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Thread: Hauppauge WinTV MiniStick-HD

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Apr 2007

    Smile Re: Hauppauge WinTV MiniStick-HD

    Thanks a lot gdu
    That trick with extracting, renaming and copying the driver did the job for me.
    Excellent work, you helped me a lot.

    regards Poul Anker

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Jun 2010

    Re: Hauppauge WinTV MiniStick-HD

    Many thanks gdu;

    Fantastic instructions - relatively new to linux & these were concise & accurate.

    Works great with BackTrack v5 to BTW...


    Quote Originally Posted by gdu View Post

    I finally got it to work in Ubuntu 10.04 (2.6.32-25). Here is the way I proceeded:

    - following (note this is based on that also tells you how to scan for channels, watch them,...) :
    * Download (available from>support>wintv_ministick_(120xx x) )
    * Extract driver17/hcw17dvb.1b0
    * Rename it sms1xxx-hcw-55xxx-dvbt-02.fw
    * Copy it in /lib/firmware/

    - Plug in your device, "dmesg | tail" gives something similar to:
    [ 3921.000072] usb 2-2: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 2
    [ 3921.151237] usb 2-2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    [ 3921.211080] usb 2-2: firmware: requesting sms1xxx-hcw-55xxx-dvbt-02.fw
    [ 3921.800072] smscore_set_device_mode: firmware download success: sms1xxx-hcw-55xxx-dvbt-02.fw
    [ 3921.846109] DVB: registering new adapter (Hauppauge WinTV MiniStick)
    [ 3921.847707] DVB: registering adapter 0 frontend 0 (Siano Mobile Digital MDTV Receiver)...
    [ 3921.848958] usbcore: registered new interface driver smsusb

    - Install Me-TV and run it
    - Scan for channels using an initial file corresponding to your location from /usr/share/dvb/dvb-t/ (these files can also be generated by w_scan (w-scan package) as explained in the README previously mentioned)

    For me it did the job, hoop it will help...

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
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    Re: Hauppauge WinTV MiniStick-HD

    The solution proposed by gdu in the post #10 worked for me too.

    By the way, I am using Xubuntu 12.10

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Jan 2013

    Re: Hauppauge WinTV MiniStick-HD

    Hi guys,

    looking around I found a new version of the firmware.

    Follow the procedure illustrated by gdu, but instead of using the suggested firmware use the one available with the last version of WinTV (2.6d).

    Install WinTV on a Windows OS and copy the following file:
    (I installed it in Windows XP, but it is similar for other windows versions)

    This is the version of the firmware updated to 2011.
    At the moment I don't know what improvements you get with the new version...

    Just a question: using femon -H (the utility in dvb-apps to check the signal) I see that every channel has a signal strength of 0% and this is obviously an error.
    Any suggestion?

    Last edited by xxilinxx; January 22nd, 2013 at 04:47 PM.

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