[Gllug] mythtv openSUSE dvb-t cards

michael norman michaeltnorman at ukfsn.org
Sun May 20 13:41:41 UTC 2007


I would like to run mythtv using openSUSE 10.2, using a dvb-t card.  The 
mythtv upen SUSE howto http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/Opensuse_10.2 
leads me to think that this is possible if I find a suitable card and 
installing the SUSE packages.

In the hardware section about dvb-t devivices 
it tells me about the Hauppauge Nova-T  "This card should be installed 
automatically under openSUSE 10.2. It should Just Work™, no installs or 
config needed"

In the case of the Leadtek LR6650/ DTV1000 - DVBT PCI card it says that " This 
card works out-of-the-box with openSUSE 10.2. It does not use proprietary 
drivers, but instead open source drivers which are included on the openSUSE 
10.2 installation media. Remote needs custom custom driver. See the the page 
on this website: http://www.acaciaclose.co.uk/16253/138855.html "

My problem is that I've tried a couple of samples of each card and in neither 
case would SUSE detect them, either OOTB or after installing what I thought 
were the right packages of drivers.

With the Hauppage card it worked in XP (dualbott) but SUSE saw it as a USB 

The Leadtek was not detected at all by SUSE or knoppiv and I didn't try try it 
with XP.

At which point I should say that I am confident that I know how to install 
hardware having built my own boxes for the last 10 years or so.

So my questions is

Anybody on this list using openSUSE with either one of the cards I've tried ; 
and if so can you give me the exact source of supply as in which exact model 
and chipset.

In addition to that any suggestions for any other card or usb card. or distro 
very welcome


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