MythTV / PVR-350 / Ubuntu

This blog entry used to contain an overview for constructing a MythTV box from Ubuntu and a Hauppauge PVR-350 card. I’ve moved it from the blog into a permanent page here.

X-Out on a PVR-350

Install the ivtv driver as described here Then, following the instructions in utils/README.X11, install -c -m 0444 ivtvdev_drv_o /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/ivtvdev_drv.o Then, set your default kernel to use a frame buffer. Add vga=791 to your kernel line Add this to the line starting # kopt… in /boot/grub/menu.lst vga=791 Identify the PCD ID of the PVR-350 card. lspci and look for the line relating to the PVR card.