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"hey the hi-8 camcorder's working again, can you get this PCI tv tuner card working so we can transfer the tapes to a digital format"

here we go again...

no stickers, so throw it in a machine, boot debian's installer, switch TTYs, "lspci": okay, a pair of "Brooktree BT878" devices. Drivers? ..."support built into most kernels since 2.4." Didn't they remove a lot of legacy hardware support from 5.x or 4.2x or so? Debian works with it... oh, "Debian Sarge." Kernel 2.6. FUCK... well, we'll try Debian 10.6 latest and see what happens.

Currently installing Debian 10.6 on a victim machine from a nonfree ISO to test this. (goddamn, how many times have I installed debian onto something?) Hopefully I don't have to go find a Debian oldoldstable ISO or anything...

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    Update: kernel 4.19 (what's on the DVD) loads the right kernel modules and such without complaint, no extra packages needed... this feels suspiciously easy.

    This is not to say the kernel is totally pleased with this Poweredge, on the contrary, on boot i'm immediately yelled at about numerous things, a few of which I understand. It boots regardless, so it can bitch for now.
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    HEY GUESS WHAT THE ISSUE IS?

    IF YOU GUESSED "THE STANDARD VIDEO CAPTURE LIBS FOR LINUX", YOU'RE CORRECT

    V4L2 IS THE ISSUE, AS I NEED TO USE V4L1

    FROM LIKE 2004

    GODDAMMIT
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