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Old 10-01-2004, 06:53 PM   #1
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Hauppauge WinTV PVR 250 in Suse 9.1


Hello,

I'm trying to set-up my WinTV PVR 250 card in the Suse 9.1 personal edition distro. Is there any one out there successfully using this card under Suse? Thanks.

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Old 10-02-2004, 06:03 PM   #2
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My card does not work yet, Suse doesnt recognose it yet even though it is on the list of supported card. I guess it is due to a new chipset in the newer Hauppauge cards. Well, here some links for you,
http://ivtv.sourceforge.net/
http://pvr.sourceforge.net/
but I decided to wait a few month - everthing I have tried so far did not work - the drivers are on an early stage of development yet, however, I would be happy if someone can tell I am wrong. :-)
 
Old 10-02-2004, 07:08 PM   #3
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You can try http://www.mythtv.org/docs/mythtv-HOWTO-22.html#pvr250

Some of the steps are for Mandrake users but the rest should get your capture card working.
 
Old 10-25-2004, 01:25 PM   #4
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If I understand this correctly, first you must install the ivtv driver then setup MythTV as the app to work the capture card. Has anyone got this card working in SuSE 9.1 yet? I just picked up this card after a Pinnacle card fragged my system (at least temporarily).



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Old 10-25-2004, 06:18 PM   #5
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The instructions at mythtv site will work if the tuner is supported. The new model, 980, uses different tuners and probably a new firmware. The new tuners uses type 38 and 39. You can check in your kernel documentation for tuner cardlist. You may want to peel off the sticker and find the little sticker underneath the big sticker. Then post the tvtuner model to the ivtv programmers. I got the Hauppauge PVR-250 (model 980). I tried compiling ivtv in Mandrake 10 Official but it does not compile. Mandrake 10 comes with ivtv modules so I load those up. The modules do not support my tuner, but I have not try the composite or the S-video connector. Also I'm switching to Slackware because Mandrake 10 does not seem to comply to the posix rules in Linux like it did for earlier versions.
 
Old 11-19-2004, 06:37 PM   #6
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I have the Hauppauge WinTV PVR 250 (not the MicroSOFT Media Center version) working like a champ in SuSE 9.2. I had to compile ivtv, using CPAN to get the perl dependencies (except perl-Video, which you can get from ivtv.sourceforge.net) and reboot (don't ask me why). The only thing I forgot the first time was the firmware for the card, which I later found an RPM for anyway. I am going to install MythTV on Saturday and hopefully start writing the SuSE 9.2 - MythTV howto. The whole process seems daunting at first, but is actually easier than it appears on paper.
 
Old 11-19-2004, 07:37 PM   #7
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Hey, I will be looking toward reading your how-to. :-) Please, post it on this forum too. I have Suse 9.2 and I just don't have the time for configuring the card and installing the soft. Please, post something (links, suggestions, etc.) even if you decide not to write a how-to.
 
Old 11-20-2004, 06:14 AM   #8
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Why does people think that SUSE is different than other Linux distributions. Writting a third SUSE howto to setup Hauppauge WinTV PVR 250/350 will not help much. MythTV has a good documetation how to set it up.
 
Old 11-20-2004, 09:23 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by Electro
Why does people think that SUSE is different than other Linux distributions. Writting a third SUSE howto to setup Hauppauge WinTV PVR 250/350 will not help much. MythTV has a good documetation how to set it up.
Would you post a link? :-)
 
Old 11-20-2004, 09:56 PM   #10
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Quote:
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Why does people think that SUSE is different than other Linux distributions. Writting a third SUSE howto to setup Hauppauge WinTV PVR 250/350 will not help much. MythTV has a good documetation how to set it up.
Perhaps because the documentation on the mythtv site is lacking and doesn't always work the way they say it will. I followed the howto this morning and it was a miserable failure. SuSE is different in several regards, including different locations used for libraries for starters. If you know of a howto for MythTV and SuSE (later than 9.0), by all means please post a link. I am sure there are many here who could use it..
 
Old 11-21-2004, 12:21 PM   #11
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Just a side note for those struggling to get the IVTV driver working in SuSE. Packman now has ivtv and ivtv_km in their rpm repository. Either download them directly and install them, or set up packman as a YaST source (see below).
 
Old 11-21-2004, 09:19 PM   #12
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Just a side note for those struggling to get the IVTV driver working in SuSE. Packman now has ivtv and ivtv_km in their rpm repository. Either download them directly and install them, or set up packman as a YaST source (see below).

Are you sure they are there? Sorry, but I couldn't find them... either way...
 
Old 11-22-2004, 03:02 AM   #13
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Its better if you download ivytv modules and compile them because you never know what kernel version the RPM packager used. Do not forget to extract the firmware. After you did make install for ivytv in the driver directory, make sure you run depmod as su or root. depmod will update your module list.
 
Old 11-22-2004, 01:37 PM   #14
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Very true. It is usually better to go from source with drivers. Additionally, it appears as thought the rpms have been taken down as fast as they were put up. Someone at packman must be working on them I assume. I for some reason can't get ivtv to load at boot. SuSE does some strange things with modules.conf. If I load it manually after boot it works fine. Weird..
 
  


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