[pvrusb2] Installation problem

Mike Isely isely at isely.net
Thu Jan 4 08:53:06 CST 2007

On Thu, 4 Jan 2007, philippe cordel wrote:

> I am a very newbie to Linux and I unfortunately own a WinTV-PVR-USB2 29xxxx serie.

Unfortunately? :-)

> I succeeded to extact the firmware and copied the four files in /lib/firmware
> I copied file pvrusb2.ko to /lib/modules
> When I try to run TVtime I get
> TVtime says no singal and pvrusb2: invalid argument cannot open capture device on /dev/video0

See here; scroll down to tvtime:


> What seems strange to me is that I have no /dev/video directory
> I am not sure to understand if I have something to do with v4l
> Any idea ?Thanks
> PS I have a fresh install of Ubuntu Edgy

When you plug the device in, your system should insert pvrusb2.ko into 
the system.  Do "lsmod" and see if pvrusb2 is in the list.  If it is, 
check your system log and see if there are any messages from the module.  
If pvrusb2 is not in the lsmod list, then either the module simply isn't 
there or something prevented it from loading correctly - see the system 
log again and you might find more information.


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