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Cannot find manufacturer for Sony VAIO PCV-RZ22G TV tuner card in order to install on SUSE 10.3

I would really like to get my TV tuner for the Sony VAIO PCV-RZ22G working with Suse 10.3 but I'm having difficulty finding its manufacturer?  There are a lot of Sony indicators on the card but when I go under Yast - TV card - I don't see Sony.  

How may I install the correct driver for this TV tuner card to work in Suse 10.3?  Other indicators I see labeled are Nynix and Ziva but that is not in the listing as well?  

If none are found - where could I go to learn how to make my own driver or is there a website where I can ask for a driver to be made and someone could make it for me?

Thanks in advance!
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diepesCommented:
Try lspci -v

then use the pci id from the TV tuner card in a google search with the word linux
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stephenlecomptejrAuthor Commented:
Hey diepes -

I'm new to SUSE and thus I tried to enter lspci -v in the Search - it didn't bring up anything.  Or is that windows cmd I'm suppose to enter that in?  That didn't seem to work either?

I'm not sure where I can go to use and try enter - lspci -v at?

I tried Yast - Filter and that didn't bring up anything as well.

Sorry -
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diepesCommented:
no problem, i was not very clear.

you should open a terminal window such as xterm and try the command there as root.

to become root you can use $  su      
it stands for super user.
then # lspci      or   # lspci -v  
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stephenlecomptejrAuthor Commented:
Okay diepes,

I think I'm close

I found xterm....

$ su did not work for me (gave a command not found) but $su did work

I typed in # lspci and all it did was go to the next line.
Same with # lspci-v and #lspci and finally - #lspci-v

Do you think I need to uninstall the one I currently have from the settings first (it is set up as an Intel TV tuner in the hopes of it working just in case) and if so, how may I do uninstall the TV tuner?

Again, I think the whole point of this is to get the pci id from the TV tuner card but these commands are not forcing the computer to give me such.  please help.  Is there a better method to do this in Windows cmd?
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diepesCommented:
hello,

when i run   lspci   in a xterm   i get the output below.
you should not add a # to the beginning of the command.  only     lspci
or add a space and -v to make it more verbose.

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Memory Controller Hub (rev 0c)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 0c)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 0c)
00:19.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82566MM Gigabit Network Connection (rev 03)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Contoller #4 (rev 03)
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stephenlecomptejrAuthor Commented:
I apologize for so much trouble - diepes...
Here are pictures of what I'm typing and its result in x-term.




help-screen.png
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diepesCommented:
hi,

ok that helps.

just type     su
it will then ask for your root password, you are then root in the window, then try lspci again.
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stephenlecomptejrAuthor Commented:
Thanks for helping me out with being new to SUSE.
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stephenlecomptejrAuthor Commented:
Hey diepes,

I get the listing as:

Multimedia video controller Sony corporation Unknown device 8087 (rev 0 1)

I'm having difficulty finding it on Google - so if you find anything further based on this please let me know.  Thank you again.
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