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I can't get run my dvb-t stick on debian. I installed firmware-linux-nonfree_0.28+squeeze1_all.deb and linux-image-amd64 when I start me-tv I get the message that there is no dvb-t device connected. Same with kaffeine here is my dmesg output:

[  107.721266] usb 2-1.2: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and 
address 7
[  107.818334] usb 2-1.2: New USB device found, idVendor=048d, 
[  107.818340] usb 2-1.2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, 
[  107.818344] usb 2-1.2: Product: DVB-T TV Stick
[  107.818347] usb 2-1.2: Manufacturer: ITE Technologies, Inc.
[  107.818478] usb 2-1.2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[  107.821595] input: ITE Technologies, Inc. DVB-T TV Stick as /devices
[  107.821750] generic-usb 0003:048D:9006.0002: input,hidraw0: USB HID 
v1.01 Keyboard [ITE Technologies, Inc. DVB-T TV Stick] on 
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This is supported in newer kernels, but not 2.6.32, which is current in Debian squeeze. Are you running a backport kernel by any chance? – Paul Jun 10 '12 at 13:46
no i'm running 2.6.32-5. is there a solution to get it running in this kernel version? – user1008764 Jun 10 '12 at 14:42

Unfortunately this device is not supported in the Debian Squeeze kernel so you'll need to build the dvb device drivers yourself.

Apparently it is the same hardware as KWorld UB499-2T, and so supported in the media/dvb/dvb-usb/it913x.c file (with the hardware ids in dvb-usb-ids.h defined as USB_VID_ITETECH and USB_PID_ITETECH_IT9135_9006),_Build_and_Install_V4L-DVB_Device_Drivers

If any of this seems a bit daunting, then a better option might be to give in and purchase a dvb tuner that is already supported in your kernel:

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