[CentOS] AM/FM tuner for centos 4 or 5?

Jason Pyeron jpyeron at pdinc.us
Tue Jun 24 16:13:53 UTC 2008

> -----Original Message-----
> From: centos-bounces at centos.org 
> [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of Ken Key
> Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2008 12:00 PM
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> Subject: Re: [CentOS] AM/FM tuner for centos 4 or 5?
> Jason Pyeron wrote:
> > Looking for a radio tuner for my audio server.
> > 
> > Needs to do AM.
> > 
> > Any hardware reccomendations?
> I hooked up an original Griffin RadioShark to my CentOS 5.1 
> server for a lark last month, streaming with DarkIce.  
> Unfortunately, that machine is dark and 2500 miles away - I 
> won't be there for
> 2 more months.  Off the top of my head, google for "shark.c", 
> look for dependency RPMs on RPMforge (thanks Dag!!). I think 
> I had to manually install a recent version of "libhid"


> Griffin stopped selling the RS and now has RadioShark2.  I 
> found a version of shark.c for it named shark2.c, so I don't 
> think the hardware is backwards compatible, but there is an 
> update version of the control program.  My notes are all on 
> the dark machine, but IIRC this blog is was my jumping off 
> point for what I figured out.
> http://javier.rodriguez.org.mx/index.php/2006/06/10/griffin-ra
> Obviously, since it is for Debian, you'll have to deal with 
> the distro impedance mismatch in the instructions and adjust 
> for CentOS.

Not afraid of that.

> Also, since it is USB, you can get nice separation between 
> receiver and the computer.  The RadioShark has a lousy 
> internal antenna but does have an antenna jack.  I only 
> played with the FM tuner.  It does have an AM tuner but I 
> have no idea how good it is.

In summary, should I risk the cost of a radio shark2 or ebay a radio shark?

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