Opensuse 10.2

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openSUSE 10.2

(work in progress. - need to grab some of my stuff from and put it in here.

openSUSE 10.2 32 and 64 work out the box. Stuff life lirc and ivtv is all there. kernel


We will use YaST to install the MythTV RPMs, and dependencies.

Adding YaST Sources

To add the External YaST Repositories for MythTV, open YaST, go to "Installation Sources" and press Add. There, first select the protocol and, on the next page, enter the server and the directory as listed below.

add pacman as your installation source: [1]

Protocol - HTTP
Server name -
Directories - suse/10.2

opensuse 10.2 installation sources here [2]

You may also use /usr/bin/installation_sources to add/remove/show repositories from command line.


openSUSE 10.2 ships with ivtv = 0.8.0

lspci can give you more info on your card and tuner: In this example we use a PVR500MCE that is shown by


Multimedia video controller: Internext Compression Inc iTVC16 (CX23416) MPEG-2 Encoder (rev 01)

cat /etc/modprobe.d /tv

alias char-major-81 videodev
options i2c-algo-bit bit_test=1
# YaST configured TV card
# Uog3.chCB1CyIbw9:WinTV PVR 150
alias char-major-81-0 ivtv
# YaST configured TV card
# ZvjX.sZc4ePByvkF:WinTV PVR 150
alias char-major-81-1 ivtv
alias char-major-81-2 off
alias char-major-81-3 off

dmesg | grep ivtv

ivtv:  ==================== START INIT IVTV ====================
ivtv:  version 0.8.0 (tagged release) loading
ivtv:  Linux version: SMP mod_unload gcc-4.1
ivtv:  In case of problems please include the debug info between
ivtv:  the START INIT IVTV and END INIT IVTV lines, along with
ivtv:  any module options, when mailing the ivtv-users mailinglist.
ivtv0: Autodetected Hauppauge WinTV PVR-150 card (cx23416 based)
ivtv0: loaded v4l-cx2341x-enc.fw firmware (262144 bytes)
ivtv0: This is the first unit of a PVR500
tuner 1-0043: chip found @ 0x86 (ivtv i2c driver #0)
tuner 1-0060: chip found @ 0xc0 (ivtv i2c driver #0)
tuner 1-0061: chip found @ 0xc2 (ivtv i2c driver #0)
cx25840 1-0044: cx25843-23 found @ 0x88 (ivtv i2c driver #0)
wm8775 1-001b: chip found @ 0x36 (ivtv i2c driver #0)
ivtv0: Encoder revision: 0x02060039


openSUSE 10.2 ships with lirc 0.8.0.

a mirror if possible:


openSUSE 10.2 ships with lirc 0.8.0.