I am having problems making this USB TV-tuner to work under Xubuntu 17.10 (works under Windows 7).

Running "lsusb" gives:

Bus 001 Device 003: ID 15a4:9016 Afatech Technologies, Inc. AF9015 DVB-T USB2.0 stick

Running "dmesg | grep DVB" gives:

[ 2.236699] usb 1-8: Product: DVB-T 2

[ 2.382657] Afatech DVB-T 2: Fixing fullspeed to highspeed interval: 10 -> 7

[ 2.382712] input: Afatech DVB-T 2 as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.7/usb1/1-8/1-8:1.1/0003:15A4:9016.0006/input/input7

[ 2.440134] hid-generic 0003:15A4:9016.0006: input,hidraw3: USB HID v1.01 Keyboard [Afatech DVB-T 2] on usb-0000:00:1d.7-8/input1

Kaffeine does not find any DVB device. Any suggestions?

  • Open Additional Drivers, select & install the firmware for Afatech.
    – user692175
    Dec 10, 2017 at 18:22
  • @MichaelBay There is no such option.
    – Sumac
    Dec 10, 2017 at 18:26
  • Install it manually following the instructions in the answer below.
    – user692175
    Dec 10, 2017 at 18:38

1 Answer 1


Download the firmware for Afatech AF9015 from here and copy it to /lib/firmware.

Assuming the downloaded file is in the default Downloads folder, open a Terminal and:

cd Downloads
sudo cp dvb-usb-af9015.fw /lib/firmware

The Afatech AF9015 DVB-T2 tuner show work as expected with all the programs.

  • Thank you very much. Just a question, why do you think this device did not appear in Additional Drivers?
    – Sumac
    Dec 10, 2017 at 19:29
  • 1
    It used to appear. The actual firmware may have been removed from the Ubuntu repositories for reasons unknown (to me).
    – user692175
    Dec 10, 2017 at 19:41

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