[mythtv-users] Has anyone seen a USB DVB-T adapter work with MythTV with their own eyes?

George Styles ripnetuk at gmail.com
Tue Mar 27 11:53:02 UTC 2007


For the record, the 'crash' was actually the network going down - the kernel
was fine. Its a known issue with the ethernet controller on the Mac Mini. It
seems its something to do with power states, and if you use the network card
all the time, it doesnt 'die'. I got around it by running ping
192.168.0.1in a screen session. Its been fine ever since.

The mac mini makes a very nice little myth  backend box.

thanks again for the input

g

On 3/21/07, George Styles <ripnetuk at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> Thanks for all the answers...
>
> I bought a pair of Freecom DVB sticks.
>
> I got it working on my Mac Mini using FC6 (i had to download the firmware,
> but updating the kernel to the latest official release got the kernel
> modules loading OK)
>
> I got myth installed, and it saw the cards, but I had to manually round
> off the frequencies in the dvb_multiplex table to the nearest MHz to get it
> to tune successfully (which was not nescesary on my old Nova PCI card).
>
> It was all working lovely, and it recorded a lot of stuff yesterday but
> now the box has crashed during the night last night, and I cant see it (Im
> not at home, so I cannot check what crashed it...). I hope its not one of
> those 'crashes randomly' things :(
>
>
> g
>
>
> On 3/19/07, Tim Phipps <mythtv-users at phipps-hutton.freeserve.co.uk >
> wrote:
> >
> > On Friday 16 March 2007 4:18 pm, George Styles wrote:
> > > My question is - does anyone on this list have practical experience of
> > a
> > > USB dvb-t adapter working with Myth? anyone got a pair of them
> > working?
> > > what distro?
> > >
> > I have a Freecom I got used from Amazon at 25 inc postage. Works nicely
> > on
> > Debian (Etch, soon to be stable ;-) with MythTV from
> > www.debian-multimedia.org,  but you have to get the firmware from
> > somewhere.
> > Plug the thing in and look at dmesg. It will tell you what firmware file
> > it
> > can't find and then hit Google. After that it appears in mythtv-setup as
> > a
> > normal DVB-T adapter.
> >
> > I did have a few problems when it was plugged into the front of the PC
> > that I
> > put down to it getting unplugged. The coax is quite stiff and it was
> > straining the adapter in the USB socket. I've now got a cheapo unpowered
> > USB
> > hub (10 from PCWorld) so the USB connection is no longer under strain,
> > and
> > it's working fine.
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Tim.
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