Watch DVB-S

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DVB-S is digital satelite TV. To set up DVB-S with Linux you will need to know your receiver, in this example we assume the TerraTec Cinergy S2 USB HD, and the satelite you can receive, in this example we assume ASTRA 19.2E.

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SUSE Linux 12.1

On 2012-07-08 I got the Cinergy S2 USB HD tuner working on SUSE 12.1:

  • find out if the system recognizes the hardware
# hwinfo --usb
[...]
 Vendor: usb 0x0ccd "TerraTec Electronic GmbH"
 Device: usb 0x00a8 "USB Stick"
 Serial ID: "080116"
 Driver: "dw2102"
[...]
  • find out if the system provides a video device file:
# ll /dev/dvb/
total 0
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 120 Jul  7 22:53 adapter0
  • download the firmware from the internet:
# cd
# wget http://tevii.com/tevii_ds3000.tar.gz
  • extract the firmware, ignore any errors:
# tar xfv tevii_ds3000.tar.gz
  • copy the firmware to the respective folder. A reboot is not necessary:
# cd tevii_ds3000/
# cp *.fw /lib/firmware/
  • I am not sure why the next steps necessary but without it I got errors regarding tuning
  • reboot
yast -i dvbtune
dvbtune -f 11954000 -p H -s 27500 -v 110 -a 120 -t 130 -tone 1
  • start your TV watching application:
kaffeine
  • you see a window like this:

Snapshot-dvb-s.png

  • select "digital TV"
  • select "configure television" -> device 1

Snapshot-dvb-s2.png

  • change "no source" into your satelite, e.g. "Astra 19.2E" -> ok
  • select "Channels"

SUSE Linux 11.4 does not work

does not work with this stick, hwinfo does not show a line with "Driver".

Knoppix 7.02

# hwinfo --usb
  Vendor: usb 0x0ccd "TerraTec Electronic GmbH"
  Device: usb 0x00a8 "USB Stick"
  Serial ID: "080116"
  Driver: "dw2102"
# ll /dev/dvb/
total 0
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 120 Jul  7 22:53 adapter0
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install w-scan

Now the command

/usr/bin/dvbtune -f 11954000 -p H -s 27500 -v 110 -a 120 -t 130 -tone 1

did not return. So I updated the firmware:

wget http://tevii.com/tevii_ds3000.tar.gz
tar xfv tevii_ds3000.tar.gz
cd tevii_ds3000/
cp *.fw /lib/firmware/

Then I rebooted. Now the dvbtune command from above returns. And I can watch satelite TV using the application kaffeine.

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