LinuxQuestions.org
Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 12-19-2013, 07:40 PM   #1
OolyG
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2008
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0
Hauppauge WinTV-HVR 2250 and Debian


with plenty more where this comes from, lol.

I've managed to put the latest Knoppix distro onto a persistent USB drive and have played around with it for the last week.

Am planning on ditching Win$ forever after considering installling 7 on a new planned build.
I'm learning little by little and have started some tutes and e-book reading to get up to speed. Boy, big curve...

Anyway, here's my dilema. College bowls start Sat. My XP os has taken a dump. I can mount all drives thru both Ubuntu cd and Knoppix usb. I have a Hauppauge WinTV-HVR 2250 card that I would like to get working under debian, but really ain't got a clue how to install drivers or firmware to make it so.

I've tried searching here and elsewhere (like: http://linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Ha...WinTV-HVR-2200 and find that I can understand Greek better than Linux. For now.

Where do I begin?
See?
 
Old 12-20-2013, 11:44 AM   #2
TB0ne
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Distribution: SuSE, RedHat, Slack,CentOS
Posts: 17,949

Rep: Reputation: 3693Reputation: 3693Reputation: 3693Reputation: 3693Reputation: 3693Reputation: 3693Reputation: 3693Reputation: 3693Reputation: 3693Reputation: 3693Reputation: 3693
Quote:
Originally Posted by OolyG View Post
with plenty more where this comes from, lol.
I've managed to put the latest Knoppix distro onto a persistent USB drive and have played around with it for the last week.

Am planning on ditching Win$ forever after considering installling 7 on a new planned build. I'm learning little by little and have started some tutes and e-book reading to get up to speed. Boy, big curve...

Anyway, here's my dilema. College bowls start Sat. My XP os has taken a dump. I can mount all drives thru both Ubuntu cd and Knoppix usb. I have a Hauppauge WinTV-HVR 2250 card that I would like to get working under debian, but really ain't got a clue how to install drivers or firmware to make it so.

I've tried searching here and elsewhere (like: http://linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Ha...WinTV-HVR-2200 and find that I can understand Greek better than Linux. For now.

Where do I begin?See?
Well, 'installing' the firmware is just a matter of downloading a file and copying it to a directory. The instructions on that page under the "Making it Work" heading have the command:
Code:
cp *fw /lib/firmware
...which is the cp (copy) the firmware files (everything that ends in "fw") to the /lib/firmware directory. That's it. Further down that page is a program called TVCONFIG:
https://github.com/map7/tvconfig

...which is a GUI based installer/configuration utility. However, I would *STRONGLY* suggest you use either Mint or Ubuntu if you're new to Linux....chances are the kernel module (the 'driver' in Windows terms) for your card are already present in those distros, which will only leave you a simple file copy to get things working.

Last edited by TB0ne; 12-20-2013 at 11:53 AM.
 
1 members found this post helpful.
Old 12-20-2013, 07:15 PM   #3
OolyG
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2008
Posts: 2

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Thanks TB. I had to resize the data.img directory today on my thumb drive and that took most of my free time plus studying a tutorial.
I did manage to dl the three files from Steve Toth's server and will finish in the a.m.
(I pulled my tuner and graphics cards when I started getting probs in XP)

Hopefully I'll have it up by game time and figure out where to go from there.
 
Old 09-16-2014, 10:02 AM   #4
timothydanielson
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2014
Distribution: Debian 7.6 + ; KDE 4.8.4 + (I started there)
Posts: 8

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Question Looking for help to complete installation.

Quote:
Originally Posted by TB0ne View Post
Well, 'installing' the firmware is just a matter of downloading a file and copying it to a directory. The instructions on that page under the "Making it Work" heading have the command:
Code:
cp *fw /lib/firmware
...which is the cp (copy) the firmware files (everything that ends in "fw") to the /lib/firmware directory. That's it. Further down that page is a program called TVCONFIG:
https://github.com/map7/tvconfig

...which is a GUI based installer/configuration utility. However, I would *STRONGLY* suggest you use either Mint or Ubuntu if you're new to Linux....chances are the kernel module (the 'driver' in Windows terms) for your card are already present in those distros, which will only leave you a simple file copy to get things working.
I would like to get this working in a similar fashion as I had it running under win 7 Media Center. Namely that it ran in the background, recorded show I wanted to see and then could play them back from a saved library.

I as well am new to Linux, although Debian has indeed grown upon me. I would prefer to go through actually setting it up since the knowledge gained will just be useful if needed again. I don't see the act of changing to 'fit the trend' as being terribly helpful to understanding what & why I need to take certain action.

I do noy know what files I still have, but I know that some of the files I commented so I could backtrack do seem to be gone . Either way, here are the links I have:

http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.ph...WinTV-HVR-2200
http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.ph...WinTV-HVR-2250
https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q...hvr-2250+linux
http://www.steventoth.net/linux/hvr22xx/
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...an-4175488615/
https://github.com/map7/tvconfig
https://github.com/map7/tvconfig/blob/master/install.sh
https://github.com/map7/tvconfig/tree/master/scripts

Hi I am using Linux 3.2.0-4-amd64 Debian 7.6 ; KDE 4.8.4 ; HVR-2250

thank you, the
 
Old 09-18-2014, 06:55 PM   #5
timothydanielson
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2014
Distribution: Debian 7.6 + ; KDE 4.8.4 + (I started there)
Posts: 8

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Question

sorry duplicate post

Last edited by timothydanielson; 09-18-2014 at 06:58 PM. Reason: duplicate post
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[SOLVED] Hauppauge win-tv hvr-2250 card mdq Linux - Newbie 2 08-13-2013 07:13 AM
Hauppauge! HVR-2250: saa7164: probe failed with error -22 lyle_s Linux - Hardware 2 10-02-2011 07:11 PM
[SOLVED] Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-2250 on Slackware64 13.1 problems to get going lpallard Linux - Hardware 20 12-26-2010 09:02 AM
Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-950 willigiann Linux - Hardware 3 03-04-2008 02:15 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:16 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration