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Old 08-25-2013, 02:20 PM   #1
ZTagr
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Question What happened to ivtv-utils?


Hi all!

I have only just realized that I had never installed ivtv-utils on
my Slackware 13.37 (32-bit) system, so I went to the SlackBuilds site
to get the package; but, where the heck is it?

I first checked for version 13.37, and tried "ivtv-utils" and then "ivtvutils", and just about every other combo I could think of, and got nothing!

Then I tried looking for a version for Slackware 14, and got the same result!

What's going on? I still need ivtv-tune for tuning my old Hauppauge 150 PVR card! I can't believe that not only isn't ivtv-utils still maintained, but that it has been wiped off of the packages list altogether?

I know it WAS there, because I had it on my OTHER Slackware 13.37 machine, whose HD has since "died"...; now how do I get it?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!

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Old 08-25-2013, 03:54 PM   #2
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The ivtv tools as they existed do not appear to be maintained any longer.

For manipulating a pvr 150, there are some options:

v4lctl command, part of xawtv, can set channels, frequency tables, change input modes and such on PVR 150s. Read about it here: http://linux.about.com/library/cmd/blcmdl1_v4lctl.htm It is currently maintained, but does not have a slackbuild (since about Slack 11.0, I believe) However, it can be compiled the old-fashioned way and the source is to be found here: http://linuxtv.org/downloads/xawtv/

Or you can dowload the archived source for the old ivtv utils from here http://ivtvdriver.org/index.php/Main_Page and compile it. Maybe its ivtv-tune will work.
 
Old 08-25-2013, 04:12 PM   #3
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just found this

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-et-al-905503/

hope can help to shed some light

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Old 08-25-2013, 04:13 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by croxen View Post
The ivtv tools as they existed do not appear to be maintained any longer.

For manipulating a pvr 150, there are some options:

v4lctl command, part of xawtv, can set channels, frequency tables, change input modes and such on PVR 150s. Read about it here: http://linux.about.com/library/cmd/blcmdl1_v4lctl.htm It is currently maintained, but does not have a slackbuild (since about Slack 11.0, I believe) However, it can be compiled the old-fashioned way and the source is to be found here: http://linuxtv.org/downloads/xawtv/

Or you can dowload the archived source for the old ivtv utils from here http://ivtvdriver.org/index.php/Main_Page and compile it. Maybe its ivtv-tune will work.
Thanks for the advice, croxen!

It has been such a long time since I was actively installing packages on my Slackware system, maybe I just thought I acquired
ivtv-utils at SlackBuilds!? Maybe someone turned me on to a location that I could get it from. I only know that I DID have it running on my other Slackware 13.37-based system before it went "South" on me ...

I will try and get the normal source package and build it from that. I just wonder what version would be best for Slackware 13.37? Ah, a little internet research, I guess :-}

Thanks again!

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Old 08-25-2013, 04:37 PM   #5
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just found this

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-et-al-905503/

hope can help to shed some light
Holy cow!

That was way back when I first began using Linux / Slackware! I did a search for similiar postings on my question before I posted this one, and never saw this! My own posting from 2011...

Yeah, this really helps, 'cause now I know I didn't get ivtv-utils from SlackBuilds (although I would have sworn I had!) - so I must have got the package elsewhere...

I never used v4l2-ctl to tune my Hauppauge 150, but I have the frequency table for my cable TV provider now, so I guess I should
try THAT method of tuning my card!!!

Thanks for finding my original posting from way back, and bringing it to my attention, ponce! That is a lot of help (and a little trip down memory lane, as well :-} )

Later,
ZTagr
 
  


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