[linux-dvb] winfast dtv dongle (dib0700) support

Jeff Bailes thepizzaking at gmail.com
Tue Jan 22 03:55:46 CET 2008


Hi Phil,
	I got a winfast dtv dongle a week ago and got it working with 2.6.23.
I first checked which version I had (6f00 or 6f01) using lsusb.
	Turns out I had the 6f01 which my kernel didn't support.  So as a quick
fix I recompiled the kernel changing the all occurrences of 6f00 in
drivers/media/dvb/dvb-usb/dvb-usb-ids.h to 6f01.
	Then I just copied the firmware to /lib/firmware and it worked.  (At
least, I think that's all I did).
	Jeff

On Tue, 22 Jan 2008 12:16:54 +1100
"ptay1685" <ptay1685 at Bigpond.net.au> wrote:

> The  dvb wiki page about dvb-t usb devices is a bit unclear about support for
> the Leadtek Winfast DTV dongle. The dib0700 section header states that Linux
> will support dib0700 devices "very soon" whearas the entry for the Leadtek
> DTV dongle states that there are two versions of the dongle (dib3000 and
> dib0700) but that both are supportED under Linux.
> 
> I have tried both Suse 10.3 (kernel 2.6.22) and Fedora 8 (kernel 2.6.23) and
> neither pick up the device (no dvb-usb message) although a usb message is
> issued to show the device is connected. This seems to suggest that the "very
> soon" comment in the wiki is correct. By the way, the device works fine on
> the exact same machine under Windows, so there are no hardware issues as such.
> 
> Can anyone give me any idea when support might be complete for this device?
> Or if support is there in the kernel, why I might be having trouble getting
> the device to be recognised?
> 
> P.S. I have a Nebula Digitv usb tuner also connected and it is detected and
> usable under all current Linux distros.
> 
> Many thanks,
> 
> Phil T.



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