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FM Radio Tuner

Postby anandrkris on Sat Nov 24, 2012 6:33 am

Hi,

I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop with an in-built FM Antennae jack. Can you please point me to an utility using which i can tune-in and listen to FM radio stations. Also, are any additional drivers required to activate hardware?

OS - Linux Mint 13 KDE Maya, 32-bit
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Re: FM Radio Tuner

Postby Niks on Sun Dec 16, 2012 11:18 pm

Gnomeradio is a FM-radio tuner for the GNOME desktop.
It should work with every FM tuner card that is supported by video4linux.
Remote controls are supported via (optional) LIRC-support.
Gnomeradio can also record radio as a Wave, MP3 or Ogg files.
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Re: FM Radio Tuner

Postby anandrkris on Mon Dec 17, 2012 2:51 am

Thanks Niks. I had installed Gnomeradio and another appln FM tools http://benpfaff.org/fmtools/index.html but unfortunately am getting an error that dev/mixer and dev/radio0 not found.

Have also installed LIRC but could not get to configure it as I suppose that the hardware is not getting detected by the kernle. I hope the H/W is compatible video4linux.

I have tried commands lspci and lsusb but am not able to ascertain the port maps to the Antennae jack. Any pointers there would be helpful?
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Re: FM Radio Tuner

Postby Niks on Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:26 pm

Hi
I suggest you have a read of this should point you in the right direction.
My TV card has it's FM radio built in but I'm sure it all works the same way.
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=21980
You can speed read it for just the info you need

and I bumped into this which may be of use as well
http://linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Radio_devices

Let us know how you get on so others can follow your path to success :D
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Re: FM Radio Tuner

Postby anandrkris on Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:14 am

Sincere apologies for getting back on this so late. I have been using my another laptop and this was gaining dust. Now, i have upgraded KDE to KDE 4.10.1 and it is all set-up for usage. I am not sure in first place - if kernel recognizes toshiba radio jack or not. How do I know if mine is supported by video4lan ?
I have also attahced dmesg output as file in case it it will provide any additional help.
I badly want this to work to prove to my brother that even in Linux I can get everything working.
Code: Select all
lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Memory Controller Hub (rev 07)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset PCI Express Graphics Port (rev 07)
00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 03)
00:1a.1 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 03)
00:1a.2 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #6 (rev 03)
00:1a.7 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 03)
00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 5 (rev 03)
00:1c.5 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 6 (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1d.1 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1d.2 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 03)
00:1d.7 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 93)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation ICH9M LPC Interface Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801IBM/IEM (ICH9M/ICH9M-E) 2 port SATA Controller [IDE mode] (rev 03)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.5 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801IBM/IEM (ICH9M/ICH9M-E) 2 port SATA Controller [IDE mode] (rev 03)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RV620 [Mobility Radeon HD 3400 Series]
01:00.1 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RV620 HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 3400 Series]
07:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8072 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 16)
08:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation WiFi Link 5100
0a:01.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): O2 Micro, Inc. Firewire (IEEE 1394) (rev 02)
0a:01.2 SD Host controller: O2 Micro, Inc. Integrated MMC/SD Controller (rev 02)
0a:01.3 Mass storage controller: O2 Micro, Inc. Integrated MS/xD Controller (rev 01)
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