I installed Suse 11.1 64bit 4 days ago. Repository glitch over the weekend was a little exciting
I can surf the web, use Open Office and print, mouse and keyboard are fine, Speakers work - not all 5 - but that’s a project for later, as is the Video drivers for my card.
I use a Pinnacle USB TV input to watch and record TV in the Windows environment. I want to do that using SUSE.
I found two “driver” files for the Pinnacle on the Linuxtv.org site, and put them in the the /lib/firmware directory.
The PACKMAN repository has 3 “Versions” of MYTH TV so before I start on a path that might lead to failure.
I can’t “tell” from the name if the 2 hardware drivers are 32bit - which I assume PACKMAN refers to as i586 or x86_64.
Given the small number of downloads that PACKMAN shows for MYTH I doubt that one of you fine folks has done this.
Is there a way to find out the driver compatibility?
Would it be more prudent to start over with a 32 bit SUSE install and proceed?
Thanks for the replies - I may return and follow a differant path.
I have just now pressed the 1click install on the packman 64 bit - which re-freshed the list and software was updated 6 hours ago and I’m the first to download it. This is going to be FUN!!!
No real progress to report.
Myth TV 1 click install “probably” worked, I can’t tell because I have yet to find the step by step instructions for what I have to do (either before or durring) running the SETUP program. Google searches yield results from other Linux’s from several years ago. Sigh.
Selecting and ‘running’ my TV card -which does show up in the Hardware section of control panel, yields "no grabber device available’
Myth set up prompts me for my language and then displays - No UPnP backends. Which I assume would have been done by the 1Click install.
Output from hwinfo +all does show my USB cable device.
It “feels” like I’m close - sort of like being able to see those treats in the window of the bakery, that I don’t have the time or the money to get. - that’s how it feels.
Thanks for any assistance or recomendations.
P.S. I looked at the Kaffene description from the repository listing - while I believe the poster who recomended it - it makes no mention of TV.
Thanks for the link. I’m not interested in a stand alone box to connect to a TV.
I appreicate your response.
I noticed that the PACKMAN repository for MYTH has been updated - the previous updates had been available for weeks, then a new set arrived and less than 24 hours later a few of them have been updated. I’m hoping that once I finish using YAST - Software Updates that I’ll be able to make some more progress.