USB TV Tuner & 12.3

I’m looking at turning a Windows 7 Ultimate (that I use to record TV) machine to Opensuse 12.3… also giving it services that a virtual machine is currently doing (Squid, Apache, MySQL)…

I setup a new install of Opensuse in a vm (vmware) but SuSe doesn’t seem to like my USB TV Tuner (YUAN STK7700D)… it sees it but programs like Kaffine don’t actually pick it up as a tuner… I wouldn’t have thought running it through a VM would have that effect… I’d just like to test it before formatting the drive so I know it will work…

I picked Opensuse simply because thats what I’m familiar with and stand a chance at fixing it if something screws up… However I never setup a TV tuner on one before… Does anyone have any tips?

On Sun, 10 Nov 2013 04:36:01 +0000, dcarson82 wrote:

> Does anyone have any tips?

Start by making sure the device can be supported on Linux at all - I
spent a little time a couple years ago trying to get a device working,
but it turned out the particular chipset it used wasn’t supported, and
the chipset manufacturer wasn’t interested in releasing it’s
specifications so an OSS driver could be supported.


Jim Henderson
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