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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:

mkdir ~/src

This command creates a directory called src in you home directory. Next change directory to src:

cd ~/src

This next command:

hg clone

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.

cd v4l-dvb

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.

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