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Difficul;ties with trying to install and use tv adaptor


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:
>>> 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?
>
>


I do not know whether it is an incompatibility with nouveau, or
something else, but, I decided to try running Kaffeine, and, to see
what happened, and, it kind of partially worked, but I could ne access
the television broadcasts..

Kaffeine detected the device, and, after messing around with some
aerial connections, and, configuration settings, I goy it to scan,
and, it found two of the five (?) available free to air networks, and,
found most of the channels for them, but, in having added the scan
results to the box on the left side, and, selecting one of the
channels, I do not know how to view what is being broadcast on the
television channel.


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

"So once you do know what the question actually is,
 you'll know what the answer means."
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 Chapter 28 of Book 1 of
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