[linux-dvb] getting started with msi tv card

Daniel Dalton d.dalton at iinet.net.au
Tue Jan 20 23:07:01 CET 2009

On Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 01:30:57PM +0200, Antti Palosaari wrote:
> Daniel Dalton wrote:
> > Could someone please let me know what I have to do to get my msi 5580
> > usb digital tv tuner working with linux?
> > What drivers do I need? What software, what should I do to test it and
> > is it possible to use the remote once it is up and running?
> It should work with v4l-dvb / Kernel newer than about two years. 

So... My 2.6.26-1 kernel out of aptitude (debian lenny), should work?

> However, tuner performance is not very good. With weak signal it works 
> better than strong. All remote keys are not working because driver does 
> not upload IR-table to the chip.


> > Finally, I'm vission impared, so are there any programs for controling
> > the tv either command line based or gtk? I can't use qt applications.
> > If qt is my only option it's fine, I'll figure out a way for handling
> > this once the card is working.
> Totem, Me-TV, Kaffeine, mplayer, Xine.

Mplayer works with this card? Great!

How would I begin configuring it for mplayer then?

Thanks very much for your help.


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