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Old 07-31-2008, 02:49 AM   #1
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Please help: Haupauge TV Tuner (2655) Driver for Freespire


I have run into the same problem with my TV tuner that I did with my Logitech Webcam. There is a driver issue. Can someone help me find a driver for Hauppauge WinTV PVR PCI II Capture Hardware Model: 2655. This is an older TV tuner from 2004 and 2005. The guy I bought it from on Ebay said it worked on the 2.6 kernel with Myth TV for him. Please help.

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Old 07-31-2008, 08:09 AM   #2
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I have a tv card. I found its card number and tuner number and then they can be loaded as options and it works (Debian Etch, I'm not sure how the kernel version compares to yours). There are lists of cards here (if you haven't already looked):

http://www.mjmwired.net/kernel/Docum.../CARDLIST.bttv

Yours might be card 80? If not, if you find out which type it is, look on the list for that type.
 
Old 07-31-2008, 08:32 AM   #3
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TV Tuner Card Driver

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I have a tv card. I found its card number and tuner number and then they can be loaded as options and it works (Debian Etch, I'm not sure how the kernel version compares to yours). There are lists of cards here (if you haven't already looked):

http://www.mjmwired.net/kernel/Docum.../CARDLIST.bttv

Yours might be card 80? If not, if you find out which type it is, look on the list for that type.
Yes. Mine is card 80. What do I do next. Thanks.

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Old 07-31-2008, 09:53 AM   #4
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I don't know how to do it in Freespire, I am using Debian with KDE (I don't know what Freespire has). I'll tell you what I did, and if you think it might work you could give it a go. Mine's just a summary from my notes, so it may not be explained very well. Here's the link that I used where it is explained properly : http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/BTTV/

I installed a tv player (tvtime - I had a couple of issues with it - so then kdetv).

Then in Konsole (as root)

$modprobe bttv

$dmesg

If it comes back as unknown/generic, then you have to unload bttv by going

$rmmod bttv (if it says it is being used by bt878, then do rmmod bt878 first, and then rmmod bttv) and

$rmmod tuner

then

$modprobe bttv card=XX tuner=X

(where the XXs are the number of your card and tuner respectively) and it loads the kernel module for your particular card (you have to reload it each time unless you set it up to load on boot - I'm not sure how you do that in Freespire).

So, if you want to try this, you'd need to find out the type of tuner (its on that same site as the list of cards and there's also some info in the How to bttv).
 
  


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