Q: Why doesn't audio mute work with xawtv?
A: You need to specify the mixer device and control
in the ~/.xawtv resource file. In the global section, add
'mixer = /dev/mixer1:vol' or mixer2 if there is a second
sound card present. You may need to add entries in /dev
on exotic installations.
With the ALSA snd-tvmixer, the oss mixer needs to be mapped to an ALSA
mixer control. A line like this in /etc/modules.conf will do it:
post-install snd-tvmixer echo 'VOLUME "Master Playback Volume" 0'\
Q: Then, how do I control the TV volume?
A: If everything is set up right, then the snd-tvmixer device can be controlled
A: hotkeys has been known to work.
Q: What does the ddc=0 insmod parameter do?
A: It disables the ddc interface on your Voodoo3 card. This will avoid the
(rather long) timeout if you don't have a ddc monitor connected.
Q: Now the colors are all wrong. They look like Barney guts.
A: This is a strange phenomenon that sometimes occurs. The only known fix is
the MS-Windows way. Reboot.
Q: The cursor gets garbled and/or the video window does not work
properly with XFree 4.0.1
A: XFree version 4.x allocates video memory differently than the old 3.3.6.
Put the following options into your XF86Config file: