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HD-5500 and Red Hat 9 (2.4.20)
PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 6:24 pm Reply with quote
hopefulboydy
 
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I recently got a pcHDTV HD-5500 and am hoping to get it to run on Red Hat 9 on a 2.4.20 kernel. The CD contains some how-tos for the other newer kernels but not for the RH9. I am reasonably new to Linux and cant get the driver to build. It is likely I am doing something wrong since there are no instructions.

Has anyone got the driver to install on 2.4.20? if so can you give me some useful pointers?

Thanks.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 6:28 pm Reply with quote
animefreak3
 
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is there some reason you must use something so old? (RH9)

http://www.opensuse.org
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 7:22 pm Reply with quote
hopefulboydy
 
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The only reason is that its a somewhat joint project and the person who built the machine for me had easy access to RH9. It was that or enterprise 3 which doesnt seem to be supported at all.

Is Suse 10.1 a much easier install?
I could use that instead as I am looking for the easiest install path.

Thanks.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 7:41 am Reply with quote
animefreak3
 
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Get the net install cd, and burn it to cdrom.

At bootup select F3, and F3 again. Now select textmode.

Now select F4 and insert the following.

mirrors.kernel.org TAB

opensuse/distribution/SL-10.1/inst-source ENTER

notes: it'll look for DHCP first, but once it fails you can hit ENTER, install system, manual IP, and then it repeats the infor you've already inserted before, so you can ENTER through the rest.

I bring up the instructions for the net install b/c it saves you from needing to download all the cds. If you don't want to do all of the above, you can install like any normal OS. Burn all the dist cds to cdrom, and ignore all of my instructions.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 8:02 am Reply with quote
waterhead
 
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I'm actually downloading the lastest version of SuSE 10.1 DVD right now.
It can be found here:
http://en.opensuse.org/Released_Version

There is also a bit torrent for it and the separate CD's

I said that this is the latest version because the original release had a bug in the update program. That has now been fixed, or so they say.

My SuSE 10.1 MythTV install stopped working. The front end will not start anymore, no errors or anything. It maybe the mySQL database. I'm just going to do a fresh install.

I had a very good working system before this problem, so don't be put off by my problem.

Paul

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 2:26 pm Reply with quote
animefreak3
 
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waterhead, are you using packman rpms?

If you install by rpm setup is painless, even if you need to wipe out your DB, and start again. If you do this from src it becomes sort of painful after the second time.

http://packman.links2linux.org/package/mythtv

Wow, somebody's been busy. No need to roll my own srcs anymore...
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 3:24 pm Reply with quote
hopefulboydy
 
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Animefreak3, thanks for the pointer... I am installing Suse 10.1 as I write this. When I have it installed do I have to perform the step described in the Suse 10.0 Howto included on the pcHDTV CD?:

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Before build the kernel drivers on Suse 10.0 you will need to make sure you have the kernel source and compiler installed. You can istall them by:

>yast -i kernel_source

and
>yast -i gcc

You will then need to remove or move it to another location the
ivtv-tveeprom.ko module as it will conflict with the dvb driver.

>rm /lib/modules/2.6.13-15-default/extra/ivtv-tveeprom.ko
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or can I go straight to loading the drivers?

Thanks.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 3:25 pm Reply with quote
waterhead
 
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Yes, packman is the source for my MythTV rpm's. I used to use oystein, but he's not making MythTV rpm's anymore since packman is doing it.

For installing, I've been using the Smart Package Manager. I started using it because SuSE 10.1 update app was so screwed up. I like it so much, I think that I'll keep on using it, even though SuSE has gotten there (update) act together.

I've installed Linux so many times in the 2 years since my first install, I think I could do it in my sleep. My only concern with MythTV is the shows that I already have recorded and the data for them in the mySQL file. I may save the file and redo mythconverg before I try a complete re-install.

Paul (waterhead)

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 4:11 pm Reply with quote
waterhead
 
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I just rechecked the Oystein site, and he has decided to make rpms for MythTV 0.20 .

http://folk.uio.no/oeysteio/

Paul

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 7:46 pm Reply with quote
animefreak3
 
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It is just a cruel joke to ask users to compile using src. (not laughing)

Hopefulboydy, I've never been able to get mine installed right. I could get HD (QAM256), but never NTSC. Yes, I also followed the howto. I don't remember the parts w/ yast -i, or the ivtv either, but it was a while back. You may find you like "Yast2", or using yast better. Use the search button to find stuff. I personally would _never_ tell a new user to "rm" anything.

My point is, if you want "fresh install help" I'd start a new thread, and see if you can get some help. nybbler tells me everything works now, but it's difficult to get it all running. (the drivers+hd5500)

mhitchens: "Feel free to query me with other stuff, this card was easy to get working once I understood the various module and driver issues (and that was no easy task!)."
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