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Date:      Thu, 25 Aug 2011 11:59:21 +0200
From:      Bernt Hansson <>
To:        Polytropon <>
Cc:        FreeBSD Questions <>
Subject:   Re: PCI TV card with bktr kernel device
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2011-08-25 09:44, Polytropon skrev:
> On Wed, 24 Aug 2011 10:59:46 +0200, Bernt Hansson wrote:
>> The only thing I have is bktr_load="YES" in /boot/loader.conf.
> I've seen that the modules have been successfully built, so I
> did assume that _everything_ still works. But modules seem to
> be quite different from what is required to get things working
> directly inside the kernel, such as the "Giant" locking mechanism
> which doesn't seem to be supported anymore (according to the
> compiler error messages).
> The only thing I'm not sure is:
> How am I supposed to change former kernel options such as

I have never used that setting and where I live it's PAL/*

> in order to define how the card works, as I need PAL support
> and not NTSC. Is there a mechanism to change this for the
> module? Or per loader tunable, or a sysctl?

This is from my dmesg:

pci3: <ACPI PCI bus> on pcib3
pci3: <multimedia, audio> at device 6.0 (no driver attached)
bktr0: <BrookTree 878> mem 0xfdcff000-0xfdcfffff irq 21 at device 7.0 on 
bktr0: [ITHREAD]
bktr0: Leadtek Winfast TV 2000, Philips FR1236 NTSC FM tuner.
pci3: <multimedia> at device 7.1 (no driver attached)

sysctl -a | grep hw.bt848
hw.bt848.slow_msp_audio: -1
hw.bt848.format: -1
hw.bt848.reverse_mute: -1
hw.bt848.tuner: -1
hw.bt848.card: -1

Never changed those settings because I don't know what they mean.

> Or maybe I don't even need that setting, as it is the default?
> Just like A4 is the default paper size? :-)

Not impossible. When I start mplayer it understand PAL.

>> Running 8.2-STABLE #0 AMD64
> Also 8.2-STABLE here, but i386 after nVidia problems with AMD64. :-)

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