Help! Anybody got pctv 800i working on Intrepid
mlnx at mho.com
Mon Dec 29 15:55:50 UTC 2008
Karl F. Larsen wrote:
> Mike Adolf wrote:
>> I have waited for the arrival of Ubuntu 8.10 in hopes that my pctv 800i
>> tuner would work. Reading the various mail lists assured me it would
>> never work on 8.04, something about the alsa kernel modules screwed up
>> or left out. After moving to Intrepid, I downloaded and installed the
>> tuner firmware to lib/firmware/<kernel> as was recommended on mythtv
>> site. I was very excited when TVtime showed a crisp picture, but I was
>> brought back to Ubuntu reality when the audio did not work. All other
>> audio on my system works fine. What is so different about a tuner that
>> makes it so hard to get working? Extremely frustrating! Of course it
>> works on Windows. Most of what I read on the lists was out dated
>> relative to tv on Intrepid. I'm not trying to get mythtv to work. I
>> just want the turner to work. Does anyone have any ideas?
> I found the sound to be bad on Intrepid until you get all the
> updates. Get the updates.
My system is up to date and all other audio apps work great. It is just
something about Ubuntu/Linux and tuners, they don't work very well together.
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