Hey Fedora friends,
I recently purchased a Pinnacle PCTV HD Pro Stick USB adaptor in effort to use it with MythTV for DVRing, etc. I chose this particular capture device because the MythTV wiki claims it has been tested and works (http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Video_capture_card
). Things aren't going so smoothly though.
1) the usb capture device is not being recognized by viewing applications like TVtime, Kaffeine, VLC, etc. (all I get is a blue screen showing 'no capture device' messages) or even Fedora itself (ie. no such file as /dev/video0 even exists in the /dev/ directory!)
2) I can't seem to successfully install the em28xx driver that I understand is required to make it work in Fedora 10 (according to this http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Pinnacle_..._Pro_USB_Stick
I know the device is read by the USB port because when I run "lsusb" I get the following, which shows the Pinnacle device listed as at least plugged in (3rd one down):
[root@ask MSM]# lsusb
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 027: ID 2304:023a Pinnacle Systems, Inc. [hex]
Bus 001 Device 021: ID 05ac:0304 Apple, Inc. Optical USB Mouse [Mitsumi]
Bus 001 Device 020: ID 05ac:0220 Apple, Inc. Aluminum Keyboard
Bus 001 Device 019: ID 05ac:1006 Apple, Inc. Hub in Aluminum Keyboard
Bus 001 Device 018: ID 0424:2504 Standard Microsystems Corp. USB 2.0 Hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Note also that the stick is plugged directly into one of the two USB ports on my motherboard, not a hub. The TV signal source is digital cable from a DirecTV satellite, which I know works because I checked it with a regular TV (Will I need the cable box? I have it if so...)
The system I'm using is a home-built dual Xeon with 3GB ram, 128GB nVidia card, 250GB drive, generic 5.1 sound card, and NO other video capture devices. I only recently assembled it and the Fedora 10 install is relatively fresh with 90% yum-installed software (and not much of it).
I installed MythTV using these instructions (http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Installing_MythTV_on_Fedora
). The install goes fine but it doesn't seem to recognize the device when I run "mythtv-setup" (I'm also not sure what "type" of device should it be input as though. DVB?)
To resolve this I tried to install the em28xx driver using these instructions (http://mcentral.de/wiki/index.php5/Em2880
), but when I get to the point where I need to run "make" it fails with the (huge) error shown in the next two posts "Here is attachment 1a" and "...and here is attachment 1b".
When I check the available devices using the "dmesg" command, it clearly indicates the presence of the capture device (like "lsusb" did), but doesn't suggest that em28xx is installed or active. I can't seem to attach things to my posts, so to see the "dmesg" output just message me directly. Thanks.
Any help that anyone can provide will be AWESOME. Sorry for the long post.