Fwd: Installation Problem

From: Phil Sieg 

> From: Jim 
> Subject: Installation Problem
> Date: January 16, 2014 10:16:57 AM EST
> To: phil.sieg@seniortechllc.com
> Hello,
> My name is Jim and I'm a long time linux user.  I'm no expert you =
understand but I've been a fan for 12-15 years.  I'm writing because I'm =
having a problem compiling an app on ubuntu 13.10.  The app is v41-DVB.  =
It is a TV tuner that records tv programs.  I've been at this for a =
while now and sure could use some help.  If you know anyone that has a =
lot of experience compiling linux apps I would sure appreciate it if you =
would pass along my number.
> Jim - 423-902-1103
> PS - I'm a retired disabled vet so I'm home most of the time.

=============================================================== From: James Nylen ------------------------------------------------------ Tell him to post to the list! We need to know what error he's getting and what he's already done to try to resolve it.

=============================================================== From: DaWorm ------------------------------------------------------ Odd situation to need to compile the V4L-DVB drivers directly. With Ubuntu as new as that, most supported cards should be much simpler to add than that (usually an apt-get install). Find out which card he has and what exactly he's trying to do with it, as in which app he wants to use (MythTV, Kaffeine, TVTime, etc.). I've used several of these since around Ubuntu 7, and Red Hat/Fedora before that, although I wouldn't consider myself an expert. Some are a little more difficult, in that you have to download firmware, such as this one that came in several MCE compatible PC's: http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/AVerMedia

=============================================================== From: Wil Wade ------------------------------------------------------ Agreeing with all the need more info. lspci -vv info would be good as well. I have done a lot of compiling and installing of software. Compiling and getting that into a deb or just installing is not bad. (I'd still run Gentoo, but my wife doesn't like not being able to use her computer because I am hand configuring her latest kernel...) If he is open to it, I could likely do it over an ssh connection one night. I don't have much time right now outside of that.