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I have bought a new laptop tuner (I think it's the same as the one in this thread: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2028123). lsusb gives

 Bus 002 Device 005: ID 048d:9135 Integrated Technology Express, Inc. 
 Zolid Mini DVB-T Stick

dmesg | grep -i dvb after plugging in the usb stick gives

[12280.493513] dvb-usb: found a 'ITE 9135 Generic' in cold state, will try 
to load a firmware
[12280.523395] dvb-usb: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-usb-
it9137-01.fw'

and I've followed the steps in the above thread I mentioned (moving the .fw files to relevant places) but end with the errors below. I thought this would now be resolved in a newer Kernel. Was this ever really resolved? my syslog tail shows

myuser@mylap:~$ tail /var/log/syslog
Jan 15 11:38:29 mylap kernel: [12280.493513] dvb-usb: found a 'ITE 9135 
Generic' in cold state, will try to load a firmware
Jan 15 11:38:29 mylap kernel: [12280.523395] dvb-usb: downloading firmware 
from file 'dvb-usb-it9137-01.fw'
Jan 15 11:38:29 mylap kernel: [12280.524030] it913x: FRM Starting 
Firmware Download
Jan 15 11:38:29 mylap kernel: [12281.022573] it913x: FRM Firmware Download
Failed (ffffffed)
Jan 15 11:38:29 mylap kernel: [12281.222204] it913x: Chip Version=6f Chip 
Type=0203
Jan 15 11:38:30 mylap kernel: [12282.056523] it913x: DEV it913x Error
Jan 15 11:38:30 mylap kernel: [12282.056584] usbcore: registered new
interface driver it913x

The Kernel version I'm using is uname -a

 Linux mylap 3.2.0-35-generic-pae #55-Ubuntu SMP Wed Dec 5 18:04:39 UTC 
2012 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux 

I can't seem to get any further than this (I followed the steps earlier in the thread and put the .fw files in the firmware folders , but still get above errors). Kaffeine doesn't seem to pick up any tuner and wont even start a scan.

Can anyone help?

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It turns out I needed to obtain the V4L device drivers in addition to the above steps in OP. The method is presented here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DVB-T_USB and http://linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/How_to_Obtain,_Build_and_Install_V4L-DVB_Device_Drivers

After a restart

 dmesg | grep -i dvb
[  236.965344] usbcore: registered new interface driver dvb_usb_it913x
[  236.968782] usb 2-1.1: dvb_usb_v2: found a 'ITE 9135 Generic' in cold 
state
[  237.036706] usb 2-1.1: dvb_usb_v2: downloading firmware from file 
'dvb-usb-it9135-02.fw'
[  237.359951] usb 2-1.1: dvb_usb_v2: found a 'ITE 9135 Generic' in warm 
state
[  237.360025] usb 2-1.1: dvb_usb_v2: will pass the complete MPEG2 
transport stream to the software demuxer
[  237.360215] DVB: registering new adapter (ITE 9135 Generic)
[  237.735476] usb 2-1.1: DVB: registering adapter 0 frontend 0 (ITE 9135 
Generic_1)...
[  237.782775] usb 2-1.1: dvb_usb_v2: schedule remote query interval to 250 
msecs
[  237.782779] usb 2-1.1: dvb_usb_v2: 'ITE 9135 Generic' successfully 
initialized and connected

Now running Kaffeine and after selecting Configure Television my device is listed and I can select the source closest to me and the TV works!

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