[linux-dvb] new card: AverMedia AverTV Hybrid+FM PCI

Stephan Bourgeois strangelv at lycos.co.uk
Sun Apr 23 10:44:10 CEST 2006

Hello everybody,
I would like to report a new card that I borrowed recently to try on 
Fedora Core 4 (2.6.15-1.1831_FC4).

AverMedia AverTV Hybrid+FM PCI (PAL version)

features: fullts??, AVin, ir

interface: PCI
bridge: Philips SAA 1735 HL / 203
tuner: Philips TD1316A
frontend driver: mt352


$ lspci -v
00:0b.0 Multimedia controller: Philips Semiconductors SAA713X 
Audio+video broadcast decoder (rev d1)
        Subsystem: Avermedia Technologies Inc: Unknown device 2c00
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 10
        Memory at df000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=2K]
        Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 2

$ lspci -vn
00:0b.0 Class 0480: 1131:7133 (rev d1)
        Subsystem: 1461:2c00

AverTV offer a "linux driver" on their website. It contains RPMs with 
the /etc/udev/devices/dvb/... device nodes and the following modules:
There is an install script that installs the rpm and insmod the modules 
AverMedia consider to be relevant. No doubt this approach is going to 
fail on any linux box not running the expected distro and kernel version.

in the AVerMedia install script one can read:
        rmmod saa7134     1> /dev/null 2> /dev/null
        modprobe dvb-core 1> /dev/null 2> /dev/null
        modprobe i2c-core 1> /dev/null 2> /dev/null
        modprobe videodev 1> /dev/null 2> /dev/null
        modprobe mk352    1> /dev/null 2> /dev/null  # note the spelling 
mistake !!
        modprobe saa713x  1> /dev/null 2> /dev/null

        dialog --title "Install" --backtitle "AVerMedia Device Driver" \
        --msgbox "The driver is installed.\nYou might reboot your system 
to enjoy it!!" 12 60

I tried the following:
rmmod saa7134
modprobe saa7134-dvb
modprobe mt352

$ scandvb /usr/share/dvb-apps/dvb-t/uk-CrystalPalace
scanning /usr/share/dvb-apps/dvb-t/uk-CrystalPalace
using '/dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend0' and '/dev/dvb/adapter0/demux0'
main:1882: FATAL: failed to open '/dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend0': 19 No 
such device

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