nxt2004 firmware

I needed to obtain the firmware for my KWorld ATSC 115 which uses the nxt2004 demodulator. The kernel module saa7134 requires the nxt2004 firmware to operate correctly. In the past the process to obtain the firmware was easy, but now that avermedia-usa now longer makes available the driver, it was much harder to track down the need firmware file.

The problem:

m2n:~ $ /tmp/get_dvb_firmware nxt2004
--2012-07-06 22:51:22--  http://www.avermedia-usa.com/support/Drivers/AVerTVHD_MCE_A180_Drv_v1.2.2.16.zip
Resolving www.avermedia-usa.com...
Connecting to www.avermedia-usa.com||:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 404 Not Found
2012-07-06 22:51:22 ERROR 404: Not Found.

wget failed - unable to download firmware at /tmp/get_dvb_firmware line 662.

I figured I could just search for AVerTVHD_MCE_A180_Drv_v1.2.2.16.zip or dvb-fe-nxt2004.fw and be in business. Unfortunately, it was not that easy as it took me over an hour to find the file.

I came across linux-firmware-nonfree_1.11_all.deb which contained nxt2004.fw

Since it was so hard to find the firmware file I decided to mirror it along with the original deb package that I got it from.


To Install:

  1. wget http://pyther.net/files/firmware/nxt2004/dvb-fe-nxt2004.fw
  2. cp dvb-fe-nxt2004.fw /lib/firmware
  3. reload appropriate module or reboot
  4. check out dmesg to confirm firmware was loaded

Hope this has helped someone…

4 thoughts on “nxt2004 firmware

  1. Marc Mengel

    Thanks for posting this! I was just beginning the oddesy of searching for this file, and you saved me a lot of effort!

  2. Mike

    Thanks, I have been trying to get this working for 2 or 3 hours. Followed your instructions and had it working in 5 minutes.

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