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I have the HVR-2250, the system does see it, card 3,but I can't figure out how to get it going to watch TV. I have My TV and Kaffine. Any body have a step by step by step? It works great in Windows 7 64 bit with WMC. I would like to switch over to Linux and have some of the same abilities.


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Thanks to DigitalRazor's answer I was able to setup my wintv-hvr-2250 under Ubuntu 12.04.1 (64bit). The link in his answer has a typo. Here is the correct link.

The sha1sum for the file is 6d23a53acb339a0cc229312306c05d03c0770f9a

I've also uploaded a copy here.

I intended to use VLC at first but it requires more manual setup. Kaffeine is much easier to use.

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I just picked up 2 of these cards for my linux box and ran into the same issue. however all is not lost. ~Pending on what version of Ubuntu you are running ( I am running 12.10 studio version) the command is quite easy and should work with any *buntu distro 8.10 and up.

Download the firmware file from this link:

after you download that folder change to the directory that your download is in (/home/

Copy the firmware file to the firmware directory

sudo cp NXP7164-2010-03-10.1.fw /lib/firmware

then, reload the saa7164 module:

sudo rmmod saa7164
sudo modprobe saa7164
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Can you be clearer with your question. What kind of cards are you having problems with? Seems like a graphics card. Could you provide names of the graphics card to help dig more information? – viyyer Dec 3 '12 at 5:10

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