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Users / Re: WinTV HVR-1950 USB2
« on: February 28, 2009, 03:41:42 pm »
I also read somewhere in addition to having the PVRUSB2 kernel support enabled or compile the kernel module, that you must download and compile some sort of firmware interface from the Windows drivers.   

I attached the output of the lsusb -v command listing the device information.   

OK I did confirm that you do in fact need to extract the firmware from the windows drivers. 

1. Read instructions for downloading the firmware extraction tool.
2. Insert the driver CD or download the latest firmware from the hauppauge site.
3. ./ {cd or folder path}/Drivers/
4. cp *.fw /lib/firmware/

Still don't have the HVR-1950 working with mythtv yet, but will post progress....

Users / Re: WinTV HVR-1950 USB2
« on: February 25, 2009, 12:28:33 pm »
I also read somewhere in addition to having the PVRUSB2 kernel support enabled or compile the kernel module, that you must download and compile some sort of firmware interface from the Windows drivers.   

Also, if you can post a link or two to get me started looking into the "device template." 

I attached the output of the lsusb -v command listing the device information.   

Feature requests & roadmap / Re: New app for Iphone came out... Air Mouse
« on: February 25, 2009, 12:06:08 pm »
Although it's not open source, ORB for the iPhone is pretty cool.  I've even been streaming music from my desktop to my iPhone while driving around in my car.  Get occasional streaming drops when switching cell towers.  You can even open popular document files.  I wish would port their document viewers to the iPhone.  With an iPhone clipped into a Griffin RoadTrip, I don't know why anyone  would want or need sat radio, a seperate GPS, or a computer in the dash or trunk of their car, especially if it's powered by MS.  I don't want MS powering my desktop, why then would I want them to be powering my car.  I hope to god the auto manufacturers (Ford and MS Sync) have isolated Windows from the saftey critical functions in the car.  I would hate to think what would happen if a clever virus figured out how to re-boot a car while someone is driving down the highway. 

Back on thread....  remotepad for the iPhone and the server app for your MacOS, Linux, Windows works excellent.  The only one I have come across that support all three OS.    And it's open source.       Maybe it can be rolled into LMCE 810 distribution when it is released.    If someone figures out how to get it to start automatically upon boot up, please post your config.



Users / WinTV HVR-1950 USB2
« on: February 25, 2009, 01:22:57 am »

I read someone was able to get the Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1950 external USB2 analog and digital tuner working with MythTV and LMCE. I believe they got it working with the existing PVR-USB2 drivers. I have read all the problems with internal PCI/PCIe cards and lack of support for new chipsets, etc. like the HVR-2250. It seems like it is easier to support if the interface is USB and all that changed is messages.


Is the HVR-1950 planned for official support soon?
Is there anything that I can do to help test/develop since I have the hardware?

Feature requests & roadmap / Re: New app for Iphone came out... Air Mouse
« on: February 24, 2009, 01:03:03 pm »

I have a base Kubuntu 810 which I downloaded, compiled, and demonistrated remotepad working on my machine.  This is awesome.  No need for a gyro remote to control LMCE . 


Now if I can only get LMCE 810a2 installed and working....

Installation issues / Re: ASUS P5N7A-VM - LMCE 810 install question
« on: February 24, 2009, 09:45:45 am »

I too tried LMCE 710 and it failed. I gave up after reading all the other posts having trouble getting everything to work under 710. I downloaded Kubuntu 810 and installed without any problems. I performed the update and dist-update per the LMCE 810a2 wiki and manually downloaded and installed the latest NVIDIA drivers. All seems to be working fine minus a few non-free plug-ins. No problems to report of, but then I am still connected to VGA and analog audio. I have been working with Debian sarge/etch/lenny for quite some time and have managed to perform kernel re-compiles from time to time. So I don't consider myself a complete novice to Linux. I did actually take the time to research the mobo in advance for possible use as a LMCE core.


2. Quad Core2 - 2.66GHz Q9400
3. 4x1GB Kingston (reuse)
4. 2x200GB Segate PATA (reuse)
5. Pioneer BDC-202
6. Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1950 USB2 (read someone got it working. would rather had the 2250 PCIe card, but read that driver development halted. Seemed like external USB tuner with hardware compression simplifies the driver support. HDHR does not have analog and consumes LAN bandwidth)
7. Currently connected to VGA and analog audio for installation purposes.
8. Running latest 180 NVIDIA drivers.


I have tried a few times to run the "latest" 810 install scripts from the LMCE 810a2 wiki, which instructs me to use the REPOsitories. While I understand the LMCE may have a lot of specific dependencies, what I do not understand is that if I have a working system, why do the install scripts basically download ALL the DEB packages as if it was a new Kubuntu install? It takes hours! I understand that LMCE has some special front ends and packages to pull all the separate GNU and non-free packages all together and wizards to help a user set it all up, but why doesnt the install scripts only download only the necessary additional packages from a base Kubuntu install and configure the system and interface. Am I missing something here? Can the install scripts skip downloading the huge videos? Can the scripts prompt for what type of setup you are creating (core, front end, HA, etc.) and only download the necessary packages for that configuration? Similar to a package manager?

I must be missing something, because from some of the posts and wiki pages, it reads like it is simple.



Installation issues / Re: Newbie - Best Hardware Options
« on: January 21, 2009, 05:08:08 pm »

Installation issues / Re: Newbie - Best Hardware Options
« on: January 20, 2009, 09:56:44 pm »

In looking at the various HD digital tuner cards and the lack of support for various models and chip sets, is it better to go with an external USB tuner link Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1950 which theoretically eliminates the compatibility issues?

Installation issues / Newbie - Best Hardware Options
« on: January 19, 2009, 02:55:17 pm »

I have an antec fusion case, 3GHz P4 prescott, nvidia 8600 GT dual DVI w/component output.    I am capable of installing nvidia drivers, kernel re-compiles, etc.  I normally use this machine for the basics and using RDESKTOP into work application servers.    I use debian etch on this machine since I have found over the years that in general debian recognizes more hardware interfaces than stripped down derivatives of debian.   

I tried installing MCE 710 which it did not recognize my sound and LAN interfaces.   


I don't have to be stuck with the hardware I already have, since i use it for more then an HTPC.    Obviously there are way too many different hardware configuration that MCE can support for it to work out of the box.  I have read posts about MCE on apple TV and even mac mini.  Ideally I would like to have a single dedicated machine with is the center of media and home control.  Obviously this is what MCE is all about.  The question is give the millions of different hardware options, what should I look for.  Ideally, I would have an mac mini with external USB hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1950, and air remote.  One limitation is that since apple does not yet embrace blu-ray and the mac mini does not have the DRM hardware, I would never be able to play blu-ray DVDs.   The other option would be to add an internal hauppauge card, add a blu-ray dvd drive to my existing hardware.


1. What mATX mobos are best for LinuxMCE?
2. What internal/external hauppauge tuners does MCE support (single/dual tuner, analog and digital)?
3. Can I install nvdia drivers?  If so, then how do I first install the kernel source, headers, gcc, libraries to compile the kernel module?
4. Does LinuxMCE support BD disks?
5. What air remotes and IP to IR devices are supported?



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