[Bug 579783] [NEW] Hauppauge hvr-2200 firmware not included

Launchpad Bug Tracker 579783 at bugs.launchpad.net
Sat Nov 26 04:07:53 UTC 2011

You have been subscribed to a public bug by Caysho (caysho):

I have a Hauppauge hvr-2200 and am using it on Mythbuntu Lucid.  The
firmware for the card is not included in Mythbuntu and has to be
manually extracted and moved to the lib firmware folder each kernel

I've managed to make the card work by: 
(1) putting it in the machine and then reading dmesg, which said that it couldn't load the firmware (someone else's output follows):
[    5.065271] saa7164[0]: Your board isn't known (yet) to the driver.
[    5.065272] saa7164[0]: Try to pick one of the existing card configs via
[    5.065273] saa7164[0]: card=<n> insmod option.  Updating to the latest
[    5.065273] saa7164[0]: version might help as well.
[    5.065276] saa7164[0]: Here are valid choices for the card=<n> insmod option:
[    5.065278] saa7164[0]:    card=0 -> Unknown
[    5.065280] saa7164[0]:    card=1 -> Generic Rev2
[    5.065281] saa7164[0]:    card=2 -> Generic Rev3
[    5.065283] saa7164[0]:    card=3 -> Hauppauge WinTV-HVR2250
[    5.065285] saa7164[0]:    card=4 -> Hauppauge WinTV-HVR2200
[    5.065286] saa7164[0]:    card=5 -> Hauppauge WinTV-HVR2200
[    5.065288] saa7164[0]:    card=6 -> Hauppauge WinTV-HVR2200
[    5.065290] saa7164[0]:    card=7 -> Hauppauge WinTV-HVR2250
[    5.065291] saa7164[0]:    card=8 -> Hauppauge WinTV-HVR2250

(2) I then followed these instructions http://www.xpmediacentre.com.au/community/showthread.php/38864-Hauppauge-HVR-2200-Tuner-Install-Guide?p=286124&viewfull=1 to do a modprobe card=4 and add it to the options file so that it stays after reboot.
(3) this didn't work and gave an error about not finding the firmware to upload, so I had to extract the firmware with the instructions here http://ubuntu-virginia.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=7344302

I understand why my card is not yet supported, but I don't understand
why the firmware is not included. Is it a licensing issue?

** Affects: linux-firmware-nonfree (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Medium
         Status: In Progress

** Tags: kj-triage needs-kernel-logs needs-upstream-testing
Hauppauge hvr-2200 firmware not included
You received this bug notification because you are a member of MOTU, which is subscribed to the bug report.

More information about the universe-bugs mailing list