[mythtv-users] HD PVR - Determine and Upgrade Firmware
ron.garrison at gmail.com
Thu Nov 19 07:50:12 UTC 2009
On Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 10:31 PM, Mike Smith <easygreenus at yahoo.com> wrote:
> New to the HD-PVR, but long time Linux and Mythtv user.
> I'm been searching the archives and Wiki for this information, but have not had
> luck finding it.
> I have what I think is a new Hauppauge 1212 HD-PVR. When I attach it to my
> mythbackend system, I get the following message:
> Nov 19 01:00:33 lbk kernel: usb 2-1: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 2
> Nov 19 01:00:33 lbk kernel: usb 2-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
> Nov 19 01:00:33 lbk kernel: usb 2-1: New USB device found, idVendor=2040, idProduct=4902
> Nov 19 01:00:33 lbk kernel: usb 2-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
> Nov 19 01:00:33 lbk kernel: usb 2-1: Product: Hauppauge HD PVR
> Nov 19 01:00:33 lbk kernel: usb 2-1: Manufacturer: AMBA
> Nov 19 01:00:33 lbk kernel: usb 2-1: SerialNumber: 00A372CF
> Nov 19 01:00:33 lbk kernel: hdpvr: untested firmware version 0xf, the driver might not work
> Nov 19 01:00:34 lbk kernel: hdpvr: USB HD PVR device now attached to /dev/video2
> Nov 19 01:00:34 lbk kernel: usbcore: registered new interface driver hdpvr
> I have found recent posts that indicate firmware version 0x12 is the latest. as some people
> have upgraded from 0xf to 0x12.
> A couple of questions:
> 1) How do I relate the 0xf and 0x12 firmware versions with the hdpvr_188.8.131.52.zip listed as the latest
> drivers on the Hauppauge web site. I assume the firmware is included with the drivers.
> 2) Is the output of /var/log/messages or dmesg the only way to determine what level of firmware is in
> the box?
> 3) The hdpvr_184.108.40.206.zip is obviously a Windows binary. How do I install it from Linux. I remember early
> posts indicating early HDPVRs had to be connected to a windows system for firmware upgrade, but
> I thought that had been fixed. How do I upgrade the firmware?
You need to connect your HD-PVR to a windows machine to upgrade the
firmware. I don't believe there is any way.
When I updated mine, I got no feedback from the windows machine that
it was actually updated. Mine is at 0x12 in linux. How that relates
to the windows firmware numbering system, I haven't a clue.
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