[linux-dvb] can i help for the pinnacle pctv400e DVB-S USB ?!

Andrea Venturi a.venturi at cineca.it
Tue Aug 8 19:43:13 CEST 2006


hi,

recently i got a pinnacle pctv400e on my hands..

  http://www.pinnaclesys.com/images/design/boxshots/box_wd_pctv400e.jpg

i tried with yesterday (7.8.06) SVN drivers from linux-dvb, but it seems
still not recognized.

there's an ugly shot of the inside here:

  http://www.cineca.tv/assets/img/pctv400e.jpg

but i see on the wiki that's something is already going on:

http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/DVB_USB#Pinnacle_PCTV_400e_USB2.0_DVB-S

there's already a BOM of the chips; i just can add that the usb
controller is a cypress 7c68013 [*] i.e. a ez-usb fx2 clone, if i'm not
wrong..

i can already see all the modules (frontend, modulator, etc..) in
the linux-dvb tree..
it's just a matter to put all together with the right strings :-)

so, maybe, there's only some wiring to be detected to get the linux
driver working.. is it right?

BTW the device at least work on the winXP; maybe i could dump some usb
transactions, if it helps

BTW2 i see there's a firmware to be uploaded to the box:

  dvb-usb-pctv-400e-01.fw

but i didn't find it anywhere.

anyway, the box seems to stay hot (warm..) if i reboot from windows to
linux, because the onboard led remains green (and not red as in a cold
state); you can find, below, both the cold and warm (warm.txt) "lsusb
-v" output, they look a bit different


so, who knows what is missing and what can be done to put on the right
linux track this device


bye
andrea venturi



[*] cypress page and datasheet

http://www.cypress.com/portal/server.pt?space=CommunityPage&control=SetCommunity&CommunityID=209&PageID=259&fid=14&rpn=CY7C68013

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