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Old 08-18-2006, 03:10 PM   #1
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I'm running Kubuntu 6.06 on my laptop. I'd like to use a Freecom dvb-usb tv stick with this but cannot get Kubuntu to recognise it. Plugging in the stick has no reaction , no light comes on and is dead.

I have tried instruction from Ubuntu forums but cannot get the kernel modules in v4l-dvb to make - loads of error messages, and no reply to queries on that forum.

Does anyone have any experience of using this dvb-usb and getting it working?

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What error messages are you getting when you try to make the driver?
Old 08-20-2006, 02:37 AM   #3
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I managed to solve the problem by skipping the make config stage that was detailed in the instructions for the v4l-dvb drivers folder and going straight to make and make install. My dvb-usb now connects. However, it will only pick up a few TV channels (only BBC but not all the BBC channels) so I need to do some work on this side of things.



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