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Re: [opensuse] TechniSat DVB-T AirStar 2 (PCI) digital receiver -- IT'S WORKING!
  • From: Basil Chupin <blchupin@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 23 Dec 2006 16:14:19 +1100
  • Message-id: <458CBB2B.2000202@xxxxxxxxxx>
Basil Chupin wrote:
Sunny wrote:
On 12/22/06, Basil Chupin <blchupin@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I was hoping against hope that nobody would mention Mythtv :-) . I heard
about it some time back and had a quick look at it then and found that I
didn't have the appropriate academic qualifications to operate it. But
maybe the link you give above will contain some comprehensible material
for me to get the software to work with the card so I'll go and have a
look :-) .

Thanks for your info., greatly appreciated.


My intention was not to say what software to use. While mythtv is
excellent piece of software, and I use it for almost an year now, the
idea of my post was that myth community is a great resource of tips
and tricks for everything related to tv capturing in Linux.

I know - I wasn't chastising you for mentioning Mythtv :-) . I may have to refer to that community for ideas but to get myself going I just discovered, following your comment that the latest kernel does dvb out of the box, that kaffeine does dvb! In fact it just scanned in all the channels for au-Canberra!

Only problem with all this is that I am getting an error message from kaffeine, "Can't bind info socket!" which I haven't a clue what it means :-( . I just a very quick look at the doc for kaffeine but can't readily see what needs to be done. Sigh. Never a simple and quick solution :-) .

I must get to bed so will pursue kaffeine after some sleep.

(I've got this terrible feeling that something has to be done in the firewall settings to allow the dvb card to be recognised - and I know bugger-all about the firewall and its workings! :-( .)

Well! :-) . kaffeine is working b-e-a-u-t-ifully with the TechniSat card and now I have digital on 10.2 :-) .


Actually, getting kaffeine to work with the dvb card was a lot simpler than with XP! The only hassle I had - as I mention above - is with the error message, "Can't bind info socket!" which is simply caused by having the DVB CLIENT selected when there is no reason to have it selected because you don't need it to watch TV. Once I deselected Dvd Client it all started work beautifully :-) .

Thanks to everyone for the help in this matter.

(Now I can watch in HD format the next Ashes cricket Test using Linux instead of watching the last Test using XP :-) .)


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