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The Linux Gurus.org: Tuning In: Getting A Bt Based TV Tuner Card To Work In Linux

Jul 16, 2000, 14:36 (3 Talkback[s])


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"An odd thing happened here at TheLinuxGurus.org, I was asked the same question by multiple readers within the span of two days. Each of them wrote me e-mail asking if I had any information on how to get their TV tuner card to work with Linux. I just happen to own a TV tuner card so I decided to write a brief tutorial on how to get one operational. You will be quite surprised how easy it is."

"I originally bought my TV tuner card for one reason, I did not own a regular TV. Ok, you might be thinking in todays day and age that is a bit strange, but I just do not watch enough TV (or at least I didn't) to warrant the purchase price of a regular TV. I came across a TV tuner card on sale and took it home. It took me a little while to get it going. My tuner card uses one of the Bt series of chips, therefore I will show you how to get a card with one of these chips going. If you do not own a card based on the Bt series of chips do not worry, the procedure is nearly identical and I will provide resources at the end to further guide you. In fact, the only real difference is the loading of the last module, you should load your video cards driver instead of the bttv driver."

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