[linux-dvb] KNC1 DVB-S unter openSUSE 10.0

Oliver Endriss o.endriss at gmx.de
Thu Nov 10 06:06:51 CET 2005


Juergen Pfennig wrote:
> On Friday 04 November 2005 13:13, Oliver Endriss wrote:
> 
> > ... Maybe the frontend power is not
> > turned-on for this card. This is usually done by switching some GPIO
> > line. See frontend_init() in budget-av.c.
> 
> The other way round would be *HORRIBLE*. I use the card in a server and I know 
> that on the primary side the power consumption goes up by 6 ... 8 Watts if 
> the card is installed. In other words: the card costs me 10 Euro for 
> electricity per year!
> 
> I measured this because the KNC-1 caused problems with two of my barebone 
> systems (Asus/Sis651/P4 120 Watt Power Supply). These machines did not boot 
> reliably with the KNC-1 card (the boot process did not even start in these 
> cases).
> 
> CAN WE TURN OFF FRONTEND POWER to reduce the power consumption? In my case 
> unloading the drivers does not reduce the power consumption of the server.

We can - if you find out how it can be done with your card. ;-)

Oliver

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