Ubuntu 14.04 and HVR1250 and HVR2250

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Re: Ubuntu 14.04 and HVR1250

Post by rwagner » Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:54 pm

Dmesg is reporting the firmware upload to the card was successful? What is mythtv-setup complaining about?

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Re: Ubuntu 14.04 and HVR1250

Post by trunkmonkey » Wed Jun 25, 2014 1:06 pm

What's it doing when it fails the capture card setup? Is it just scanning for channels that fails? Not detecting the tuner(s)? Is for OTA or cable TV? Many providers encrypt their digital streams and need a decoder/set top box in order to view channels. Comcast is widely known to encrypt everything but local broadcasts. I have Wide Open West, and they do not encrypt their basic digital cable. I can run the cable direct to my TV and get all of the SD channels as well as local HD broadcasts.
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Re: Ubuntu 14.04 and HVR1250

Post by xmjsilverx » Thu Jun 26, 2014 2:19 am

Oh my, I finally figured it out! I don't know how I would have ever known to pull just these specific files and put them in /lib/firmware but this post was the answer. I was tearing my hair out. Thanks to all that replied and tried to help. I am finally watching TV!

2nd answer is what I followed
http://askubuntu.com/questions/308695/h ... untu-13-04

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Re: Ubuntu 14.04 and HVR1250 and HVR2250

Post by gedakc » Fri Jul 18, 2014 1:33 am

I wrote a series of articles on building a custom PVR using Mythbuntu 12.04 with MythTV 0.25 and the Hauppage HVR-2250. The steps to set up the firmware for the HVR-2250 should be the same under Mythbuntu 14.04.

See Installing Mythbuntu 12.04.2 with MythTV 0.25 - H. Enable TV Capture Card

EDIT: 'Just noticed there was a second page to this thread that contained an answer. 'Still this link might be useful for others trying to set up a PVR with the Hauppage HVR-2250.

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Re: Ubuntu 14.04 and HVR1250 and HVR2250

Post by jrbooth3 » Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:52 pm

I just bought a Hauppauge HVR2250,
I have dvb-fe-tda10048-1.0.fw, NXP7164-2010-03-10.1.fw, v4l-saa7164-1.0.2.fw, v4l-saa7164-1.0.3-3.fw, v4l-saa7164-1.0.3.fw
copied into both /lib/firmware/3.13.0-32-generic and /lib/firmware but I think the problem is the firmware don't recognize the model that gets returned

CORE saa7164[0]: subsystem: 0070:f111, board: Unknown [card=0,autodetected]

if I try to override it /etc/modprobe.d/options.conf It finds it but still fails on the model number
[ 2.682177] saa7164 driver loaded
[ 2.682814] CORE saa7164[0]: subsystem: 0070:f111, board: Hauppauge WinTV-HVR2250 [card=8,insmod option]
[ 2.682820] saa7164[0]/0: found at 0000:06:00.0, rev: 129, irq: 17, latency: 0, mmio: 0xfd800000
[ 2.839523] saa7164_downloadfirmware() no first image
[ 2.839585] saa7164_downloadfirmware() Waiting for firmware upload (NXP7164-2010-03-10.1.fw)
[ 2.895377] saa7164_downloadfirmware() firmware read 4019072 bytes.
[ 2.895381] saa7164_downloadfirmware() firmware loaded.
[ 2.895390] saa7164_downloadfirmware() SecBootLoader.FileSize = 4019072
[ 2.895396] saa7164_downloadfirmware() FirmwareSize = 0x1fd6
[ 2.895398] saa7164_downloadfirmware() BSLSize = 0x0
[ 2.895399] saa7164_downloadfirmware() Reserved = 0x0
[ 2.895401] saa7164_downloadfirmware() Version = 0x1661c00
[ 9.758700] saa7164_downloadimage() Image downloaded, booting...
[ 9.862623] saa7164_downloadimage() Image booted successfully.
[ 12.604685] saa7164_downloadimage() Image downloaded, booting...
[ 14.475368] saa7164_downloadimage() Image booted successfully.
[ 14.520316] saa7164[0]: Warning: Unknown Hauppauge model #0
[ 14.520354] saa7164[0]: Hauppauge eeprom: model=0
[ 14.550512] saa7164_dvb_register() Frontend initialization failed
[ 14.550552] saa7164_initdev() Failed to register dvb adapters on porta
[ 14.553392] saa7164_api_i2c_read() error, ret(2) = 0x9
[ 14.553469] saa7164_dvb_register() Frontend initialization failed
[ 14.553507] saa7164_initdev() Failed to register dvb adapters on portb
[ 14.553658] saa7164[0]: registered device video0 [mpeg]
[ 14.789722] saa7164[0]: registered device video1 [mpeg]
[ 15.005586] saa7164[0]: registered device vbi0 [vbi]
[ 15.005625] saa7164[0]: registered device vbi1 [vbi]


looking around I found a reference of valid models and there identifier here https://www.kernel.org/doc/Documentatio ... ST.saa7164
0 -> Unknown
1 -> Generic Rev2
2 -> Generic Rev3
3 -> Hauppauge WinTV-HVR2250 [0070:8880,0070:8810]
4 -> Hauppauge WinTV-HVR2200 [0070:8980]
5 -> Hauppauge WinTV-HVR2200 [0070:8900]
6 -> Hauppauge WinTV-HVR2200 [0070:8901]
7 -> Hauppauge WinTV-HVR2250 [0070:8891,0070:8851]
8 -> Hauppauge WinTV-HVR2250 [0070:88A1]
9 -> Hauppauge WinTV-HVR2200 [0070:8940]
10 -> Hauppauge WinTV-HVR2200 [0070:8953]

I dont see anything listing 0070:f111 anyware, I've tried everything I've found with regards to this capture card. Any help would be great.

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Re: Ubuntu 14.04 and HVR1250 and HVR2250

Post by rwagner » Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:44 pm

Scratch that question. Read the last post on the first page and thought it was the last post....

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Re: Ubuntu 14.04 and HVR1250 and HVR2250

Post by Gary Buhrmaster » Tue Aug 19, 2014 4:23 am

jrbooth3 wrote:I just bought a Hauppauge HVR2250
Any possibility it is actually the (new) HVR-2255, which has replaced the HVR-2250 (improved tuner, new features, whatever). Look closely at the card (and the box). It is possible that Hauppauge is doing a stealth upgrade, because their (only officially supported) platform is Windows, and they have new Windows drivers that support both their old and new cards. It would not be the first time that Hauppauge slapped the same label on a new hardware implementation (and the new card did not work in Linux), but it is also possible that your vendor was simply shipping the latest and greatest figuring that is what you would want.
[ 2.682814] CORE saa7164[0]: subsystem: 0070:f111, board: Hauppauge WinTV-HVR2250 [card=8,insmod option]
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I dont see anything listing 0070:f111 anyware, I've tried everything I've found with regards to this capture card. Any help would be great.
The device id 0070:f111 appears to be assigned to the HVR-2255, the new (code named Halesite2) card which is replacing the HVR-2250. Kernellabs is supposed to be (eventually) providing a driver update for Linux. Possibly not yet in any shipping kernel.

Your obvious choices are (a) return your hvr-2255 for a true hvr-2250 (which does not have as good of a tuner), (b) wait for kernellabs to do their work (and/or for your distro of choice to ship an updated kernel driver), or (c) do some kernel module work yourself, and determine if it is just adding in the new vendor/device ids, or more work is required.

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Re: Ubuntu 14.04 and HVR1250 and HVR2250

Post by flyingbugman » Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:34 pm

I'm having the same issue as jrbooth3.

Same subsystem: 0070:f111, board. The box I received the 2250 but the Card Itself is the 2255. Do you know how long it generally takes from the time a new card is released to the time kernellabs would likely put out an update.

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Re: Ubuntu 14.04 and HVR1250 and HVR2250

Post by Gary Buhrmaster » Wed Aug 20, 2014 12:18 am

flyingbugman wrote:Do you know how long it generally takes from the time a new card is released to the time kernellabs would likely put out an update.
No idea. And, again, it may depend on whether it is just a minor tweak to add in a new PCIid, or the changes are more invasive. You might want to contact them at the email address from the announcement for the device at http://www.hauppauge.com/pdfs/hauppauge ... unched.pdf although I would strongly recommend that just one person send the email (post to this topic with a "I got this" so that others do not send email?), and then post the response to this topic (I doubt Steven wants lots of email asking "Are we there yet, are we there yet, are we there yet" clogging his inbox).

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Re: Ubuntu 14.04 and HVR1250 and HVR2250

Post by flyingbugman » Thu Aug 21, 2014 2:20 am

Thanks Gary

I've decided to shamelessly take the easy way out and send back the new tuner, and get an HDHomerun instead.

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Re: Ubuntu 14.04 and HVR1250 and HVR2250

Post by GJohanns » Mon Aug 25, 2014 3:04 am

I also received an updated HVR-2255 instead of the HVR-2250. I bought the card to replace a failing HD Homerun unit. I really hate to go back to HD Homerun. I just really don't like the idea that my stream needs to go across my LAN to the MythTV server when the internal card can do it just as well without adding the latency from a consumer grade switch. However, I also don't like having to wait an indeterminate amount of time for a driver to become ready for release. I will email Steve at Kernel Labs and see what type of response I get from him. If it is favorable I will keep the card until the driver is released and post to this thread when it is available for download. If Kernel Labs does not email me back, or has a time line that I would rather not wait for, I will also update the thread with that information.

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Re: Ubuntu 14.04 and HVR1250 and HVR2250

Post by rwagner » Mon Aug 25, 2014 5:00 am

GJohanns wrote:I just really don't like the idea that my stream needs to go across my LAN to the MythTV server when the internal card can do it just as well without adding the latency from a consumer grade switch.
While I can appreciate wanting an internal card for cleanliness, what latency are you talking about? A typical consumer grade switch only has enough buffer to hold up for a few milliseconds against the kind of traffic you're going to get from a digital tuner, and that's only going to come into play if you have congestion on the outbound port.

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Re: Ubuntu 14.04 and HVR1250 and HVR2250

Post by maxum2400 » Mon Oct 13, 2014 5:05 pm

Has anyone received information from Kernel Labs regarding a release date for a hvr-2255 linux driver?

I have a MythTV platform ready to go but no driver yet. I did try adding the new vendor/device ids but it did not work.

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Re: Ubuntu 14.04 and HVR1250 and HVR2250

Post by Gary Buhrmaster » Mon Oct 13, 2014 7:08 pm

There is no statement from Hauppauge that this is anything other than licensed commercial support (with the usual $$$$'s involved). Hauppauge has never funded any open source drivers AFAIK. While I have no special knowledge of kernellabs schedules/status, I would expect that based on past timelines they have probably managed to complete their driver work by now (the only time I recall it taking some time was due to an chip NDA docs issue), and it is available under license (probably via Hauppauge corporate licensing; I believe Hauppauge corporate has contact info on their web site).

I have stated this elsewhere, but I will repeat, that at this point in time, unless Hauppauge decides to fund open source drivers for their cards to be pushed upstream, I would recommend against purchasing any (recent) Hauppauge card with the expectation of using it in FOSS Linux (I mean, unless you want to develop the driver yourself; reverse engineering of cards can be a lot of fun, but it also is a lot of work). As with much else in the driver world in Linux, this may eventually change.

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Re: Ubuntu 14.04 and HVR1250 and HVR2250

Post by maxum2400 » Wed Oct 22, 2014 6:48 pm

I contacted Hauppauge on Monday, October 20. The rep informed me that the linux driver for the HVR-2255 is in BETA test and that the driver would be available at linuxtv.org in about a week.

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