[linux-dvb] winfast dtv dongle (dib0700) support

Michael Lamothe michael.lamothe at gmail.com
Tue Jan 22 09:42:23 CET 2008


I also have the Winfast DTV Dongle (dib0700) and have had it running
for months now on the kernel in the Gutsy repo with no mods
(Currently, 2.6.22-14).  The restricted driver manager in Gutsy even
picked up the device, downloaded and installed the firmware.  Is there
any other information you can supply?



On 22/01/2008, Jeff Bailes <thepizzaking at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Phil,
>         I got a winfast dtv dongle a week ago and got it working with 2.6.23.
> I first checked which version I had (6f00 or 6f01) using lsusb.
>         Turns out I had the 6f01 which my kernel didn't support.  So as a quick
> fix I recompiled the kernel changing the all occurrences of 6f00 in
> drivers/media/dvb/dvb-usb/dvb-usb-ids.h to 6f01.
>         Then I just copied the firmware to /lib/firmware and it worked.  (At
> least, I think that's all I did).
>         Jeff
> On Tue, 22 Jan 2008 12:16:54 +1100
> "ptay1685" <ptay1685 at Bigpond.net.au> wrote:
> > The  dvb wiki page about dvb-t usb devices is a bit unclear about support for
> > the Leadtek Winfast DTV dongle. The dib0700 section header states that Linux
> > will support dib0700 devices "very soon" whearas the entry for the Leadtek
> > DTV dongle states that there are two versions of the dongle (dib3000 and
> > dib0700) but that both are supportED under Linux.
> >
> > I have tried both Suse 10.3 (kernel 2.6.22) and Fedora 8 (kernel 2.6.23) and
> > neither pick up the device (no dvb-usb message) although a usb message is
> > issued to show the device is connected. This seems to suggest that the "very
> > soon" comment in the wiki is correct. By the way, the device works fine on
> > the exact same machine under Windows, so there are no hardware issues as such.
> >
> > Can anyone give me any idea when support might be complete for this device?
> > Or if support is there in the kernel, why I might be having trouble getting
> > the device to be recognised?
> >
> > P.S. I have a Nebula Digitv usb tuner also connected and it is detected and
> > usable under all current Linux distros.
> >
> > Many thanks,
> >
> > Phil T.
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