[linux-dvb] does Linux-2.6.13 support CableStar 2 PCI?

Anssi Hannula anssi.hannula at gmail.com
Sun Sep 18 21:35:12 CEST 2005


Innocenti Maresin wrote:

> One month ago I got Linux-2.6.13-rc6 from kernel.org
> (Patrick Boettcher wrote that the driver should work with 2.6.9-2.6.11 though), 
> then replaced Linux's drivers/media/dvb/b2c2 and drivers/media/dvb/frontends 
> by ones from Patrick Boettcher's tarball and built the kernel. 
> 
> When I load b2c2-flexcop-pci module, following messages appear: 
>
[...]
> DVB: registering frontend 0 (ST STV0297 DVB-C)...
> b2c2-flexcop: initialization of 'Cable2PC/CableStar 2 DVB-C' at the 'PCI' bus controlled by a 'FlexCopIIb' complete
> 

This means that the driver is loaded successfully

> I tried to receive TV, "czap" seems to work:
> status 1f | signal 00b4 | snr 0dfe | ber 000004d3 | unc 00000000 | FE_HAS_LOCK
> status 1f | signal 00ab | snr 0c2c | ber 0000052d | unc 0000060a | FE_HAS_LOCK
> status 1f | signal 00ab | snr 0c17 | ber 0000052d | unc 00000000 | FE_HAS_LOCK
> status 1f | signal 00aa | snr 0ccf | ber 0000052d | unc 00000000 | FE_HAS_LOCK
[...]

...and that stream is received fine.

> , but no data can be read via /dev/dvb/adapter0/:
> $ cat /dev/dvb/adapter0/video0
> cat: /dev/dvb/adapter0/video0: No such device or address
> $ cat /dev/dvb/adapter0/audio0 
> cat: /dev/dvb/adapter0/audio0: No such device or address

There is not supposed to be data coming from /dev/dvb/adapter0/video0.
Data should come from /dev/dvb/adapter0/dvr0, and only when you use the 
-r parameter of czap.


> 
> When I used original drivers from Linux-2.6.13-rc6, I give similar messages:
[...]
> b2c2-flexcop: no frontend driver found for this B2C2/FlexCop adapter

This means there is no support for cablestar 2 in this kernel.


-- 
Anssi Hannula




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