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Difficulties with trying to install and use tv adaptor


On 13/05/2018, Bret Busby <bret.busby at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 13/05/2018, Bret Busby <bret.busby at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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
>> "
>>
>
> Searching in synaptic, did not find the package  linux-firmware-nonfree
> but, in searching on the term firmware, I found, and, installed, using
> apt-get,
> firmware-tools firmware-addon-dell firmware-extract
>
>
> "
> $ sudo apt-get install  linux-firmware-nonfree
> Reading package lists... Done
> Building dependency tree
> Reading state information... Done
> E: Unable to locate package linux-firmware-nonfree
> "
>

Oh, and, MeTV shows
"There are no DVB devices available"

So, I think the issue is a lack of available driver?

-- 
Bret Busby
Armadale
West Australia
..............

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