[ubuntu-in] gnome radio on Gutsy

Gora Mohanty gora at sarai.net
Sat Nov 17 06:20:05 GMT 2007

On Sat, 2007-11-17 at 11:42 +0530, AlgoMantra wrote:
> Thanks Mr. Pandit! But my question was slightly different than what
> you 
> answered. Let me rephrase it in smaller parts: 
> 1. Do Laptops normally contain an FM tuner card (eg. Compaq Presario
> C500)
> or does it have to be bought separately and installed externally? 

Um, go look at the laptop specs, or do a lspci. I am not
aware of laptops that come with a tuner card.

> 2. Is it the same as a TV tuner card? Or is it separate from that? 

Most (all?) tuner cards do both FM radio, and TV, as the
frequencies are quite close.

> 3. What does the above have to do with the link www.lirc.org? A
> cursory glance
> shows that its a site about infra red remote control. Am I missing
> some connection? 

With LIRC, you can control your laptop TV/radio application
with an ordinary infra-red remote control. Not sure if Gnome
radio supports this.


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