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Author Topic: Very nice  (Read 1171 times)

jayelbee

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Very nice
« on: July 26, 2012, 04:05:20 pm »

Have to say had about given up on finding a contemporary Linux distribution that was not so bloated as to be slow but still had everything I needed but not too much. Went through about 10 different distributions: Ubuntu, Mint, Fedora, Suse and a few others and then ran yours. Very impressed at the slick install and that a good set of applications were already there and others easily available via gslapt.

Running on a 2.8 Ghz P4 with 2 Gig Ram and found most of the popular distributions (like Ubuntu) were surprisingly slow. Would click an icon to run something and sit for a couple seconds then try to click again as nothing appeared to be happening. On this system which I'd think is still fairly capable Vector Linux is plenty responsive so I'm very happy.

One question: how does one install ivtv-utils for my video capture card as I do not see it in gslapt?
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jayelbee

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Re: Very nice
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2012, 05:50:43 pm »

decided not to be lazy and figured out how to download and build ivtv-utils.

Looking at the source answered one frustration I have had with the ivtv-tune command. That is that anytime you specify a frequency table it shows the help like you have specified something incorrectly. See below. So can see why it is doing it. Fixing it a bit involved as code, although pretty clear, is convoluted. But what command line option parsing code is not? So maybe fix later and submit once am sure is solid.

This is a channel number command. Note brief output and indication of success:

> jerry:$ ./ivtv-tune -c43
> /dev/video0: 337.250 MHz  (Signal Detected)

This is a frequency-table command. Note even though args are correct... help is shown. Plus no indication worked.

> jerry:$ ./ivtv-tune -tus-cable
> ivtv-tune 1.50
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> Channel/Frequency changer for V4L2 compatible video encoders
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> Usage: ivtv-tune [OPTIONS]...
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>   -h, --help              Print help and exit
>   -V, --version           Print version and exit
>   -c, --channel=CHANNEL   set new channel
>   -d, --device=DEVICE     set video device node
>   -f, --frequency=FREQ    set new frequency (MHz)
>   -l, --list-channels     list all channels and their frequencies 
>                             (default=off)
>   -L, --list-freqtable    list all available frequency mappings  (default=off)
>   -t, --freqtable=STRING  set frequency map to use
>   -x, --xawtv=CHANNEL     set new channel using custom map from ~/.xawtv

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Chris530

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Re: Very nice
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2012, 07:07:08 pm »

What tuner card are you using?

I have a usb wintv 950 I believe and using tvheadend to offer channels to the network.

Welcome to the wonderful world of Vector :)
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