PCTV PicoStick 74e
How to use a PCTV PicoStick 74e DVB-T tuner with Arch Linux.
As root, issue the following commands:
# cd /usr/lib/firmware # curl -O https://www.kernellabs.com/firmware/as102/as102_data1_st.hex # curl -O https://www.kernellabs.com/firmware/as102/as102_data2_st.hex
Firmware is now installed and you can connect the tuner to an USB port and is should "just work".
Checking if it works
Issue the following command:
# dmesg | tail
You should get an output similar to this:
[ 737.936943] usb 2-2.4.4: new high-speed USB device number 42 using ehci-pci [ 738.022688] as10x_usb: device has been detected [ 738.022707] DVB: registering new adapter (PCTV Systems picoStick (74e)) [ 738.022991] usb 2-2.4.4: DVB: registering adapter 0 frontend 0 (PCTV Systems picoStick (74e))... [ 738.186315] as10x_usb: firmware: as102_data1_st.hex loaded with success [ 738.433948] as10x_usb: firmware: as102_data2_st.hex loaded with success
As you can see, it tells us that both firmware files were loaded successfully and that the tuner is ready to be used.