RTL2832U driver modded for Linux kernel 3.0.0
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README Update README Oct 20, 2012


As of Kernel 3.6 a driver for the RTL2832 demod is included in the mainline kernen source. It does not support all 
of the devices as the driver provided by Realtek, but anyone may add new devices if their hardware is not supported

That means this repository will not be maintained anymore, as improvements in the code should go into the mainline
kernel driver.


Pulled modified source from openpli. The driver now compiles with Linux >= 3.3.0


Original Realtek RTL2832U chipset (DVB/DAB) Linux 2.6.x driver rel. 2.2.2 , "full" version

Thanks to Realtek

Thanks to Xgazza
Thanks to Skaman
Thanks to Gennar1

This driver is the "full" version using DVB-T, DVB-C, DTMB and 10 tuners
It looks to work also with DAB/DAB+ digital radio stick as Terratec NOXON DAB

Driver patched for Linux kernel 3.0.0 (Ubuntu Oneiric), 3.1.0 and 3.2.0 (Thanks Hans-Frieder Vogt and Gennar1)
Can compile with kernel 2.6.x (2.6.x-3.0.0 main differences are about handling RC)

Main thread about OpenPli project: http://openpli.org/forums/topic/20899-rtl2832u-chipset-support-proposal/


Tested with:
 Xubuntu 11.10 64bit kernel 3.0 + DIKOM USB-DVBT HD (ID 1b80:d394) : compile OK, works OK
 Lubuntu 11.10 32bit kernel 3.0 (cpu 64bit) + DIKOM USB-DVBT HD (ID 1b80:d394) : compile OK, works OK
 OpenPli 2011-11-27 ClarkeTech ET9100 (cpu Broadcom) kernel 3.1 + DIKOM USB-DVBT HD (ID 1b80:d394) : compile OK, works OK
 Debian testing 32bit (cpu 64bit) kernel 3.1 + Dexatek TX Hollywood (ID 1d09:1101) : compile OK, works OK
 Xubuntu 11.10 64bit kernel 3.2.0-RC4 + DIKOM USB-DVBT HD (ID 1b80:d394) : compile OK, works OK

Some DVB-T stick equipped with rtl2832:
  DIKOM USB-DVBT HD (ID 1b80:d394)
  NILOX DVB-T Stick N15 (ID 1b80:d393)
  TRUST 16738 (ID 0bda:2832)
  TERRATEC Cinergy T Stick BLACK (ID 0ccd:00a9)
  TX Hollywood DVTB (ID 1d19:1101)
  DIGIVOX mini II v3.0 (ID 1d19:1101)


- install compile kit
sudo apt-get install build-essential

- install linux headers
sudo apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r)

- install git
sudo apt-get install git

- clone this repo using git
git clone https://github.com/ambrosa/DVB-Realtek-RTL2832U-2.2.2-10tuner-mod_kernel-3.0.0.git 

- goto into source dir
cd DVB-Realtek-RTL2832U-2.2.2-10tuner-mod_kernel-3.0.0
cd RTL2832-2.2.2_kernel-3.0.0

- edit Makefile, option INCLUDE_EXTRA_DVB (choose which include file set)

- compile code
make clean

- install module
sudo make install

- insert module (or reboot)
modprobe dvb_usb_rtl2832u

If all is fine you can see in kernel log something like this:
  [18087.037024] dvb-usb: found a 'USB DVB-T DEVICE' in warm state.
  [18087.037031] dvb-usb: will pass the complete MPEG2 transport stream to the software demuxer.
  [18087.038776] DVB: registering new adapter (USB DVB-T DEVICE)
  [18087.055952] RTL2832U usb_init_bulk_setting : USB2.0 HIGH SPEED (480Mb/s)
  [18087.287475] RTL2832U check_tuner_type : FC0012 tuner on board...
  [18087.853235] DVB: registering adapter 0 frontend 0 (Realtek DVB-T RTL2832)...
  [18087.853384] input: IR-receiver inside an USB DVB receiver as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.7/usb1/1-7/input/input15
  [18087.853419] dvb-usb: schedule remote query interval to 287 msecs.
  [18087.853423] dvb-usb: USB DVB-T DEVICE successfully initialized and connected.
  [18087.853447] usbcore: registered new interface driver dvb_usb_rtl2832u

Note: Module dvb_usb_rtl2832u has many options (use modinfo dvb_usb_rtl2832u to see them)

- if you want enable basic debug (default disabled) use:
modprobe dvb_usb_rtl2832u debug=1
- if you want enable remote_command (default disabled) use:
modprobe dvb_usb_rtl2832u rc_mode=2  (or =0 or =1)


- go into local git repo 
cd DVB-Realtek-RTL2832U-2.2.2-10tuner-mod_kernel-3.0.0

- update local files with new changes
git pull

- compile 
cd RTL2832-2.2.2_kernel-3.0.0
make clean

- install module
sudo make install