Subject: NetBSD-1.5_ALPHA2 bktr capture driver hangs
To: None <>
From: Stuart Sharpe <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/04/2000 21:50:11

I have got hold of a "3DeMON PV951T" Video/Tuner BT8xx card, but 
I am having problems.

The fxtv program works fine for a while, but I every so often 
(particularly when switching video size) I get one or more 
"bktr0: ioctl tsleep error" messages (as mentioned in bktr's 
TODO file). 

The TODO file says that this message is "without consequence" 
but this isn't the case for me. As soon as I see the message, 
my system stops responding, and I have to hit the reset switch. 
On one occasion after seeing this message, I started getting 
messages from pciide0 complaining about missing interrupts, 
and there was still nothing I could do but hit reset.

I am wondering what could be causing this, and whether anyone 
else has had similar problems? I am running on an AMD 
K6-2 400 system.

What is the significance of the card type to the bktr driver? 
It is recognised as a "Miro TV" which is (probably?) wrong, 
but there is no option for a "3DeMON" so I don't know what 
I should force it to. The bktr driver reports that my card 
has no configuration EEPROM. Is there anything I should 
look for on the board to know if it is just a rebadged 
version of one of the supported cards? And if so, would 
this be likely to solve my problem?

Any help would be appreciated.

Stuart Sharpe