[mythtv-users] NOVA-T Hauppauge testing to see if my card is
myth at dgreaves.com
Mon Aug 22 20:30:22 UTC 2005
Stephen Kitchener wrote:
>I would like to able to see if my card is working before I get into the full
>mythtv install process, so I tried to install the modules as described in
>various howto's and documents that I have found, but I have not been able to
>get the frontend installed or get the device entries added to /dev/ or /udev
>as Ithink my machine has. I am running Mandrake 10.1 and I think that it is
>udev, someone will correct me I am sure..
I had to:
(and FWIW, on Debian IIRC it didn't work properly - I think I had to
manually create the /dev/dvb/ dir - maybe just my system)
>Anyway her is what I have done,
>I found on one document that I needed to have dvb-ttpci-01.fw installed
>in /usr/lib/hotplug/firmware and another site said that I needed to have
>dvb-fe-tda10045.fw and yet another said that I needed tda1004x.mc, so I am a
>little confused as to what I need to have in /usr/lib/hotplug/firmware.
teak:/# ll /usr/lib/hotplug/firmware/
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 30555 2005-08-11 18:34 dvb-fe-tda10045.fw
>However, when I run these commands as described on
I am using 184.108.40.206
Here are my modules:
Module Size Used by
budget_ci 11520 7
tda1004x 14724 1 budget_ci
firmware_class 7936 1 budget_ci
budget_core 7428 1 budget_ci
dvb_core 76072 2 budget_ci,budget_core
saa7146 15240 2 budget_ci,budget_core
ttpci_eeprom 2432 1 budget_core
stv0299 10888 1 budget_ci
I just modprobe budget_ci and it brings the rest in.
I don't have saa7146_vv - try and get rid of that...
I put some notes on the kernel config here:
please verify... :)
>and look in dmesg for the results, I get half the answer expected, ie
>saa7146: register extension 'budget dvb'.
>PCI: Found IRQ 3 for device 0000:00:0b.0
>PCI: Sharing IRQ 3 with 0000:00:0c.0
>saa7146: found saa7146 @ mem f8bde000 (revision 1, irq 3) (0x13c2,0x1005).
>DVB: registering new adapter (TT-Budget/WinTV-NOVA-T PCI).
>TT-Budget/WinTV-NOVA-T PCI adapter 0 has MAC addr = 00:d0:5c:21:82:cd
>However I don't get the line saying that the front end was installed or
>What can I do to rectify this please ?? Am I missing modules that I need to
>I am running Mandrake 10.1 with a 2.6 kernel and I am using a Hauppauge Nova-t
>card that "lspci -v" gives as a result this..
>00:0b.0 Multimedia controller: Philips Semiconductors SAA7146 (rev 01)
> Subsystem: Technotrend Systemtechnik GmbH Technotrend-Budget /
>Hauppauge WinTV-NOVA-T DVB card
> Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 3
> Memory at ed800000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512]
>I have tried to run kaffine, I realise that this isn't a kaffine list but at
>least it will give me an idication of the card working or not. I reports that
>if can't find the dev device, is that because the front-end isn't being
I suspect so.
I found Kaffiene to be excellent to get things going :)
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