[mythtv-users] Is Kworld Dual DVB-T PCI TV Card compatible with MythTv
david.whyte at gmail.com
Tue Sep 14 11:16:51 UTC 2010
On Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 8:43 PM, Nicolas Will <nico at youplala.net> wrote:
> On Tue, 2010-09-14 at 19:56 +0930, Anthony Rooney wrote:
> Is there a driver for the Kworld device referenced above.
> Should work without a problem.
I don't understand how, but there seems to be lots of people that have
problems with this card (or one of its doppelgangers such as the Peak
Dual DVB-T card).
On Ubuntu 9.10 I was able to get both tuners working quite reliably
with the stock drivers included in the restricted drivers package.
This was version 4.65 of the firmware.
On the weekend (after holding off for the sole purpose of waiting for
driver stability) I did the upgrade to 10.04.1, following reports that
the drivers are much more stable given that the stock driver was 4.95
and there was a downloadable 5.10 version.
I had no such luck. Channels would take *forever* (read >2 mins) to
tune with 4.95 and just wouldn't work at all with 5.10. I ended up
downloading the 4.65 driver from the Ubuntu 9.10 repository and have
now got two of the cards working, both with both tuners.
Regardless of who tells the story, it seems that with any version of
the drivers, you will have trouble if you do warm reboots of your BE.
I simply get around this by using a UPS to prevent reboots due to
power-cuts and I simply do a full reboot (i.e. turn the machine off,
unplug it from the wall, press the power button to drain the
capacitors, re-plug it in and reboot) after doing any kernel like
Moral of the story, I think you will be fine with the card, it just
might take some faffing around.
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