[mythtv-users] Problem getting AverTVHD A180 going.

Kevin Kuphal kuphal at dls.net
Thu Mar 8 03:01:51 UTC 2007

mike wrote:
> On Wednesday 07 March 2007 18:33, Kevin Kuphal wrote:
>> mike wrote:
>>> Thanks, Kevin, I attempted to scan channels using every possible
>>> combination of settings. It didn't find any, which is strange on it's
>>> own, unless I don't actually get the Hi-definition I pay for. That may be
>>> something for the landlord to confront. And as for me, new to all this,
>>> not knowing what it "should" do, makes it more difficult to recognize
>>> problems in the setting up of this stuff.
>> I would start by using the dvb utilities for scanning.  This will show
>> you if you have channels that Myth can pick up.  Also, did you do all
>> the firmware loading steps?  Check your /var/log/messages for a note
>> about the firmware loading.
>> Once you can successfully scan channels *outside* of Myth, then it
>> should be no problem inside.
>> Kevin
> I'm trying to figure out how to get this firmware by the steps, but I have a 
> custom built kernel- The steps don't apply, as far as I can tell.
> I sorta thought the driver was the whole point of that, but how could I know.
> Thanks,
In the kernel documentation folder for the dvb stuff there should be a 
firmware grabbing script.  It is pretty much outlined in the A180 page 
on the wiki


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