[mythtv-users] PCI Serial card and second Hauppauge card.

Thomas M. Pluth tpluth at surewest.net
Thu Jul 29 19:51:50 EDT 2004

> I currently have a setup that requires a serial port in my mythtv box to
> control my digital cable box. However the system I built only had one
> serial
> port and I figured that would not be an issue... however I was looking
> online today and noticed a few PCI based serial cards. However I have a
> few
> questions maybe someone can answer.
> 1)       If I add the second capture card my current Hauppauge's audio out
> pipes into the audio in of my sound card. Is this necessary if I am not
> using the TV-out function on the Hauppauge card?
> 2)       Anyone know a better way to control the Sci Atl Explorer 2100 and
> 3100 series of boxes other than a IR blaster?
> 3)       Anyone able to recommend a card that works well without any extra
> drivers in Fedora Core 1?
 I'm using a Lavasoft D-Serial PCI 2-port serial card.  Only problem I had
with it was that I wanted to use both ports with lirc and the lirc_sir
driver didn't support sharing the IRQ.  I've modified lirc to handle
that, however, and it works fine.

  I think I picked the card up at www.computersurplusoutlet.com
forsomething like $10.

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