This is a collection of information that I have learned since I started using Ubuntu 10.4 back in August of 2010. Since then I have upgraded to 10.10 and have been using it as my primary OS on my voodoo laptop. It has been a super powerful OS, with pretty much everything I need in an OS to use my laptop.
There are a couple of things that I have had issues with: One is getting my Microsoft LifeCam to work nicely with Skype, and well I haven’t fired up Visual Studio on my laptop in months.
### Hauppage WinTV PVR 150
I have a tv tuner card hooked up to my pc as well as a logitech webcam. To watch tv on my pc I can open up VLC and:
- Media (alt+M)
- Open Capture Device (ctrl+C)
- Capture Mode = PVR
- Device Name = “/dev/video1” – this should be set to your tv tuner video device you can find out what number is assigned to your tuner by using v4l2-ctl –list-devices
- then press Play
VLC will then start playing whatever channel the card is currently configured to point to.
To change channels you can open up Terminal and enter
$ ivtv-tune --channel=21
$ v4l2-ctl -n # to find out what inputs are available on the current device $ v4l2-ctl -i 1 # to change the current device to input 1 $ v4l2-ctl -d/dev/video1 # to change devices $ ivtv-tune --channel=21 -d/dev/video1 # to change to channel 21 on the device 1