Hauppage Nova-T stick DVB-T


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by astrolinux22 » Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:50 am
Hi, sorry if this has been covered already.

I am running into issues getting my Nova-T dvb-t stick running in Raspbian. Raspian is using the 3.2.27 kernal and I have compile tvheadend from source and that is working fine. However when I try to select a dvb tuner it doesn't show anything.

pi@raspberrypi ~ $ lsusb
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0424:9512 Standard Microsystems Corp.
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0424:ec00 Standard Microsystems Corp.
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 2101:8500 ActionStar
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 2101:8501 ActionStar
Bus 001 Device 006: ID 2040:7070 Hauppauge Nova-T Stick 3

It seems is is recognised on the system so don't get why its not working?

Thanks

Matt
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by doobedoobedo » Sun Sep 30, 2012 11:42 am
Have you installed the firmware?
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by astrolinux22 » Sun Sep 30, 2012 11:47 am
No I haven't installed any firmware specific to dvb-t. The pi firmware is up to date (dist-upgrade etc).

I am not clear as to how I would install firmware for the tuner?

Thanks!
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by doobedoobedo » Sun Sep 30, 2012 1:32 pm
Firmware for the tuner will normally live in /lib/firmware.

In a terminal run dmesg. It'll tell you what the name of the firmware it expects is.
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by astrolinux22 » Sun Sep 30, 2012 1:49 pm
Ah cool,

so found this after running dmesg

[ 7.298837] dvb-usb: found a 'Hauppauge Nova-T Stick' in cold state, will try to load a firmware
[ 7.321998] IR JVC protocol handler initialized
[ 7.708744] IR Sony protocol handler initialized
[ 8.020846] IR MCE Keyboard/mouse protocol handler initialized
[ 8.035155] dvb-usb: did not find the firmware file. (dvb-usb-dib0700-1.20.fw) Please see linux/Documentation/dvb/ for more details on firmware-problems. (-2)
[ 8.079147] usbcore: registered new interface driver dvb_usb_dib0700
[ 8.121796] lirc_dev: IR Remote Control driver registered, major 251
[ 8.153468] IR LIRC bridge handler initialized
[ 14.910664] EXT4-fs (mmcblk0p2): re-mounted. Opts: (null)
[ 15.599839] bcm2835 ALSA card created!
[ 23.587228] smsc95xx 1-1.1:1.0: eth0: link up, 100Mbps, full-duplex, lpa 0x45E1
[ 28.820969] Adding 102396k swap on /var/swap. Priority:-1 extents:1 across:102396k SS
[ 49.988956] usb 1-1.2: USB disconnect, device number 4

So is it as simple as finding the right firmware file (dvb-usb-dib0700-1.20.fw) and putting in /lib/firmware? Also where will I find the firmware file?

Thanks.
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by astrolinux22 » Sun Sep 30, 2012 2:10 pm
Mate that has made my day! It now works perfectly. I'm using raspian as a file server/media server ready for when I get Pi # 2 which will have raspbmc.

Thanks!
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by andremichi » Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:36 pm
Hi astrolinux22,

Where did you get the firmware ?

I'm having troubles with a leadership sbtvd dongle, and the firmware is the same.

Thanks!
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by astrolinux22 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:53 pm
Hi!

I got the firmware file from LinuxTV.org. Just did

wget linuxtv.org/downloads/firmware/dvb-usb-dib0700-1.20.fw

Then copied it into the /lib/firmware directory restarted and all sorted.

Hope this works for you.

Matt
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by splame » Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:51 am
Sorry to resurrect a thread that's a little old, but I thought it was worth mentioning I installed the firmware for my dib0700 based card (a PCTV pc73e) by running:
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sudo apt-get install firmware-linux-nonfree


You get a lot of other firmware blobs, but it makes it painless to manage.

Did you ever get your DVB card going?
I still have a problem where running
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scan /usr/share/dvb/dvb-t/{country-region}

causes the pi to lock up and need a hard (power out) reset. :\
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by astrolinux22 » Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:21 pm
Hi, thanks for the tip, much more straight forward!

Yes my card is working great now. I didn't use the scan program as I found the muxes online by finding my closest transmitter and looking at their frequencies, then added them manually to tvheadend interface. What tv program are you using?

Hope this helps, if not let me know and I will try scan program on my pi.

Matt
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by TonkaToys » Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:29 pm
If anyone is still struggling with this, I'd recommend visiting StuffAboutCode's site for some very easy to follow instructions.
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