[mythtv-users] Complete newbie - stuck at first hurdle

William Munson wmunson at rochester.rr.com
Tue Aug 29 21:42:43 UTC 2006

Alan Chandler wrote:
> I have JUST started to set up mythtv.  I aim to have a backend on my server 
> and run a frontend, initially on my workstation, and later, if I can get that 
> to work on another computer that my wife uses.
> I bought myself a couple of freecom DVB-T tuners and I have been exporing what 
> I need to do to get them to be seen by mythtv.  I started by looking at the 
> linuxtv web site for supported devices, and then seemed to find that I need 
> to have some firmware available and put it into /lib/firmware 
> or /usr/lib/hotplug/firmware.  However, although it talks about the freecom 
> device, it then says that a different frontend chipset might be used in it. 
> How can I tell which?
> I have a Debian Etch system, and
> - both of these directories exist
> - udevd package seems to replace hotplug
> So where do I put the firmware?
I cannot help you with the firmware but you might want to restate the 
question and put the brand and model in the subject line. You will get  
more help that way. "Need help setting up a freecom DVB-T tuner"

More information about the mythtv-users mailing list