[linux-dvb] Why My Freecom dvb-t usb stick perform worse under linux than windows?

Everest Chen everest.chen at gmail.com
Sat Apr 14 13:26:59 CEST 2007

I got a freecom usb dvb-t stick. I works perfect under windows, and I
could view so many channels from freeview.

but under my ubuntu (Linux Matt 2.6.17-11-generic #2 SMP Tue Mar 13
23:32:38 UTC 2007 i686 GNU/Linux), I could only watch 3 to 5 channels
by using MyTHTV 0.20.

The mythtv always could scan the freqs. and got all channel infor. but
when you view them, it will fail.

I am quite confused, Is this issus related to the fireware or the
v4l-dvb kernel? or the linux kernel?
it's really wired..It looks like under windows the signal qulity is
much better than linux. :(

Any one get idea about this? Thank you very much.

Kind regards,


PS: the dmesg log

[17219617.888000] usb 3-1: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd
and address 16
[17219618.020000] usb 3-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[17219618.020000] dvb-usb: found a 'WideView WT-220U PenType Receiver
(based on ZL353)' in warm state.
[17219618.020000] dvb-usb: will use the device's hardware PID filter
(table count: 15).
[17219618.020000] DVB: registering new adapter (WideView WT-220U
PenType Receiver (based on ZL353)).
[17219618.020000] DVB: registering frontend 0 (WideView USB DVB-T)...
[17219618.020000] input: IR-receiver inside an USB DVB receiver as
[17219618.020000] dvb-usb: schedule remote query interval to 300 msecs.
[17219618.020000] dvb-usb: WideView WT-220U PenType Receiver (based on
ZL353) successfully initialized and connected.
[17219620.320000] dvb-usb: recv bulk message failed: -110

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