[linux-dvb] Freecom usb DVB-T Tuning problem

mike choy mike at acaciaclose.co.uk
Tue Nov 29 13:18:47 CET 2005

Hi Team

Have just purchased one of these on the basis that it should work.
Under windows it works just fine, but I noticed the software is locked 
by a CD Key
Under SUSE 10.0 I cant get it to tune, or scan using dvbscan. Here is 
what I have done

I have patched suse 10.0 (2.6.13-15) with the 2.6.13 patch from
make, make modules,make modules_install
I have downloaded the following firmware
and installed to /lib/firmware.
 782c9937b3f42e5248584570857c8b7f  dvb-usb-wt220u-01.fw

The Stick I have is labled september 2005
When I insert the stick into the USB, the orange LED comes on and stays on.
I check dmesg and get the following

dvb-usb: found a 'WideView WT-220U PenType Receiver (Typhoon/Freecom)' 
in warm state.
dvb-usb: will use the device's hardware PID filter (table count: 15).
DVB: registering new adapter (WideView WT-220U PenType Receiver 
DVB: registering frontend 0 (WideView USB DVB-T)...
dvb-usb: schedule remote query interval to 300 msecs.
dvb-usb: WideView WT-220U PenType Receiver (Typhoon/Freecom) 
successfully initialized and connected.
usbcore: registered new driver dvb_usb_dtt200u
dvb-usb: recv bulk message failed: -110

However dvbscan like so
 >dvbscan /usr/share/dvb/scan/dvb-t/uk-CrystalPalace > ~/.tzap/channels.conf

I get the following output

scanning /usr/share/dvb/scan/dvb-t/uk-CrystalPalace
using '/dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend0' and '/dev/dvb/adapter0/demux0'
initial transponder 505833333 0 3 9 1 0 0 0
 >>> tune to: 

WARNING: >>> tuning failed!!!
 >>> tune to: 
(tuning failed)
WARNING: >>> tuning failed!!!
ERROR: initial tuning failed
dumping lists (0 services)

Has the stick changed in the last month?

any help would be most welcomed.

Mike C

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