[mythtv-users] Puzzled about HVR-2250 install
matt.beadon at gmail.com
Fri Nov 20 19:46:16 UTC 2009
> > > I followed some links to LinuxTV but there's a lot of
> > > missing context that's throwing me off.
Has anybody been through this? Does
> > > having a driver available mean compiling a kernel, or a kernel module?
No, kernel changes required (assuming you don't mind compiling your own
I've been using the hvr-2250 since it first went "stable". There were some
bad hangs initially but the driver has been really stable for months now.
Since I went through a few versions before the driver got really solid I've
built this driver a few times and it's pretty straightforward.
1) Download latest driver from http://linuxtv.org/hg/v4l-dvb (choose the bz2
or gz link on the left) or the current one is: "wget
2) unpack it somewhere eg in /usr/src/v4l-dvb. "cd /usr/src/v4l-dvb; tar
3) build it. "cd v4l-dvb-XXXXXX; make" where XXXX is the latest version
that was unpacked in #2.
4) become root and install the modules. "sudo make install"
Two caveats to this:
a) you must have all the build tools already installed (make, gcc, kernel
b) there was a bug I hit in step #3 in a firedtv module. I didn't need
firedtv so I commented it out of the makefile. I can send the file if
anyone else needs it but I'm hoping the v4l maintainers have already fixed
This card is well worth the trouble!
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