[mythtv-users] Need help setting up freecom usb DVB-T tuner

Leo Kliger lkliger at bigpond.net.au
Sun Sep 3 12:59:43 UTC 2006

On Sun, 2006-09-03 at 13:41 +0100, Alan Chandler wrote:
> On Saturday 02 September 2006 23:25, Alan Chandler wrote:
> > I am
> > currently trying to build from source (but not having much success:-(  )
> Thanks to some help in the #linuxtv irc channel, I got some patches to the 
> makefile that solved my compilation problems.  I now have 
> some /dev/dvb/adapter device files - and will now try and setup a backend

Hi Alan,

Sounds like excellent progress.... but before you rush into the MythTV
setup you should do more to verify your tuner card.... 
Troubleshooting tuner cards from within MythTV is an exercise in

Test the card by installing:-

apt-get install dvb-utils
apt-get install xine

Open and close xine to initialise the users .xine directory.....

Then run the following command:-

scan /usr/share/doc/dvb-utils/examples/scan/dvb-t/"COUNTRY_CITY" | tee

(NOTE: "COUNTRY_CITY" the dvb-t directory for the correct country code
and city)

Assuming your ~/.xine/channels.conf is populated with your local
channels you can edit it to reflect the ones you actually want to have.

You should now be able to view live tv through xine.

Good luck,


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