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The Hauppauge Nova-T Stick is an USB2.0 DVB-T tuner with an additional antenna port.
 
The Hauppauge Nova-T Stick is an USB2.0 DVB-T tuner with an additional antenna port.
 
=Features=
 
=Features=
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Replace USER with the name of the user which you want to grant access. Afterwards either reboot or relogin.
 
Replace USER with the name of the user which you want to grant access. Afterwards either reboot or relogin.
 
==Getting channels==
 
==Getting channels==
Now that we have setup our usb stick and it's working fine, let's scan for channels. Therefore I recommend the linuxtv-dvb-apps package which you can find in the [[Enabling_the_community_repositories|community repository]].
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Now that we have setup our usb stick and it's working fine, let's scan for channels. Therefore I recommend the linuxtv-dvb-apps package which you can find in the community repository.
  
 
  pacman -S linuxtv-dvb-apps
 
  pacman -S linuxtv-dvb-apps
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Also we need a so called ''initial scan file''. This file is needed for ''scan'' to work properly. It provides a frequency that ''scan'' is going to use as a starting point from which it'll proceed with its scan. These files are specific to your geographic location and have the form of cc-Ttttt, where cc is a two-letter country abbreviation, and Ttttt is the name of the location of the transmitter. You'll find a lot of scan files in the official [http://linuxtv.org/hg/dvb-apps/file/4bca5d49c9bd/util/scan/dvb-t/ dvb-apps repository].  
 
Also we need a so called ''initial scan file''. This file is needed for ''scan'' to work properly. It provides a frequency that ''scan'' is going to use as a starting point from which it'll proceed with its scan. These files are specific to your geographic location and have the form of cc-Ttttt, where cc is a two-letter country abbreviation, and Ttttt is the name of the location of the transmitter. You'll find a lot of scan files in the official [http://linuxtv.org/hg/dvb-apps/file/4bca5d49c9bd/util/scan/dvb-t/ dvb-apps repository].  
  
If you can't find a suitable initial scan file then you can build your own with [http://free.pages.at/wirbel4vdr/w_scan/index2.html w_scan] ([http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?do_Details=1&ID=12028 AUR]).
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If you can't find a suitable initial scan file then you can build your own with [http://free.pages.at/wirbel4vdr/w_scan/index2.html w_scan] ([https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?do_Details=1&ID=12028 AUR]).
  
 
   w_scan -x > cc-Ttttt
 
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After a few seconds the scan has finished and all found channels have been written into our ''leipzig.conf''.
 
After a few seconds the scan has finished and all found channels have been written into our ''leipzig.conf''.
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==Watch TV==
 
==Watch TV==
 
Now there are a lot of ways to watch TV, for example with [http://kaffeine.sourceforge.net/ Kaffeine], xine, mplayer, [http://www.videolan.org/vlc VLC] and so on. Also some of these programs provide EPG, Time shafting and things like that.  
 
Now there are a lot of ways to watch TV, for example with [http://kaffeine.sourceforge.net/ Kaffeine], xine, mplayer, [http://www.videolan.org/vlc VLC] and so on. Also some of these programs provide EPG, Time shafting and things like that.  
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* [http://linuxtv.org/ Official LinuxTV site]
 
* [http://linuxtv.org/ Official LinuxTV site]
 
* [http://www.hauppauge.de/pages/products/data_novatstick.html Hauppauge Germany product page]
 
* [http://www.hauppauge.de/pages/products/data_novatstick.html Hauppauge Germany product page]
* [http://www.hauppauge.co.uk/pages/products/data_novatstick.html Hauppauge UK product page]
 

Revision as of 17:31, 26 September 2012

The Hauppauge Nova-T Stick is an USB2.0 DVB-T tuner with an additional antenna port.

Features

  • Microtune MT2060 tuner
  • Dibcom DVB-T demodulator
  • USB 2.0 controller
  • Remote control

Installation

Since kernel 2.6.19 nearly all Nova-T sticks are recognized correctly. So if you just plug in your Nova-T Stick and run dmesg you should see something like this:

usb 2-3: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 5
usb 2-3: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
dvb-usb: found a 'Hauppauge Nova-T Stick' in cold state, will try to load a firmware
dvb-usb: did not find the firmware file. (dvb-usb-dib0700-01.fw) Please see linux/Documentation/dvb/ for more details on firmware-problems. (-2)

As you see the stick has been recognized but it's not working yet because the firmware was missing. Download the dvb-usb-dib0700-03-pre1.fw firmware file and copy it to /lib/firmware.

Depending on your box number (e.g 293) or device no. (e.g 70009) the kernel may require the firmware version to be dvb-usb-dib0700-01.fw. So either you just rename the firmware linked above or put a link. That's up to you. Both seem to work fine.

If this is done just plug in the usb stick again and see what happens. The output of dmesg is supposed to look like that.

usb 2-3: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 7
usb 2-3: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
dvb-usb: found a 'Hauppauge Nova-T Stick' in cold state, will try to load a firmware
dvb-usb: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-usb-dib0700-01.fw'
dib0700: firmware started successfully.
dvb-usb: found a 'Hauppauge Nova-T Stick' in warm state.
dvb-usb: will pass the complete MPEG2 transport stream to the software demuxer.
DVB: registering new adapter (Hauppauge Nova-T Stick).
DVB: registering frontend 0 (DiBcom 7000PC)...
MT2060: successfully identified (IF1 = 1220)
dvb-usb: Hauppauge Nova-T Stick successfully initialized and connected.

Perfect! Our usb stick is now ready to do its service.

Configuration

User permissions

In order to have access to our usb stick as a normal user you'll have to add you to the video group. Run this command as root:

gpasswd -a USER video

Replace USER with the name of the user which you want to grant access. Afterwards either reboot or relogin.

Getting channels

Now that we have setup our usb stick and it's working fine, let's scan for channels. Therefore I recommend the linuxtv-dvb-apps package which you can find in the community repository.

pacman -S linuxtv-dvb-apps

Also we need a so called initial scan file. This file is needed for scan to work properly. It provides a frequency that scan is going to use as a starting point from which it'll proceed with its scan. These files are specific to your geographic location and have the form of cc-Ttttt, where cc is a two-letter country abbreviation, and Ttttt is the name of the location of the transmitter. You'll find a lot of scan files in the official dvb-apps repository.

If you can't find a suitable initial scan file then you can build your own with w_scan (AUR).

 w_scan -x > cc-Ttttt

So for example in Leipzig, Germany, you'd look for a file called de-Leipzig.

scan de-Leipzig > leipzig.conf

After a few seconds the scan has finished and all found channels have been written into our leipzig.conf.

Watch TV

Now there are a lot of ways to watch TV, for example with Kaffeine, xine, mplayer, VLC and so on. Also some of these programs provide EPG, Time shafting and things like that.

A fast way is to just open your leipzig.conf with VLC and enjoy watching!

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