[linux-dvb] Pinnacle 300i

Mike Ferenduros mike.ferenduros at gmail.com
Fri Feb 3 16:55:07 CET 2006


Hi,

Ah, the tuner module detects the mt2050 ok if I load tda9887 first, thanks 
for the hint.

Digital tuning is still broken though...there are no i2c problems I can see, 
and the mt2050 says it's tuning to the right frequency, but nothing happens 
beyond that.

Could anyone provide a log of a 300i doing a successful scan?

Thanks,
Mike Ferenduros


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "hermann pitton" <hermann.pitton at onlinehome.de>
To: <linux-dvb at linuxtv.org>
Sent: Thursday, February 02, 2006 9:14 PM
Subject: Re: [linux-dvb] Pinnacle 300i


> Hello,
>
> Am Donnerstag, den 02.02.2006, 19:29 +0100 schrieb Rainer Schubert:
>> On Thu, 2 Feb 2006, Mike Ferenduros wrote:
>>
>> > Hello,
>>
>> Hi Mike and the list,
>>
>> > I'm having similar problems to the various other people who've reported
>> > their Pinnacle 300i not working on recent kernels (90% of the time the
>> > mt2050 is not detected by microtune_init, and scanning fails even when 
>> > it is
>> > detected).
>>
>> Same here with recent kernels. The best setup ever was with kernel
>> 2.6.12.5 and the video4linux-archive as of 27062005 from bytesex.org.
>
> that it is not detected and also doesn't work in analog mode I would
> expect to be caused by an error in a recent patch, which announced to
> force tda9887 port2=1 INACTIVE, but unfortunately did the opposite
> port2=0 ACTIVE then and the analog tuner becomes invisible on this card.
> The suspicious thing is that this was previously not needed at all.
>
> You can change this in saa7134-cards.c for the 300i or load tda9887 with
> "port2=1". After you quit digital tuning the driver should do this too
> in saa7134-dvb.c to prepare the card for analog use again.
>
> Seems to fail? Since I neither have the card nor any specific idea of
> what is broken in digital mode, my suggestion is only to enable
> i2c_debug=1 and gpio_tracking=1 for saa7134 and maybe debug=2 for
> tda9887 and follow every single buffer looking for errors and maybe also
> compare the working stuff with the broken then.
>
>> You may wish to have a look at: http://www.puuhis.net/htpc/ and at
>> http://de.gentoo-wiki.com/Pinnacle_300i though it's in German.
>>
>> > So I was wondering if anyone ever did get theirs working; if so, could 
>> > you
>> > point me in the right direction please? Or is this card 100% broken in
>> > recent kernels?
>>
>> I have got two cards working with the above setup.
>>
>> > Thanks,
>> > Mike Ferenduros
>>
>> Regards,
>> Rainer
>
> Cheers,
> Hermann
>
>
>
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