Watch tv using a hauppauge pvr usb 2 and ubuntu 11.10

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Revision as of 13:17, 4 December 2011 by imported>ThorstenStaerk

To watch TV using my Hauppauge PVR USB 2 tuner and Ubuntu 11.10

  • install Ubuntu 11.10
  • install vlc
  • find out which video devices you have. Video devices can come e.g. from your webcam and - when we have it connected - from your TV tuner:
$ ls /dev/video*
  • plug your tuner into a USB slot, connect the antenna cable and connect power
  • kill all processes that block your video device:
$ lsof | grep video
nautilus  1769  bootstick  mem       REG       8,34    46824    3691 /usr/lib/
ok, there is a process nautilus blocking the video device. Kill it
$ killall nautilus
verify it is killed
$ killall nautilus
nautilus: no process found
verify there is no other process
$ lsof | grep video