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[ # ] WinTV HVR-1300
July 25th, 2009 under Linux

Update on how to get the WinTV HVR-1300 working under linux.

Most of the configuration remains the same as described here. The major differences is the issue with the firmware and the IR.

If you encounter a message in the dmesg like “ERROR: v4l-cx2341x-enc.fw missing” then you don’t have the appropriate firmware. The firmware can be obtained at http://dl.ivtvdriver.org/ivtv/firmware/ivtv-firmware.tar.gz. Simply copy the content of this file to /lib/firmware (this might be different on non Arch Linux distros). This should fix the above error message.

As for the IR Remote Control, I experienced that the ir_kbd_i2c module doesn’t generate a /dev/input/eventX anymore. However, with the HVR-1300 it is also possible to use the driver proveded by LIRC. Make sure you compiled the LIRC with –with-driver=all or –with-driver=hauppauge. Then we can modprobe the appropriate modules, namely lirc_i2c. This results in a new device /dev/lirc0 (or something alike). Now, we can use the lircd command as usual (for the driver we use default). The only thing remaining is to configure the remote by using irrecord. This results in lircd.conf.

That’s it, everything should be working now.