nick.rout at gmail
Jan 14, 2012, 11:32 AM
Post #2 of 3
On Sun, Jan 15, 2012 at 7:57 AM, Paulgir <paulgir [at] gmail> wrote:
Re: Help needed setting up HVR-2200 in Mythbuntu (Paulgir)
[In reply to]
>>> This is where I have got to.
>>> I've been running a mythTV backend in Ubuntu 11.10 to test the hardware.
>>> I followed the directions on
>>> ?to install the firmware and got the capture cards section to recognise
>>> the tuner.
>>> I could not figure out how to test the card using myth BE - it would not
>>> let me do a scan.
>>> I found and installed Gnome DVB daemon.This app could not be easier.I
>>> selected New Zealand
>>> and it brought up Waiatarua as my closest transmitter.It scanned all the
>>> freeview channels
>>> with signal strength indications. It had downloaded the freeview
>>> guide for the
>>> next six hours.I selected a programme to record and it created a folder
>>> Downloads to
>>> store the file.it created an mpeg file that had a 0 KB size.
>>> So I thought I must be almost there and decided to install Mythbuntu.
>>> This is not an easy program to use with no guide.
>>> I went through the same process as above to install the firmware but now
>>> that process
>>> does not work:
>>> wget http://www.steventoth.net/linux/hvr22xx/22xxdrv_27086.zip
>>> wget http://www.steventoth.net/linux/hvr22xx/extract.sh
>>> sh extract.sh
>>> cp *fw /lib/firmware
>>> # for some linux distros, might need the following line instead of the
>>> cp *fw /lib/firmware/`uname -r`
>>> I get to the "sh extract.sh" ?command and it tells me it can't find the
>> Probably you need to be root to do that, try preceeding it with sudo
>>> any help?
>>> I tried to play a .avi file after copying it to /var/lib/videos and
>>> filling the database but when
>>> I go to media library ?I can't find the file.
>> Wrong place if you have not changed the mythbuntu defaults. Try
> Thanks.I will try those suggestions.
> I think /var/lib/mythtv/videos was the location I used.It was my post
> that was in error.
> I guess my other option is to use the Ubuntu + MythTV installation instead
> of Mythbuntu
> I still have it as a dual boot on the same box.I could strip out all the
> unnecessary apps.
> Would there be any downside to that?
> I noticed that the Mythbuntu version uses a different theme from the
> mythTV package from
> the software center.
why not just copy the firmware file from the working system to the
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