PCTV picoStick 74e
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This device supports [[DVB-T]]. The package includes a small
This device supports [[DVB-T]]. The package includes a small antennaand a short [[USB]] extension cable.
Latest revision as of 19:54, 18 February 2010
This device is not currently supported in the mainline Linux kernel, but a test driver is available from KernelLabs. See KernelLabs blog for more details.
- TV antenna input
- Abilis AS102 (combined tuner/demodulator/USB bridge)
Making it Work
In order to use the LinuxTV driver, you need to download and install the firmware.
Download the windows driver with something like:
wget http://www.kernellabs.com/firmware/as102/as102_data1_st.hex wget http://www.kernellabs.com/firmware/as102/as102_data2_st.hex
copy the generated file so it can be picked up by the Linux kernel:
cp as102_data1_st.hex /lib/firmware cp as102_data2_st.hex /lib/firmware
KernelLabs has worked with the chipset vendor to provide licensing which allows the firmware to be freely redistributed (including bundling in Linux distributions). More information can be found here: Licensing README
While the driver is not currently upstream, it can be installed via the following:
hg clone http://kernellabs.com/hg/~dheitmueller/v4l-dvb-as102 cd v4l-dvb-as102 make make install reboot
- Read the above mentioned Firmware section for details on installing the proper firmware.