DTV1000S Linux driver now working

Top of my todo list for some time now has been to get my Leadtek WinFast DTV1000S DVB-T capture card to pay its way on a Gentoo MythTV backend instead of gathering dust on the shelf.

Video4Linux (V4L) drivers exist for the individual DTV1000S components listed below as they have also been used in other DVB cards.

What was lacking was the support for the card. I made an unsuccessful attempt at putting it together at the beginning of the year. Now Michael Krufky has done all the heavy lifting and committed his changes.

The easiest way to incorporate these into the 2.6.30-r8 kernel was to follow the V4L build instructions. Revision 13263 has all the necessary changes.

hg clone
cd v4l-dvb
sudo make install

I've not tested the IR capabilities of the DTV1000S as I'm using an AverTV DVB-T 777 for that purpose.

I used Steven Toth's instructions to get the TDA10048 firmware drivers from and followed the readme.txt. Hat tip to Terry for his Leadtek product page.

posted by James Gemmell on Sun, 29 Nov 2009 at 10:17 | permalink | tags: gentoo, linux, mythtv