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

Eyal Lebedinsky eyal at eyal.emu.id.au
Mon Oct 25 12:06:06 UTC 2004

David Whyte wrote:
> Thanks for that Eyal.  I guess I am going to have to add the DVB
> module to the kernels.  I have read about this somewhere on the web,
> but I have no idea where to start!

Start with linuxtv.org, where the dvb modules are homed.

The 2.6 -mm series had dvb for a while now, so this is one way
to build a working kernel.

> Do you have any hints?  If you don't, not to worry, I am glad you have
> told me what you have already.  I have direction again now :P

Mythtv still has "issues", but in general it works. The dvb apps
(off linuxtv.org) have a useful scan utility which will give you
the numbers you need.

> Dave
> On Mon, 25 Oct 2004 21:33:40 +1000, Eyal Lebedinsky <eyal at eyal.emu.id.au> wrote:
>>David Whyte wrote:
>>>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,
>>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/>

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

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