Ubuntu: Hauppauge WinTV-soloHD usb stick does not work on 16.04.1



Question:

This question has been extensively discussed under the 'Hauppauge winTv SoloHD unclaimed' 1 question on askubuntu.

My set up is similar.

andrew@xps15:~$ lsb_release -a

  No LSB modules are available.  Distributor ID: Ubuntu  Description:    Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS  Release:    16.04  Codename:   xenial  andrew@xps15:~$ uname -a  Linux xps15 4.4.0-45-generic #66-Ubuntu SMP Wed Oct 19 14:12:37 UTC 2016 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux  me-tv using Hauppauge WinTV-soloHD usb stick  There are no DVB devices available  

andrew@xps15:~$ lsusb

                *-usb:0 UNCLAIMED                     description: Generic USB device                     product: soloHD                     vendor: HCW                     physical id: 1                     bus info: usb@1:1                     version: 1.00                     serial: 0011529330                     capabilities: usb-2.00                     configuration: maxpower=500mA speed=480Mbit/s  

andrew@xps15:~$ lsusb

  Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub  Bus 001 Device 003: ID 04f3:21d5 Elan Microelectronics Corp.   Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0a5c:6410 Broadcom Corp.   Bus 001 Device 004: ID 1bcf:2b95 Sunplus Innovation Technology Inc.   Bus 001 Device 005: ID 2040:0264 Hauppauge   Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub  

andrew@xps15:~$ dmesg

  [ 3023.784687] usb 1-1: new high-speed USB device number 5 using xhci_hcd  [ 3023.913568] usb 1-1: New USB device found, idVendor=2040, idProduct=0264  [ 3023.913570] usb 1-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=3, Product=1, SerialNumber=2  [ 3023.913572] usb 1-1: Product: soloHD  [ 3023.913573] usb 1-1: Manufacturer: HCW  [ 3023.913574] usb 1-1: SerialNumber: 0011529330  

At this point the answer to the question on askubuntu begins to become very complicated in my opinion. I have the required drivers in /lib/firmware but I have not followed the 'build and make v4l-dvb' thread; its just a bit too much for me - sorry. So my question is: Is there another way to solve my problem? Thanks Andrew


Solution:1

You can build a separate driver for your hardware like shown here: How (recipe) to build only one kernel module?. No need to build all modules for dvb.


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