[linux-dvb] New Nova-TD-Stick (USB) with new IDs is making problems / is not running

Michael Krufky mkrufky at linuxtv.org
Fri Jul 4 01:49:00 CEST 2008

On Thu, Jul 3, 2008 at 7:24 PM, Michael Krufky <mkrufky at linuxtv.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 3, 2008 at 4:38 PM, Andrew McLean <mcleanandrew at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> Hi folks,
>> I recently bought a "Hauppauge Nova-TD USB-Stick" for
>> DVB-T.
>> The stick was recommended by another linux-user, so I
>> thought, it would work.
>> But now I figured out, that the stick has new
>> settings, I mean a new ID and it is not recognized by
>> the recent kernel-versions (2.6.24 and 2.6.25).
>> The (new) stick comes up with this:
>> idVendor=2040, idProduct=5200
>> At the back of the stick, there is a label showing
>> this:
>> 52009 LF Rev B1F4, Assembled in Indonesia
>> The old and working Nova-TD version comes up with
>> this:
>> idVendor=2040, idProduct=9580
>> (comes from Taiwan)
>> I also installed the latest version of v4l to check,
>> if it is working, but it doesnt.
>> In this kernel modules, the a.m. ID is not listet
>> here:
>> Kernel 2.6.24:
>> http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-2.6.24.y.git;a=blob;f=drivers/media/dvb/dvb-usb/dvb-usb-ids.h;h=4fa3e895028a0596c7a792cb5e451aadceddc634;hb=HEAD
>> Kernel 2.6.25:
>> http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-2.6.25.y.git;a=blob;f=drivers/media/dvb/dvb-usb/dvb-usb-ids.h;h=49a44f249ab0e99f4fd96d0ec725d224420ab3fd;hb=HEAD
>> This is the first time, I'm posting to a mailing list
>> like that, so please advise me, what more information
>> you need. Perhaps you can speed up the development
>> with this information.
>> I have posted several log-files and tests with the
>> a.m. kernel versions on the german debian board here:
>> http://www.debianforum.de/forum/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=100676&start=15&st=0&sk=t&sd=a
>> (written in German)
>> So, I would be really happy, if one of you guys up
>> here can tell me what I can try next to get the new
>> Nova-TD-stick working.
> Thanks for your email -- I just got this stick working -- I will post
> a URL in a few minutes.

Please try the following mercurial repository, which adds support for
the Hauppauge Nova-TD stick model 52009:


I have only tested this on a prototype -- I had a problem when tuning
the second tuner, but if you only use one tuner (auto-diversity mode)
it works fine.

I think this is actually a hardware problem, but I am having trouble
locating a production stick right now, so I can't tell if I am testing
on good hardware or not.

Please test this patch with your stick and let me know how it works.
If it works perfectly for you, I'll have it pushed into the master


Mike Krufky

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