Saturday, March 3, 2007

TV card problem, but great Feisty

I did a network install yesterday of Ubuntu Feisty Fawn Herd 5 on my meant to be TV-computer. I have earlier struggled with getting a good picture with my Hauppauge PVR 500MCE. A few weeks ago I noted that Feisty will have full support for the TV-card, including firmware.

Today it was time to try it out. It worked out of the box, I did noting extra. Brilliant!! But, a big BUT ... there is still a bad picture. If I amplify the signal, it get worse. If I reduce the signal then it, also, get worse. It looks like there are two problems; noise and not fully correct tuned signal. So on the picture quality view nothing had been better since last time. Does anyone have any ideas? I start to believe that I have a hardware problem, maybe it is time to buy another card.

The new feature within Feisty that suggests what application or decoder you need to show a file works great. This feature will simplify for a lot of users.

By the way, here is a dump of my dmesg output. Everything looks good, from my point of view.
[ 26.060000] ivtv: ==================== START INIT IVTV ====================
[ 26.060000] ivtv: version 0.9.1 (tagged release) loading
[ 26.060000] ivtv: Linux version: 2.6.20-9-generic SMP mod_unload 586
[ 26.060000] ivtv: In case of problems please include the debug info between
[ 26.060000] ivtv: the START INIT IVTV and END INIT IVTV lines, along with
[ 26.060000] ivtv: any module options, when mailing the ivtv-users mailinglist.
[ 26.060000] ivtv0: Autodetected Hauppauge card (cx23416 based)
[ 26.060000] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:02:08.0[A] -> Link [LNKB] -> GSI 12 (level, low) -> IRQ 12
[ 26.060000] ivtv0: Unreasonably low latency timer, setting to 64 (was 32)
[ 26.112000] input: PC Speaker as /class/input/input3
[ 26.216000] irda_init()
[ 26.216000] NET: Registered protocol family 23
[ 26.252000] Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
[ 26.272000] FDC 0 is a post-1991 82077
[ 27.592000] ivtv0: loaded v4l-cx2341x-enc.fw firmware (262144 bytes)
[ 27.792000] **WARNING** I2C adapter driver [ivtv i2c driver #0] forgot to specify physical device; fix it!
[ 27.876000] tveeprom 1-0050: Hauppauge model 23559, rev D591, serial# 8104296
[ 27.876000] tveeprom 1-0050: tuner model is Philips FQ1216AME MK4 (idx 91, type 56)
[ 27.876000] tveeprom 1-0050: TV standards PAL(B/G) PAL(I) SECAM(L/L') PAL(D/D1/K) (eeprom 0x74)
[ 27.876000] tveeprom 1-0050: second tuner model is Philips TEA5768HL FM Radio (idx 101, type 62)
[ 27.876000] tveeprom 1-0050: audio processor is CX25843 (idx 37)
[ 27.876000] tveeprom 1-0050: decoder processor is CX25843 (idx 30)
[ 27.876000] tveeprom 1-0050: has radio, has no IR receiver, has no IR transmitter
[ 27.876000] ivtv0: Autodetected WinTV PVR 500 (unit #1)
[ 27.920000] tuner 1-0043: chip found @ 0x86 (ivtv i2c driver #0)
[ 27.920000] tda9887 1-0043: tda988[5/6/7] found @ 0x43 (tuner)
[ 27.928000] tuner 1-0060: TEA5767 detected.
[ 27.928000] tuner 1-0060: chip found @ 0xc0 (ivtv i2c driver #0)
[ 27.928000] tuner 1-0060: type set to 62 (Philips TEA5767HN FM Radio)
[ 27.928000] tuner 1-0061: chip found @ 0xc2 (ivtv i2c driver #0)
[ 27.988000] cx25840 1-0044: cx25843-23 found @ 0x88 (ivtv i2c driver #0)
[ 33.104000] cx25840 1-0044: loaded v4l-cx25840.fw firmware (16382 bytes)
[ 33.264000] wm8775 1-001b: chip found @ 0x36 (ivtv i2c driver #0)
[ 33.352000] ivtv0: Encoder revision: 0x02050032
[ 33.352000] ivtv0: Registered device video0 for encoder MPEG
[ 33.352000] ivtv0: Registered device video32 for encoder YUV
[ 33.352000] ivtv0: Registered device vbi0 for encoder VBI
[ 33.352000] ivtv0: Registered device video24 for encoder PCM audio
[ 33.356000] ivtv0: Registered device radio0 for encoder radio
[ 33.356000] tuner 1-0061: type set to 56 (Philips PAL/SECAM multi (FQ1216AME MK4))
[ 33.744000] ivtv0: Initialized WinTV PVR 500 (unit #1), card #0
[ 33.744000] ivtv: ====================== NEXT CARD ======================
[ 33.744000] ivtv1: Autodetected Hauppauge card (cx23416 based)
[ 33.744000] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:02:09.0[A] -> Link [LNKC] -> GSI 10 (level, low) -> IRQ 10
[ 33.744000] ivtv1: Unreasonably low latency timer, setting to 64 (was 32)
[ 34.424000] ivtv1: loaded v4l-cx2341x-enc.fw firmware (262144 bytes)
[ 34.624000] **WARNING** I2C adapter driver [ivtv i2c driver #1] forgot to specify physical device; fix it!
[ 34.632000] tuner 2-0043: chip found @ 0x86 (ivtv i2c driver #1)
[ 34.632000] tda9887 2-0043: tda988[5/6/7] found @ 0x43 (tuner)
[ 34.636000] tuner 2-0061: chip found @ 0xc2 (ivtv i2c driver #1)
[ 34.664000] cx25840 2-0044: cx25843-23 found @ 0x88 (ivtv i2c driver #1)
[ 39.764000] cx25840 2-0044: loaded v4l-cx25840.fw firmware (16382 bytes)
[ 39.876000] wm8775 2-001b: chip found @ 0x36 (ivtv i2c driver #1)
[ 39.980000] tveeprom 2-0050: Hauppauge model 23559, rev D591, serial# 8104296
[ 39.980000] tveeprom 2-0050: tuner model is Philips FQ1216AME MK4 (idx 91, type 56)
[ 39.980000] tveeprom 2-0050: TV standards PAL(B/G) PAL(I) SECAM(L/L') PAL(D/D1/K) (eeprom 0x74)
[ 39.980000] tveeprom 2-0050: second tuner model is Philips TEA5768HL FM Radio (idx 101, type 62)
[ 39.980000] tveeprom 2-0050: audio processor is CX25843 (idx 37)
[ 39.980000] tveeprom 2-0050: decoder processor is CX25843 (idx 30)
[ 39.980000] tveeprom 2-0050: has radio, has no IR receiver, has no IR transmitter
[ 39.980000] ivtv1: Correcting tveeprom data: no radio present on second unit
[ 39.980000] ivtv1: Autodetected WinTV PVR 500 (unit #2)
[ 40.128000] ivtv1: Encoder revision: 0x02050032
[ 40.128000] ivtv1: Registered device video1 for encoder MPEG
[ 40.128000] ivtv1: Registered device video33 for encoder YUV
[ 40.128000] ivtv1: Registered device vbi1 for encoder VBI
[ 40.128000] ivtv1: Registered device video25 for encoder PCM audio
[ 40.132000] tuner 2-0061: type set to 56 (Philips PAL/SECAM multi (FQ1216AME MK4))
[ 40.516000] ivtv1: Initialized WinTV PVR 500 (unit #2), card #1
[ 40.520000] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:11.5[C] -> Link [LNKC] -> GSI 10 (level, low) -> IRQ 10
[ 40.520000] PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:11.5 to 64
[ 40.524000] ivtv: ==================== END INIT IVTV ====================

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