TBS Driver Installation

TBS is a hardware manufacturer specialized on DVB devices: tuners, modulators.

Auto Installation

You can install driver in automatically mode or manually. To install driver automatically run in console:

curl -sSf https://cdn.cesbo.com/astra/scripts/drv-tbs.sh | sh

After server restart, check if the driver has been installed correctly.

Manual Installation

Prepare system

To install drivers needed root privileges:

sudo -s

Install system utilities to build drivers from the source code:

apt -y install \
    build-essential \
    patchutils \
    libproc-processtable-perl \
    linux-headers-$(uname -r) \

Remove old media drivers:

rm -rf /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/extra
rm -rf /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/kernel/drivers/media
rm -rf /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/kernel/drivers/staging/media


Download latest driver from the official repository:

git clone --depth=1 https://github.com/tbsdtv/media_build.git /usr/src/media_build
git clone --depth=1 https://github.com/tbsdtv/linux_media.git -b latest /usr/src/media

Build drivers and install it:

cd /usr/src/media_build
make dir DIR=../media
make allyesconfig
make install

Install firmware for DVB adapters:

curl -L http://www.tbsdtv.com/download/document/linux/tbs-tuner-firmwares_v1.0.tar.bz2 | tar -C /lib/firmware/ -jxf -

Restart System

To launch installed drivers restart your system:

shutdown -r now

After server restart, check if the driver has been installed correctly.

Check Driver

To check if the driver has been installed correctly, list adapters in the dvb directory:

ls /dev/dvb

Should be listed all adapters installed in the system. For example:

adapter0 adapter1 adapter2 adapter3 ...


You can contact TBS representatives for help installing drivers at this link: https://www.tbsdtv.com/contact-us.html - select "Software installation and debugging"

If you have any issues with your DVB Adapters, please check DVB Troubleshooting