Subject: Re: Hauppauge Nova-T 500 not recognised by driver due to USB ID.
Date: Monday 8th October 2007 13:27:29 UTC (over 10 years ago)
Hi Andrew, On Sun, 7 Oct 2007, Andrew Preater wrote: > In summary: I have a Hauppauge Nova-T 500 dual-tuner DVB-T PCI > card that is not recognised by the DVB driver because it has a > strange USB ID. When the source is edited to force recognition > of the card as a Nova-T 500, it works. > > I had some spare time this weekend so decided to upgrade the OS > on the house MythTV box, add a DVB-T tuner card, and swap > architecture to amd64 distribution from i386. I now have Debian > 4.0 (etch) for amd64, running the current stable 2.6.18-5-686 > kernel. Following the linuxtv wiki page for this card, I > downloaded the driver with mercurial and compiled it > against my kernel. I needed to create a symlink from > /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-amd64/source to /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-amd64/build > as the driver expected 'source', otherwise the build and install > was clean and smooth. dvb-usb-dib0700-03-pre1.fw is in place. I > am in the United Kingdom and therefore am using PAL-I. > BTW I know I have an early-ish model Nova-T, definitely not the > "Diversity" card. FWIW these are the markings on my card: > > WinTV-NOVA-T-500 > DVB-T 99101 LF > Rev D8B5 > > Initially the card doesn't work. When dvb-usb-dib0700 is > modprobed, this all that appears in dmesg: > > dib0700: loaded with support for 5 different device-types > usbcore: registered new driver dvb_usb_dib0700 > > That's it, just the two lines. Searching around this problem, the > penny dropped when I saw talk about a change to the USB ID of the > Nova-T cards with the unsupported "Diversity" revision - my card > doesn't have a Hauppauge ID it seems: > > $ lsusb > Bus 006 Device 001: ID 0000:0000 > Bus 005 Device 002: ID 10b8:0066 DiBcom The eeprom of your card seems to be erased or most likely broken. > I can now scan for channels, tune in with tzap and watch a > programme with mplayer, so I conclude the card would be OK if the > driver included the relevant ID in dvb-usb-ids.h. The IDs used by your device are the standard IDs of the dib0700-usb-chip. We cannot add those to the list, because they are not unqiue. I suggest to exchange your card if you have warranty. Patrick. -- Mail: email@example.com WWW: http://www.wi-bw.tfh-wildau.de/~pboettch/