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regstraton
May 2nd, 2010, 01:37 AM
I had a real pain trying to find a concise solution to getting my Freecom v4 DVB-T USB dongle to work on my system:


Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) - Desktop (on Asus Eee PC 901)
uname -r: 2.6.28-18-generic
lsusb: Bus 001 Device 013: ID 14aa:0160 AVerMedia (again) or C&E

It appears I needed the device driver, and after hours of trawling through outdated chatty forums and web searching I found this:

http://linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Realtek_RTL2831U

NOTES:
- use the latest mecurial repository mentioned, which is currently: http://linuxtv.org/hg/~anttip/rtl2831u/
- The CLI command should be:

hg clone http://linuxtv.org/hg/.../rtl2831u
cd rtl2831u
make
sudo make install
cd ..
rm -rf rtl2831u

Got it running straight off with Kaffiene sudo apt-get install kaffeine
though it will also run with many others like MythTv, VLC, etc.

I hope this helps !!

Further reading:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DVB-T_(USB)
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Converting%20DVB-T%20streams%20to%20AVI%20files

This device driver apparently supports the following device IDs:

0bda:2831
2304:022b
13d3:3216
13d3:3220
13d3:3236
13d3:3238
13d3:3244
08dd:2103
185b:0100
185b:0150
1a46:1601
14aa:0160
14ff:0225