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

Steven Toth stoth at linuxtv.org
Sat Sep 20 17:04:08 CEST 2008

Jonathan Coles wrote:
> 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.

Please don't top-post, it's aainst to policy of the mailing list.

See below.

> 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.

Read this, it will probably help :)


- Steve

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