AVerMedia AVerTV Hybrid+FM PCI (A16AR)
There are actually two different DVB-T PCI cards produced by AVerMedia that bear the identical name AVerTV Hybrid+FM PCI. The first, model A16D, is currently not supported by LinuxTV (though experimental support for the device does exist; see below), but the second, model A16A, is supported by LinuxTV drivers. Coincidently, the second version is also the sole recipient of direct Linux support from AVerMedia (however, at that, it is very limited/constrained).
Support for this card was added to kernel 2.6.19.
If you have an A16AR then "lspci -v" should reveal:
01:05.0 Multimedia controller: Philips Semiconductors SAA7133/SAA7135 Video Broadcast Decoder (rev d1) Subsystem: Avermedia Technologies Inc Unknown device 2c00 Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 21 Memory at e8002000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=2K] Capabilities: <access denied>[/code]
If the card is setup correctly, then if you run "dmesg | grep saa" you will see:
[ 555.864000] saa7130/34: v4l2 driver version 0.2.14 loaded [ 555.864000] saa7133: found at 0000:01:05.0, rev: 209, irq: 21, latency: 32, mmio: 0xe8002000 [ 555.864000] saa7133: subsystem: 1461:2c00, board: AVerMedia TV Hybrid A16AR [card=99,insmod option][/code]
On the other hand, if the card is not automagically detected, when you run "dmesg | grep saa" you you will see:
[ 39.847928] saa7130/34: v4l2 driver version 0.2.14 loaded [ 39.848432] saa7133: found at 0000:01:05.0, rev: 209, irq: 21, latency: 32, mmio: 0xe8002000 [ 39.848437] saa7133: subsystem: 1461:2c00, board: UNKNOWN/GENERIC [card=0,autodetected] [/code]
In this case, you will need to do the following steps. Type:
sudo rmmod saa7134_alsa saa7134-dvb saa7134
If you can't remove the running modules from memory (which will likely happen because saa1734 will be used by any mixers and artsd)
fuser -v /dev/snd/* /dev/dsp/*
killall -9 <process names>.
Now you need to reload the modules with the following:
sudo modprobe saa7134 card=99 sudo modprobe saa7134_alsa sudo modprobe saa7134-dvb
Now you should be able load your favorite TV application and watch TV!