I've been wanting to do it for a long time. Ever since I installed Ubuntu 12.04. I looked at tutorials all over the internet, and had no luck. I tried these instructions, (like another user) and he found it working after updating his computer. It works like it should until I plug it in at the end. Nothing on the computer recognizes it. Help please.
Instructions I followed:
Here are the commands needed to install your device in a condensed version:
Open an Applications-->Accessories-->Terminal and type:
with your device plugged in the result should look something like this:
Bus 005 Device 003: ID 2304:021 a Pinnacle Systems, Inc.
You will need to install a few programs to help compile the driver. In the same terminal type:
sudo apt-get install mercurial build-essential
You need to use mecurial you installed in the previous step to retrieve the source module.
First you deed to create a directory to download the module source to:
This command creates a directory called src in you home directory. Next change directory to src:
This next command:
hg clone http://linuxtv.org/hg/v4l-dvb
Downloads the module source to the directory you just created, go get a cup of your favorite beverage as this step may take a while.
The above command changes directory to the directory that was created when the module source was retrieved.
The next step is to compile the source:
You will see some errors, but it is safe ignore them.
The final step is to install the modules:
sudo make install
Once this step is done the driver for your device should load automagically when the device is plugged in.