Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Getting USB DVB TV to work FINALLY

So after aaaaaaaaaages of fiddling with this and that i finally got the usb tv card to appear in linux
Still dont know if it will get a channel, but i know at leas the device is installed.

# First we build v4l (Video 4 linux)
apt-get install mercurial
mkdir src
cd src
hg clone http://linuxtv.org/hg/v4l-dvb
cd v4l-dbv
make && sudo make install
sudo depmod -a

# Now we build the drivers/modules
cd ..
hg clone http://linuxtv.org/hg/~anttip/ec168/
cd ec168
make && sudo make install
sudo depmod -a
sudo modprobe dbv-usb-ec168

# Next we need some firmware for the card
wget http://palosaari.fi/linux/v4l-dvb/firmware/ec168/dvb-usb-ec168.fw
sudo cp dvb-usb-ec168.fw /lib/firmware
sudo depmod -a

restart the pc as sudo /etc/init.d/udev restart caused things to error.
And boom.. working usbtv adapter.

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