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Old 12-18-2006, 11:08 AM   #1
dickybeau
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DVB_T tv.


Is there someone out there who can help me with an idiots guide to installing dvb-t usb equipment on Mandriva 2007.0 free. I have 2 choices. Kworld USB 3000 or freecom USB key.

Plugging the equipment in to usbs gives me a light on the usb key but no action. i get nothing on the kworld unit. Neither card seems to be recognised when I look at the system.

I have downloaded Myth TV stuff but haven't unpacked it yet and want to get the cards recognised first and develop from there. By the way, did I say 'Idiot's Guide'. Yup-that's me.

THe Kworld unit was showing at one point but was short of a driver. I am at work now so can't access the machine until later tonight. I want to avoid going round in circles again so any help would be appreciated.

I did have a pci Hauppage tv card (terrestrial) which worked ok but took that out when I changed the motherboard. I am thinking of installing the Mandriva Power DVD instead of free but I could also install suse, ubuntu or fedora 6 if they will give me a fighting chance. I also have a knoppix ISO that I could use as well but would be happy to stick with what I have if I can get that to work. I've looked at the linux tv stuiff but need a walk through if at all possible.


thanks in advance
 
Old 12-18-2006, 11:08 PM   #2
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Digital TV under Linux. Not real easy is it. Myth TV must have a Hardware Compatibility List.
In theory a USB device should be recognised, but.
A hell of a lot of manufacturers just don't produce driver software for Linux. So it must be (ahem) figured out. I think they are afraid to upset Bill.
Hauppage should produce a USB TV tuner by now.
The units you mention are unfamiliar to me in Australia, but if a Huappage PCI unit worked for you in the past, don't change horses mid-race.

Best help I can offer, is stick to Hauppage.

best wishes shorty.

registered Linux user 437639.

Last edited by shorty943; 12-18-2006 at 11:10 PM.
 
Old 01-01-2007, 04:45 PM   #3
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Dvb

I've loaded firmware for my usb box and get a green light on the box- going in the right direction. I doenloaded mythtv but having trouble configuring it. currently doesn't recognise the frontend. Where to from here?
 
Old 01-02-2007, 04:03 AM   #4
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dvb t

Here is part of my log

usb 5-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
Jan 2 08:59:08 localhost kernel: dvb-usb: found a 'KWorld/ADSTech Instant DVB-T USB2.0' in warm state.
Jan 2 08:59:08 localhost kernel: dvb-usb: will pass the complete MPEG2 transport stream to the software demuxer.
Jan 2 08:59:08 localhost kernel: DVB: registering new adapter (KWorld/ADSTech Instant DVB-T USB2.0).
Jan 2 08:59:08 localhost kernel: DVB: registering frontend 0 (DiBcom 3000M-B DVB-T)...
Jan 2 08:59:08 localhost kernel: input: IR-receiver inside an USB DVB receiver as /class/input/input2
Jan 2 08:59:08 localhost kernel: dvb-usb: schedule remote query interval to 150 msecs.
Jan 2 08:59:08 localhost kernel: dvb-usb: KWorld/ADSTech Instant DVB-T USB2.0 successfully initialized and connected.
Jan 2 08:59:08 localhost kernel: dvb-usb: bulk message failed: -71 (1/0)
Jan 2 08:59:08 localhost kernel: usb 5-1: USB disconnect, address 6
Jan 2 08:59:08 localhost kernel: dvb-usb: KWorld/ADSTech Instant DVB-T USB2.0 successfully deinitialized and disconnected.

Can someone help me understand what is wrong?
 
Old 01-02-2007, 05:03 AM   #5
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Have a look here - http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/DVB_USB , DiBcom 3000M-B DVB-T looks to be supported well.
 
Old 01-02-2007, 05:39 AM   #6
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As far as I remember Mandriva delivers KDE as a choice? Kaffeine is able to play back DVB-T streams and record them. Maybe you have it installed or can easily get it from the application repository. I think it should be easier to install compared to MythTV.
You have not written if you have tested the Freecom stick. You can get the firmware from the link posted above (linuxtv.org) to test if it works on your computer.
 
Old 01-05-2007, 02:56 PM   #7
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dvb-t

I have managed to get the kworld dvb-t 3000 recognised but need to configure the software a bit more. the freecom usb stick isn't doing anything right now but I'll play with that later and let you know
 
Old 01-05-2007, 03:13 PM   #8
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IF you just want to watch tv then you dont ned such a big package such as mythtv, i would rcommend tvtime. Once the drivers are loaded you need to check what it sais if you type (as root)

ls /dev/video*

if it comes up with some results like video0 then your all set just install all your software. Mythtv should be all setup for you in mandriva so you dont need to woory about setting any databases up all you nee to do is type:

mythtv-setup
 
Old 01-06-2007, 02:49 AM   #9
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QSqlQuery::exec: database not open
QSqlQuery::exec: database not open
2007-01-06 08:42:23.841 DB Error (KickDatabase):
Query was:
SELECT NULL;
No error type from QSqlError? Strange...
2007-01-06 08:42:23.897 Unable to connect to database!
2007-01-06 08:42:23.897 Driver error was [1/2002]:
QMYSQL3: Unable to connect
Database error was:
Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (2)


here is a copy of part of a very long list of repetitive outputs from the mythtv setup command. This morning, I also note that my system log shows a similar long repetiton of my first post. I don't understand why my card gets recognised then is uninstalled. what 'bulk message fails'?

oh! and ls /dev/video* gives no such file or directory
 
Old 01-07-2007, 01:55 PM   #10
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Ok the fact that /dev/video* dosent exist means there is no support in the kernel, you need to recompile your kernel or load the apropriate module.
 
Old 01-07-2007, 02:51 PM   #11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kernel_geek
Ok the fact that /dev/video* dosent exist means there is no support in the kernel, you need to recompile your kernel or load the apropriate module.
I have no /dev/video*, but my DVB-T USB stick works well. My device is called /dev/dvb/adapter0 (under adapter0 there are "demux0", "dvr0", "frontend0" and "net0").

I'm not sure if MythTV is a good point to start. So you can never tell if the errors you get are because of MythTV (which is not to easy to compile I think??) or if the error(s) come from your not supported or not properly configured dvb-device.
 
Old 01-07-2007, 02:53 PM   #12
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Ok sorry i miss understude. Try installing tvtime its a very light weight tv viewer
 
  


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