Hauppauge WinTV Nova-T PCI Linux HowTo

Tony Houghton

Revision History
Revision 1.503 Nov 2009
Typo (/dev/dvr/... instead of /dev/dvb/
Revision 1.413 Feb 2007
Got rid of spamtrap. Hauppauge remote patch no longer necessary
Revision 1.316 January 2007
Corrected info about location of HOWTO. This version of Nova-T no longer current?
Revision 1.223 July 2006
bttv doesn't seem necessary after all. New info about location of HOWTO. New version of dvb-apps. Added note about /proc/bus/input/devices
Revision 1.124 February 2006
Now using relative links for downloadable files. Updated LIRC section and added inputlirc. Replaced "Nova-T" with "remote" in comment about enabling bttv.
Revision 1.01 November 2005

Table of Contents

The hardware
Compiling the Linux DVB drivers
Kernel options
Patch to make the remote work correctly (obsolescent)
Card firmware
DVB utilities
DVB applications


I can not guarantee the exact location of this document due to vagaries of whatever domain hosting package I'm using at any given time, but you should always be able to find it by going to http://www.realh.co.uk and following the link. I will also try to make it available directly at either http://dvbhowto.realh.co.uk/ or http://www.realh.co.uk/dvbhowto.