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Watch tv on linux Mint 13

Postby JanG » Mon Oct 29, 2012 3:48 pm

A major challenge, can anyone help?

It is an Acer Aspire mini desktop with Yuan MPC788 TV card.
How can I make it work on Linux Mint 13?
How can I simply watch TV?

Even this I do for others, windows people.
It has to work to convince them of Linux.

Thank you very much!
Mint 13, LMDE, Fedora 17, Suse 12.2

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Re: Watch tv on linux Mint 13

Postby Fudger » Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:02 pm

Try the method given at: ... d_Mini-PCI
The file xc3028_v27.fw needs to be put in /lib/firmware

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Re: Watch tv on linux Mint 13

Postby /Zoran\ » Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:20 pm

Try and install Kaffeine, I don't know how much KDE packages it will pull, if you're using the main edition. I'm using Linux Mint 13 KDE and was surprised to find out that my Terratec DVB-S2 card was recognized automatically, perhaps drivers/firmware were/was added to the newer kernel releases? Install Kaffeine and open up the Digital TV section, there go into Television >> Configure Television and if there's a device tab available, I believe you'll be able to scan at least the DVB-T signal. If there's nothing there, well you have a battle in front of you, visit the link above and good luck...:)

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