I have updated the HCL/TV Cards page to include a compatibility with the device.
Whenever you plug in the device for the first time, note what is stated in the kernel log. KSystemLog should make it easy to track the changes in the kernel log. As stated on the HCL/TV Cards page, the only problem experienced is audio capture.
I take it this is a good thing, but I do not know what to do from here. The Yast TV module does not seem to automatically recognize it, I can’t find the HVR 950 in the list of devices I can select manually, tvtime does not seem to pick up the device, and xawtv and motv don’t work at all (they need dga which nvidia no longer supports).
TvTime would not work for me automatically, because it uses /dev/video0 by default, which was assigned to my webcam.
I had to pass the arguments “-d /dev/video1” each time I started. However, I am sure one can make this change in the config file.
Make sure you use the video device that corresponds to your TV Tuner. Yes, unfortunately, this device is not supported by YaST.
TheBlackCat, what is “dga” by the way? I am using Intel’s 965GM Integrated video card.
So it’s actually working as such, creating a /dev/dvb/adaptor0
directory. You get the correct output from dmesg when you plug the
device in? I’m also assuming you used the relevant scan file releated
to your location?
Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
openSUSE 11.1 x86 Kernel 18.104.22.168-9-default
up 1 day 7:42, 1 user, load average: 0.00, 0.39, 0.38
GPU GeForce 6600 TE/6200 TE - Driver Version: 180.22
Also, remember that TvTime, although a wonderful TV viewing application, is unable to record television. TheBlackCat, you may have more success with MythTV, but be prepared to invest at least 3 hours configuring it.
It looks like I didn’t have the firmware installed. It’s working now it seems. Where do I put the atsc config file and ntsc config file so mythtv and other programs can find it?
Is there something special about the firmware downloaded from the links provided by the linuxtv.org website? Would it be better to use the latest firmware from the Hauppauge website? Might that fix the audio issue? The extract utility complains about the checksum if I try to use the latest firmware but I could edit it to remove that I suppose. If I do use the latest firmware, do I want to use the 32-bit version or the 64-bit version (I am using 64-bit opensuse 11.1).
Also, is there a way to make “scan” pick of analog channels?
I would suggest the 64-bit version since you are working on a 64-bit operating system. Of course, you can experiment with both of them and see which works for you.
I would still desire an application that can easily record television. MythTV is not optimal, because it takes too much time to setup and did not work for me. Freevo also takes a lot of tweaking to function. Are there any other suggestions?
Even though this is four years later, I can attest that the device works(at least with TvTime(no audio without fix)) after installing the 32-bit not 64-bit xc3028.fw driver. I emphasize 32-bit over 64-bit, because I have a 64-bit operating system on a 64-bit machine.
I have upgraded to openSUSE 11.4 and have the 22.214.171.124-0.11-desktop kernel.