Bug 1616 - ivtv-firmware, Firmware for the Hauppauge WinTV PVR150/250/350 model series
Summary: ivtv-firmware, Firmware for the Hauppauge WinTV PVR150/250/350 model series
Alias: None
Product: Mageia
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New RPM package request (show other bugs)
Version: Cauldron
Hardware: i586 Linux
Priority: Normal enhancement
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Thomas Backlund
QA Contact:
Whiteboard: Mdv
Depends on:
Blocks: 7311
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Reported: 2011-06-05 20:18 CEST by Gary Montalbine
Modified: 2013-02-09 09:54 CET (History)
6 users (show)

See Also:
Source RPM: kernel-firmware-extra, ivtv-firmware
Status comment:


Description Gary Montalbine 2011-06-05 20:18:45 CEST
v4l-cx2341x-enc.fw firmware is required by ivtv. It is not in the distribution. I had to import it from IVTV site and place it in the /lib/firmware directory.
Comment 1 Dave Hodgins 2011-06-06 02:47:57 CEST
Mandriva also has ivtv-firmware-enc.  I'm not sure if it's needed or not.

CC: (none) => davidwhodgins
Component: RPM Packages => New RPM package request
Source RPM: (none) => ivtv-firmware

Comment 2 Gary Montalbine 2011-06-06 03:15:36 CEST
I'm not sure but I don't recall ML2010.2 had the right firmware. I used ivtv-firmware-dec-2.02.023-4.at.i386.rpm since 2005 to install it. I got this from the ivtv web. It did not install in Mageia.
Comment 3 Greg McGee 2011-06-17 06:43:53 CEST
2010.2 has the right firmware, IIRC it's in kernel-firmware-extra, and requires a --replacefiles argument to urpmi as kernel-firmware and kernel-firmware-extra have some filename overlap.

It won't work anyway if you use mythtv, it needs patched to use the v4L2 api for the ivtv cards. Kernel 2.6.38+ no longer has v4L1 support, apparently.

Other apps and cards/cameras are likely to have similar issues...

The Arch Linux bug (including patch for mythtv) is here:

CC: (none) => gjmcgee

Comment 4 Wim Coulier 2011-09-09 09:33:24 CEST
I would argue that this problem is major and deserves a priority treatment: it makes it impossible for people with ivtv HW using mythtv to use Mageia.

Priority: Normal => High
CC: (none) => wim
Severity: normal => major

Comment 5 Greg McGee 2011-09-09 09:37:00 CEST
As an added reason to fix it, Mandriva 2011 applied the patch...
Still has the traditional Mandriva "funky for a month or so" post-release stability, but mythtv works with ivtv....
Comment 6 Samuel Verschelde 2011-10-08 00:07:20 CEST
could this bug be related to bug #1831 ?

CC: (none) => stormi

Comment 7 Greg McGee 2011-10-08 01:07:42 CEST
Yes, they are related but independent.
Mythtv works now (this, bug 1616), but the ivtv firmware is not available in the repos last I checked (bug 1831). I manually installed it in lib/firmware to test.
Comment 8 Greg McGee 2011-10-08 01:08:46 CEST
I think I got the bug report numbers backwards.
Comment 9 Marja Van Waes 2011-12-03 08:36:47 CET
Setting version to cauldron to improve the chance that someone will package it. When it is in cauldron, it'll be in the next stable release, but it is also possible to reopen this request for Mga 1, then.

Priority: High => Normal
CC: (none) => marja11
Version: 1 => Cauldron
Whiteboard: (none) => Mdv
Severity: major => enhancement

Marja Van Waes 2011-12-03 08:38:54 CET

Summary: Hauppauge WinTV PVR-250 => ivtv-firmware, Firmware for the Hauppauge WinTV PVR150/250/350 model series

Comment 10 Marja Van Waes 2012-01-25 20:26:12 CET
Since it was in Mdv kernel-firmware-extra, assigning to our kernel maintainer.

@ tmb

Now that I reread this report, I think it was wrong to regard it as an enhancement request instead of as a plain bug

Assignee: bugsquad => tmb
Source RPM: ivtv-firmware => kernel-firmware-extra, ivtv-firmware
Severity: enhancement => normal

Manuel Hiebel 2012-04-26 20:00:38 CEST

Severity: normal => enhancement

Comment 11 claire robinson 2013-02-01 13:41:09 CET
Please somebody :)

Also available fedora, opensuse, debian (as firmware-ivtv)

CC: (none) => eeeemail

Comment 12 claire robinson 2013-02-01 14:12:57 CET
Borrowed some fw files from fedora srpm and confirmed a haupage card is correctly initiated when they are dropped into /lib/firmware so packaging should be simple.
Comment 13 Greg McGee 2013-02-03 08:03:46 CET
Thank yo, I had forgotten about this one.
I have been manually installing the firmware it seems for ages ;-)
Still valid bug in Cauldron.(MGA3b2)
Comment 14 claire robinson 2013-02-03 14:44:20 CET
Would you consider becoming a packager Greg and looking after it for Mageia?

claire robinson 2013-02-05 21:18:10 CET

Blocks: (none) => 7311

Comment 15 Thomas Backlund 2013-02-08 22:11:58 CET
 ivtv-firmware-20080701-1.mga3 pushed to Cauldron Nonfree Release

Resolution: (none) => FIXED

Comment 16 claire robinson 2013-02-09 00:09:14 CET
Thanks Thomas. There is a package ivtv-utils too, I'm not sure if it's still required for the tuner or if that's all part of the kernel now.
Comment 17 Thomas Backlund 2013-02-09 00:48:55 CET
 ivtv-utils-1.4.0-1.mga3 pushed to Cauldron Core Release
Comment 18 claire robinson 2013-02-09 09:54:35 CET
Thankyou for doing this Thomas :)

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