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Old 07-17-2006, 07:50 AM   #1
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Unhappy Hauppauge-250 card gives ' cannot open capture device /dev/video0 ' message


I have tried repeatedly to get my Hauppauge (250) TV card to work under FC5 (by the way I have had the same problem previously with FC3, and 4) and everytime I start the TV GUI utility I get the message ( No such file or direcory, cannot open capture device /dev/video0 ) at the bottom of the screen. I have even tried running the 'ls' command and have noticed that the file actually does not exist:

[root@xxxx ~]# ls /dev/video0
ls: /dev/video0: No such file or directory

but when I run the 'modprobe' command I get:

[root@xxxx ~]# modprobe bttv
[root@xxxx ~]# lsmod | grep bttv
bttv 167861 0
video_buf 21829 1 bttv
compat_ioctl32 1473 1 bttv
i2c_algo_bit 8393 1 bttv
v4l2_common 7745 1 bttv
btcx_risc 4809 1 bttv
ir_common 9412 1 bttv
tveeprom 13905 1 bttv
videodev 9409 1 bttv
i2c_core 21057 5 bttv,i2c_algo_bit,tveeprom,nvidia,i2c_viapro

showing that yes indeed the bttv 'driver' is loaded and recognized.

But nevertheless nothing seems to work, can somebody please advise me as to how to resolve this problem.

Last edited by thouze; 07-17-2006 at 07:51 AM.
Old 07-17-2006, 07:57 AM   #2
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Hauppauge PVR 250 does not use bttv drivers.

Hauppauge PVR based cards do not work in applications designed for bttv cards.

You need to download and install ivtv drivers

Then you will need an application like MythTv or Freevo to use the card.


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