[gobolinux-users] dvb digital tv tuner does not work

Lucas C. Villa Real lucasvr at gobolinux.org
Fri Nov 10 02:00:35 UTC 2006

On 11/9/06, barny rabbit <ptay1685 at bigpond.net.au> wrote:
> My TV tuner cards(s) work fine under Windows XP, Debian Etch, Ubuntu
> Edgy Eft, Fedora Core 6, but not under GoboLinux 013 using Kaffeine.
> The kernel detects the tuners and loads the drivers (as shown via a
> dmesg), and the required entries appear in /dev/dvb and seem to be
> correct.
> But for some reason Kaffeine does not detect the presence of the tuners
> (as displayed in the first time start up screen) and refuses to expose
> its DVB functionality.
> I compiled Kaffeine from the recipe and it seemed to compile ok - at
> least their is an installed executeable and the application loads and
> runs without crashing. I used the Gobo Manager to do the work for me.
> Can anyone suggest a solution? Im guessing its something to do with
> symbolic links and differences between Gobolinux and the traditional
> Unix files structure, but its only a vague guess.

If you have files inside /dev/dvb/adapter0/, such as frontend0 and
demux0, then it's all ok. Just ensure that you have enough privileges
on these device nodes -- try doing a chmod a+rw /dev/dvb/adapter0/* --
as the default permissions in udev.conf restrict user access to these

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