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=== IR Remote Support ===
 
=== IR Remote Support ===
The latest developtment version of the driver gives support to the RM-FP remote control (thanks to Jose Alberto Reguero [http://www.linuxtv.org/pipermail/linux-dvb/2008-November/030121.html]. NOTE: THAT PATCH is already included in the current development version of v4l-dvb). But there are other remote control versions bundled with the device. RM-KS is one of those. Taking a look into the files that the CDROM driver installs, there are five files named: AP6RMFP.BIN, AP6RMHR.BIN, AP6RMHV.BIN, AP6RMJH.BIN, AP6RMKS.BIN, where the correct IR table to be used with each remote control (FP, HR, HV, JH, KS) is given. This patch [http://article.gmane.org/gmane.linux.drivers.video-input-infrastructure/753] (copy from the first diff line until the end) adds support for the KS remote control, using the option ''remote=5'' when ''dvb-usb-af9015'' module is loaded. In debian that is made adding (as root) a file called, for example, ''dvb'', in the directory ''/etc/modprobe.b/'' with the line
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The latest developtment version of the driver gives support to the RM-FP remote control (thanks to Jose Alberto Reguero [http://www.linuxtv.org/pipermail/linux-dvb/2008-November/030121.html]. But there are other remote control versions bundled with the device. RM-KS is one of those. Taking a look into the files that the CDROM driver installs, there are five files named: AP6RMFP.BIN, AP6RMHR.BIN, AP6RMHV.BIN, AP6RMJH.BIN, AP6RMKS.BIN, where the correct IR table to be used with each remote control (FP, HR, HV, JH, KS) is given.
  
options dvb_usb_af9015 remote=5
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UPDATE: Support for RM-KS remote is already included in this mercury repository [http://linuxtv.org/hg/~anttip/af9015/archive/tip.tar.gz]
  
Until the patch goes into the repository files, before you compile the drivers you should apply the patch:
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Download and compile the drivers, and then use the option ''remote=5'' when ''dvb-usb-af9015'' module is loaded. In debian that is made adding (as root) a file called, for example, ''dvb'', in the directory ''/etc/modprobe.b/'' with the line
  
  $ cd v4l-dvb-XXXXXXXX/linux/drivers/media/dvb/dvb-usb
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  options dvb_usb_af9015 remote=5
$ cp /wherever/you/downloaded/the/patch/af9015.diff .
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$ patch < af9015.diff
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and then compile the drivers, and install them.
 
  
 
There is a lot of information on how to make lirc work in [[Hauppauge_WinTV-NOVA-T-Stick#Remote_Control_Support]]
 
There is a lot of information on how to make lirc work in [[Hauppauge_WinTV-NOVA-T-Stick#Remote_Control_Support]]
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and reboot. The problem should be solved that way.
 
and reboot. The problem should be solved that way.
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=== Test your drivers ===
 
=== Test your drivers ===
 
Once compiled you can try this: [[Testing_your_DVB_device]]. Kaffeine seems the easiest/fastest way to check if it works.
 
Once compiled you can try this: [[Testing_your_DVB_device]]. Kaffeine seems the easiest/fastest way to check if it works.

Revision as of 00:05, 7 April 2009

AverMedia DVB-T Volar X

A DVB-T USB device from AverMedia.

It is perfectly supported in Linux, even the IR remote.

Identification

[root@host] lsusb
...
ID 07ca:a815 AVerMedia Technologies, Inc.
...

Components used

  • AF9015-NT
  • MXL5003S as a tuner

Instalation

Firmware

Firstly, you need to copy the following firmware dvb-usb-af9015.fw in your /lib/firmware/ directory, or in the directory where your system will search for it.

Drivers

It is supported in the latest v4l-dvb, so you have to download them first. Either getting [1] or using mercury See the How to Obtain, Build and Install V4L-DVB Device Drivers for all the details.

IR Remote Support

The latest developtment version of the driver gives support to the RM-FP remote control (thanks to Jose Alberto Reguero [2]. But there are other remote control versions bundled with the device. RM-KS is one of those. Taking a look into the files that the CDROM driver installs, there are five files named: AP6RMFP.BIN, AP6RMHR.BIN, AP6RMHV.BIN, AP6RMJH.BIN, AP6RMKS.BIN, where the correct IR table to be used with each remote control (FP, HR, HV, JH, KS) is given.

UPDATE: Support for RM-KS remote is already included in this mercury repository [3]

Download and compile the drivers, and then use the option remote=5 when dvb-usb-af9015 module is loaded. In debian that is made adding (as root) a file called, for example, dvb, in the directory /etc/modprobe.b/ with the line

options dvb_usb_af9015 remote=5


There is a lot of information on how to make lirc work in Hauppauge_WinTV-NOVA-T-Stick#Remote_Control_Support

Possible issues

Due to some problems with the HID devices, in some machines the IR reception is buggy [4] (i.e. irw gets correctly first button pressed, but then gets stuck in a weird loop where the button seems pressed all the time) To solve this, you can create the file /etc/modprobe.d/usbhid containing:

options usbhid quirks=0x07ca:0xa815:0x04

and then execute

$ sudo update-initramfs -u

and reboot. The problem should be solved that way.

Test your drivers

Once compiled you can try this: Testing_your_DVB_device. Kaffeine seems the easiest/fastest way to check if it works.

External links

--Pipeta 17:19, 25 January 2009 (CET)