MSI DigiVox mini II V3.0

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A DVB-T USB 2.0 device from MSI (see Vendor site for a picture)



Seems to be operational, including remote control.

Components Used:

  • Afatech AF9015-N1
  • The Tuner is a Microtune MT2061F


Several versions of the firmware can be found here.


Download version 4.95.0 of the firmware and copy it to your firmware directory.

sudo mv dvb-usb-af9015.fw /lib/firmware

On some distributions, you might have to move the firmware to /lib/firmware/2.6.xx/ where 2.6.xx is the version of your linux kernel.

Compile drivers for AF9015 from Antti Palosaari (note: hg is a revision control system that you will have to have installed. It is usually contained in a package called 'mercurial'):

hg clone
cd af9015
sudo make install

Congratulations, your DVB-T receiver should work now.

Remote Control

If you want to use your remote control, you should tell the driver that you have a MSI DigiVox mini II V3.0. The driver can unfortunately not figure that out automatically since many devices have the very same 'lsusb -v'-fingerprint.

You will need to pass the option 'remote=2' to the dvb_usb_af9015 module. Manually, this is the command:

rmmod dvb_usb_af9015 && modprobe dvb_usb_af9015 remote=2

To permanently store the option, you will need to edit modprobe's configuration file (usually /etc/modprobe.conf) and somewhere add the line:

options dvb_usb_af9015   remote=2

Furthermore, the device MSI DigiVox mini II V3.0 seems to have a hardware bug that causes keystrokes on the remote control to be repeated indefinitely. To circumvent this problem, you need to prevent your machine from recognizing the usb-stick as a keyboard.

echo "options usbhid quirks=0x15a4:0x9016:0x4" >> /etc/modprobe.d/usbhid
rmmod usbhid; modprobe usbhid

Congratulations, your remote control should work now.

People who own such a device

feel free to add yourself here, testers will always be needed!

Name Email
Niklas officeman at freenet d0t de
Jons linuxtv d0t org at metastasis d0t de
Jan krupaj at mobilnews d0t cz
Patrick linuxuser1 at gmx d0t net
tilt tilde at tk hyph3n sls d0t de
bazillus r at sliwi d0t org
Sylvio smileyoschi at freenet d0t de (by the alternativ way)
Daniel Holm d.holmen at gmail d0t com

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