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Review of Linux Compatibility
The PCTV nanoStick Solo 73e is a USB stick with DVB-T tuner. There are two versions of the, both with different hardware. Additionally, PCTV sells a stick under the naming 73e, but without the addition “nano”. All three types of DVB-T stick can be used with Linux.
The nano versions have the USB IDs 2304:0245 and 2013:0245,
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 2013:0245 PCTV Systems PCTV 73ESE Bus 001 Device 004: ID 2304:0245 PCTV Systems PCTV 73ESE
and are fully supported by the Linux kernel since 2.6.26 and 2.6.33, respectively. The corresponding kernel modules load automatically:
dvb-usb: found a 'Pinnacle PCTV 73e SE' in cold state, will try to load a firmware dvb-usb: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-usb-dib0700-1.20.fw' dib0700: firmware started successfully. dvb-usb: found a 'Pinnacle PCTV 73e SE' in warm state. dvb-usb: will pass the complete MPEG2 transport stream to the software demuxer. DVB: registering new adapter (Pinnacle PCTV 73e SE) DVB: registering adapter 0 frontend 0 (DiBcom 7000PC)... DiB0070: successfully identified Registered IR keymap rc-dib0700-rc5 input: IR-receiver inside an USB DVB receiver as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:10.4/usb1/1-6/rc/rc0/input6 rc0: IR-receiver inside an USB DVB receiver as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:10.4/usb1/1-6/rc/rc0 dvb-usb: schedule remote query interval to 50 msecs. dvb-usb: Pinnacle PCTV 73e SE successfully initialized and connected.
The stick needs the firmware file dvb-usb-dib0700-1.10.fw under /lib/firmware/ for operation. If this file is not part of the used Linux distribution it can be downloaded separately:
cd /lib/firmware sudo wget http://www.wi-bw.tfh-wildau.de/~pboettch/home/linux-dvb-firmware/dvb-usb-dib0700-1.10.fw