MSI Mega Sky 55801
The Mega Sky 55801 is supported under Linux since kernel 2.6.21. Note that this device is sold as Mega Sky 580. There is also a version of the Mega Sky 580 that uses an mt352 and requires a firmware.
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|MSI Mega Sky 55801 DVB-T USB2.0||✔ Yes, in kernel since 2.6.21||0db0:5581 USB2.0||Zarlink ZL10353
Tuner: Quantek QT1010
USB bridge: Genesys Logic GL861
|none needed||The QT1010 in this device has it's problems. If you get no or poor signal on Linux, that's "normal". You can try lowering the signal strength from your antenna, remove signal boosters and/or buy an attenuator. Or buy a device with better support.|
- USB 2.0, will pass the complete MPEG2 transport stream to the software demuxer.
- MCX connector for antenna
- Remote control
Bus 001 Device 007: ID 0db0:5581 Micro Star International Mega Sky 5580 DVB-T Tuner Device Descriptor: bLength 18 bDescriptorType 1 bcdUSB 2.00 bDeviceClass 0 (Defined at Interface level) bDeviceSubClass 0 bDeviceProtocol 0 bMaxPacketSize0 64 idVendor 0x0db0 Micro Star International idProduct 0x5581 Mega Sky 5580 DVB-T Tuner bcdDevice 1.02 iManufacturer 2 PC-DTV Receiver iProduct 3 PC-DTV Receiver iSerial 4 00000001 bNumConfigurations 1 Configuration Descriptor: bLength 9 bDescriptorType 2 wTotalLength 80 bNumInterfaces 2 bConfigurationValue 1 iConfiguration 0 bmAttributes 0xa0 (Bus Powered) Remote Wakeup MaxPower 500mA
Making it Work
Works out of the box since 2.6.23. However, the combination QT1010+ZL10353 is problematic. If you are having problems with reception, try reducing the signal strength. Disable boosters and/or use an attenuator.
The following drivers are needed for this device:
Sample Kernel Output
# dmesg [ 6413.760114] usb 1-1: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 7 [ 6413.967529] usb 1-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice [ 6413.970611] dvb-usb: found a 'MSI Mega Sky 55801 DVB-T USB2.0' in warm state. [ 6413.970682] dvb-usb: will pass the complete MPEG2 transport stream to the software demuxer. [ 6413.975257] DVB: registering new adapter (MSI Mega Sky 55801 DVB-T USB2.0) [ 6413.986510] DVB: registering adapter 2 frontend 0 (Zarlink ZL10353 DVB-T)... [ 6414.014463] Quantek QT1010 successfully identified. [ 6414.014478] dvb-usb: MSI Mega Sky 55801 DVB-T USB2.0 successfully initialized and connected. [ 6414.036228] input: PC-DTV Receiver PC-DTV Receiver as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:02.1/usb1/1-1/1-1:1.1/input/input13 [ 6414.036405] generic-usb 0003:0DB0:5581.0006: input,hidraw0: USB HID v1.01 Keyboard [PC-DTV Receiver PC-DTV Receiver] on usb-0000:00:02.1-1/input1