Have a Hauppauge WinTV HVR-930C HD usb dvb-c stick, still out of luck, but we’re getting there

Published: 2015-10-02

About two years ago I was putting together my bags and my laptop, leaving for another place for a few months, I didnt knew much about that place, only that it had cable tv. of course I wanted to be able to watch some tv, with as little of hurdle as possible, so I grabbed myself a dvb-c tv usb stick for my laptop.

About two years ago I was putting together my bags and my laptop, leaving for another place for a few months, I didnt knew much about that place, only that it had cable tv.

of course I wanted to be able to watch some tv, with as little of hurdle as possible, so I grabbed myself a dvb-c tv usb stick for my laptop.

lucky me, I grabbed the only stick, that has no gnu support, not even today.

the positive news is, we are slowly getting there.

the past 5 days I have been compiling 4.2.x kernels from unstable branch and trying to apply patches to them, that I have found online, plus some patches that I had help finding from some active kernel developer.

I got the patches into the kernel, some I could apply by simply patch -p1 <patchname.diff, of course, I had to also insert some of the lines manually, as the 2 patches I simultanously applied wherent compatible with each other plus there where differences within the files they patched.

the stick I am talking about has the usbid:

2040:b131

more about this model may be found on the linux tv wiki:

http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Hauppauge_WinTV-HVR-930C-HD

if you use the vanilla files with the current kernel, you get dvb-t support. no dvb-c support there yet. if you apply the patches:

https://github.com/francoism90/HVR-5500/blob/master/si2165_dvb-c_support.patch http://www.spinics.net/lists/linux-media/msg80653.html

w_scan will be running on dvb-c frequencies, it just wont find any channels… so…

we’re getting there…

well, its been a while (2 years) and im back at my place fulltime, until this is working I guess ill stick with my old pci card in an old pc for working dvb-c support.