[linux-dvb] Nova-T USB2 frontend not loading...

Steve Pearce steve at caliban.ws
Mon Jul 24 17:42:38 CEST 2006

I wonder if anyone is able to help me to get the frontend for my WinTV
Nova-T USB 2 DVB unit to load. I’ve tried on two freshly compiled kernels: and, both with the relevant modules compiled (as far as
I’ve been able to ascertain) and both with the same effect (excerpt from

	dvb-usb: found a 'Hauppauge WinTV-NOVA-T usb2' in warm state.
	dvb-usb: will pass the complete MPEG2 transport stream to the
software demuxer.
	DVB: registering new adapter (Hauppauge WinTV-NOVA-T usb2).
	dvb-usb: MAC address: 00:0d:fe:35:35:35
-->	dvb-usb: no frontend was attached by 'Hauppauge WinTV-NOVA-T usb2'
	input: IR-receiver inside an USB DVB receiver as /class/input/input2
	dvb-usb: schedule remote query interval to 100 msecs.
	dvb-usb: Hauppauge WinTV-NOVA-T usb2 successfully initialized and
	usbcore: registered new driver dvb_usb_nova_t_usb2

I believe all of the appropriate kernel modules are loaded (excerpt of
	dvb_usb_nova_t_usb2     4932  0
	dvb_usb_dibusb_common     5828  1 dvb_usb_nova_t_usb2
	dib3000mc              15008  1 dvb_usb_dibusb_common
	dib3000_common          1888  1 dib3000mc
	dvb_usb                19976  2
	dvb_core               72840  1 dvb_usb
	firmware_class          7616  2 isicom,dvb_usb
	i2c_core               16912  2 dib3000_common,dvb_usb
	dvb_pll                10116  2 dvb_usb_dibusb_common,dvb_usb
	uhci_hcd               20332  0
	usbcore               116320  5

lsusb reports the device as "ID 2040:9301 Hauppauge Hauppauge WinTV NOVA-T
USB2 (warm)", but /dev/dvb/adaptor1 contains no frontend, just demux0, dvr0
and net0. Equally suspicious is the fact that the device cannot be
hot-plugged--it's only ever detected from a reboot.

I've even resorted to opening the thing up to check is it contains the DiB
chip not some new variant, and it does seem to have the DiB3000P on the

Any suggestions would be most welcome!

Thanks in advance...

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