DVB-TV USB Stick on Linux (Fedora 10)
on a Dell Latitude D610 Laptop
Aaron Sloman
Running Fedora 10.


(This is a supplement to my web site on using Linux on a Dell d600/d610 laptop)

What I did:

On a whim I bought a "Pinnacle DVB-T stick ultimate"

I managed, after some false starts, to get it working on my laptop running fedora 10.

Crucial steps:

I was amazed at how well it worked, on my Dell Latitude D610, running Fedora 10.

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.

Maintained by Aaron Sloman
First Created: 17 Oct 2009
Last Updated: 17 Oct 2009