For some time we’ve been struggling to get DVB support to work properly on the Vero 4K. Fortunately, we’ve now made some progress.
Further, there’s no longer any need to patch TVHeadend or any userspace application; as the ioctl compatibility support is wholely in kernel. This means you can use any tools like w_scan etc without having to recompile them for the Vero 4K.
It seems that the media_build backports from 4.4 wasn’t reliable. Instead, we’ve chosen to get most adapters working, rather than to have none working. With that said, we will continue to refine support and do our best to support as many DVB devices as possible.
I would appreciate your feedback on this and if results are promising, I’d like to get this in the next OSMC update.
Many thanks to @anbodearg for patiently testing a plethora of attempts at fixes over the last month and a half and for testing our new DVB-T2 dongle.
- Login via the command line
- Edit the file
- Add the following line:
deb http://apt.osmc.tv jessie-devel main
- Run the following commands to update:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade && reboot
- Your system should have have received the update.
Please see if the issue is resolved.
I also recommend you edit
/etc/apt/sources.list again and remove the line that you added after updating. This will return you to the normal update channel.
Keep your eyes out for a couple of more improvement threads over the next few weeks. We are constantly working to improve the Vero 4K experience.