[linux-dvb] Questions on v4l-dvb driver instructions

Jonathan Coles jcoles0727 at rogers.com
Sat Sep 20 13:26:56 CEST 2008


Perhaps I have some other misconfiguration in my system. With the wget 
command I must use the --no-proxy option. Otherwise, I get "Error 
parsing proxy URL http://:8080/: Invalid host name." Very strange that 
port 8080 is assumed when the standard port is 80.

I couldn't find an equivalent no-proxy option for hg.

Thanks.

Owen Townend wrote:
> 2008/9/17 Jonathan Coles <jcoles0727 at rogers.com>:
>   
>> Your instructions at http://linuxtv.org/repo/ for obtaining v4l-dvb say
>> to execute:
>>
>> hg clone http://linuxtv.org/hg/v4l-dvb
>>
>> But this returns
>>
>> abort: error: Name or service not known
>>
>> Perhaps there is a mistake in the instructions.
>>     
>
> copy and pasting that line here works fine:
>
> % hg clone http://linuxtv.org/hg/v4l-dvb
> destination directory: v4l-dvb
> requesting all changes
> adding changesets
> ...etc
>
>   
>> It seems this checkout step is not really required, as you can download
>> the tarball from a link on the page at the URL.
>>     
>
> One advantage of using mercurial over the tarball is the ability to
> run `hg pull` and `hg update` rather than re download the entire set.
>
>   
>> I also find it confusing that you mention dvb-apps, but don't talk about
>> compiling it. Is it needed? Optional? An alternative?
>>     
>
> dvb-apps AFAIK are optional. I have not yet needed them in normal
> operation of a tuner card.
>
>   
>> Are there additional steps not presented here? I was unable to get my
>> Hauppage HVR-950 to work on Ubuntu 8.04. Does this package support that
>> device?
>>     
>
> Do you have the firmware for the device as well as the driver?
>
> On the mythtv-users list there was a success story using one of these
> tuners. It details how they got it working before going into issues
> using two of them:
> http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/349205?search_string=HVR-950;#349205
> He was using the mcentral repository, and Edgy but the steps are
> otherwise the same.
>
> Hope this helps,
> cheers,
> Owen.
>
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