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Difficul;ties with trying to install and use tv adaptor

On 13/05/2018, Nils Kassube <kassube at gmx.net> wrote:
> Bret Busby wrote:
>> I have purchased and tried to install, a tv adaptor;
>>     AVerMedia A867R AVerTV Volar HD Nano USB TV Tuner
>> for PAL digital television in Austyralia, on UbuntuMATE 16.04.x
>> I tried to inslall MythTV, which would not install from the Ubuntu
>> Software Centre, because it wants to get rid of MySQL, also tried to
>> install MeTV and TVTime.
>> Amongst other problems, apparently, the tv device is not detected.
> What is the output of the command
> ls /dev/dvb
> in a terminal when the device is connected? If there is no directory at
> that location, what is the output of
> lsusb
> where it should have an entry for the device with the device name or at
> least an entry for Avermedia.
> And maybe there is only a missing firmware. You may need the package
> linux-firmware-nonfree.
>> I am wondering whether a simple method exists, of getting this device
>> working on UbuntuMATE Linux 16.04, without having to eliminate MySQL.
> I would suggest to use kaffeine instead of MythTV - there is no conflict
> with mysql and it is the best application for DVB reception IMHO.
> Nils

bret at bret-Inspiron-580-UbuntuMATE:~$ s /dev/dvb
s: command not found
bret at bret-Inspiron-580-UbuntuMATE:~$ ls /dev/dvb
ls: cannot access '/dev/dvb': No such file or directory
bret at bret-Inspiron-580-UbuntuMATE:~$ lsusb
Bus 002 Device 004: ID 03f0:4507 Hewlett-Packard External HDD
Bus 002 Device 019: ID 07ca:1867 AVerMedia Technologies, Inc.
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 058f:6362 Alcor Micro Corp. Flash Card Reader/Writer
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0020 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 046d:c077 Logitech, Inc. M105 Optical Mouse
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0665:5161 Cypress Semiconductor USB to Serial
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 04d9:1503 Holtek Semiconductor, Inc. Keyboard
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0020 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub


Bret Busby
West Australia


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