I should have given more detail in my first post. And I';ve been using Linux for years, so I have no excuse.
I have listed under /dev, the following:
tiger:$ ls -lR /dev/dvb*
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 120 2009-02-11 21:32 adapter0/
crw-rw---- 1 root video 212, 0 2009-02-11 21:32 demux0
crw-rw---- 1 root video 212, 1 2009-02-11 21:32 dvr0
crw-rw---- 1 root video 212, 3 2009-02-11 21:32 frontend0
crw-rw---- 1 root video 212, 2 2009-02-11 21:32 net0
So the device is showing up after a compile and install.
dmesg gives me, at the tail end:
dvb-usb: Pinnacle PCTV HD Pro USB Stick successfully deinitialized and disconnected.
usb 1-3: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 5
usb 1-3: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
dvb-usb: found a 'Pinnacle PCTV HD Pro USB Stick' in cold state, will try to load a firmware
firmware: requesting dvb-usb-dib0700-1.20.fw
dvb-usb: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-usb-dib0700-1.20.fw'
dib0700: firmware started successfully.
dvb-usb: found a 'Pinnacle PCTV HD Pro USB Stick' in warm state.
dvb-usb: will pass the complete MPEG2 transport stream to the software demuxer.
DVB: registering new adapter (Pinnacle PCTV HD Pro USB Stick)
DVB: registering adapter 0 frontend 1 (Samsung S5H1411 QAM/8VSB Frontend)...
xc5000 1-0064: creating new instance
xc5000: Successfully identified at address 0x64
xc5000: Firmware has not been loaded previously
input: IR-receiver inside an USB DVB receiver as /class/input/input7
dvb-usb: schedule remote query interval to 50 msecs.
dvb-usb: Pinnacle PCTV HD Pro USB Stick successfully initialized and connected.
xc5000: waiting for firmware upload (dvb-fe-xc5000-1.1.fw)...
firmware: requesting dvb-fe-xc5000-1.1.fw
xc5000: firmware read 12332 bytes.
xc5000: firmware upload
DVB: adapter 0 frontend 1 frequency 0 out of range (54000000..858000000)
so at this point I'm trying to locate a copy of Kaffeine, as I read somewhere that it handles DVB-T devices the best out of the choices available.
Any ideas? hints? I'm one step closer ... two steps.