[linux-dvb] USB DVB-T Tuner with Alfa AF9015 + Philips TDA18211

David dvb-t at iinet.com.au
Sat Sep 13 06:51:31 CEST 2008

From: "David" <dvb-t at iinet.com.au>
To: "Antti Palosaari" <crope at iki.fi>
Cc: <linux-dvb at linuxtv.org>
Sent: Thursday, September 11, 2008 11:54 AM
Subject: Re: [linux-dvb] USB DVB-T Tuner with Alfa AF9015 + Philips TDA18211

>> David wrote:
>>> Hi All
>>> I have been offered this low cost device.
>>> Just to enquire if any work is has already been done or is underway, to
>>> support devices with this chipset and tuner combination.
>> Could you try http://linuxtv.org/hg/~anttip/af9015 . Download firmware
>> from
>> http://www.otit.fi/~crope/v4l-dvb/af9015/af9015_firmware_cutter/firmware_files/4.95.0/dvb-usb-af9015.fw
>> . It should work if your device has reference design USB-IDs, if not new
>> USB-IDs should be added to the driver.
>> regards
>> Antti
>> -- 
>> http://palosaari.fi/
> Hi Antti
> Thanks very much for your reply and apologies for the delay in my response
> as I only received a sample of this unit today.
> I tested it in a box that already had your driver installed for use with a
> Leadtek Winfast Dongle Gold (which, incidentally works extremely well, 
> thank
> you for your efforts.)
> I ran a dmesg and the system sees it as:-
> [ 23.514189] input: NEWMI USB2.0 DVB-T TV Stick as
> /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:04.1/usb4/4-6/4-6:1.1/input/input1
> The af9015 driver complains:
> [ 34.055777] dvb_usb_af9015: disagrees about version of symbol
> dvb_usb_device_init
> lsusb returns:
> Bus 004 Device 003: ID 15a4:9016
> Regards
> David

Hi Antii

As a follow up to this I had another look at it today.
I remembered I had also been testing a DVICO Dual Digital 4 r2 card in this 
I decided to reload a disk image of a MythBuntu installation that originally 
had a Winfast Dongle Gold installed.
Happy to report that the device works perfectly, without requiring any 
changes to settings.


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