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Old 07-31-2009, 08:32 AM   #1
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Hauppauge Wintv usb 1 and KUbuntu 9.04 not working - driver seems ok??


this maybe a common issue with the card but basically I am unable to get anything to work.

First of all I am running KUbuntu 9.04 Juanty 64 bit edition on a 12.1" widescreen HP laptop.

Now it seems that there is a kernel driver for this card as lsusb and dmesg both detect it.

Bus 006 Device 002: ID 0573:4d22 Zoran Co. Personal Media Division (Nogatech) Hauppauge WinTV-USB II (PAL) Model 566
Ok mines not a Wintv usb2 but usb1....

I have uploaded my dmesg.txt

If I run xawtv it defaults to NTSC format then segfaults if I try to change the tv format to PAL as I am in west Europe.

Although under NTSC I get a snowy screen but channel scanning obviously doesn't receive anything.

I have also tried tvtime too of which I get another error, running the command tvtime-scanner:
Reading configuration from /etc/tvtime/tvtime.xml
Reading configuration from /home/kaya/.tvtime/tvtime.xml
Scanning using TV standard PAL.
/home/kaya/.tvtime/stationlist.xml: No existing PAL station list "Custom".

    Your capture card driver: USBVision [Hauppauge WinTV USB Pro (PAL I)/6-2/2313]
    does not support full size studio-quality images required by tvtime.
    This is true for many low-quality webcams.  Please select a
    different video device for tvtime to use with the command line
    option --device.
Under ls /dev | grep video, video0 and video1 are listed and I have tried both with either app but I'm still not able to get it working.

What could be the problem??

I thought that the Wintv usb1.1 and 2 drivers were now built into the kernel??

I have also discovered:

links, I tried building the driver from the first link into my system but it fails miserably :-(

Can anyone help me at all or do I need to buy the Wintv USB2 card instead??

Many thanks for any responses!
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Old 08-01-2009, 02:31 AM   #2
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It does seem that you have a relatively old TV card, however it is supposed to be supported in the LINUX kernel according to

I would think though that you would want a card that supports digital television rather than the older analogue standard?
Old 08-01-2009, 04:59 AM   #3
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Yup I do realize that the card is old (should be better for linux) but still under the Vision Devices driver the site claims that it should be handled as a WinTV USB 1.

Meaning correct drivers!

I know is not digital but in my whole house I only have 1 digital tv and since the card is for my parents who prefer to watch foreign satellite anyway the microwave receiver will be only be stuck into the co-ax input of this tuner. Another words old PAL standard analog tv....

There are some mailing lists on the site perhaps I might have better luck finding a definitive answer there???

Unless someone else has a very good suggestion??


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