuff are working together (XFree 4.0 I hope)
> you shouldnt mode switch back to text with tv going on the bttv.

I knew someone would suggest that ;-)

Does the V4L API support some form of "card reset" operation that software
could use instead of needing a rmmod/insmod pair?


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