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Configuring hdhomerun - cannot see adapter.

Added by Keith J over 8 years ago

I am trying to set up a system with tvheadend (2.12) and hdhomerun. I am unsing Ubuntu 11.10.

I have installed the tvheadend, but the TV Adapters drop down is empty.

I have installed the hdhomerun software, and in the HDHomerun Config GUI I can scan my two tuners and see some channels.

There is no /dev/dvb directory.

I must have missed a step somewhere, but have searched and cannot find anything relevent. Can someone point me at what might have been missed out?

Thanks!!!

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Keith.


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RE: Configuring hdhomerun - cannot see adapter. - Added by Keith J over 8 years ago

Yes, I did. I can run the hdhomerun GUI and see the two tuners, even scan and get a video image.

I uninstalled and reinstalled tvheadend to see if it would pick the tuners up (maybe the install order was significant I thought), but no difference.

Thanks Hein

RE: Configuring hdhomerun - cannot see adapter. - Added by M B over 8 years ago

I also had issues with this. I was able to get the tuners to show by stopping the Tvheadend service (sudo service tvheadend stop), then starting userhdhomerun (sudo userhdhomerun -f), and the dvbhomerunutils (sudo service dvbhdhomerun-utils start), and finally restarting Tvheadend (sudo service tvheadend start). I have to repeat this procedure every time I reboot.

RE: Configuring hdhomerun - cannot see adapter. - Added by Hein Rigolo over 8 years ago

well, if this is a standard order of starting the various programs/services .. then you can include that into your startup scripts. and you can add some sleep time into the scripts so that they are not starting to soon.

It is true that tvheadend only looks for adapters when it starts. After that it will not pickup any new adapters that are added to the system.

Hein

RE: Configuring hdhomerun - cannot see adapter. - Added by M B over 8 years ago

Thanks for the followup :) I will do that, for now it's nbd to do it by hand.

Keith, did you ever get your HDHomerun to work? I've been trying to do an initial scan of my muxes for hours now and it always seems to crash/hang at some point or another :/ 14 left for initial scan was the lowest it got so far.

RE: Configuring hdhomerun - cannot see adapter. - Added by Keith J over 8 years ago

No, not yet. I'm going to try what you suggested and manually starting.

I'm not a Unix guru so it might take a while :)

RE: Configuring hdhomerun - cannot see adapter. - Added by Keith J over 8 years ago

well here's something that might be a problem. I cannot find the file "userhdhomerun" on my system. I put in

sudo userhdhomerun -f

as suggested. Got a command not found back. I searched the system for the file also, and couldn't find it.

Also, I'm trying to rescan my devices too. I set to us-cable, (I don't know what -irc and -hrc are, and I suspect there's nothing on -bcast?) I get signal strength from most channels but zero quality. When it hits channel 24, program 10309 0 I get 85% strength, ~80% quality and 100% 'symbol quality' (whatever that is). I also get some encrypted channels but all I'm interested right now is configuring the thing so I can try to get cleat QAM channels (then I'm going to try to configure xbmc PVR when that works).

I can view the channel in VLC, it's ABC.

(I'm in Orange County, CA with Cox as provider).

Still struggling but not giving up!

Any idea why that command isn't there?

Thanks guys!

Keith

RE: Configuring hdhomerun - cannot see adapter. - Added by M B over 8 years ago

Hmm iirc userhdhomerun is part of the dvbhdhomerun package. Try a reinstall as per: http://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/dvbhdhomerun/wiki/UbuntuPackages

I'm working on an ATSC rather than a QAM setup, so I am not familiar with its peculiarities but the same basic steps should still apply. Still no dice with the muxes initial scans here, but I have all day tomorrow to work on it so hopefully I will be able to provide some suggestions by the end of the day.

RE: Configuring hdhomerun - cannot see adapter. - Added by Keith J over 8 years ago

Thanks MB, now I have two HDHomerun ATSC adapters!!

Now I have a whole lot of other stuff to learn before I get anywhere, I think :).

RE: Configuring hdhomerun - cannot see adapter. - Added by M B over 8 years ago

:) glad I could help.

FYI: I had a devil of the time scanning the muxes but it finally clicked for the first tuner just now. If it gives you jip, give it time xD

RE: Configuring hdhomerun - cannot see adapter. - Added by Fabian Rodriguez almost 8 years ago

If you have an HDHomerun, here is a rather recent and working, detailed howto with steps to install XBMC+TVHeadend+HDHomerun on GNU/Linux:
https://www.lonelycoder.com/redmine/boards/14/topics/3368

Check at the end of the thread, I am double-checking that guide hoping to make it shorter while adding some missing details.

There seems to be abug about TVHeadend not waiting long enough to see the HDHomerun adapter though.

I've filed this bug report in TVHeadend about not seeing the HDHomerun adapters after reboot:
https://www.lonelycoder.com/redmine/issues/1354

Please comment it/watch it if you are interested in getting is solved.

RE: Configuring hdhomerun - cannot see adapter. - Added by Enrique Pulido over 4 years ago

I am having problems getting TVHeadend to detect the tuners on my HDHomerun Prime.
The following includes the steps I am using with errors I get in paranthesis in the last section installing dvbhdhomerun.


Hardware: Raspberry Pi 1 Model B


Update:

1. apt-get update
2. apt-get upgrade


install dev dependencies

1. apt-get install cvs build-essential cmake

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install Tvheadend

1. repo key: curl http://apt.tvheadend.org/repo.gpg.key | apt-key add
2. append /etc/apt/sources.list with deb http://apt.tvheadend.org/stable wheezy main
3. apt-get update; apt-get install tvheadend
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install SiliconDust drivers

cd #
mkdir HDHomerun

Download Drivers:

1. wget http://download.silicondust.com/hdhomerun/libhdhomerun_20150826.tgz
2. wget http://download.silicondust.com/hdhomerun/hdhomerun_config_gui_20150826.tgz

Extract both libhdhomerun and hdhomerun_config_gui to the same directory, e.g.:

1. tar xvzf libhdhomerun_20150826.tgz
2. tar xvzf hdhomerun_config_gui_20150826.tgz

From the hdhomerun_config_gui directory, run:

1. cd hdhomerun_config_gui/
2. sudo apt-get install libgtk2.0-dev
3. ./configure
4. make
5. sudo make install
6. sudo ldconfig

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install dvbhdhomerun:

1. cd /usr/HDHomerun/
2. sudo apt-get install cmake libhdhomerun-dev dkms dh-systemd module-assistant
3. git clone https://github.com/h0tw1r3/dvbhdhomerun
4. cd dvbhdhomerun

  1. Build and install the kernel module
    1. cd kernel
    2. make
    3. sudo make install
    4. sudo modprobe dvb_hdhomerun (This fails with: modprobe: ERROR: could not insert 'dvb_hdhomerun': Invalid argument)
    5. cd ..

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