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Old 06-14-2013, 09:35 PM   #1
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1250 TV tuner card.

Hello. I run a dual boot system, Win 7 HP and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, which I select on boot. My TV tuner card is a Hauppauge 1250. Works fine in W7 but I can not seem to get it started in Ubuntu. Searched around but have not seen a noob type set of instructions to get it running. System seems to detect it as 0070:2211. I will be using it connected to a FiOS mini box. Any detailed help would be appreciated. (I took a Unix course 20 years ago.)
Thank you.
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Looks like it has been supported since kernel 2.6.27

Plug it in, make sure it is found and firmware is loaded. Example
dmesg | tail
[ 4041.795122] DVB: registering new adapter (Pinnacle PCTV HD USB Stick)
[ 4042.367111] usb 1-10: DVB: registering adapter 0 frontend 0 (Samsung S5H1411 QAM/8VSB Frontend)...
[ 4042.367221] xc5000 6-0064: creating new instance
[ 4042.367727] xc5000: Successfully identified at address 0x64
[ 4042.367731] xc5000: Firmware has not been loaded previously
[ 4042.367739] Registered IR keymap rc-dib0700-rc5
[ 4042.367845] input: IR-receiver inside an USB DVB receiver as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:02.1/usb1/1-10/rc/rc1/input12
[ 4042.367918] rc1: IR-receiver inside an USB DVB receiver as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:02.1/usb1/1-10/rc/rc1
[ 4042.368104] dvb-usb: schedule remote query interval to 50 msecs.
[ 4042.368110] dvb-usb: Pinnacle PCTV HD USB Stick successfully initialized and connected.
You'll need linuxtv-dvb-apps installed. If not look in your repo for it.
Scan for channels with a scan utility to make a channels.conf file for whatever media player you use, from whatever tv signal source you use. Example
scan /usr/share/dvb/atsc/us-ATSC-center-frequencies-8VSB > channels.conf
Then put that channels.conf file where your media player can find it. Example
Play the channel with your media player. Example
mplayer dvb://WABC2
scan, wscan or dvbscan is in linuxtv-dvb-apps

There are also a half dozen apps for playing TV like Myth TV.
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I tried many approaches and finally downloaded Mythbuntu. Used the "Try" option but, short story, Windows 7 HP got wiped. Had to re-install and lost quite a bit including email addresses. You can mark this as closed but never did get WinTV 7 to load or work. That's ok because this is just a hobby. Thanks for the response.
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Many people might be interested in your attempts so thanks for posting it.

WinTv of course is only to be used for Windows. It may be possible to use it under linux.

If you get back to trying it, let us know.
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@ Cirric

If your kernel detected your card it would create a device node i.e /dev/video0. The zero is for the first capture/tv device.

I have an analog wintv card from the early 2000s. Try this code with mplayer

mplayer -tv driver=v4l2:device=/dev/video0:input=1:norm=NTSC tv://

Change the values in blue to reflect your situation

0 = Television
1 = Composite Input
2 = S-Video

NTSC = North America
PAL = Europe and Other countries

If the above works. there is a gui app called tvtime which is great.

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