You need to install hotplug scripts. They are in this case needed to download the firmware from /usr/lib/hotplug/firmware to the DEC2000-t.

The hotplug package from the stable distribution does not include a /etc/hotplug/firmware.agent script. You therefore have to download them from sourceforge:

tar -xzf hotplug-2004_01_05.tar.gz
cd hotplug-2004_01_05
and as root:
make install
apt-get install dvb-mpegtools
/etc/init.d/hotplug start
ln -s /etc/init.d/hotplug /etc/rc2.d/S11hotplug
ln -s /etc/init.d/hotplug /etc/rc3.d/S11hotplug

If you are not running stable, try using the excellent apt-get as root:

apt-get install hotplug dvb-mpegtools
/etc/init.d/hotplug start
and you are done. Check that /etc/hotplug/firmware.agent exists before continuing, though.

rg 2006-04-30