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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:
>> 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
>
>> >> Amongst other problems, apparently, the tv device is not detected.
>> >
>
>> > If there is no directory
>> > at that location, what is the output of
>> >
>> > lsusb
>> >
>
>> Bus 002 Device 019: ID 07ca:1867 AVerMedia Technologies, Inc.
>
> OK, searching for "07ca:1867" reveals
> <https://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Afatech_AF9035>. The entry for
> your device says that it is supported with an unstable driver from
> Avermedia, which doesn't look too good. But searching further I also
> found this description which looks quite promising:
> <https://www.onetransistor.eu/2016/10/sky-digital-key-avermedia-a867-pc.html>.
>
> And sorry about the package name linux-firmware-nonfree. This package
> seems to be no longer available for 16.04 (I had only checked it on my
> 14.04 machine).
>
>
> Nils
>

Hello.

Thank you for that.

As you said, it sounds quite promising.

However, having followed the instructions, ...

dmesg shows

"
[2056626.587341] usb 2-1.3: new high-speed USB device number 21 using ehci-pci
[2056626.685318] usb 2-1.3: New USB device found, idVendor=07ca, idProduct=1867
[2056626.685325] usb 2-1.3: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2,
SerialNumber=3
[2056626.685330] usb 2-1.3: Product: A867
[2056626.685334] usb 2-1.3: Manufacturer: AVerMedia TECHNOLOGIES, Inc
[2056626.685338] usb 2-1.3: SerialNumber: 0500093000090
[2056626.688059] usb 2-1.3: dvb_usb_af9035: prechip_version=00
chip_version=03 chip_type=3802
[2056626.688431] usb 2-1.3: dvb_usb_v2: found a 'AVerMedia HD Volar
(A867)' in cold state
[2056626.688495] usb 2-1.3: dvb_usb_v2: downloading firmware from file
'dvb-usb-af9035-02.fw'
[2056626.991868] usb 2-1.3: dvb_usb_af9035: firmware version=12.13.15.0
[2056626.991887] usb 2-1.3: dvb_usb_v2: found a 'AVerMedia HD Volar
(A867)' in warm state
[2056626.994098] usb 2-1.3: dvb_usb_v2: will pass the complete MPEG2
transport stream to the software demuxer
[2056626.994126] DVB: registering new adapter (AVerMedia HD Volar (A867))
[2056627.016782] af9033 12-0038: firmware version: LINK 12.13.15.0 -
OFDM 6.20.15.0
[2056627.020850] af9033 12-0038: Afatech AF9033 successfully attached
[2056627.020871] usb 2-1.3: DVB: registering adapter 0 frontend 0
(Afatech AF9033 (DVB-T))...
[2056627.420831] mxl5007t 12-0060: creating new instance
[2056627.421547] mxl5007t_get_chip_id: unknown rev (3f)
[2056627.421551] mxl5007t_get_chip_id: MxL5007T detected @ 12-0060
[2056627.435915] Registered IR keymap rc-empty
[2056627.436042] input: AVerMedia HD Volar (A867) as
/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.0/usb2/2-1/2-1.3/rc/rc0/input26
[2056627.436285] rc0: AVerMedia HD Volar (A867) as
/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.0/usb2/2-1/2-1.3/rc/rc0
[2056627.436291] usb 2-1.3: dvb_usb_v2: schedule remote query interval
to 500 msecs
[2056627.436295] usb 2-1.3: dvb_usb_v2: 'AVerMedia HD Volar (A867)'
successfully initialized and connected
[2056630.435532] usb 2-1.3: dvb_usb_v2: 2nd usb_bulk_msg() failed=-110
[2056630.435542] usb 2-1.3: dvb_usb_v2: rc.query() failed=-110
[2056659.469102] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: Direct firmware load for
nouveau/nva8_fuc084 failed with error -2
[2056659.469116] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: Direct firmware load for
nouveau/nva8_fuc084d failed with error -2
[2056659.469120] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: msvld: unable to load firmware data
[2056659.469124] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: msvld: init failed, -19
[2056694.243576] [UFW BLOCK] IN=enp3s0 OUT=
MAC=01:00:5e:00:00:01:f8:ab:05:8e:34:fa:08:00 SRC=192.168.0.1
DST=224.0.0.1 LEN=36 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=1 ID=0 DF PROTO=2
"

Now, dmesg stuff is beyond my limited knowledge, but, I am wondering
whetehr an incompatibility between the driver and nouveau, exists?


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

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 you'll know what the answer means."
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 Chapter 28 of Book 1 of
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