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Old 03-22-2007, 07:04 PM   #1
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Hauppage wintv hvr 950 usb tuner


I was thinking of getting Hauppauge's USB HVR 950 tv tuner from Radio Shack (It's on sale). I was wondering if it would work with SuSE 10.0. Would I have to get a driver for it?

Last time I tried a tv card (Hauppauge WinTV 150) My husband and I couldn't get the card to work and we couldn't fully understand the directions for the driver either. That was a year ago. Needless to say, the thing went back into the Windows computer.
I still would love to be able to watch TV on my Linux computer though.
 
Old 03-22-2007, 07:25 PM   #2
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http://lunapark6.com/?p=2682&cp=1

According to this site, the device works better in Linux than in Windows. But don't count any chickens just yet. It doesn't specifically name SuSE, but it does list Ubuntu and Fedora. From what I've learned the last little while, if something works with Fedora, it should work anywhere LOL.
There are a whole whack of user comments, and some instructions on installing the necessary module(s) and kernel support to use it.
You may need to add a few things to your kernel, in the category 'Video for Linux' (v4l), if you don't already have the necessary modules made..
Also, there is a Hauppage section in the HCL here on LQ, where a very similar-sounding device apparently is difficult to install and doesn't work with SuSE.
Perhaps you should check the devices in the HCL (hardware compat. list) and then search or ask in the SuSE forum if anyone has any more info.
Google also returns a lot of sites. You may find more stuff there.
 
Old 03-22-2007, 08:00 PM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by gymnart
Last time I tried a tv card (Hauppauge WinTV 150) My husband and I couldn't get the card to work and we couldn't fully understand the directions for the driver either.
If you still have that card I wouldn't bother with a new one, because it works perfectly with the ivtv driver. I myself have a pvr 350, which is the same card with hardware encoder and radio. Installation of the ivtv driver is also pretty straight forward.
What exaclty was the problem with it ?
 
Old 03-22-2007, 08:29 PM   #4
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It was hard to understand the installation instructions. It was extremely frustrating because we had just installed the OS and were accustomed to Windows.
If the instructions go further than ./configure make make install then I'm lost. I know I have a lot more learning to do!
 
Old 03-23-2007, 03:26 AM   #5
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I have one. It works great for OTA digital with gxine. No audio with analog TV(NTSC) and tvtime. I haven't been able to get the remote to work (it does on windows). Also the stick does not support QAM, for cable HD.

You have to compile kernel modules. Follow the instructions given on the link below, with only one exception. If you have kernel 2.6.20, then on step 3 of the instructions replace
hg clone http://mcentral.de/hg/~mrec/v4l-dvb-kernel
with
hg clone http://mcentral.de/hg/~mrec/v4l-dvb-experimental

http://mcentral.de/wiki/index.php/Em2880

Good luck
 
Old 03-23-2007, 11:52 AM   #6
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They refer to a command called, "hg" what is it and what does it do?
 
Old 03-23-2007, 12:11 PM   #7
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hg - Mercurial source code management system

You can type into a console window 'man hg' for the manual page on this function.

It 'appears' to be a method of checking/updating/comparing source code or other software against an online repository to see when it was changed and/or by whom, and perhaps then downloading needed pieces, or updates..

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Old 03-23-2007, 12:25 PM   #8
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apparently my system does not have it. I typed what you said and the reply was, "no manual entry for hg"
 
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OK, perhaps using either your package manager, or Google, or Sourceforge.net, you can locate the package 'hg' and install it. Most system commands are available, but not all come with every distribution.
If you find it and decide to install it (ie, if you need it) I will help you with it if you need assistance.
It should come with a README and INSTALL file(s) and should be a typical ./configure and/or make situation.

UPDATE: here's the hg homepage
http://www.selenic.com/mercurial/wiki/

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Old 03-23-2007, 07:46 PM   #10
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I asked also on Novell's SuSE forums and was refered to the wiki that you gave me the link for.

I'm still thinking about it. Thanks so much for the info!
 
  


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