Hi
i have a compro VideoMate TV / FM with a Philips SAA7134 chip that I am
trying to get working on linux. I am using debian (testing)

When I run xawtv, I get a window that is dark but looks like it has
interference in it. There is no sound. When I click "Channel window"
in the xawtv window,

I have installed xawtv, saa7134, and bttv. I selected correct country
settings (Australia) when asked.

I don't really understand how xawtv links to v4l, or how v4l links to
the kernel module for my tv card.

Here is the output from a couple of commands I tried

rb:/home/richard# dmesg |grep saa7134
saa7134[0]: found at 0000:01:02.0, rev: 1, irq: 209, latency: 32, mmio:
0xf8000000
saa7134[0]: subsystem: 185b:c200, board: UNKNOWN/GENERIC
[card=0,autodetected]
saa7134[0]: board init: gpio is 4c0000
saa7134[0]: i2c eeprom 00: 5b 18 00 c2 ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
saa7134[0]: i2c eeprom 10: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
saa7134[0]: i2c eeprom 20: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
saa7134[0]: i2c eeprom 30: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
saa7134[0]: registered device video0 [v4l2]
saa7134[0]: registered device vbi0


rb:/home/richard# xawtv
This is xawtv-3.94, running on Linux/i686 (2.6.8-2-686-smp)
config: invalid value for input: Television
valid choices for "input": "default"
add_cb #1: -1 ???
Warning: translation table syntax error: Unknown keysym name: key
Warning: ... found while parsing 'key: Command(setstation,"7")'
Warning: String to TranslationTable conversion encountered errors
Warning: translation table syntax error: Unknown keysym name: key
Warning: ... found while parsing 'key: Command(setstation,"7")'
Warning: String to TranslationTable conversion encountered errors
Warning: translation table syntax error: Unknown keysym name: key
Warning: ... found while parsing 'key: Command(setstation,"7")'
Warning: String to TranslationTable conversion encountered errors
add_cb #2: -1 ???
add_cb #3: -1 ???
v4l2: read: Input/output error
v4l2: read: Input/output error
v4l2: read: Input/output error
v4l2: read: Input/output error



rb:/home/richard# dmesg |grep saa7134
saa7134[0]: found at 0000:01:02.0, rev: 1, irq: 209, latency: 32, mmio:
0xf8000000
saa7134[0]: subsystem: 185b:c200, board: UNKNOWN/GENERIC
[card=0,autodetected]
saa7134[0]: board init: gpio is 4c0000
saa7134[0]: i2c eeprom 00: 5b 18 00 c2 ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
saa7134[0]: i2c eeprom 10: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
saa7134[0]: i2c eeprom 20: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
saa7134[0]: i2c eeprom 30: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
saa7134[0]: registered device video0 [v4l2]
saa7134[0]: registered device vbi0
saa7134[0]/audio: audio carrier scan failed, using 5.500 MHz [default]
saa7134[0]/audio: audio carrier scan failed, using 5.500 MHz [default]
rb:/home/richard#


(notice the extra two line when I run dmesg |grep saa7134 for the second
time, after I"ve run xawtv)

I have googled for information about this, and can't find anything
helpful. If you want to see config files, let me know which ones and
I'll post them.

Oh, when I start xawtv, all that is output to the console is this:
This is xawtv-3.94, running on Linux/i686 (2.6.8-2-686-smp)
config: invalid value for input: Television
valid choices for "input": "default"

I don't get any of the other stuff until i start playing with channel
editor (there were no channels listed so i tried creating one, then
going to channel window then clicking on it. Didn't work)


Thanks in advance,
Richard