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== Background ==
 
== Background ==
  
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Import /tmp/channels.conf into the channel scanner in mythtv-setup.
 
Import /tmp/channels.conf into the channel scanner in mythtv-setup.
 
== LIRC ==
 
 
Grab lircd patch from http://www.itee.uq.edu.au/~chrisp/Linux-DVB/DVICO/.
 
download lircd 07, patch, make as per instructions on the site. Copy the resulting lircd binary over /usr/sbin/lircd (beware: apt-get upgrades that include lircd may break your remote config. Might be worth saving off a copy of the binary somewhere else).
 
 
The latest FC4 kernel contains updated drivers to make these cards work (2.16.1+).  You will not need to download any patches, you may need to compile lirc 0.8.0 or later though.
 
 
Fedora users: modify /etc/sysconfig/lircd to:
 
    LIRCD_OPTIONS="--driver=dvico --device=/dev/hiddev0"
 
 
- Update for MythDora10 -
 
the above file is now called just lirc (rather than lircd), and the options are in single quotes
 
I needed to make a change to this file for the DVICO USB remote, which had installed by default as an event type:
 
original entry: LIRCD_OPTIONS='-H dev/input -d /dev/input/event2'
 
modified the file lirc to match the above but with single quotes and rebooted, check after with
 
ps -ef |grep lirc
 
and verify the correct options are being passed to lircd
 
- end of edit entry for MythDora10 -
 
 
Ubuntu users: modify /etc/lirc/hardware.conf to include:
 
    DEVICE="/dev/usb/hiddev0"
 
    DRIVER="dvico"
 
 
[[Image:Important.png|left]] '''Note:''' There could potentially be other hiddev devices on your system.. in this case, your tuner may be hiddev1 or 2 - not sure how to best determine this.<br style="clear:left;"/>
 
 
Beware if you have the Dual Tuner card.  You will probably need to use the "dev/input" drivers.  The "dvico" driver is for "hiddev" support, not for "dev/input" input support.
 
 
Fedora users: modify /etc/sysconfig/lircd to:
 
    LIRCD_OPTIONS="--driver=dev/input --device=/dev/input/event2 -p 666 /etc/lircd.conf"
 
 
[[Image:Important.png|left]] '''Note:''' You could need event3 or higher.  Look for event entries in output of "dmesg" after you first boot.<br style="clear:left;"/>
 
 
  DVB: registering new adapter (DViCO FusionHDTV DVB-T Dual USB).
 
  dvb-usb: recv bulk message failed: -110
 
  DVB: registering frontend 0 (Zarlink MT352 DVB-T)...
 
  input: IR-receiver inside an USB DVB receiver as /class/input/input2
 
  dvb-usb: schedule remote query interval to 150 msecs.
 
  dvb-usb: DViCO FusionHDTV DVB-T Dual USB successfully initialized and connected.
 
 
~mythtv/.mythtv/lirc: Set as follows:
 
 
[[Image:Important.png|left]] '''Note:''' DVICO cards that ship with a "Windows Media Center" orient controller, have slightly different bindings - the set-up below appears to accomodate both, to a degree. Feel free to tweak to your own personal habits.<br style="clear:left;"/>
 
 
[[Image:Important.png|left]] '''Note:''' This config roughly mirrors the Hauppauge grey remote configuration, with a few extras added to cope with the specific buttons on the DVICO
 
remote.<br style="clear:left;"/>
 
 
{{Code box|~mythtv/.mythtv/lirc|
 
<pre>
 
    # Ultraview / dvico DVB-T Black remote
 
   
 
    # Channel Up
 
    begin
 
    prog = mythtv
 
    button = ch_up
 
    repeat = 3
 
    config = Up
 
    end
 
   
 
    # Channel Down
 
    begin
 
    prog = mythtv
 
    button = ch_down
 
    repeat = 3
 
    config = Down
 
    end
 
   
 
    # OK/Select
 
    begin
 
    prog = mythtv
 
    button = ok
 
    config = Space
 
    end
 
   
 
    # Play/Pause
 
    begin
 
    prog = mythtv
 
    button = playpause
 
    config = P
 
    end
 
   
 
    begin
 
    prog = mythtv
 
    button = stop
 
    config = Esc
 
    end
 
   
 
    # Escape/Exit/Back
 
    begin
 
    prog = mythtv
 
    button = back
 
    config = Esc
 
    end
 
   
 
    # Escape/Exit/Back
 
    begin
 
    prog = mythtv
 
    button = tv_onoff
 
    config = Esc
 
    end
 
   
 
    # big green start button
 
    begin
 
    prog = mythtv
 
    button = start
 
    repeat = 3
 
    config = Esc
 
    end
 
   
 
    # Mute
 
    begin
 
    prog = mythtv
 
    button = mute
 
    repeat = 3
 
    config = F9
 
    end
 
   
 
    # Fast forward (30 sec default)
 
    begin
 
    prog = mythtv
 
    button = fastforward
 
    repeat = 24
 
    config = Right
 
    end
 
   
 
    # Back (10 sec default)
 
    begin
 
    prog = mythtv
 
    button = rewind
 
    repeat = 24
 
    config = Left
 
    end
 
   
 
    # Skip forward (10 min default)
 
    begin
 
    prog = mythtv
 
    button = skip
 
    repeat = 3
 
    config = PgDown
 
    end
 
   
 
    # Skip backward (10 min default)
 
    begin
 
    prog = mythtv
 
    button = replay
 
    repeat = 3
 
    config = PgUp
 
    end
 
   
 
    # Record
 
    begin
 
    prog = mythtv
 
    button = record
 
    repeat = 3
 
    config = R
 
    end
 
   
 
    # OSD browse
 
    begin
 
    prog = mythtv
 
    button = guide
 
    repeat = 3
 
    config = O
 
    end
 
   
 
    # Display EPG while in live TV,
 
    # View selected show while in EPG
 
    begin
 
    prog = mythtv
 
    button = setup
 
    repeat = 3
 
    config = M
 
    end
 
   
 
    # Scroll up
 
    begin
 
    prog = mythtv
 
    button = up
 
    repeat = 3
 
    config = Up
 
    end
 
   
 
    # Scroll down
 
    begin
 
    prog = mythtv
 
    button = down
 
    repeat = 3
 
    config = Down
 
    end
 
   
 
    # Scroll Left
 
    begin
 
    prog = mythtv
 
    button = left
 
    repeat = 3
 
    config = Left
 
    end
 
   
 
    # Scroll Right
 
    begin
 
    prog = mythtv
 
    button = right
 
    repeat = 3
 
    config = Right
 
    end
 
   
 
    # Bring up OSD info
 
    begin
 
    prog = mythtv
 
    button = more
 
    repeat = 3
 
    config = I
 
    end
 
   
 
    # Change display aspect ratio
 
    begin
 
    prog = mythtv
 
    button = aspect
 
    repeat = 3
 
    config = W
 
    end
 
   
 
    # Seek to previous commercial cut point
 
    begin
 
    prog = mythtv
 
    button = snapshot
 
    repeat = 3
 
    config = Q
 
    end
 
   
 
    # Seek to next commercial cut point
 
    begin
 
    prog = mythtv
 
    button = folder_open
 
    repeat = 3
 
    config = Z
 
    end
 
   
 
    # Numbers 0-9
 
   
 
    begin
 
    prog = mythtv
 
    button = 0
 
    repeat = 3
 
    config = 0
 
    end
 
   
 
    begin
 
    prog = mythtv
 
    button = 1
 
    repeat = 3
 
    config = 1
 
    end
 
   
 
    begin
 
    prog = mythtv
 
    button = 2
 
    repeat = 3
 
    config = 2
 
    end
 
   
 
    begin
 
    prog = mythtv
 
    button = 3
 
    repeat = 3
 
    config = 3
 
    end
 
   
 
    begin
 
    prog = mythtv
 
    button = 4
 
    repeat = 3
 
    config = 4
 
    end
 
   
 
    begin
 
    prog = mythtv
 
    button = 5
 
    repeat = 3
 
    config = 5
 
    end
 
   
 
    begin
 
    prog = mythtv
 
    button = 6
 
    repeat = 3
 
    config = 6
 
    end
 
   
 
    begin
 
    prog = mythtv
 
    button = 7
 
    repeat = 3
 
    config = 7
 
    end
 
   
 
    begin
 
    prog = mythtv
 
    button = 8
 
    repeat = 3
 
    config = 8
 
    end
 
   
 
    begin
 
    prog = mythtv
 
    button = 9
 
    repeat = 3
 
    config = 9
 
    end
 
   
 
    begin
 
    prog = mythtv
 
    button = dvd_menu
 
    config = M
 
    end
 
   
 
    begin
 
    prog = mythtv
 
    button = vol_down
 
    repeat = 3
 
    config = [
 
    end
 
   
 
    begin
 
    prog = mythtv
 
    button = vol_up
 
    repeat = 3
 
    config = ]
 
    end
 
   
 
    begin
 
    prog = mythtv
 
    button = dtv
 
    config = C
 
    end
 
</pre>
 
}}
 
 
~mythtv/lirc: Set as follows:
 
{{Code box|~mythtv/lirc|
 
<pre>
 
    ### MPlayer/Xine lirc setup
 
   
 
    # Show OSD
 
    begin
 
    prog = mplayer
 
    button = guide
 
    repeat = 3
 
    config = osd
 
    end
 
   
 
    # Pause playback
 
    begin
 
    prog = mplayer
 
    button = stop
 
    repeat = 3
 
    config = pause
 
    end
 
   
 
    # Skip ahead a minute if playing
 
    # If paused, resume playing
 
    begin
 
    prog = mplayer
 
    button = playpause
 
    repeat = 3
 
    config = seek +1
 
    end
 
   
 
    # Stop playback and exit
 
    begin
 
    prog = mplayer
 
    button = tv_onoff
 
    repeat = 3
 
    config = quit
 
    end
 
    begin
 
    prog = mplayer
 
    button = back
 
    repeat = 3
 
    config = quit
 
    end
 
   
 
    # big green start button
 
    begin
 
    prog = mplayer
 
    button = start
 
    repeat = 3
 
    config = quit
 
    end
 
   
 
    # Mute
 
    begin
 
    prog = mplayer
 
    button = mute
 
    repeat = 3
 
    config = mute
 
    end
 
   
 
    # Seek back 10 seconds
 
    begin
 
    prog = mplayer
 
    button = left
 
    repeat = 3
 
    config = seek -10
 
    end
 
   
 
    # Seek forward 30 seconds
 
    begin
 
    prog = mplayer
 
    button = right
 
    repeat = 3
 
    config = seek +30
 
    end
 
   
 
    # Seek forward 3 minutes
 
    begin
 
    prog = mplayer
 
    button = fastforward
 
    repeat = 3
 
    config = seek +180
 
    end
 
   
 
    # Seek backward 3 minutes
 
    begin
 
    prog = mplayer
 
    button = rewind
 
    repeat = 3
 
    config = seek -180
 
    end
 
   
 
    # Seek forward 10 minutes
 
    begin
 
    prog = mplayer
 
    button = skip
 
    repeat = 3
 
    config = seek +600
 
    end
 
   
 
    # Seek backward 10 minutes
 
    begin
 
    prog = mplayer
 
    button = replay
 
    repeat = 3
 
    config = seek -600
 
    end
 
   
 
    # Toggle full-screen
 
    begin
 
    prog = mplayer
 
    button = fullscreen
 
    repeat = 3
 
    config = vo_fullscreen
 
    end
 
   
 
    # Xine
 
   
 
    begin
 
    prog = xine
 
    button = playpause
 
    repeat = 3
 
    config = Play
 
    end
 
   
 
    begin
 
    prog = xine
 
    button = stop
 
    repeat = 3
 
    config = Pause
 
    end
 
   
 
    begin
 
    prog = xine
 
    button = back
 
    config = Quit
 
    end
 
   
 
    begin
 
    prog = xine
 
    button = tv_onoff
 
    config = Quit
 
    end
 
   
 
    begin
 
    prog = xine
 
    button = right
 
    repeat = 3
 
    config = SeekRelative+10
 
    end
 
   
 
    begin
 
    prog = xine
 
    button = left
 
    repeat = 3
 
    config = SeekRelative-10
 
    end
 
   
 
    begin
 
    prog = xine
 
    button = fastforward
 
    repeat = 3
 
    config = SeekRelative+30
 
    end
 
   
 
    begin
 
    prog = xine
 
    button = rewind
 
    repeat = 3
 
    config = SeekRelative-30
 
    end
 
   
 
    begin
 
    prog = xine
 
    button = skip
 
    repeat = 3
 
    config = SeekRelative+300
 
    end
 
   
 
    begin
 
    prog = xine
 
    button = replay
 
    repeat = 3
 
    config = SeekRelative-300
 
    end
 
   
 
    begin
 
    prog = xine
 
    button = up
 
    repeat = 1
 
    config = EventUp
 
    end
 
   
 
    begin
 
    prog = xine
 
    button = down
 
    repeat = 1
 
    config = EventDown
 
    end
 
   
 
    begin
 
    prog = xine
 
    button = ok
 
    repeat = 0
 
    config = EventSelect
 
    end
 
   
 
    begin
 
    prog = xine
 
    button = guide
 
    repeat = 0
 
    config = Menu
 
    end
 
   
 
    begin
 
    prog = xine
 
    button = setup
 
    repeat = 0
 
    config = Menu
 
    end
 
   
 
    begin
 
    prog = xine
 
    button = vol_up
 
    repeat = 1
 
    config = Volume+
 
    end
 
   
 
    begin
 
    prog = xine
 
    button = vol_down
 
    repeat = 1
 
    config = Volume-
 
    end
 
</pre>
 
}}
 
 
/etc/lircd.conf: Set as follows:
 
{{Code box|/etc/lircd.conf|
 
<pre>
 
    # Please make this file available to others
 
    # by sending it to <lirc@bartelmus.de>
 
    #
 
    # this config file was automatically generated
 
    # using lirc-0.8.1pre1(dev/input) on Tue Jun 20 19:52:04 2006
 
    #
 
    # contributed by  Craig Cook
 
    #
 
    # brand:                      DViCO FusionHDTV DVB-T Dual Digital
 
    # model no. of remote control: MCE
 
    # devices being controlled by this remote:
 
    #
 
   
 
    begin remote
 
   
 
      name  DViCO_Dual_Digital
 
      bits          16
 
      eps            30
 
      aeps          100
 
   
 
      one            0    0
 
      zero            0    0
 
      pre_data_bits  16
 
      pre_data      0x1
 
      gap            251756
 
      toggle_bit      0
 
   
 
   
 
          begin codes
 
              1                        0x0002
 
              2                        0x0003
 
              3                        0x0004
 
              4                        0x0005
 
              5                        0x0006
 
              6                        0x0007
 
              7                        0x0008
 
              8                        0x0009
 
              9                        0x000A
 
              0                        0x000B
 
              rew                      0x00A8
 
              playpause                0x00A4
 
              ff                      0x00D0
 
              mute                    0x0071
 
              stop                    0x0080
 
              rec                      0x00A7
 
              power                    0x0074
 
              camera                  0x00D4
 
              live                    0x0182
 
              folder                  0x0086
 
              voldown                  0x0072
 
              volup                    0x0073
 
              chup                    0x0192
 
              chdn                    0x0193
 
              start                    0x001C
 
              replay                  0x00A5
 
              skip                    0x00A3
 
              down                    0x006C
 
              right                    0x006A
 
              left                    0x0069
 
              up                      0x0067
 
              ok                      0x0160
 
              dvdmenu                  0x008B
 
              back                    0x009E
 
              setup                    0x008D
 
              tvpower                  0x0164
 
              guide                    0x016D
 
              info                    0x0166
 
              alttab                  0x000F
 
              dtv                      0x0179
 
              mp3                      0x0187
 
              dvd                      0x0185
 
              cpf                      0x016C
 
              aspect                  0x0173
 
              zoom                    0x0174
 
          end codes
 
   
 
    end remote
 
</pre>
 
}}
 
~mythtv/.lircrc: Set as follows (for the Dvico Dual Tuner):
 
{{Code box|~mythtv/.lircrc|
 
<pre>
 
    # lircrc.example.DVICO-nativelirc
 
    # 2004-07-04, Chris Pascoe
 
    # mailto:linuxdvb@itee.uq.edu.au
 
    # Save this file in ~/.mythtv/lircrc
 
   
 
    begin
 
        prog = mythtv
 
        button = power
 
        config = Esc
 
    end
 
   
 
    begin
 
        prog = mythtv
 
        button = Go
 
    # Swap the PiP windows
 
        config = N
 
    end
 
   
 
    begin
 
        prog = mythtv
 
        button = 1
 
        config = 1
 
        config = return
 
    end
 
   
 
    begin
 
        prog = mythtv
 
        button = 2
 
        config = 2
 
        config = return
 
    end
 
   
 
    begin
 
        prog = mythtv
 
        button = 3
 
        config = 3
 
        config = return
 
    end
 
   
 
    begin
 
        prog = mythtv
 
        button = 4
 
        config = 4
 
        config = return
 
    end
 
   
 
    begin
 
        prog = mythtv
 
        button = 5
 
        config = 5
 
        config = return
 
    end
 
   
 
    begin
 
        prog = mythtv
 
        button = 6
 
        config = 6
 
        config = return
 
    end
 
   
 
    begin
 
        prog = mythtv
 
        button = 7
 
        config = 7
 
        config = return
 
    end
 
   
 
    begin
 
        prog = mythtv
 
        button = 8
 
        config = 8
 
        config = return
 
    end
 
   
 
    begin
 
        prog = mythtv
 
        button = 9
 
        config = 9
 
        config = return
 
    end
 
   
 
    begin
 
        prog = mythtv
 
        button = back
 
        config = Esc
 
    end
 
   
 
    begin
 
        prog = mythtv
 
        button = 0
 
        config = 0
 
        config = return
 
    end
 
   
 
    begin
 
        prog = mythtv
 
        button = info
 
        config = I
 
    end
 
   
 
    begin
 
        prog = mythtv
 
        button = guide
 
        config = S
 
    end
 
   
 
    begin
 
      prog = mythtv
 
    # This is the Red key
 
    # We'll use it for "Delete"
 
      button = red
 
      config = D
 
    end
 
   
 
    # Note the "repeat =" strings in the volume and channel.
 
    # This means that if you hold down the key, every nth instance will be
 
    # passed.  This depends on your system, so you may want to increase or
 
    # decrease this and see what happens.  repeat = 1 is probably too
 
    # fast.
 
   
 
    begin
 
      prog = mythtv
 
      button = voldown
 
      repeat = 2
 
      config = F10
 
    end
 
   
 
    begin
 
      prog = mythtv
 
      button = volup
 
      repeat = 2
 
      config = F11
 
    end
 
   
 
    begin
 
        prog = mythtv
 
        button = chup
 
        config = Up
 
    end
 
   
 
    begin
 
        prog = mythtv
 
        button = chdown
 
        config = Down
 
    end
 
   
 
    begin
 
        prog = mythtv
 
        button = up
 
    # This is the "up" on the central diamond
 
        config = Up
 
    end
 
   
 
    begin
 
        prog = mythtv
 
        button = down
 
    # This is the "down" on the central diamond
 
        config = Down
 
    end
 
   
 
    begin
 
        prog = mythtv
 
        button = left
 
    # This is the "left" on the central diamond
 
        config = Left
 
    end
 
   
 
    begin
 
        prog = mythtv
 
        button = right
 
    # This is the "right" on the central diamond
 
        config = Right
 
    end
 
   
 
    begin
 
        prog = mythtv
 
    # Middle button on the diamond
 
        button = ok
 
        config = Return
 
    end
 
   
 
    begin
 
        prog = mythtv
 
        button = start
 
        config = Return
 
    end
 
   
 
    begin
 
        prog = mythtv
 
        button = mute
 
        config = |
 
    end
 
   
 
    begin
 
        prog = mythtv
 
        button = playpause
 
        config = ctrl+p
 
    end
 
   
 
    begin
 
      prog = mythtv
 
    # Change focus for PiP (to change channel in the other window)
 
      button = atvdtv
 
      config = B
 
    end   
 
   
 
    begin
 
      prog = mythtv
 
    # Toggle PiP on/off
 
      button = zoom
 
      config = V
 
    end
 
   
 
    begin
 
        prog = mythtv
 
        button = rew
 
        config = Left
 
    #    config = seek -180
 
    end
 
   
 
    begin
 
        prog = mythtv
 
        button = stop
 
        config = P
 
    end
 
   
 
    begin
 
        prog = mythtv
 
        button = ff
 
        config = Right
 
    #    config = seek +180
 
    end
 
   
 
    begin
 
        prog = mythtv
 
        button = record
 
        config = R
 
    end
 
   
 
    #begin
 
    #  prog = mythtv
 
    ## Teletext
 
    #  button = stop
 
    #  config = T
 
    #end
 
   
 
    begin
 
        prog = mythtv
 
        button = camera
 
        config = P
 
    end
 
   
 
    begin
 
      prog = mythtv
 
      button = replay
 
    # Use for backwards commercial skip
 
      config = Q
 
    end
 
   
 
    begin
 
      prog = mythtv
 
      button = skip
 
    # Use for forward commercial skip
 
      config = Z
 
    end
 
   
 
    begin
 
      prog = mythtv
 
      button = dvd
 
      config = Ctrl+D
 
    end
 
   
 
    begin
 
      prog = mythtv
 
      button = mp3
 
      config = Ctrl+M
 
    end
 
   
 
    begin
 
      prog = mythtv
 
      button = aspect
 
      config = W
 
    end   
 
   
 
    begin
 
      prog = mythtv
 
      button = dvhs
 
      config = c
 
    end
 
   
 
    # Xine
 
   
 
    begin
 
      prog = xine
 
      button = playpause
 
      repeat = 3
 
      config = Play
 
    end
 
   
 
    begin
 
      prog = xine
 
      button = stop
 
      repeat = 3
 
      config = Pause
 
    end
 
   
 
    begin
 
      prog = xine
 
      button = back
 
      config = Quit
 
    end
 
   
 
    begin
 
      prog = xine
 
      button = tv_onoff
 
      config = Quit
 
    end
 
   
 
    begin
 
      prog = xine
 
      button = right
 
      repeat = 3
 
      config = SeekRelative+10
 
    end
 
   
 
    begin
 
      prog = xine
 
      button = left
 
      repeat = 3
 
      config = SeekRelative-10
 
    end
 
   
 
    begin
 
      prog = xine
 
      button = ff
 
      repeat = 3
 
      config = SeekRelative+30
 
    end
 
   
 
    begin
 
      prog = xine
 
      button = rew
 
      repeat = 3
 
      config = SeekRelative-30
 
    end
 
   
 
    begin
 
      prog = xine
 
      button = skip
 
      repeat = 3
 
      config = SeekRelative+300
 
    end
 
   
 
    begin
 
      prog = xine
 
      button = replay
 
      repeat = 3
 
      config = SeekRelative-300
 
    end
 
   
 
    begin
 
      prog = xine
 
      button = up
 
      repeat = 1
 
      config = EventUp
 
    end
 
   
 
    begin
 
      prog = xine
 
      button = down
 
      repeat = 1
 
      config = EventDown
 
    end
 
   
 
    begin
 
      prog = xine
 
      button = ok
 
      repeat = 0
 
      config = EventSelect
 
    end
 
   
 
    begin
 
      prog = xine
 
      button = guide
 
      repeat = 0
 
      config = Menu
 
    end
 
   
 
    begin
 
      prog = xine
 
      button = setup
 
      repeat = 0
 
      config = Menu
 
    end
 
   
 
    begin
 
      prog = xine
 
      button = volup
 
      repeat = 1
 
      config = Volume+
 
    end
 
   
 
    begin
 
      prog = xine
 
      button = voldown
 
      repeat = 1
 
      config = Volume-
 
    end
 
</pre>
 
}}
 
 
 
reboot.
 
 
 
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Latest revision as of 18:53, 24 September 2010

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Background

The following text represents my working notes, made when I updated my analogue (PVR-350 based) mythtv box to use a Ultraview DVB-T (which is basically a DViCO DVB-T re-badged).

These notes have also been edited by Richard Dale who uses two DViCO FusionHDTV DVB-T Plus cards on FC4 in Melbourne, and Warwick Allison with slightly newer/different cards.

There are also notes for DViCO FusionHDTV DVB-T Dual Tuner cards.

These notes do *not* apply to the DVICO "Lite" cards (Warwick never got those to actually work, but Dane Allison did).


The latest versions (as at 30 March 2007) of V4L now support the Ultraview Lite cards. If not recognised automatically, go to http://linuxtv.org/repo/#mercurial to update. Using mercurial is the easiest way of updating the files. You may need to update/install python to 2.3 to run mercurial and may need to install mercurial manually. I carried out the steps set out, including the optional steps, rebooted and the card was recognised.

Before you Start

This assumes that you've followed the Fedora Myth(TV)ology HOWTO guide on Fedora Core 3 or Fedora Core 4.

For other distributions, YMMV, but things should be reasonably close.

I have also included some notes for Ubuntu Breezy that should help.

Card Source

I picked up my Ultraview card from AB&T in Philip, Canberra (Australia) - just under 200ish. Belconnen should have some also - apparently they're fairly easy to find around Canberra as of Nov 2005.

Hardware

When installing your card, ensure that you plug the ultraview/dvico audio-out port into the CD-in port (or AUX, if you have one), on your sound card. This is an on-card port in both cases - not one of the ones at the rear that you can access from outside your computer. A suitable cable is supplied with the Ultraview.

The "DViCO FusionHDTV DVB-T Dual Tuner" card has two tuners. One is PCI, the other is USB. You will either need to connect an external USB cable to your card, or use the supplied internal USB cable which connects to your motherboard.

Kernel / Packages

Older kernels may not have the drivers required, so update to the most recent kernel available using:

yum update

For the Ultraview card on FC3 with 2.6.12, Kudzu will automatically add an entry into /etc/modprobe.conf for you for the card, which should look like this:

   alias char-major-81 cx8800

On the Ultraview card on FC3 with 2.6.12 you will need to force the cx88xx module into DVICO mode by adding the following like

   options cx88xx card=21

On FC4, kernel 2.6.15 and the DViCO FusionHDTV cards I didn't need to make any changes to modprobe.conf but did need to add the following lines to the start function of /etc/rc.d/init.d/mythbackend

/sbin/modprobe video-buf-dvb
/sbin/modprobe cx88-dvb

For Ubuntu Breezy, modify the file /etc/modprobe.d/aliases, and change the line:

 alias char-major-81 videodev

to:

 alias char-major-81 cx8800

Also, create a file /etc/modprobe.d/dvico with the following contents:

 options cx88xx card=21

Breezy users will also want to use 'EasyUbuntu' to pull back the appropriate multimedia packages (win32codecs, etc). Once done, add the following to your /etc/apt/sources.list:

deb http://deb.thehunter.ws/ breezy mythtv-stable

  1. deb-src http://deb.thehunter.ws/ breezy mythtv-stable

.. and install the appropriate mythtv packages.

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Note: If you manually compile your kernel, 2.6.12 has a known bug related to tuning: http://www.linuxtv.org/pipermail/linux-dvb/2005-July/003197.html

DViCO Dual Digital 2

Note: Much of this information below is historical. Ubuntu 10.4 (and possibly others) have the DViCO Dual Digital 2 working out-of-the-box, except for enabling propriety firmware for DVB cards via "enable hardware drivers".

For those with a revision 1.4 or later board, Chris Pascoe has just released (August 2006) an update to make it work.

I have confirmed it working on FC5 with a 2.6.17.8 vanilla kernel, and others have tested it to be working on other combinations.

It's part of the v4l-dvb sources. You will need to get the latest mercurial sources, and compile them. Most distros have mecurial available as extras (e.g. yum install mercurial). They recommend you use a vanilla kernel (i.e. one from www.kernel.org) and compile it yourself. In either cace, you'll need the kernel source. FC5 kernel soruce may be downloaded using yum install kernel-devel.

The instructions are quite easy to follow. Find them at http://www.linuxtv.org and look for the "DVB CVS/Mercurial" on the sidebar.

Getting the Firmware manually

In addition to the v4l-dvb drivers, the USB tuner (it has both PCI and USB tuners) needs the correct firmare to operate.

If you do not have the firmware (FC5 does not ship with it, not sure if any others do), there is a script in the kernel documentation to get it:

 cd /usr/src/linux-2.6.17.8/Documentation/dvb/   # Modify for source directory, if necessary
 chmod 777 get_dvb_firmware
 ./get_dvb_firmware bluebird

And you'll need to copy it to one of the following two places, depending on your distro:

 cp dvb-usb-bluebird-01.fw /usr/lib/hotplug/firmware/dvb-usb-bluebird-01.fw   # OR
 cp dvb-usb-bluebird-01.fw /lib/firmware/dvb-usb-bluebird-01.fw   # This one for FC5

Alsa

Ensure that your 'CD' device on your sound card is enabled as a 'capture' device. Run: alsamixer, press F4 to switch to the 'Capture' options. Move to 'CD' and press 'space' to set CD as a capture device. Press F3 to jump back to 'Playback' and set the CD volume to 100%.

Permissions

For Fedora, add to /etc/security/console.perms:

   # Mythtv permissions
   <dvb>=/dev/dvb/adapter?/*
   <console> 0660 /dev/lirc0 0660 root.uucp
   <console> 0660 <dvb> 0660 root.root

Reboot. This will allow the mythtv user (or whoever logs into the console) to access the card, rather than restricting it to root only.

For Ubuntu Breezy, add the 'mythtv' user to the following groups in /etc/group:

 cdrom, audio, video, plugdev

Tuner

Go to http://www.dba.org.au/index.asp?sectionID=22, put in your post-code (eg: 2902) Select the region that is closest to you (eg: Tuggeranong Hill) Note down the "middle frequency" for each channel. Convert it to HZ by multiplying by 1000000 (788.5 becomes 788500000).

tv_grab_au_reg

NOTE: This section contains historical information. New users should consider using Shepherd instead, which replaces the grabber scripts below: http://svn.whuffy.com/

Option 1

Download tv_grab_au_reg, and follow the instructions from http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~willu/xmltv/tv_grab_au_reg.html

Note the new grabber can obtain data from both Oztivo and ICE

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Note: I fired up phpmyadmin at this point, and threw the xmlid into the channels table (I didn't follow the above instructions exactly) - I suspect you won't need to do this, so I won't go into significant detail.
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Note: once you create the "video source".xml file you will need to update the registration/password details as per your oztivo userid/passwd and configure your channels in the file as well.

Option 2

Alternatively, you can use the tv_grab_au script from imir which downloads the channel guide from NineMSN, which is surprisingly accurate. http://www.immir.com/tv_grab_au

MythTV Setup

Run mythtvsetup

Set up the 'General' options as appropriate

Define a new Capture card, and configure it as a "Digital Video Broadcast Card (DVB)" The DVB Card Number, is generally '0', but may be different on your system.

If you have the Dual Tuner card you will have a DVB Card Number '1' as well as '0'. Add this as a second card.

Once you have the correct Card type, and card number, the 'Card Name' and 'Type' should show appropriate values. Under Advanced -> Recording Options: Check 'Use Hardware MPEG Encoder' Finish

Video Sources -> New Video Source Video Source Name: HDTV Tuner (this name can be pretty-much arbitrary) XMLTV Listings Grabber: Australia Channel frequency table: default

Input Connections: Set DVB0 to a video source of 'HDTV Tuner'. If you have the Dual Tuner card set DVB1 to a video source of 'HDTV Tuner' as well.

Channel Editor

Go to 'Advanced' (Note: the 'm' key will allow you to edit/delete stuff in this submenu) Select 'New Transport' Enter each frequency you found above (in Hz). Select a Bandwidth of 7Hz

Select 'scan for channels' Change 'scan type' to 'Existing transport scan' Select each transport in turn, and Scan. Channels should be added to the main listing once they're found.

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Note: This process didn't want to work for me under 0.19. I later worked out though, that I didn't have the 'timeout' settings set to an acceptable value. Try at least doubling the default values, and you should be fine. However, channel frequencies for Kambah/Tuggeranong are provided here if you need them:
   INSERT INTO `channel` VALUES (1002, '2', '31', 1, 'ABC TV Canberra', 'ABC TV Canberra', '/home/mythtv/.mythtv/channels/abc.png', NULL, , 'ABC-Can', 0, 32768, 32768, 32768, 32768, 'Default', 0, 1, , 0, 1, 529, 0);
   INSERT INTO `channel` VALUES (1021, '21', '31', 1, 'ABC2', 'ABC2', '/home/mythtv/.mythtv/channels/abc.png', NULL, , 'ABC2', 0, 32768, 32768, 32768, 32768, 'Default', 0, 1, , 0, 1, 530, 0);
   INSERT INTO `channel` VALUES (1022, '22', '31', 1, 'ABC TV', 'ABC TV', '/home/mythtv/.mythtv/channels/abc.png', NULL, , , 0, 32768, 32768, 32768, 32768, 'Default', 0, 0, , 0, 1, 531, 0);
   INSERT INTO `channel` VALUES (1020, '20', '31', 1, 'ABC HDTV', 'ABC HDTV', '/home/mythtv/.mythtv/channels/abc.png', NULL, , , 0, 32768, 32768, 32768, 32768, 'Default', 0, 0, , 0, 1, 848, 0);
   INSERT INTO `channel` VALUES (3374, '2374', NULL, 1, 'PRIME Canberra', 'PRIME Canberra', '/home/mythtv/.mythtv/channels/prime.png', NULL, , 'Prime-Can', 0, 32768, 32768, 32768, 32768, 'Default', 0, 1, , 0, 6, 2374, 0);
   INSERT INTO `channel` VALUES (3400, '2400', NULL, 1, 'PRIME HD', 'PRIME HD', '/home/mythtv/.mythtv/channels/prime.png', NULL, , , 0, 32768, 32768, 32768, 32768, 'Default', 0, 0, , 0, 6, 2400, 0);
   INSERT INTO `channel` VALUES (3401, '2401', NULL, 1, 'PRIME View 1', 'PRIME View 1', '/home/mythtv/.mythtv/channels/prime.png', NULL, , , 0, 32768, 32768, 32768, 32768, 'Default', 0, 0, , 0, 6, 2401, 0);
   INSERT INTO `channel` VALUES (3402, '2402', NULL, 1, 'PRIME View 2', 'PRIME View 2', '/home/mythtv/.mythtv/channels/prime.png', NULL, , , 0, 32768, 32768, 32768, 32768, 'Default', 0, 0, , 0, 6, 2402, 0);
   INSERT INTO `channel` VALUES (3403, '2403', NULL, 1, 'PRIME View 3', 'PRIME View 3', '/home/mythtv/.mythtv/channels/prime.png', NULL, , , 0, 32768, 32768, 32768, 32768, 'Default', 0, 0, , 0, 6, 2403, 0);
   INSERT INTO `channel` VALUES (1030, '30', NULL, 1, 'SBS HD', 'SBS HD', '/home/mythtv/.mythtv/channels/sbs.png', NULL, , , 0, 32768, 32768, 32768, 32768, 'Default', 0, 0, , 0, 3, 848, 0);
   INSERT INTO `channel` VALUES (1003, '3', NULL, 1, 'SBS DIGITAL 1', 'SBS DIGITAL 1', '/home/mythtv/.mythtv/channels/sbs.png', NULL, , 'SBS-Can', 0, 32768, 32768, 32768, 32768, 'Default', 0, 1, , 0, 3, 849, 0);
   INSERT INTO `channel` VALUES (1033, '33', NULL, 1, 'SBS DIGITAL 2', 'SBS DIGITAL 2', '/home/mythtv/.mythtv/channels/sbs.png', NULL, , 'SBS-NEWS', 0, 32768, 32768, 32768, 32768, 'Default', 0, 1, , 0, 3, 850, 0);
   INSERT INTO `channel` VALUES (1031, '31', NULL, 1, 'SBS EPG', 'SBS EPG', '/home/mythtv/.mythtv/channels/sbs.png', NULL, , , 0, 32768, 32768, 32768, 32768, 'Default', 0, 0, , 0, 3, 851, 0);
   INSERT INTO `channel` VALUES (1001, '1', NULL, 1, 'WIN TV Canberra', 'WIN TV Canberra', '/home/mythtv/.mythtv/channels/win.png', NULL, , 'WIN-Can', 0, 32768, 32768, 32768, 32768, 'Default', 0, 1, , 0, 5, 1, 0);
   INSERT INTO `channel` VALUES (1010, '10', NULL, 1, 'WIN TV HD', 'WIN TV HD', '/home/mythtv/.mythtv/channels/win.png', NULL, , , 0, 32768, 32768, 32768, 32768, 'Default', 0, 0, , 0, 5, 10, 0);
   INSERT INTO `channel` VALUES (3055, '2055', NULL, 1, 'SC10 Canberra', 'SC10 Canberra', '/home/mythtv/.mythtv/channels/10.png', NULL, , 'Ten-Can', 0, 32768, 32768, 32768, 32768, 'Default', 0, 1, , 0, 4, 2055, 0);
   INSERT INTO `channel` VALUES (3087, '2087', NULL, 1, 'SC10 HD', 'SC10 HD', '/home/mythtv/.mythtv/channels/10.png', NULL, , , 0, 32768, 32768, 32768, 32768, 'Default', 0, 0, , 0, 4, 2087, 0);


   INSERT INTO `dtv_multiplex` VALUES (1, 1, 529, 4112, 746500000, '1', NULL, NULL, NULL, 'qam_16', '7', '1/2', '8', '1/16', 0, 'qam_64', 'n', '3/4', 'dvb', 16, '20060218194836');
   INSERT INTO `dtv_multiplex` VALUES (2, 1, NULL, NULL, 774500000, '0', NULL, NULL, NULL, 'qam_16', '7', 'Auto', '8', 'auto', 0, 'qam_64', 'n', 'Auto', 'dvb', 33, '20060218195323');
   INSERT INTO `dtv_multiplex` VALUES (3, 1, NULL, NULL, 732500000, 'a', NULL, 'auto', NULL, 'auto', '7', 'auto', 'a', 'auto', 0, 'auto', 'a', 'auto', 'dvb', 33, '20060218201128');
   INSERT INTO `dtv_multiplex` VALUES (4, 1, NULL, NULL, 767500000, 'a', NULL, 'auto', NULL, 'auto', '7', 'auto', 'a', 'auto', 0, 'auto', 'a', 'auto', 'dvb', 33, '20060218201158');
   INSERT INTO `dtv_multiplex` VALUES (5, 1, 12922, 12915, 788500000, 'a', NULL, 'auto', NULL, 'auto', '7', 'auto', 'a', 'auto', 0, 'auto', 'a', 'auto', 'dvb', 7, '20060220232313');
   INSERT INTO `dtv_multiplex` VALUES (6, 1, 2462, 12929, 809500000, 'a', NULL, 'auto', NULL, 'auto', '7', 'auto', 'a', 'auto', 0, 'auto', 'a', 'auto', 'dvb', 17, '20060218202301');


An alternative method for scanning channels, is the w-scan package. This is particularly useful in situations where the standard mythtv transports are not quite right for your area. Symptoms include: Poor reception, black channels when you change to them using liveTV, no channel lock, partial locks.

 apt-get install w-scan (or the equivalent for your distro)
 w_scan -c au -x > /tmp/channels.conf

Import /tmp/channels.conf into the channel scanner in mythtv-setup.