[mythtv-users] Starting over from scratch; need advice or information

Nick knowledgejunkie at gmail.com
Thu Jul 21 16:38:03 EDT 2005

On 7/21/05, Joe Marcom <jmarcom at earthlink.net> wrote:
> Hello, again.  Having near-total failure watching TV in Linux, and can't
> find the reason; it has to be someting I am "supposed to know", but
> don't.  This is my situation to date:  About this time last year, I
> bought a pcHDTV2000, but was never able to configure it to work, so I
> put it away.  Recently, I installed a Hauppauge WinTV-PVR250 and tried
> a Knoppmyth full-install, which appeared to work, but crashed on reboot.
> I since discovered that the Hauppauge card is not recognized by any
> Linux distro (exactly the same as my ATI AIW Radeon card).  Finally, I
> tried a WinTV-GO card.  It was seen by MDK 9.1, and scanned for channels
> - but has no channel-changing capability. Same for SuSE 9.2.  FC2 finds
> a "Bt878 video capture device", but the TVtime television viewer does
> nothing when clicked.  I am now totally lost and out of ideas.  The work
> has been on my backup PC (Asus A7V600, XP1700, 768 MB ram, ATI AIW
> Radeon 9600 graphics card), and various distros.  Primary PC dual-boots
>   Win98 and SuSE 9.0.  I want to view/capture TV, especially HDTV, and
> will do anything necessary to achieve this...just don't know what to try
> next.

Which version of the PVR250 do you have? Nearly all Hauppauge PVR
cards are supported under Linux via the ivtv drivers, found at
http://www.ivtv.tv. The WinTV cards are also supported by the bttv
drivers and I'm sure the pcHDTV cards are also supported.

I would suggest following Jarod's FC3 installation guide (covers
pcHDTVs, PVRs) to the letter and seeing how far you get. It shouldn't
be too much trouble (hopefully) getting the HDTV card and the PVR card
in the same system working together. Set up your system to use
atrpms.net for updates and drivers and most of the hard work is taken
care of.


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