My other laptop was not available and the start of Football WM 2014 was just less than 30 minutes away. Let’s see if I can watch it on my laptop with Fedora (16) with my Genius TVGo DVB-T03 device.
The most of the steps were inspired by fedora wiki: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/DavidTimms/DVB
DVB-T required package
dvb-apps package via:
sudo yum install dvb-apps
Afterwards checked the file list in package via:
rpm -q --fileprovide dvb-apps
which contained also:
(please note we’ll need this one later).
I plugged in my dvb-t usb and seen after running
[11140.318728] usb 2-1.2: new high-speed USB device number 6 using ehci-pci [11140.397936] usb 2-1.2: New USB device found, idVendor=0458, idProduct=4012 [11140.397946] usb 2-1.2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0 [11140.397952] usb 2-1.2: Product: DVB-T 2 [11140.397956] usb 2-1.2: Manufacturer: Afatech [11140.557325] usbcore: registered new interface driver dvb_usb_af9015 [11140.557753] usb 2-1.2: dvb_usb_v2: found a 'Genius TVGo DVB-T03' in cold state [11140.557900] usb 2-1.2: dvb_usb_v2: Did not find the firmware file 'dvb-usb-af9015.fw'. Please see linux/Documentation/dvb/ for more details on firmware-problems. Status -2 [11140.557905] usb 2-1.2: dvb_usb_v2: 'Genius TVGo DVB-T03' error while loading driver (-2)
so searched a bit and found + downloaded rpm from: http://pkgs.org/fedora-centos-rhel-opensuse-mandriva/olea/dvb-usb-af9015-fw-4.95.0-1.noarch.rpm.html
Afterwards installed the downloaded firmware via:
sudo rpm -ivh dvb-usb-af9015-fw-4.95.0-1.noarch.rpm
And finally unplugged and plugged to usb again to see:
[11796.948500] usb 2-1.1: new high-speed USB device number 7 using ehci-pci [11797.038703] usb 2-1.1: New USB device found, idVendor=0458, idProduct=4012 [11797.038714] usb 2-1.1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0 [11797.038720] usb 2-1.1: Product: DVB-T 2 [11797.038725] usb 2-1.1: Manufacturer: Afatech [11797.041521] usb 2-1.1: dvb_usb_v2: found a 'Genius TVGo DVB-T03' in cold state [11797.042331] usb 2-1.1: dvb_usb_v2: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-usb-af9015.fw' [11797.119176] usb 2-1.1: dvb_usb_v2: found a 'Genius TVGo DVB-T03' in warm state [11797.542424] usb 2-1.1: dvb_usb_v2: will pass the complete MPEG2 transport stream to the software demuxer [11797.542542] DVB: registering new adapter (Genius TVGo DVB-T03) [11797.575204] i2c i2c-7: af9013: firmware version 220.127.116.11 [11797.578207] usb 2-1.1: DVB: registering adapter 0 frontend 0 (Afatech AF9013)... [11797.589973] tda18271 7-00c0: creating new instance [11797.597341] TDA18271HD/C1 detected @ 7-00c0 [11797.802656] Registered IR keymap rc-empty [11797.802848] input: Genius TVGo DVB-T03 as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.0/usb2/2-1/2-1.1/rc/rc0/input12 [11797.803814] rc0: Genius TVGo DVB-T03 as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.0/usb2/2-1/2-1.1/rc/rc0 [11797.803825] usb 2-1.1: dvb_usb_v2: schedule remote query interval to 500 msecs [11797.803832] usb 2-1.1: dvb_usb_v2: 'Genius TVGo DVB-T03' successfully initialized and connected
so firmware seems to work now.
Following command did the job for me (as I’m located in Bayern):
scandvb /usr/share/dvb/dvb-t/de-Bayern > channels.conf
Enjoying the broadcasts
There is no me-tv (that I’m used to it from Ubuntu world), still, there is a vlc, that does the job for me quite well. Just running:
made it and I could watch the game!