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Bristol Rogue
August 24th, 2008, 02:18 AM
I've just bought one of these, model 70019. It is detected and works under XP on one machine and under vista on another, being recognized instantly on the USB bus and providing a noise free picture :). However it is not detected on either PC when running under Ubuntu 8.04:(.

dmesg | grep -i 'dvb'
returns nothing.

Kernel 2.6.24-19-generic
I would eventually like to use this with Kaffeine, although at present I'm less than fussy!
Can anyone tell me what I should have done to get this stick detected, or point me to a thread please.
Thanks for your patience.

August 26th, 2008, 09:06 PM
To check it's showing up in hardy open a terminal and type

which will list all the USB devices plugged in.
You'll need the module dvb-usb. Open a terminal and type

and check if the dvb-usb module is already loaded, if not load it by typing

sudo modprobe dvb-usb
then try opening kaffeine and see if it's being detected and working. If it is you'll need to add the dvb-usb module to the list of modules that are loaded at boot

gksu gedit /etc/modules
Hopefully it should now work (that's all I have to do to get my WinTV Nova PCI card working).

Bristol Rogue
August 27th, 2008, 03:21 PM
Many thanks for your effort, sadly Kaffeine will still not indicate that can see a dvb tuner, even after a cold start. My outputs are as follows:

roger@ASUSX50N:~$ lsusb
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 2040:7070 Hauppauge
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 0bda:0116 Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000

At least the device is there!

roger@ASUSX50N:~$ lsmod | grep -i 'usb'
dvb_usb 22796 0
dvb_core 94380 1 dvb_usb
i2c_core 28544 2 dvb_usb,nvidia
usb_storage 82496 0
libusual 23520 1 usb_storage
scsi_mod 178488 5 sg,sr_mod,sd_mod,usb_storage,libata
usbcore 169904 6 dvb_usb,usb_storage,libusual,ehci_hcd,ohci_hcd

the module is loaded, I did have to edit /etc/modules to force it to load, as you recommended.

But still nowt, any further help would be appreciated.

August 28th, 2008, 12:34 AM
Seems like this is what you're looking for HOWTO: Kaffeine & (Hauppauge) WinTV-Nova-T Stick (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=533528)

Bristol Rogue
August 28th, 2008, 10:32 AM
Thanks fo the pointer, it will be a while before I get back to you now as, having already followed that thread once to no effect, I am about to reload the notebook with 8.04, but this time with the 32 bit version, although the processor is an Athlon Turion 64x2. Of interest is that Vista was supplied as the 32 bit version and the documentation only recommends 32 bit Vista in which it works well using the Hauppauge application and driver. I'll be back, but as I said, not too soon. Thanks for your persistance.

Bristol Rogue
September 1st, 2008, 11:17 AM
I've just reloaded and updated with 32 bit Hardy - the notebook is now much faster - no I don't know why it should be - but there it is. I've worked through the first suggestion with exactly the same (non) result as before, I'm beginning to think that it might have something to do with the lack of 'firmware' specific to my model of USB DVB-T stick. Next test, however is the HOWTO posted for me.

I've now tried the HOWTO and it falls at the first hurdle - dmesg doesnt return anything about dvd-usb! any more thoughts please?