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Old 01-29-2006, 03:39 PM   #1
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pvr-150 on Suse 10.0


Has anyone gotten the hauppauge winTV-PVR 150 to work with Linux 10.0? My card like everyone elses was automatically detected and the ivtv driver. But I can't get it to work with anything (ie, kaffeine). The problem seems to be that there is no /dev/video0. I've tried fallowing the instructions on installing the newest ivtv and driver, with no success.

Help!!

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Old 01-29-2006, 07:15 PM   #2
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http://www.suseforums.net/index.php?showtopic=15291
http://www.homerengineeringcorp.net/...tv93-i386.html
http://www.suseforums.net/index.php?showtopic=19863
http://forums.suselinuxsupport.de/lo...hp/t19771.html
http://ivtvdriver.org/index.php/Howto:Suse
http://www.suseforums.net/index.php?showtopic=15291

Unfortunately I do not use Suse, however your problem was curious to me, I did a google/linux search of this and the above links showed up. Unfortunately, I am not sure why your card is not showing up under /dev/video0, may be under another video device? or maybe you are not loading the apporpriate modules? Hopefully something in the above links will be helpful.

In one of the links it states that a certain version of kaffeine works with pvr-150 so I would make sure that you have that version however ...

Before trying to get it to work with kaffiene you will have to figure out where the device is in /dev or why it does not showing up. Then you can test to see if it works by doing a

cat /dev/video0 > test.mpeg

If you can play test.mpeg than you can worry about getting the pvr-150 to work with a video player (kaffeine or mythtv or etc.)
 
Old 01-29-2006, 08:41 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. Unfourtunetly I've seen most of those pages. All the programs that play TV play it from /dev/video0. But as i've said it does not exist on my computer, or anything like it in dev/
 
Old 01-29-2006, 10:13 PM   #4
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With no /dev/video0 this tells me that IVTV doesn't have the firmware loaded. Did you follow the instructions from the IVTV website related to firmware? You have to download, extract and rename files to very specific names. And put them in specific directories.

Check /var/log/syslog. Search for the IVTV section. Are there any error messages about "could not locate firmware" or "could not open firmware"? If your firmware files are smylinks you might have problems (I did). I had to put the actual files into the firmware directories, I was not able to use symlinks.
 
Old 01-30-2006, 11:38 PM   #5
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dmesg | grep ivtv outputs this:

ivtv: module not supported by Novell, setting U taint flag.
ivtv: ==================== START INIT IVTV ====================
ivtv: version 0.3.7 (c) loading
ivtv: Linux version: 2.6.13-15.7-default 586 REGPARM gcc-4.0
ivtv: In case of problems please include the debug info
ivtv: between the START INIT IVTV and END INIT IVTV lines when
ivtv: mailing the ivtv-devel mailinglist.
ivtv: Autodetected WinTV PVR 150 card
ivtv: Found an iTVC16 based chip
i2c-algo-bit.o: ivtv i2c driver #0 passed test.
ivtv: i2c attach [client=tveeprom,ok]
ivtv: Tuner Type -1040597316, Tuner formats 0x00001000, Radio: yes, Model 0x008d1659, Revision 0xc1f9be80
ivtv: NTSC tuner detected
ivtv: Radio detected
: chip found @ 0xc2 (ivtv i2c driver #0)
ivtv: i2c attach [client=(tuner unset),ok]
cx25840: starting probe on adapter ivtv i2c driver #0 (0x10005)
ivtv: i2c attach [client=cx25840[50],ok]
ivtv: i2c attach [client=wm8775[50],ok]
ivtv: requesting ivtv-fw-enc.bin from hotplug
ivtv: firmware load failed
ivtv: failed loading encoder firmware
ivtv: Error loading firmware -3!
ivtv: Error -3 initializing firmware.
ivtv: Error -12 on initialization
ivtv-iTVC15_16_mpg2_encoder_card: probe of 0000:01:06.0 failed with error -12
ivtv: ==================== END INIT IVTV ====================


everything seems to be okay until it requests that ivtv-fw-enc.bin but that file is in the hotplug directories.

thanks,

david
 
Old 01-31-2006, 12:25 AM   #6
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You are using IVTV version 0.3.7 This older version does not use hotplug. Hotplug support started at version 0.4.1 At least that's what I thought. But I am confused by these two lines from your IVTV output (sure seems to mention "hotplug", doesn't it?):
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ivtv: version 0.3.7 (c) loading
ivtv: requesting ivtv-fw-enc.bin from hotplug
For version 0.3.7, hotplug is not used and you need to put the firmware files, named ivtv-fw-enc.bin and HcwMakoA.ROM, into the /lib/modules directory. I'd recommend putting the actual files there, not symlinks.

For IVTV version 0.4.1 and up, hotplug is used. Your firmware files would now be renamed to v4l-cx2341x-enc.fw and v4l-cx25840.fw and they would go into your hotplug directory. This might be /lib/firmware or /usr/lib/hotplug/firmware or maybe even something else depending on what distro you're running.

See IVTV's firmware HowTo at:

http://ivtvdriver.org/index.php/Firmware
 
Old 02-05-2006, 01:09 AM   #7
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Well, I now seem to have things set with the driver and the firmware, i'm not getting any error messages, and Yast will scan the channels. But nothing seems to play /dev/video0 (i have changed permissions) when I cat /dev/video0 > test.mpg test.mpg is empty. Not sure where to go from here
 
Old 02-05-2006, 03:12 PM   #8
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PS I also now have 4.2
 
  


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