[linux-dvb] Mantis and MB86A16 (VP-1034) and DiseqC commands not working.

Manu Abraham abraham.manu at gmail.com
Sat Nov 25 20:57:44 CET 2006


Michel Verbraak wrote:
> Manu, list,
> 
> I was testing DiseqC to control my rotor (Palm H-H 2100A) and because i
> could not get a scan done I finally pulled my rotor from my roof top and
> placed it next to the pc.
> 
> I found the following results:
> 
> - When I boot my pc and modprobe the mantis module the card powers on. I
> see a green light lighting up on my rotor.
> - When I tried the goto position 0 diseqc command I saw my light change
> from green to red to green. This normal when the command string is send
> to the rotor ( I do have another card which show the same effect). But
> the rotor does not change position.
> - When I tried the goto X diseqc command saw my light change from green
> to red to green.  But the rotor does not change position.
> 
> The only difference I could see is that the change in colour is faster
> for the VP-1034 card than my other card a VP-1020a (which is working as
> it should).
> 

I think probably the MB86A16 driver could use some delays in between for
communicating with SEC devices.
SEC devices are not taht fast in response and hence could possibly be an
answer for the problem.


> So for now DiseqC does not work. I do not have the equipment to check
> the signal on the cable to my lnb to see if the commands are transmitted
> allright.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Michel.


Regards,
Manu




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