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Before I upgrade to ubuntu 11.10 I can Install it by this help :

http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/EzCap_DVB_T_Stick#Install_instructions_for_using_alternate_manufacturer_driver

But it doesn't work anymore ! First why ubuntu support it plug and play like other devices and like windows ? Second How can I install it ?

I get this error :

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cp: cannot stat `api/.*.o.cmd': No such file or directory
make -C /lib/modules/3.0.0-12-generic/build SUBDIRS=/home/mahdiar/installer/AF903x_SRC modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.0.0-12-generic'
  CC [M]  /home/mahdiar/installer/AF903x_SRC/af903x-core.o
In file included from /home/mahdiar/installer/AF903x_SRC/af903x-core.c:1:0:
/home/mahdiar/installer/AF903x_SRC/af903x.h:15:21: fatal error: dvb-usb.h: No such file or directory
compilation terminated.
make[2]: *** [/home/mahdiar/installer/AF903x_SRC/af903x-core.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [_module_/home/mahdiar/installer/AF903x_SRC] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.0.0-12-generic'
make: *** [default] Error 2
make error
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I've successfully compiled it under 11.10, with some changes to the instructions on that help page. You should not have the device plugged in during this procedure (just in case...)

First type uname -r and note down the kernel version. In my case it is 3.0.0-13-generic

Next, in the following line change it according to your kernel version, in my case it is:

sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-3.0.0-13-generic linux-source-3.00 kernel-package

Then, extract the kernel source to /usr/src with the following commands (once again change it to match your kernel version):

cd /usr/src
sudo tar jxvf /usr/src/linux-source-3.0.0.tar.bz2

Then just download the driver source to your home folder, extract it and create some symlinks to kernel headers (don't forget to change to your kernel version in the symlinks):

cd ~
wget http://me-tv.googlecode.com/files/AF903x.tar.gz
tar zxvf AF903x.tar.gz
cd installer/AF903x_SRC
ln -s /usr/src/linux-source-3.0.0/drivers/media/dvb/frontends/*.h .
ln -s /usr/src/linux-source-3.0.0/drivers/media/dvb/dvb-core/*.h .
ln -s /usr/src/linux-source-3.0.0/drivers/media/dvb/dvb-usb/*.h .

If you have kernel 3.0 you need to open two source files in a text editor and remove the #include <linux/smp_lock.h> lines (only one per file and almost at the top). The files are ~/installer/AF903x_SRC/src/af903x.h and ~/installer/AF903x_SRC/api/usb2impl.c.

Finally just run the installer and select the install option:

cd ..
sudo ./installer.sh

One last thing that you may need to do is to prevent the device from behing wrongly recognized as an USB HID (check the help page for more info). So, just open /etc/modprobe.d/usbhid.conf and add the following:

options usbhid quirks=0x15a4:0x1001:0x0004

Then reboot the system or just reload the usbhid module with:

sudo modprobe -r usbhid
sudo modprobe usbhid

And that's it! For a quick test just use w_scan to see if it starts looking for frequencies. If it does not show an "NO USEABLE DVB-T CARD FOUND" error, the device should be working:

w_scan -L ~/channels.xspf
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Thanks a lot for your answer .But I have a problem after entering "sudo ./installer.sh" . I add the error to the main post . –  mahdiar Dec 4 '11 at 17:51
    
Have you done the symlinking commands? The ones with "ln -s......"? You need to do it every time before compiling because the symlinks are cleared after a unsuccessful compilation. Also try to do each of these commands twice (I've read that tip somewhere... don't know if it changes anything). –  amfcosta Dec 4 '11 at 23:53
    
Thanks a lot !! It didn't work in my laptop but it works in my pc !!! maybe I should upgrade it to latest kernel ! –  mahdiar Dec 7 '11 at 19:14
    
One more question : Which software do you use for watching TV ? –  mahdiar Dec 7 '11 at 20:21
    
For now I'm just using VLC. When I have some time I'll may look into a better alternative :) If it works don't forget to accept my answer –  amfcosta Dec 7 '11 at 23:02

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