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I found on the product website how to get the WinTV-HVR 950(is a TV tuner that allows you to watch FTA TV on computer) to work in Linux. I followed the link but all I get is a Text document. I tried several commands in the Terminal but nothing.

Do you have any more suggestions? Tried ME TV(An App I found in Ubuntu app center) and didn't work.

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Please edit your question to include more detail of what this product is, what you have attempted, including links that you may have used. As it stands, your question lacks enough detail to offer useful suggestions. – douggro Mar 22 '14 at 15:53
Is this a USB device? Please edit your question to include: lsusb Thanks. – chili555 Mar 22 '14 at 16:22
Yes it is a USB device and what is Isusb – Jim Mar 22 '14 at 17:53
Open Terminal and type in lsusb which will list the USB devices connected to your system. – douggro Mar 22 '14 at 18:27
Logitech, Inc. Unifying Receiver Bus 001 Device 004: ID 2232:1029 is wat it came up with and that is my trackball mouse – Jim Mar 22 '14 at 18:33

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Hauppague does not provide Linux drivers for the WinTV-HVR 950. You will need to use the experimental Linux drivers from LinuxTV. To condense the installation instructions from LinuxTV, install the firmware and driver support for the device, this procedure should work.

Open a Terminal session with Cntl-Alt-F1. Enter the following:

cd ~/Downloads


unzip -j Driver85/hcw85bda.sys


cp xc3028-v27.fw /lib/firmware


tar xvjf linux-media-2014-03-14-ed97a6f.tar.bz2



sudo make install

You will probably have to do a system restart for the firmware and driver to fully load.

As this is an experimental third-party driver, there is no support other than through LinuxTV and there is no guarantee that this will work with your system.

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I keep trying it and I got ERROR 404 not found – Jim Mar 23 '14 at 23:01
Which wget statement throws the 404 error? – douggro Mar 23 '14 at 23:29
the 1st 1 – Jim Mar 24 '14 at 3:03
The wget statement is right - just tested on my machine and it downloaded. Try just using the URL in your browser and see if it downloads. – douggro Mar 24 '14 at 3:14

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