[ubuntu-za] Drifta

Hendrik van Wyk tonberry at jpmeijers.com
Thu Sep 22 06:44:33 UTC 2011

That thread on mybroadband was also my starting point, but the protocol 
has changed since that was posted in 2010.

On 22/09/2011 08:27, frans wrote:
> On 11/09/22 08:20 AM, Hendrik van Wyk wrote:
>> My attempts at getting a drifta working in Ubuntu have also failed so
>> far. For those interested, it acts like a USB to ethernet bridge, so
>> it shows up as a network device. The protocol seem reasonably
>> straightforward but also seems to employ some form of handshaking that
>> thwarted my attempts at writing a basic client.
>> On 22/09/2011 07:21, Raoul Snyman wrote:
>>> On Thu, 22 Sep 2011 07:02:35 +0200, Andre Hugo wrote:
>>>> The windows software that comes with the drifta installs perfect under
>>> wine
>>>> and the drifta is picked up in the network manager. It seems that the
>>>> software is not aware of the drifta.
>>>> Does anybody had success with the Drifta on Ubuntu.
>>> Am I correct in presuming it's a USB device? What does syslog and/or
>>> dmesg
>>> say when you plug the device in?
> I came across this:
> http://mybroadband.co.za/vb/showthread.php/294833-How-to-record-from-DSTV-Drifta
> Wine does have some networking issues in some games I tried, maybe it's
> worth looking into.

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