Re: BTTV Tuner Strangeness

Michael Harnois (
26 Jul 1998 22:26:54 -0500

"Phillip K. Hornung" <> writes:

> I have a newer Hauppauge WinTV card (2 actually, models 400 and 401)
> which both have a Bt878 chip, Philips NTSC tuner, MSP3430G-A1. Video
> card is and ATI 3DXpression+ PC2TV with 4MB SGRAM.
> I am currently using XawTV 2.18 and the experimental drivers included
> with it. The more standard BTTV drivers under 2.0.35 cause i2c i/o
> errors and the tuner can't change channels or fine adjust.
> The experimental drivers under 2.1.111 have no problems with i2c.

I'd be delighted to have your luck. The experimental drivers won't
work at all for me unless I hardwire I2C_COMMAND to 0x83. That gets
the TV working; however, even then, I get msp3400: no chip found. How
come this is working differently for you than for me?

Michael D. Harnois, Redeemer Lutheran Church, Washburn, IA             
Earth has its boundaries, but human stupidity is limitless.
  -- Gustave Flaubert

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