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06.05.10

Hauppauge WinTV Nova-T Stick not working on Ubuntu with newest firmware

Tried to get my 2 year old Hauppauge WinTV Nova-T USB Stick working on Ubuntu, i had already tried that briefly on Ubuntu 9.01 and today again on Version 10.x, but it failed. so i took the time to check the logfiles

first of all: the device identifies itself as

Bus 001 Device 004: ID 2040:7070 Hauppauge Nova-T Stick 3

When i inserted it, it died when loading the firmware


May  6 21:19:22  kernel: [12303.624055] dvb-usb: found a 'Hauppauge Nova-T Stick' in warm state.
May  6 21:19:22  kernel: [12303.624188] dvb-usb: will pass the complete MPEG2 transport stream to the software demuxer
.
May  6 21:19:22  kernel: [12303.626142] modprobe: page allocation failure. order:4, mode:0x8020
.... a long trace ....

i checked the firmware version: i had this file:

/lib/firmware/dvb-usb-dib0700-1.20.fw

i checked here and saw that i already had the newest version. so i gave it a try to use version 1.1, the older one and now it works! you just have to download version 1.10 and rename it (!) to dvb-usb-dib0700-1.20.fw

May  6 21:26:37  kernel: [12739.084374] usb 1-5: firmware: requesting dvb-usb-dib0700-1.20.fw
May  6 21:26:37  kernel: [12739.105852] dvb-usb: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-usb-dib0700-1.20.fw'
May  6 21:26:38  kernel: [12739.319011] dib0700: firmware started successfully.



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