I have found references to working devices but no one is saying how they got them working.
I give up on it for now.
Anyway, to make things more interesting, if your still up for the challenge. I have just acquired
The device is identified in dmesg as:
usb 1-1: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 4
usb 1-1: New USB device found, idVendor=1b80, idProduct=d395
usb 1-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
usb 1-1: Product: usbtv
usb 1-1: Manufacturer: realtek
The chipset is RTL2832U and FC0012 after cracking open the case.
lsusb says its Bus 001 Device 005: ID 1b80:d395 Afatech
This one is deader than the previous one. It doesn't even get warm, but it works in w1nd0w$
so I know it's not a brick.
But I have a real bad feeling about this one. A quick look suggests there is no rtl2832 kernel module.