[mythtv-users] Complete newbie - stuck at first hurdle

Lauri Tischler lwgt at iki.fi
Wed Aug 30 05:35:23 UTC 2006


Alan Chandler wrote:
> I have JUST started to set up mythtv.  I aim to have a backend on my server 
> and run a frontend, initially on my workstation, and later, if I can get that 
> to work on another computer that my wife uses.
> 
> I bought myself a couple of freecom DVB-T tuners and I have been exporing what 
> I need to do to get them to be seen by mythtv.  I started by looking at the 
> linuxtv web site for supported devices, and then seemed to find that I need 
> to have some firmware available and put it into /lib/firmware 
> or /usr/lib/hotplug/firmware.  However, although it talks about the freecom 
> device, it then says that a different frontend chipset might be used in it. 
> How can I tell which?
> 
> I have a Debian Etch system, and
> 
> - both of these directories exist
> - udevd package seems to replace hotplug
> 
> So where do I put the firmware?

That really depends on your version of hotplug, ubuntu appears
to have a bunch of other *.fw files in /lib/firmware, put your stuff
there, just in case make a link of /lib/firmware also to
/usr/lib/hotplug/firmware, then you are covered.



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