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I try to get the Cinergy HTC Stick (ID 0ccd:00b2) with DVB-T running.
Normally is should work with Ubuntu 12.10 (kernel 3.5.x) out of box. But I only get DVB-C running. If I try scan on DVB-T I get only errors (like of Me TV):

stephan@coppi:~$ me-tv
Me TV 1.3.7
11/14/2012 16:39:02: Device: 'DRXK DVB-C DVB-T' (DVB-C) at "/dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend0"
11/14/2012 16:39:25: Frontend::tune_to(570000000)
11/14/2012 16:39:25: Frontend::tune_to(594000000)
11/14/2012 16:39:25: Frontend::tune_to(730000000)
11/14/2012 16:39:25: Frontend::tune_to(762000000)

syslog out:

Nov 14 16:39:00 coppi kernel: [ 9162.191371] tda18271: performing RF tracking filter calibration
Nov 14 16:39:02 coppi kernel: [ 9163.886308] tda18271: RF tracking filter calibration complete
Nov 14 16:39:25 coppi kernel: [ 9187.170324] usb 2-5: DVB: adapter 0 frontend 0 symbol rate 0 out of range (870000..11700000)
Nov 14 16:39:25 coppi kernel: [ 9187.179694] usb 2-5: DVB: adapter 0 frontend 0 symbol rate 0 out of range (870000..11700000)
Nov 14 16:39:25 coppi kernel: [ 9187.188615] usb 2-5: DVB: adapter 0 frontend 0 symbol rate 0 out of range (870000..11700000)
Nov 14 16:39:25 coppi kernel: [ 9187.193045] usb 2-5: DVB: adapter 0 frontend 0 symbol rate 0 out of range (870000..11700000)

Other tools like Me TV also not work.

Now some system information

Ubuntu 12.10 (fully updated)

syslog out on plug the device

Nov 14 16:43:15 coppi kernel: [ 9417.237673] usb 2-5: new high-speed USB device number 8 using ehci_hcd
Nov 14 16:43:16 coppi kernel: [ 9417.371866] usb 2-5: New USB device found, idVendor=0ccd, idProduct=00b2
Nov 14 16:43:16 coppi kernel: [ 9417.371877] usb 2-5: New USB device strings: Mfr=2, Product=1, SerialNumber=3
Nov 14 16:43:16 coppi kernel: [ 9417.371884] usb 2-5: Product: Cinergy_HTC_Stick
Nov 14 16:43:16 coppi kernel: [ 9417.371889] usb 2-5: Manufacturer: TERRATEC
Nov 14 16:43:16 coppi kernel: [ 9417.371894] usb 2-5: SerialNumber: 02?TERRATE
Nov 14 16:43:16 coppi kernel: [ 9417.372344] em28xx: New device TERRATEC Cinergy_HTC_Stick @ 480 Mbps (0ccd:00b2, interface 0, class 0)
Nov 14 16:43:16 coppi kernel: [ 9417.372348] em28xx: Audio Vendor Class interface 0 found
Nov 14 16:43:16 coppi kernel: [ 9417.372352] em28xx: Video interface 0 found
Nov 14 16:43:16 coppi kernel: [ 9417.372355] em28xx: DVB interface 0 found
Nov 14 16:43:16 coppi kernel: [ 9417.372490] em28xx #0: chip ID is em2884
Nov 14 16:43:16 coppi mtp-probe: checking bus 2, device 8: "/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:13.2/usb2/2-5"
Nov 14 16:43:16 coppi kernel: [ 9417.425876] em28xx #0: Identified as Terratec Cinergy HTC Stick (card=82)
Nov 14 16:43:16 coppi kernel: [ 9417.426004] em28xx #0: Config register raw data: 0x62
Nov 14 16:43:16 coppi kernel: [ 9417.426008] em28xx #0: I2S Audio (3 sample rates)
Nov 14 16:43:16 coppi kernel: [ 9417.426011] em28xx #0: No AC97 audio processor
Nov 14 16:43:16 coppi kernel: [ 9417.453233] em28xx #0: v4l2 driver version 0.1.3
Nov 14 16:43:16 coppi mtp-probe: bus: 2, device: 8 was not an MTP device
Nov 14 16:43:16 coppi kernel: [ 9417.489410] em28xx #0: V4L2 video device registered as video0
Nov 14 16:43:16 coppi kernel: [ 9417.489884] em28xx-audio.c: probing for em28xx Audio Vendor Class
Nov 14 16:43:16 coppi kernel: [ 9417.489889] em28xx-audio.c: Copyright (C) 2006 Markus Rechberger
Nov 14 16:43:16 coppi kernel: [ 9417.489892] em28xx-audio.c: Copyright (C) 2007-2011 Mauro Carvalho Chehab
Nov 14 16:43:16 coppi kernel: [ 9418.009366] drxk: status = 0x639260d9
Nov 14 16:43:16 coppi kernel: [ 9418.009376] drxk: detected a drx-3926k, spin A3, xtal 20.250 MHz
Nov 14 16:43:20 coppi kernel: [ 9422.069556] DRXK driver version 0.9.4300
Nov 14 16:43:20 coppi kernel: [ 9422.098506] drxk: frontend initialized.
Nov 14 16:43:20 coppi kernel: [ 9422.098529] tda18271 5-0060: creating new instance
Nov 14 16:43:20 coppi kernel: [ 9422.103989] TDA18271HD/C2 detected @ 5-0060
Nov 14 16:43:21 coppi kernel: [ 9422.346390] DVB: registering new adapter (em28xx #0)
Nov 14 16:43:21 coppi kernel: [ 9422.346406] usb 2-5: DVB: registering adapter 0 frontend 0 (DRXK DVB-C DVB-T)...
Nov 14 16:43:21 coppi kernel: [ 9422.349066] em28xx #0: Successfully loaded em28xx-dvb
Nov 14 16:43:21 coppi kernel: [ 9422.350139] Registered IR keymap rc-nec-terratec-cinergy-xs
Nov 14 16:43:21 coppi kernel: [ 9422.350382] input: em28xx IR (em28xx #0) as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:13.2/usb2/2-5/rc/rc3/input20
Nov 14 16:43:21 coppi kernel: [ 9422.350492] rc3: em28xx IR (em28xx #0) as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:13.2/usb2/2-5/rc/rc3
Nov 14 16:43:21 coppi pulseaudio[1979]: [pulseaudio] source.c: Default and alternate sample rates are the same.
Nov 14 16:43:21 coppi rtkit-daemon[1464]: Successfully made thread 17873 of process 1979 (n/a) owned by '20016' RT at priority 5.
Nov 14 16:43:21 coppi rtkit-daemon[1464]: Supervising 4 threads of 1 processes of 1 users.
Nov 14 16:43:21 coppi kernel: [ 9422.633025] em28xx #0: submit of audio urb failed

dvbsnoop the device

stephan@coppi:~$ dvbsnoop -s feinfo
dvbsnoop V1.4.50 -- http://dvbsnoop.sourceforge.net/ 

---------------------------------------------------------
FrontEnd Info...
---------------------------------------------------------

Device: /dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend0

Basic capabilities:
    Name: "DRXK DVB-C DVB-T"
    Frontend-type:       QAM (DVB-C)
    Frequency (min):     47000.000 kHz
    Frequency (max):     864000.000 kHz
    Frequency stepsiz:   166.667 kHz
    Frequency tolerance: 0.000 kHz
    Symbol rate (min):     0.870000 MSym/s
    Symbol rate (max):     11.700000 MSym/s
    Symbol rate tolerance: 0 ppm
    Notifier delay: 0 ms
    Frontend capabilities:
        auto inversion
        FEC 1/2
        FEC 2/3
        FEC 3/4
        FEC 5/6
        FEC 7/8
        FEC AUTO
        QAM 16
        QAM 32
        QAM 64
        QAM 128
        QAM 256
        auto transmission mode
        auto guard interval
        auto hierarchy

Current parameters:
    Frequency:  0.000 kHz
    Inversion:  OFF
    Symbol rate:  0.000000 MSym/s
    FEC:  none
    Modulation:  QPSK

What I already did:

  • using git clone git://linuxtv.org/media_build.git to build new modules from head (no change)
  • trying on Windows (bubu). it work device is OK
  • scan channels with working device and try to use them (nop)
  • playing a bit with source to set maybe DVB-T on first position (without deeply knowledge) (no effect)

I hope anyone has an idea.
If you need more Informations give me a command.
I'm also happy to try something.

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3 Answers 3

OK, sorry for this extreme short answer.

I wanted to help someone else, listing all the frontends of his DVB receivers. So I installed the dvb-tools.

sudo apt-get install dvb-tools

I tried dvb-fe-tool, but it could only show details about one adapter at a time. But I noticed the last line of the output to be:

$ dvb-fe-tool
...
Supported delivery systems: [DVBC/ANNEX_A] DVBC/ANNEX_C DVBT

After reading the help page I tried this option (-d, --set-delsys=PARAMS set delivery system) to change the delivery system.

dvb-fe-tool -d DVBT

And it worked. Now I could scan for the DVB-T channels and watch them. DVB-C didn't work any more as expected. You don't need to unplug the stick but you need to switch the antenna.

dvb-fe-tool -d DVBC/ANNEX_A

Use this to switch back to DVB-C or just un- and replug the receiver. If you have more than one DVB receiver, use the option -a to choose the correct adapter.

In the end it didn't help me list all the frontends, but switching to DVB-T is a nice byproduct.

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Welcome to Ask Ubuntu anon! Thanks for posting a more elaborate answer! I just wanted to let you know though, that you can always edit your answer by clicking the edit button right underneath the text of your answer. So you could have done that on your other answer and expanded it, instead of posting another answer =). However, no worries, we'll just delete the other answer (I'll flag it for moderators to do so)! Also, you should consider registering an account in Ask Ubuntu, and contribute more =D! –  Alaa Ali Sep 13 '13 at 9:44

Try either:

ambrosa / DVB-Realtek-RTL2832U-2.2.2-10tuner-mod_kernel-3.0.0

tmair / DVB-Realtek-RTL2832U-2.2.2-10tuner-mod_kernel-3.0.0

I have a Terratec Cinergy TStick+ (ID 0ccd:00d7).

I have so far tried various methods, on both 12.04 LTS and 12.10 (both latest update/kernel). So far, unable to recognise device.

However, your device is not quite so new and may work ..


UPDATE

Neither of these worked for me, and I instead had to use media build driver.

How to Obtain, Build and Install V4L-DVB Device Drivers

The device now works with fine with Kaffeine, but not with Me TV ..

(still testing)

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It works as DVB-T on Kafeine by running the following command line, after installing w_scan :

w_scan -ft -cAT -x > initial-tuning-data.txt

Then, you must rename initial-tuning-data-txt as scanfile.dvb and copy the file (or replace if its already there) in your ~/.kde/apps/kaffeine and also in /usr/share/kde4/apps/kaffeine

It works but its not perfect, because I always have to do this operation everytime I restart my computer or plug the USB stick again once it has been removed. However, it's no longer necessary to re-name and copy once afgain the files in the described folders as explained above.

When you're done, open Kafeine, click on 5 Digital TV. Then, click on Television thumbnail, choose Configure TV, select Peripheral 1, it should show your device with DVB-T enabled. It in list select automatic search. When done, click on Television thumbnail again and choose Channels. Start scanning for channels and when it's done, move them to the other (left) column. Choose a channel and enjoy.

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