Video Capture box stability probs
long at kestrel.cc.ukans.edu
Fri Jun 9 14:05:21 CDT 2000
So on our machines are we supposed to be using the 0.01 or the 1.00
drivers? It was unclear from your message which we were supposed to
have (I'm guessing 1.00 but figured I'd verify).
Robert Olson wrote:
> Try running dmesg and look for a verison message from bttv. It should look
> something like this:
> Linux video capture interface: v0.01 ALPHA
> i2c: initialized
> bttv0: Brooktree Bt878 (rev 2) bus: 0, devfn: 120, irq: 15, memory: 0xfd5fe000.
> bttv1: Brooktree Bt878 (rev 2) bus: 0, devfn: 128, irq: 11, memory: 0xfd5fc000.
> bttv: 2 Bt8xx card(s) found.
> bttv0: model: BT878(Hauppauge new (bt878))
> i2c: bus registered: bt848-0
> bttv1: Hauppauge eeprom: tuner=Philips FM1236 (2)
> bttv1: model: BT878(Hauppauge new (bt878))
> i2c: bus registered: bt848-1
> The v0.01 ALPHA is a signal that it isn't the RedHat default kernel
> drivers. THey show up as something like:
> Linux video capture interface: v1.00
> bttv0: Brooktree Bt878 (rev 2) bus: 0, devfn: 136, irq: 9, memory: 0xf4001000.
> PCI: Enabling bus mastering for device 00:88
> bttv: 1 Bt8xx card(s) found.
> bttv0: NO fader chip: TEA6300
> bttv0: model: BT878(Hauppauge new)
> At 10:16 AM 6/9/2000 -0500, Allan Bautista wrote:
> >Im having some problems with my video capture box.
> >dual p3 600's w 256mb PC100 mem
> >4 Hauppage wintv cards
> >3com 10/100 nic
> >Running RedHat 6.1, configured with Bob's script
> >Im constantly dropping transmissions from this box, all 4 feeds work fine
> >for about 3-4 min after theyve been started. From there they will start
> >to drop out one by one till they are all gone.
> >Ive tried running 3, 2 then one feed to see how long they will last.
> >the longest transmission Ive had sofar is about 1 hour with one feed.
> >Now, during the Globus tutorials I was having the same problem, so I
> >manually started up vic sessions in the proper rooms and had better
> >stability with that. Differences were quality settings, fps settings, and
> >rate settings. I usually had an fps of 30, q of 10, and set the threshold
> >rate at 500k.
> >Ive already reinstalled all the software so my vid machine is clean, but
> >exhibiting the same behavior as before. Prior to installing the VV stuff,
> >"when all the feeds were manually typed in", the machine was stable, it
> >would transmit for days/weeks with no problems. So Im not sure where to
> >point, hardware or software. I think the hardware is fine, and since Ive
> >reinstalled clean I "think" the software setup is ok.
> >The only thing close to an error message I get comes from the window I
> >spawned vrm-viewer from
> > subprocess died: ag.VicVideo at 80de1a8
> > delete returns false
> >Now Im just plain stumped.
> >any suggestions?
> >Al @ ACCESS
> >abautist at ncsa.uiuc.edu
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