Sunday, August 2, 2009

Winfast 2000 xp tv card on Arch linux

Well, my wintv card finally crapped out on me, so I popped in a spare tv card. This card is a leadtek winfast 2000 xp tv card and for whatever reason, the arch linux kernel misidentifies this card.

The arch wiki gives a good hint of what needs to be done.

Ironically, the example card is the exact same model as my own card. The wiki must have been written when 2.4 kernels were the norms in arch, as it states to place the needed code in /etc/modules.conf. The code itself tells ya to place the code in /etc/modprobe.conf for v.2.6 kernels. Even this is incorrect at the moment as arch currently uses /etc/modprobe.d. So the correct placement of the code is /etc/modprobe.d/modprobe.conf.

Tvtime then was able to properly utilize the card.

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