Re: Mini-bounty: £10 for a Hauppauge Nova-T DVB-T kernel

Ben Edwards funkytwig at
Mon Oct 17 19:22:08 UTC 2005

On 7/9/05, Lyndon Drake <lyndon at> wrote:
> Hi,
> I've had a Hauppauge Nova-T DVB-T PCI card for some time, and have been
> unable to get an Ubuntu kernel to work with it. I was under the
> impression that the 2.6.12 kernel had the correct drivers, but I'm
> guessing it's a later version of the kernel as I've just installed the
> kernel from Breezy without any Nova-T success. I have built my own
> 2.6.12 kernel patched with linux-dvb cvs, which successfully displays TV
> from the card, but which sadly has the additional feature of stopping my
> sound card from functioning.
> Having limited time to sort this all out, as a fun incentive for some
> help on this problem I'll send a £10 <>voucher (or a USD 15
> <> voucher if you prefer) to the first person
> who can give me a
> working Ubuntu kernel subject to the constraints:
> 1. the kernel should have the current set of Ubuntu patches applied
> (i.e. not just the stock kernel, it should be a modification of the
> existing Ubuntu kernel package)
> 2. you'll need to make it available as a source package as well as a
> binary (though I want a 686 binary build for myself :-)
> 3. it needs to function without locking my machine up, disabling my
> sound card or introducing other major regressions (all my attempts have
> resulted in at least one of those outcomes...)
> 4. my Nova-T needs to function correctly (fairly obviously)
> 5. I am the sole arbiter of successful completion of the bounty.
> The Nova-T is a widely available PCI TV card that doesn't work on Ubuntu
> at the moment, so I'd like to encourage the production of a kernel that
> works so that other people can benefit too. It shouldn't be too
> difficult a task, as the relevant patches are available in linux-dvb cvs
> (and, I believe, in the -mm tree).
> Any takers?
> Cheers,
> Lyndon

Did you get this sorted, I have just installed breezy final and am having

Am posting seperate message about details, will cc you in.


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