[linux-dvb] Compro DVB-T200 - question

raid517 at ukonline.co.uk raid517 at ukonline.co.uk
Mon Jan 16 22:02:03 CET 2006


Gunther Mayer wrote:

> Hi,
> can you send me a picture of your card and further info for inclusion to
> http://www.bttv-gallery.de ?
>
> Your contribution will help to improve open source support!
> Because there are many cards and variations by different
> vendors, the developers need _your_ help to get it all supported.
>
> 1st priority:
> - picture of the card, the card backside (high resolution pics if 
> feasible)
> - lspci -vn
>
> -
> Gunther
>
> raid517 at ukonline.co.uk wrote:
>
>> Hi I am using Debian Kanotix (Sid Unstable) with all the latest 
>> updates and kernel 2.6.15.1. I have a Compro DVB-T200 - saa7134-dvb 
>> vased card - but for some reason this does not appear to work.
>>
>> I was previously using a nova-t budget card - and this worked very 
>> well, so much so indeed that it required pretty much zero 
>> configuration (especially in Kaffiene) and worked more or less out of 
>> the box - but I gave that to my nephew as a gift included with a new 
>> PC over Xmas.
>>
>> My dmesg and lsmod output for the saa7134 card are attached. The 
>> driver appears to load fine, with no difficulties whatsoever - and I 
>> even have the correct firmware installed by default - which I think 
>> is dvb-fe-tda100046.fm (although there is no evidence in dmesg of 
>> this being uploaded).
>>
>> However there is nothing listed in my /dev section under DVB (such as 
>> /dev/dvb/video0, or /dev/dvb/adapter0 and so on). Indeed there are no 
>> DVB enteries in my /dev directory at all. (In the past these were 
>> always automatically created for me).
>>
>> Can anyone advise how best to get this card working? Is it likely 
>> that this card will this card ever work out of the box in the same 
>> way that my nova-t tv card did?
>>
>> GJ
>>
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Hi, sorry if this isn't very helpful, but none of the images I have been 
able to find have been very large. I searched Google and Google images 
without very much luck - and as I don't have a digital camera of any 
kind sending high res images on my own is not likely to be easy.

But in any case here is the manufacturer's site giving full details 
about the card:

http://www.comprousa.com/New/en/product/vmt200a.html

There has been a lot of chat on the mailing list in the past about this 
card it seems - but I am unclear as to whether or not anyone has 
succeded yet in actually getting it working.

Apparrently the card is Media Center and HDTV compatable.

Any input on how to get this card working would be very much welcomed - 
as TBH I much prefer watching TV in Linux as it is a lot more flexible 
and usable than it's MS Windows counterpart can ever hope to be. I also 
plan to use the card in an exclusive Linux only PVR system that I am 
currently building.

GJ





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