Hak5: Installing RTL-SDR on Linux

In this episode of Hak5, a popular YouTube technology channel, Shannon shows how to use the RTL-SDR on Debian Linux. She shows how to install the RTL-SDR drivers from scratch if using a distribution without them pre-installed and also shows how to install and use rtl_fm, a command line FM demodulator.


  1. Jakub

    if someone is interested in using direct sampling mode with rtl_tcp service, you can find modified source code on my website : sp5tof.qrz.pl in projects section.

    73 de SP5TOF

  2. Jeff

    Great video for getting started with rtl-sdr on Linux. Very helpful. Sometimes it’s hard to get anything going on Linux.

  3. Shannon

    Thank you for posting our videos!!! <3<3<3 We love your blog and consider it one of the best sources for information about SDR. I hope the tuts we've been posting are useful to some of your followers. 🙂

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