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simonk

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Newbie needs help with WinTV HVR 1100
« on: October 23, 2007, 01:53:37 pm »
I've recently taken the plunge and installed LinuxMCE from the Quick Install DVD and am very impressed so far with the ease of install of look of it all.  However I am a total newbie when it comes to Linux, I have been looking at doing the Online Linux Courses found at http://www.linux.org/lessons/ but haven't got around to it yet, well I've got new toys to play with !

I'm trying to get the system to detect my Capture Card, so I've gone into the MythTV backend Setup and then in Capture Cards selected New Capture Card.  The probed info shows as Hauppauge WinTV-HVR1100 DVB-T/H [cx8800] but I don't know what card type I should select from the drop down list.  I've tried quite a few of them, some of them scan when I goto Input Connections but return no channels.

Any help or advice would be very much appreciated, please remember that I am a total newbie to Linux but like what I see !

Thanks
Simon

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Re: Newbie needs help with WinTV HVR 1100
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2007, 08:29:11 pm »
Nobody using a WinTV HRV 1100 card  ?

gazlang

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Re: Newbie needs help with WinTV HVR 1100
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2007, 12:35:15 pm »
I'm using a nova-t 500, but I think the hvr-1100 should work with modules in the same source tree.

Here what you do:

sudo apt-get install mercurial

hg clone http://linuxtv.org/hg/v4l-dvb
>(if this command is not recognised, just download the .tar from the website manually and extract)

cd v4l-dvb

make

sudo make install

sudo make load

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>i'm not sure if your card has an onboard signal amplifier, if you find you cannot pick up any channels when you scan it could be worth trying it:

wget http://www.wi-bw.tfh-wildau.de/~pboettch/home/linux-dvb-firmware/dvb-usb-dib0700-1.10.fw

sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/options
>(then add the line)
options dvb-usb-dib0700 force_lna_activation=1

sudo modprobe dvb-usb-dib0700

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>reboot then:

dmesg | grep dvb

When you select a new capture card in myth tv you will see a lot of available card types. Some of these are for using external cableboxes connected to the av input etc. You should just select the analogue and dvb cards. Make sure you assign a name to the input.

See how that does.
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simonk

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Re: Newbie needs help with WinTV HVR 1100
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2007, 01:54:29 pm »
Thanks for your response and the detail that you have put it, which is exactly what I need.

However, I have fallen at thec: first hurdle !

 When I type sudo apt-get install mercurial into Konsole I get a response 'E: Couldn't find package mercurial'
I've downloaded mercurial-0.9.5.tar.gz to the desktop, I've extracted the contents into folder on the desktop, what should I be doing with this now  ???

Thanks again for your help.

gazlang

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Re: Newbie needs help with WinTV HVR 1100
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2007, 04:26:24 pm »
Download mercurial from here>
http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/pool/main/m/mercurial/mercurial_0.9.4-1_i386.deb
This is the debian package, right click on it (once you have downloaded it) and install package.
It may however, fail on dependancies (I installed mine before installing LMCE)
If it does, just skip this step (I think mecurial is only needed to fetch the packages) so just download them manually from here>
http://linuxtv.org/hg/v4l-dvb/archive/tip.tar.gz
right click the downloaded packge and select extract. Then from konsole:
cd v4l-dvb
make
sudo make install
sudo make load
(as previous post)
AMD Athlon 5800+ X2
Asus M2N-SLI-Deluxe
2x Corsair XMS6400 DDR2 512mb
Samsung 400GB SATA + 500GB SATA
nVidia GeForce 7300GT
Hauppauge Nova-T 500
Hauppauge PVR-500
Thermaltake low-noise 450w PSU
Thermaltake Bach Case w/ imon vfd
Fiire Remote
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Re: Newbie needs help with WinTV HVR 1100
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2007, 01:55:24 pm »
gazlang,

Thanks for all your help, followed your instructions at I now have the card working.
Need to get a decent remote now, as I cannot figure out what all the keys would be on keyboard !

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Re: Newbie needs help with WinTV HVR 1100
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2007, 02:05:03 pm »
F5 to F7 along with a mouse will get you far  :)