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emmauspaul


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PostPosted: Mon 18 Jun 2012, 15:30    Post subject:  tv usb dongle  

Does anyone know if it is possible to run usb tv dongle receivers under wine on puppy 528? just wonder if anybody as had any experience of these before I buy

Many Thanks

Paul
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ozsouth

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Location: S.E Australia

PostPosted: Tue 19 Jun 2012, 01:14    Post subject: TV dongle working  

I have a Kaiser-Baas TVStick running under 528. Goes OK without wine. I use Xine to watch TV. I had to compile the driver for model 1008. Apparently, model 1007 (netbook version) already has linux drivers. You have to search the net for a channels.conf file for your area. Good antenna is vital.
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peterw

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PostPosted: Tue 19 Jun 2012, 03:34    Post subject: tv usb dongle in WINE
Subject description: tv dongle in WINE
 

Hi

I use tv dongles in Puppy linux using programmes such as xine and MPlayer. I also use Mythtv as a PVR, with usb dongles although that is not on Puppy Linux. As I understand it WINE does not interact with the surrounding hardware and could not use your dongle. WINE is excellent for playing Microsoft Windows games or Word programmes since these are software activities. I am interested and will watch others responses to your query.

Best of luck
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emmauspaul


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PostPosted: Tue 19 Jun 2012, 13:17    Post subject:  

thanks for you help, they are only cheap so I will give one a try and report back how I get on with it

Paul

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nooby

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PostPosted: Tue 19 Jun 2012, 13:54    Post subject:  

There are at least two threads about TV dongles.
Member Mercedes have one and there is another.
Use search in my signature. I don't remember but
the brand Hauptpauge or similar name where one of them.
Maybe one thread mention mythTV or similar name.

I have a hauptpauge that I want to get going.
But I am too lazy just now to add to the thread
I know nothing but like you I do want to know.
Wikipedia have info too.

search for dvbt or similar names. And user Mercedes.

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DC


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PostPosted: Mon 25 Jun 2012, 03:52    Post subject: how small?  

If you want a ridiculously small USB DVB

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sandberg-Mini-DVB-T-USB-Dongle/dp/B003JDS1QA

This works with most flavors of Puppy. Also have a old Twinhann that works just as well.

Mostly used for listening to the DVB radio.

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pemasu


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PostPosted: Mon 25 Jun 2012, 10:12    Post subject:  

I have compiled VLC-2.0.1 with dvb and Hauppage ivtv pvr support...in Dpup Exprimo. Succesfully tested now. You need to find out needed firmware for your stick though.
Relevant threads:
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=636508#636508
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=453966#453966

And this DC's old thread which lead me originally to the tracks in 2010:
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=404400#404400
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nooby

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PostPosted: Wed 27 Jun 2012, 15:55    Post subject:  

Thanks Pemasu
I downloaded latest Dpup exprimo and all the otehr stuff
But most likely I am not intelligent enough to know how
to set such things up. So I will read this thread and see
if he get his dongle going and learn from that?

I don't want to steal the thread. My USB TV is a
Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-900

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grump


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PostPosted: Wed 04 Jul 2012, 08:06    Post subject: Re: TV dongle working  

ozsouth wrote:
I have a Kaiser-Baas TVStick running under 528. Goes OK without wine. I use Xine to watch TV. I had to compile the driver for model 1008. Apparently, model 1007 (netbook version) already has linux drivers. You have to search the net for a channels.conf file for your area. Good antenna is vital.

oz - I have a Kaiser Baas TXStick also but am not having much luck finding a driver. I'm sure I saw something yesterday on linuxtv but can't see it today. I think I have the firmware (dvb-usb-dibusb-6.0.0.8.fw or similar). Even if I found the source I don't think I'd have much success in compiling it. I have lupu528.005 (and slacko533)

Would you be able to give me have some advice re this matter - ie what is the right driver, what else I might need?
btw I'm in Melbourne.
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ozsouth

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PostPosted: Thu 05 Jul 2012, 23:36    Post subject: * see next post *  

* see next post *
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ozsouth

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PostPosted: Fri 06 Jul 2012, 04:00    Post subject: KB1008 driver for 528 with cut-down Xine  

I've now made a tar.gz with the driver & cut-down Xine & channels conf for Melb.
Best to try on a live CD to protect your current system.

copy kbxs.tar.gz to / folder.
then, from a terminal, run:

cd /
tar -zxvf kbxs.tar.gz
depmod
modprobe dvb-usb-rtl2832u
fixmenus

Plug in tv dongle & after about 10 sec,
run Xine & click dvb.
Should see channel 7 after about 10 sec.
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grump


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PostPosted: Fri 06 Jul 2012, 22:20    Post subject:  

Thank you very oz - after a bit of fumbling around my TVStick is working in Lupo528.005. I don't have a great antenna (just the one that comes in the box) but at the mo I can hear ABC24news in xine, but it's not good enough for TV. I have rabbit ears somewhere ...
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ozsouth

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PostPosted: Sat 07 Jul 2012, 03:31    Post subject: Re: Working TVstick  

Nice to hear, Grump. Good antenna is vital for TV. Dick Smith Elecs sold amplified rabbit ears for $29.99 recently. Just OK.
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kevin bowers

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PostPosted: Sat 07 Jul 2012, 20:16    Post subject: TV in LUPU  

I found enough info to get TV tuners working in LUPU, the only problem left is finding drivers for whatever hardware you might have. Here is my post:
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=70855&start=1830
if you look it over, it tells you how to generate your channels.conf. It does involve going to yet another posting, and download a couple .pets, but it's a pretty comprehensive solution. Except, of course, for the driver problem. When will they require the publishing of source codes for hardware drivers?
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