[mythtv-users] problems installing mythtv
drayson at net1plus.com
Mon Jul 11 17:22:13 EDT 2005
> -----Original Message-----
> From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org [mailto:mythtv-users-
> bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of chris at cpr.homelinux.net
> Sent: Monday, July 11, 2005 3:18 PM
> To: Paul.de.Vries at parvis.nl; Discussion about mythtv
> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] problems installing mythtv
> On Mon, Jul 11, 2005 at 08:54:00PM +0200, Paul de Vries wrote:
> > Q2: is it possible to install mythtv directly on debian, following the
> > wilson guide, or are more appropriate guides available?
> Installing MythTV on Debian is quick and painless. A message at
> http://www.luci.org/luci-discuss/200409/msg00006.html explains how to
> install MythTV. Getting the driver for your WinTV-PVR?50 card to work
> will be a bit more complicated, at least partly because the ivtv does
> not come with the required firmware image (due to copyright) and
> Hippauge changed the location of the Microsoft Windows DLL on the
> CD-Rom. I ended up having to hack the perl scripts to manually unpack
> the firmware images.
> I am running Debian with a mix of stable and unstable packages, a
> custom 188.8.131.52 kernel and ivtv-0.2.0-rc3j drivers for my PVR250.
> Notes on ivtv-0.2.0-rc3j:
> (1) the 'make clean' target does not remove all of the intermediate
> (2) the saa7115 module accesses the i2c client struct directly instead
> of using the new access methods, and this breaks saa7115 on the 2.6.12
You do know that the firmware is in all the Haupauge driver files. You can
find them all here
Also the ivtv drivers recommend a specific firmware version as that's what
they were designed to use. More information can be found at the link.
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