[mythtv-users] problems installing mythtv

Marc Tousignant 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 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
> files
> (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
> kernels.

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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