[linux-dvb] Help with AverMedia 761 card?

John Pye john at curioussymbols.com
Sun Nov 12 13:35:14 CET 2006

Hi all

I'm wondering if anyone can help me to sort out configuration of my
Avermedia 761 DVB-T card.

I'm running on Ubuntu 6.06. In 'dmesg' I can see the card is being
found, but when I run 'scantv', I get the message "device has no tuner,

I have loaded the "sp887x" module using modprobe, and I can see it in
dmesg (see below), but this doesn't change the result with scantv.

Is there perhaps some command that I need to write into /etc/modules, or
something like that, to tell 'bttv' what kind of tuner my card has?

It's interesting that in /etc/modules there is nothing special about
any video card modules, but during boot, Ubuntu find my Avermedia card
but doesn't find the sp887x tuner, and doesn't load that module.

I'm not a kernel expert here, just trying to make sense of what I've
found scouring about on the net. Any suggestions much appreciated.


[4294861.556000] bt878(0): unloading
[4294861.556000] bt878_mem: 0xe0a4a000.
[4294861.556000] ACPI: PCI interrupt for device 0000:02:0d.1 disabled
[4294861.557000] bttv0: unloading
[4294882.830000] bttv: driver version 0.9.16 loaded
[4294882.830000] bttv: using 8 buffers with 2080k (520 pages) each for
[4294882.830000] bttv: Bt8xx card found (0).
[4294882.830000] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:02:0d.0[A] -> GSI 21 (level,
low) -> IRQ 225
[4294882.831000] bttv0: Bt878 (rev 17) at 0000:02:0d.0, irq: 225,
latency: 32, mmio: 0xf47fe000
[4294882.831000] bttv0: detected: AverMedia AverTV DVB-T 761 [card=124],
PCI subsystem ID is 1461:0761
[4294882.831000] bttv0: using: AverMedia AverTV DVB-T 761
[4294882.831000] bttv0: gpio: en=00000000, out=00000000 in=009c004d [init]
[4294882.833000] bttv0: using tuner=-1
[4294882.833000] bttv0: registered device video0
[4294882.833000] bttv0: registered device vbi0
[4294882.833000] bttv0: PLL: 28636363 => 35468950 . ok
[4294882.844000] bttv0: add subdevice "remote0"
[4294882.844000] bttv0: add subdevice "dvb0"
[4294882.877000] bt878: Unknown parameter `bttv'
[4294885.249000] bt878: AUDIO driver version 0.0.0 loaded
[4294885.249000] bt878: Bt878 AUDIO function found (0).
[4294885.249000] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:02:0d.1[A] -> GSI 21 (level,
low) -> IRQ 225
[4294885.249000] bt878(0): Bt878 (rev 17) at 02:0d.1, irq: 225, latency:
32, memory: 0xf47ff000
[4295064.743000] DVB: registering new adapter (bttv0).
[4295064.748000] DVB: registering frontend 0 (Spase SP887x DVB-T)...

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