Subject: Re: WinTV (Brooktree Bt878) supported?
To: None <>
From: Jon Lindgren <>
List: tech-misc
Date: 04/13/2000 17:03:13
On Thu, 13 Apr 2000 wrote:

> Hello,
> I just got NetBSD-current running on i386.  I have a WinTV capture card
> that I would like to use...OpenBSD supports it in the GENERIC kernel, and
> FreeBSD supports it as well.  There is a program called fxtv that let's
> you watch TV in X, which was specifically designed for FreeBSD.  Looking
> at the source code, there is some NetBSD specific stuff, so I figured it
> must be supported.  fxtv worked on FreeBSD and OpenBSD for me, now I'm
> thinking of recompiling my kernel.  Is this card supported under
> NetBSD-current?  Here is my dmesg (if it helps):


There are a set of patches for 1.4.1 which work well.  Check the changes
history (I can't remember the URL off hand).  They work very well for me
on my 1.4.1 box.  I have tried two models of the Hauppauge WinTV, and
both work excellently.  I believe Berndt Wolf (who created the
patches) has been working on a driver which correctly utilizes
the mach independant structure (the patches provided will work for only
i386 IIRC).

Hope this helps.

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