[linux-dvb] Poor Tuning quality with kernel 2.6.11x

raid517 raid517 at fairadsl.co.uk
Thu Apr 28 04:02:53 CEST 2005


Well this is fixed for me with a change of distro. I moved from Kubuntu 
to Kanotix. So maybe it was distro specific?

There is just one thing still bugging me - and that's that I still can't 
change channels in Xine. I use Kaffeine mostly - but I have seen KAXTV 
break between releases before - so it was always good to have a back up.

Does anyone know if the Xine developers are aware of this problem, or if 
they have any plans to fix it?

GJ

Bertrand Mazieres wrote:

>Hi,
>
>We have experienced the same situation with NovaT (older, newer) cards since 2.6.10/2.6.11
>One workaround seems to keep a tzap running in the background.
>Maybe that's a lead ?
>
>Bertrand
>
>  
>
>>>>Sid Boyce <sboyce at blueyonder.co.uk> 22/04/2005 23:59:48 >>>
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>>>>
>Jon Fairbairn wrote:
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>
>>On 2005-04-22 at 07:46BST Q wrote:
>>
>>    
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>>>Hi I have tried various kernels from 2.10.5. to 2.11.7 and I am afraid 
>>>to say that tuning quality really seems to have deteriorated 
>>>significaltly since the 2.6.8x kernels with my WinTV Nova-T card.
>>>      
>>>
>>Which Nova-T? I have a Nova-T 900 (IIRC) and a 2.6.11 (I
>>assume that's what you are talking about -- 2.10 is a way
>>off, I think :-), and no tuning problems.
>>
>>
>>    
>>
>>>The signal quality is so bad in some instances that I can no longer 
>>>watch several of my most favorite channels.
>>>
>>>The card worked perfectly with the 2.6.7x and 2.6.8x kernels.
>>>
>>>Nothing about my setup - except a kernel change - has
>>>changed since then.
>>>      
>>>
>>Have you checked that the older kernels still work? There's
>>always the possibility that an albatross bent your aerial at
>>the same time you changed the kernel.
>>    
>>
>
>Seems there are different Nova-T cards, e.g the Hauppauge Winfast 2000 
>Nova-T XP isn't supported under linux-dvb, but with Gerd Knorr's stuff 
>in dl.bytesex.org/cvs-snapshots. My card is working wth up to 2.6.11.7 + 
>video4linux-20050403-221421.tar.gz on mandrake 10.1.
>Regards
>Sid.
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>




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