07 December 2002

Playing with video capture under linux. Plugged in Ben George’s Maxtrox Millenium G200 Marvel (AGP), and had pain getting my AMD K6-500 machine to recognise that it could use an AGP video card. I’m blaming the Gigabyte GA-5AX motherboard at the moment, which has this wierd “use AGP ” setting, which it seems to be ignoring.

Played briefly with Ian’s pixelview video capture card. First I had to guess the tuner type and put that in modules.conf. Once I had done that I still don’t get a picture, but I am not sure if that is because of the aerial or not. I will move the machine closer to a real aerial tomorrow and try again…

Basically, no closer to video capture after an hour or two.

Checkout http://www.linuxprofessionalsolutions.com/pavlicek/tv.html for a quick guide…