[mythtv-users] HD-PVR driver issue. Please help!

James Crow crow.jamesm at gmail.com
Mon Dec 13 16:43:15 UTC 2010


On Sun, Dec 12, 2010 at 5:58 PM, Kris <sherslick at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear list,
>
> I have been trying to a week to get Mythbuntu 10.10 to register my HD-PVR. I
> have figured out the issue is due to the driver not including my unit's USB
> ID. However after modifying the file and running make/install it still does
> not include the alias in modinfo.
>
> Here is what I have tried:
>
> modify/make/install driver from v4l-dvb from linuxtv.org
> modify/make/install driver from saa7164-stable from kernellabs
>
> Forgive me if I am missing something in the Linux driver process, but I am
> still fairly new to the Linux world. All I get in dmesg is "new full speed
> USB device using uhci_hcd and address 2"
>
> Please help I have read many guides and they all have you do roughly the
> same thing, but I cannot get the device to work. (I have installed the
> firmware on a win box, and did a record test with it)
>
> -Kris L
>

I am not sure why you want the saa7164 tree from kernel labs. The
saa7164 driver is for Hauppauge HVR-2250 (and HVR-2200) PCIe
ClearQAM/Analog MPEG2 recording cards. Just grab the main v4l-dvb
tree. If you have already grabbed the latest source and done a 'make',
'make install', and restart then you should have the newest driver.
There are ways to install and use the driver without a restart, but to
keep things simple I would recommend a restart.  On my Mythbuntu 10.04
system I can see the new driver file in the modules directory like
this:

james at james-desktop:~$ ls -l /lib/modules/`uname
-r`/kernel/drivers/media/video/hdpvr
total 48
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 49024 2010-12-02 11:04 hdpvr.ko

I can also look at the time/date for the rest of the kernel modules as
installed by the Ubuntu package like this:

james at james-desktop:~$ ls -ld /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/m*
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root 4096 2010-12-02 08:13
/lib/modules/2.6.32-26-generic/kernel/drivers/md
drwxr-xr-x  7 root root 4096 2010-12-02 11:04
/lib/modules/2.6.32-26-generic/kernel/drivers/media
drwxr-xr-x  4 root root 4096 2010-12-02 08:13
/lib/modules/2.6.32-26-generic/kernel/drivers/memstick
drwxr-xr-x  4 root root 4096 2010-12-02 08:13
/lib/modules/2.6.32-26-generic/kernel/drivers/message
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root 4096 2010-12-02 08:13
/lib/modules/2.6.32-26-generic/kernel/drivers/mfd
drwxr-xr-x  6 root root 4096 2010-12-02 08:13
/lib/modules/2.6.32-26-generic/kernel/drivers/misc
drwxr-xr-x  4 root root 4096 2010-12-02 08:13
/lib/modules/2.6.32-26-generic/kernel/drivers/mmc
drwxr-xr-x 10 root root 4096 2010-12-02 08:13
/lib/modules/2.6.32-26-generic/kernel/drivers/mtd



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