[mythtv-users] Hauppauge HD-PVR will not initially support Linux

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Wed Apr 9 14:15:32 UTC 2008

> > > "Linux drivers will not be available for this product at the time of
> > > it's release.
> > > All Linux support for Hauppauge hardware is 3rd party, so in time, there
> > > likely will be a Linux driver available from the Linux community like
> most
> > > of the other Hauppauge products, but nothing in the short term."
> > >
> > >
> > That is quite unfortunate.  Perhaps is Hauppauge understood how many
> > addition units it would sell if they included Linux support.  Perhaps
> > they are not concerned about that.
> >
> No, I'd say Hauppauge knows that the Linux community will provide drivers.
> So why should Hauppauge spend time/money making linux drivers themselves.
> Furthermore Hauppauge knows that 3rd party linux drivers will be more
> stable, robust, well maintained, and documented then any driver Hauppauge
> has ever produced internally.

I just noticed that hauppage does help develop open source linux
drivers for some of their products. Look at the change log at
linuxtv.org and you will see users with hauppauge.com email addresses.
Here is a link:



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