I may be out of luck here, I have had USB based tv/video capture hardware(Pinnacle PCTV 150e) working well on previous linux distros, but my new PCIe device doesn’t. It’s an OEM Happauge HVR-1260(NXP 18271C2 chipset) that works perfectly in Windows, it doesn’t even skip frames, stutter, and records perfectly! If it can do that in Windows, linux performance would be broadcast grade video quality.
Are there any workarounds/patches that could bring even partial functionality to linux for this hardware? I’ve done the requisite searches and have found nothing.
AMD Athlon64x2 5000+
Nvidia NCP controllers
The Linux TV wiki on supported hardware is very good IMHO for providing advise on researching drivers on one’s PC current setup. It suggests wrt for possibilities with the V4L-DVB source code to navigate through the Linux media driver files (e.g. on your system try /usr/src/linux/drivers/media ). Out of curiousity I skimmed through such on an older openSUSE-15.0 PC and saw no mention of support for the SAA7231. Possibly a newer Tumbleweed ‘might’ be different, but this card is relatively obscure so I suspect no change.
There are also (or at least there used to be) mailing list archives that one could consult to see if there is any mention of the device … for example mailing list . I tried looking for the OP’s SAA7231 and had no success.
I am becoming more and more suspicious that this device may not be supported … albeit I concede I do not know.
We’re out of luck. I corresponded with an NXP(Philips) tech, he stated there was never any linux development for the chipset. This tuner was an oddball order from HP, using a custom coded version of WinTV by Happauge. It works excellently in windows, it would scream in linux. To help me feel better, he sent me the pinouts schematic and source code for the chip.
We can close this one, thank you everyone for your assistance. If I can get a friend to bang out a functional driver, I’ll alert everyone and pass it on. He’s come through before for me.