I have setup this card with gentoo 2008. In some others distributions like Ubuntu or Fedora, I’m sure it should be easier. The card that I’m writing about is:

It works with module bt878

make && make modules_install after that we edit /etc/modprobe.conf or /etc/modprobe.d/bttv and we add the following lines:

Now we can try the card with:

We can check if they loaded successfully:

# dmesg | grep tuner bttv0: tuner type=38 tuner’ 0-0060: chip found @ 0xc0 (bt878 #0 [sw]) tuner-simple 0-0060: type set to 38 (Philips PAL/SECAM multi (FM1216ME MK3)) Install tvtime:

You should set it to the norm of you country, I set it to PAL-Nc:

And if everything[…]