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Guest Spartan117

I recently installed suse on my 40GB HDD cause i heared that it has better support for the avermedia dvb-t digital turner card. The software for windows always crashes, freezes, looses singnals or generally pisses me of :blink:

Could some one please spoon feed me a url for a program which will run this card through SUSE 9.1 and if possible, explain how to install it?

Cheers, Spartan117 (1st post :P

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Guest Spartan117

oh C'mon, doesn't anybody know how to get the Avermedia DVB-T to work in SUSE? OR does my post not make sences OR don't people here like n00bs? Well at least i'm trying to learn linux and everybody starts out as a n00b.

So can people give me some usefull Advice in simple terms?

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Guest Gizmomelb

As you said, maybe no one here knows how to get the Avermedia working with SUSE.

Here's some hopefully useful advice - if you try being nicer and less impatient on a forum then you're more likely to get people directly helping you.

Here's some more advice - http://www.linuxtv.org/cgi-bin/htwrap.pl - is the link for the LinuxTV DVB mailing list archives, you may find the answer to what you seek in there.

Gizmomelb

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Guest Spartan117

Thanks for that. I will check out that site. I switched to linux mainly because i heared that the avermedia software was a lot better for linux that windows. Also i like to try new things. I will check the net, that site and ill keep checking this site so if anyone wants to reply, i will read it.

I will let you know how it goes, also so other people will know.

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Guest Gizmomelb

Hi again,

here's some help, direct from the author of the Linux A771 drivers (Christopher Pascoe):

"The card you have isn't in the code you are running. I guess you are

using the current 1.1.1 release code, not the dvb-kernel CVS. The 1.1.1 release was made before the 771 was around.

> modprobe dvb-bt8xx

>

> Oct 17 09:15:43 linuxpvr kernel: dvb_bt8xx_init: unknown card_id found 7711461

> Oct 17 09:15:43 linuxpvr kernel: dvb_bt8xx_init: unknown card_type found 7B, NOT

> LOADED

> Oct 17 09:15:43 linuxpvr kernel: dvb_bt8xx_init: unknown card_nr found 0

> Oct 17 09:15:43 linuxpvr kernel: attach: checking "bt878 #0 [hw]"

> Oct 17 09:15:43 linuxpvr kernel: find by pci: checking "bt878 #0 [hw]"

These messages are gone in the current code - I thought they looked

strange - which also has support for the AverMedia 771 in it.

To fetch the current CVS code, follow the instructions at

http://www.linuxtv.org/cvs/ . The module name you want to retrieve is

"dvb-kernel". Fetch this and read the instructions in the top level

README on how to build it (there is a note about building for BTTV based

cards in there).

Alternatively, you can fetch and build the current kernel (2.6.9-rc4 or

higher), which should have support in it for the 771 out of the box."

So doing a Kernel upgrade sounds to be the easiest way to add support for the A771 hardware (the A761 hardware should already be supported). If I get the time I'll download SUSE and try making a build.

Gizmomelb

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Guest Spartan117

Okay, thanks for the reply. As i am new to linux, i don't understand what a 'kernal' is exactly. That thing you said about biulding a kernal, does that mean you could biuld like a 'service pack' which would let me use the avermedia dvb-t? I will try to learn these terms by reading linux guides but i have only had SUSE 9.1 for 3 days. I am still trying to get my 'winmodem' to work in it. I cant really afford to buy a new external modem right now.

Thanks for the help,

Spartan_117

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I am a newbie as you are, but my impression is that support for the AVERTV 771 is still experimental.

Maybe in 6 months these trouble will be forgotten, but at the moment DVB-T in general and the AVERTV 771 in particular require at least some linux skills.

Luca

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