I managed, after some false starts, to get it working on my laptop running fedora 10.
This is what I got in
/var/log/messages, minus stuff at the beginning of each line:
usb 1-5: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 6
usb 1-5: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
dvb-usb: found a 'Pinnacle PCTV 72e' in cold state, will try to load a firmware
firmware: requesting dvb-usb-dib0700-1.10.fw
dvb-usb: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-usb-dib0700-1.10.fw'
dib0700: firmware started successfully.
dvb-usb: found a 'Pinnacle PCTV 72e' in warm state.
dvb-usb: will pass the complete MPEG2 transport stream to the software demuxer.
DVB: registering new adapter (Pinnacle PCTV 72e)
DVB: registering frontend 0 (DiBcom 7000PC)...
DiB0070: successfully identified
input: IR-receiver inside an USB DVB receiver as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.7/usb1/1-5/input/input12
dvb-usb: schedule remote query interval to 150 msecs.
dvb-usb: Pinnacle PCTV 72e successfully initialized and connected.
usb 1-5: New USB device found, idVendor=2304, idProduct=0236
usb 1-5: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
usb 1-5: Product: Pinnacle 72e
usb 1-5: Manufacturer: LITEON
usb 1-5: SerialNumber: 8UQ
w_scan -f t -A 1 -c GB -X > channels.confIt took a long time (about 8 minutes??) but found 64 channels (TV and radio), using rooftop tv aerial rather than the indoor aerial that came in the box.
I had actually installed mythtv, thinking I might need it, but that turned out to be unnecessary.
I have not yet tried using the remote control that came with it. I don't know whether there's any hope of it working without the manufacturer's windows software.
Next I tried plugging in the little indoor aerial supplied with the stick, in my study upstairs instead of the external aerial cable available only downstairs.
I could get it to work upstairs, but only near a window with the aerial suspended in a very specific location near the top of the window!
(w_scan worked there too.)
However not all the listed channels seemed to work.
I shall try with an amplified indoor aerial, later.
First Created: 17 Oct 2009
Last Updated: 17 Oct 2009