[mythtv-users] OT - Getting (Avermedia 771) DVB-T running under Mandrake 10.0

Eyal Lebedinsky eyal at eyal.emu.id.au
Mon Oct 25 11:33:40 UTC 2004

David Whyte wrote:
> Howdy,
> Seems like this would be a good place to ask this question, since I
> spent most of my weekend trying to solve this goddam problem.
> I can't get my DVB-T card (AverMedia 771 version) running under
> Mandrake 10.0.  I have minimal linux experience (please don't flame
> me) and I am finding I am a bit over my head but I don't want to quit.
> In the mandrake control center, the tuner device is shown, but when it
> scans for channels, it comes up with nothing.  I have done heaps of
> searching on this list and just about all of Google (so please don't
> flame me about that either) and have read plenty of journals about
> folks that have done it.
> Can anybody point me in the direction of a nice, dumbass friendly
> manual on how to go about this?  FWIW, Myth is compiled and running
> OK.  FWIW also, I am in Brisbane, Australia (in case I need those
> frequency listing thingy-ma-jigs).
> Thanks to all those that can lend a minute to help,
> Dave

Am not familiar with Mandrake 10.0, but a working driver was not part
of Linux vanilla yet. 2.6.10-rc1 is the later development kernel and
it does have it. So, unless Mandrake put the dvb path themselves, it
will not work.

I have this card (as well as the older 761) and they both work now.
The 761 cannot tune the ABC at all (In Canberra). The 771 works fine,
even gets the WIN HDTV test transmission, but the ABC HDTV crashed
mythbackend (0.16).

Eyal Lebedinsky	 (eyal at eyal.emu.id.au) <http://samba.org/eyal/>

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