how to setup BT878 cctv card? Can anybody help please?

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capetownlad
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how to setup BT878 cctv card? Can anybody help please?

Postby capetownlad » Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:26 pm

I now have this working - thanks to all for trying to help.

Hi
Another newbie here. I have a SAA7134 DVB-S TV card which works great with Kaffeine. My problem is getting the BT878 CCTV card to display any images even in Xawtv! While following various ideas, it did briefly work in Xawtv but can't do it again. Naturally, I don't get any images in ZM. I really am not experienced enough to know what bits of information you would need to see in order to help so please just ask. Here are some bits..

graham@graham-desktop:~$ dmesg | grep bt878
[ 15.255674] bt878 #0 [sw]: Test OK
graham@graham-desktop:~$ dmesg | grep bt
[ 14.972850] bttv: driver version 0.9.18 loaded
[ 14.972854] bttv: using 32 buffers with 2080k (520 pages) each for capture
[ 15.254850] bttv: Bt8xx card found (0).
[ 15.254869] bttv 0000:02:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 20 (level, low) -> IRQ 20
[ 15.254883] bttv0: Bt878 (rev 17) at 0000:02:00.0, irq: 20, latency: 64, mmio: 0xdfeff000
[ 15.255560] bttv0: using: GrandTec Multi Capture Card (Bt878) [card=77,insmod option]
[ 15.255564] IRQ 20/bttv0: IRQF_DISABLED is not guaranteed on shared IRQs
[ 15.255615] bttv0: gpio: en=00000000, out=00000000 in=008ffffe [init]
[ 15.255674] bt878 #0 [sw]: Test OK
[ 15.255714] bttv0: tuner absent
[ 15.255716] bttv0: the autoload option is obsolete.
[ 15.255718] bttv0: use option msp3400, tda7432 or tvaudio to
[ 15.255719] bttv0: override which audio module should be used.
[ 15.255773] bttv0: registered device video1
[ 15.255798] bttv0: registered device vbi1
[ 15.255833] bttv0: PLL: 28636363 => 35468950 .. ok
graham@graham-desktop:~$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 Host Bridge (rev 01)
00:02.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI-X Root Port
00:11.0 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 Serial ATA Controller
00:12.0 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 Serial ATA Controller
00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB Host Controller
00:13.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB Host Controller
00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB2 Host Controller
00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 SMBus Controller (rev 10)
00:14.1 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 IDE Controller
00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 PCI-ISA Bridge
00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 PCI-PCI Bridge
00:14.5 Multimedia audio controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 01)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G70 [GeForce 7800 GT] (rev a1)
02:00.0 Multimedia video controller: Brooktree Corporation Bt878 Video Capture (rev 11)
02:00.1 Multimedia controller: Brooktree Corporation Bt878 Audio Capture (rev 11)
02:01.0 Multimedia controller: Philips Semiconductors SAA7134/SAA7135HL Video Broadcast Decoder (rev 01)
02:03.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
02:04.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6306/7/8 [Fire II(M)] IEEE 1394 OHCI Controller (rev 80)
graham@graham-desktop:~$

Thanks in advance
Last edited by capetownlad on Sun Apr 08, 2012 12:45 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: how to setup BT878 cctv card? Can anybody help please?

Postby capetownlad » Sat Nov 19, 2011 9:24 am

Anybody?

pjhealy
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Re: how to setup BT878 cctv card? Can anybody help please?

Postby pjhealy » Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:00 am

This may sound goofy, but I've come across another post that suggests it's correct. Briefly set the input channel to PAL and then back to NTSC. This seemed to get my BT878 going...

capetownlad
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Re: how to setup BT878 cctv card? Can anybody help please?

Postby capetownlad » Fri Dec 02, 2011 7:12 pm

Hi Sorry for the delay but it didn't get notified. Anyway, thanks for the idea and tried it but no change. I have uninstalled all nVidia drivers and it works in Xawtv. I cant leave it like that cause the fan on the nVidia card keeps spinning and when I install the drivers again, it wont work again. So guess its driver related but I dont know what to do about it.

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Re: how to setup BT878 cctv card? Can anybody help please?

Postby johngc » Wed Jan 11, 2012 5:45 pm

Hi

Have you tried looking here and creating a file in your /etc/modprobe.d?



viewtopic.php?f=10&t=12685&start=0

capetownlad
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Re: how to setup BT878 cctv card? Can anybody help please?

Postby capetownlad » Sun Feb 26, 2012 3:18 pm

Yes I have and still no luck. Sorry but am not getting notified when I get a reply on here

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Re: how to setup BT878 cctv card? Can anybody help please?

Postby punch-card » Tue Feb 28, 2012 7:09 pm

capetownlad wrote:Yes I have and still no luck. Sorry but am not getting notified when I get a reply on here


If you know you have a good compile on your version of OS, then I would suggest using the search and searching for either
your exact card type, or 878A or BT878, or some combination there of. Make sure on the search page that you select the
"ZoneMinder 1.25.x" (or your version) in the "Search in forums" field, otherwise your search results will not return much.

It might just be your settings, there are a ton of them, and they are all tailored for the type of camera and card.
Here are a couple thread that I posted to with some setting to specific to my environment, your mileage will vary.... :wink:
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=4110
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=15302

Search is your friend and good luck.

As for the reply check "User Control Panel" --> "Manage Subscriptions" to make sure this thread is in the list, or click on "Subscribe Topic" (upper right sidebar) when your are in a thread you want to monitor.
Best Regards
Mike


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