Ubuntu HD-5500 card HOWTO: For Ubuntu 2.10 download the generic Driver (5/22/06) from our downloads page. The following was tested on a fresh install with the 2.6.17-10-generic #2 SMP kernel.
download driver (5/22/06) from the downloads page at pcHDTV.com save it and it will be saved in ~/Desktop/v4l-dvb-HD-5500-driver.tar.gz)
[ ]# cd ~ [ ]# mv ~/Desktop/v4l-dvb-HD-5500-driver.tar.gz . [ ]# tar xvfz v4l-dvb-HD-5500-driver.tar.gz [ ]# cd v4l-dvb [ ]# make [ ]# sudo make install
For simplicity reboot the system rather then reinstalling the driver modules
[ ]# sudo reboot
Now be sure you have the development packages installed otherwise you'll get a bunch of header file not found errors. If not install with the following command. This was needed on a fresh install of Ubuntu.
[ ]# sudo apt-get install build-essential
Download dvb-atsc-tools-1.0.4 from the downloads page at pcHDTV.com it will be saved in ~/Desktop
[ ]# cd ~ [ ]# mv ~/Desktop/dvb-atsc-tools-1.0.4.tar.gz . [ ]# tar xvfz dvb-atsc-tools-1.0.4.tar.gz [ ]# cd dvb-atsc-tools-1.0.4 [ ]# make [ ]# sudo make install [ ]# ./dtvsignal 44
Channel 44 is used as an example use a digital channel in your area. You should get a signal strength greater than 60.
For installing xine or MythTV you may need to add extra repositories to the package manager. Go to http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Ubuntu_Edgy#How_to_add_extra_repositories extra_repositories] to learn how to.
For xine get xine-ui and create a channels.conf file
[ ]# cd ~ [ ]# sudo apt-get xine-ui [ ]# dtvscan >~/.xine/channels.conf [ ]# xine
Now click DVB and you should see a station. If you get a no input plugin available to handle 'dvb://' error edit the channels.conf file to be sure only valid channels that are in your area are in the file.
For Setting up MythTV in UBUNTU see the UBUNTU-2.10-MythTV HOWTO.