AVerMedia AVerTV Digi Volar X (A815)

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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 install 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]. 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 [3] (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

options dvb_usb_af9015 remote=5

Until the patch goes into the repository files, before you compile the drivers you should apply the patch:

$ cd v4l-dvb-XXXXXXXX/linux/drivers/media/dvb/dvb-usb
$ cp /wherever/you/downloaded/the/patch/af9015.diff .
$ patch < af9015.diff

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

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-initrd -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)