I would like to install tuner TV@nywere plus on Ubuntu

Asked by Mike on 2009-02-04

The hardware's in but I don't know how to install the driver, A walkthrough would be greatly appreciated.
Where do I get latest driver and how do I install, Is it even compatible with Ubuntu 8.10
                - the Intrepid Ibex
thanx in advance
Mike

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2009-03-04
db429 (db429) said : #1

a first easy test if it is recognized would be to install tvtime, simply type:
sudo apt-get install tvtime
into an terminal (Apps-Acces-Terminal), after that start tvtime, if it works: GREAT!

if not, there might be a way but it is combined with alot of work and it is needed that u provide more infos:

if yourtuner is pci/pci-e post the appropriate line of teh printout of "lspci" (again in a terminal), if usb use "lsub".

Mike (ekimrenniks) said : #2

Thanx for a quick response.
Iinstalle tvtime, tried to run it from the panel, a small black window poped up and then quickly disapppeared.
My tuner is PCI ,this is what came up when I did "lspci"
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82925X/XE Memory Controller Hub (rev 04)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82925X/XE PCI Express Root Port (rev 04)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 03)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 03)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 03)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) PCI Express Port 3 (rev 03)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) PCI Express Port 4 (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #1 (rev 03)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #2 (rev 03)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #3 (rev 03)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #4 (rev 03)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev d3)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FR (ICH6/ICH6R) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 03)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) IDE Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801FR/FRW (ICH6R/ICH6RW) SATA Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV380 [Radeon X600 (PCIE)]
01:00.1 Display controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV380 [Radeon X600]
04:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8050 PCI-E ASF Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 17)
06:01.0 Multimedia controller: Philips Semiconductors SAA7131/SAA7133/SAA7135 Video Broadcast Decoder (rev d1)
06:05.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Agere Systems FW323 (rev 61)
Am I giving you guys too much info?
Thanks again for the help
Mike

db429 (db429) said : #3

thx,

as far as i realize following is the entry for your video-capture device:

06:01.0 Multimedia controller: Philips Semiconductors SAA7131/SAA7133/SAA7135 Video Broadcast Decoder (rev d1)

this should be the appropiate page for your device:
http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/MSI_TV%40nywhere_A/D_NB

moduls are loaded via:
sudo modprobe [module]
replace the [module] with the needed module.

as far as i assume u will not need to install any drivers, as they are in the kernel already

i would recommend trying mplayer.

to edit the file (/etc/modprobe.d/saa713x) mentioned in configuration use:
sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/saa713x

hope u get along.

good luck and don't hasitate to ask;)

Mike (ekimrenniks) said : #4

Thank you again for your help but I'm still stuck
As per the instructions and the link you gave me,I installed mplayer,I loaded all the listed modules except for "video_buf_dvb", it gave " fatal" remark when I tried.
Example: "sudo modprobe saa7134_empress" and the others seemed to go in ok.
with mplayer I was unable to see any tuner options.
So I loaded Kaffeine, still unable to use tuner
I loaded dvb-util to try to do a channel scan but I was unclear of how exactly
As per your instructions:"to edit the file (/etc/modprobe.d/saa713x) mentioned in configuration use:
sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/saa713x "
I did edit the file by copying and pasting this info from the link:
 alias char-major-81 videodev
alias char-major-81-0 saa7134
options saa7134 card=94 tuner=67
Then I saved.(Ihope that's how to edit the file)
I am keen on understanding and debugging this but I also appreciate that you probably have better things to do
Be honest Am I too much of a newb to grasp this Or do I have a chance?
Again I appreciate the help.

db429 (db429) said : #5

hi ,

sorry for having you wait so long but i had been without access for the last days.

u edited the file the right way. but as i forget to mention it would have been wise to edit it and then load teh moduls, but anyhow ...

did u ever try again to start mplayer or kaffein? did it work?

if not pls load the modules again and try again.

Best wbee (ebrid001) said : #6

((Moderator,this is copy/pasted from the Ubuntu Forum. I don't know if an ethics question using it arises or not,so I leave that to you))

Mike,

This is a copy/paste from the Ubuntu Forum:

Open an Applications-->Accessories-->Terminal and type:

Code:

sudo lshw -C multimedia

This should tell you whether there are drivers loaded for both devices.

I don't have an Audigy installed, as I have run out of available slots, but I do have an MSI TV@nywhere installed and working quite well, the tv tuner card is fairly old and I don't remember if it is a plus or not.

If TV tuner card is based on the Philips saa713X chipset, it is detected, but not correctly. I had to add the following to /etc/modprobe.d

Code:

alias char-major-81 videodev
alias char-major-81-0 saa7134
options saa7134 card=17

copy the above and paste it into a text editor and save it as saa7134, then copy it to /etc/modprobe.d. cd into the directory where you saved the script the type:

Code:

sudo cp saa7134 /etc/modprobe.d/

Then reboot and your tuner card should work.

I have a directory called scripts to store reusable scripts, in my home directory that is on it's own partition, as I reinstall fairly often, running prerelease versions of Ubuntu.

Mike (ekimrenniks) said : #7

Thanks wbee, that solved my question.

nil (swakul14) said : #8

i also have same problem with my tv tuner card. I followed all the processes discussed above. still i can not use. would you please tell me how to tune and watch tv with mplayer or kaffeine player.
thanks in advance.
nil

Mike (ekimrenniks) said : #9

Sorry nil I gave up on the whole ubuntu thing. I couldn't get it to work so
I went back to
windows. It's too bad cause I really liked ubuntu but printer and tuner
issues were too
much for me.Hope you get the info you need

On Sat, Jul 18, 2009 at 12:02 PM, nil
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> Your question #59891 on tvtime in ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/tvtime/+question/59891
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> nil posted a new comment:
> i also have same problem with my tv tuner card. I followed all the
> processes discussed above. still i can not use. would you please tell me
> how to tune and watch tv with mplayer or kaffeine player.
> thanks in advance.
> nil
>
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nil (swakul14) said : #10

ok.
thanks for quick response.
if i got succeed i will post here the correct procedure.