[mythtv-users] Wintv-PVR-USB2 and Virtual box. Am I going to far?

Jack Lowry jrlowry376 at comcast.net
Fri May 7 17:53:41 UTC 2010

I trying to reduce power consumption in my home by virtualizing as much 
as possible.
 The last platform I'm attacking is moving myth onto virtualbox.

I've have a WINTV-PVR-USB2 and a dual tuner HD home run on the way.

I'm working with the WINTV-PVR-USB2 initially when I hooked it up to the 
host (slamd linux)
the host OS grabbed it and attempted to load firmware which did not 
exist in the host.
I added the firmware to the host and was able to see the box from the host,
after enabling the device in the guest it tried to load firmware and 
failed indicating that the device is jammed.

On the host I renamed the modules needed for the WINTV-PVR-USB2 and 
plugged it in again,
this time the host did not load firmware but the guest again indicated 
that the device is jammed.

I've looked at some the standalone driver options and I might be able to 
make progress that way.

Has anybody attempted a WINTV-PVR-USB2 in a virtual environment?

Thanks, Jack

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