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How can I get a driver to make my Avermedia AverTV Volar Green HD work ?

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Solution on Ubuntu 12.4 kernel 3.2


0. Check your kernel

$ uname -r
3.2.0-39-generic-pae

1. Plug in the USB TV Tuner

You can check that it is correctly plug in with lsusb

$ lsusb
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 07ca:a835 AVerMedia Technologies, Inc.

2. Download the driver for AF9035 dvb-t usb dongle (3.2.x kernel version)

Note that this driver should work with:
- Avermedia AVerTV A835 HD (ID 07ca:b835)
- Avermedia AVerTV A835 HD PRO (ID 07ca:a835)
- Avermedia AverTV A835 Green HD (ID 07ca:a835)
- TerraTec Cinergy T Stick (ID 0ccd:0093)
- TerraTec Cinergy T Stick 2 (ID 0ccd:00aa)
- Avermedia AverTV A825 (ID 07ca:0825)

$ git clone git://github.com/xgazza/DVB-AF9035_kernel-3.2.0.git
$ cd DVB-AF9035_kernel-3.2.0
$ make
$ sudo make install

3. Download the firmware(s)

$ cd /lib/firmware/
$ sudo wget http://xgazza.altervista.org/Linux/DVB/dvb-usb-af9035-01.fw
$ sudo wget http://xgazza.altervista.org/Linux/DVB/dvb-usb-af9035-02.fw

I downloaded these 2 firmwares, I do not know which one is used.

4. Reboot

$ sudo reboot

5. Check if device is properly loaded

see below

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In step 2 I used sudo checkinstall however installation of Debian package fails due an already present package (please find log message here: pastebin.com/w4AKVwcr). Is it possible to exclude offending package or shall I just wait for a repo update? :( –  yoshi Jun 5 at 22:03
    
… or just moving on could work: I didn't skipped step 2 but got the error as stated above. Anyway I followed along with downloading firmware and rebooting ~> Everything works fine \^^/ Thank you very much for the detailed guide! <3 –  yoshi Jun 5 at 22:28
    
@yoshi with last kernel of Ubuntu 12.04, it is probably not needed anymore to perform step 2 (I did not check I use now Ubuntu 14.04) –  Boris Jun 6 at 16:32
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Solution on Ubuntu 13.10 & 14.04

from this source, note that this solution is simpler than on 12.04


1. Download the firmware

$ cd /lib/firmware/
$ sudo wget http://xgazza.altervista.org/Linux/DVB/dvb-usb-af9035-01.fw
$ sudo wget http://xgazza.altervista.org/Linux/DVB/dvb-usb-af9035-02.fw

2. Install the needed application

$ sudo apt-get install git
$ sudo apt-get install  libproc-processtable-perl

3. Install the latest v4l-dvb

from the wiki How to Obtain, Build and Install V4L-DVB Device Drivers:

$ git clone --depth=1 git://linuxtv.org/media_build.git
$ cd media_build 
$ ./build

4. Reboot

$ sudo reboot

5. Check if device is properly installed

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5. Check if device is properly installed

$ ls /dev/dvb
adapter0

If this command returns something like adapter0 => good
If it returns nothing => not good

6. Check with your TV application if the USB TV Tuner is recognized

I personally use Kaffeine Install kaffeine.
In tab Television | Configure TV, I get a new tab called Peripherique 1.

enter image description here Note that for French TV, it is necessary to set the source with a shift of 167khz.

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