[linux-dvb] re: megasky does it actualy tune then???

Rob Bacon rtb21 at cam.ac.uk
Fri Oct 20 16:25:24 CEST 2006


I've recently come back to the MSI Megasky stick, having been busy at work 
for a while and am delighted with the progress which has been made!

 I've used the code from the megasky tree, and now have a fully functional 
digital tuner.

Thankyou very much!

Rob Bacon

On Oct 19 2006, Michael Krufky wrote:

>> On Thu, 2006-10-19 at 16:13 -0400, Michael Krufky wrote:
>>> The problem is not in the megasky m920x / gl861 driver itself -- 
>>> rather, the qt1010 code is not complete. There are some pending patches 
>>> on the linux-dvb list that you should feel welcome to try. I have not 
>>> applied these yet, because I am unsure as to whether or not they are 
>>> appropriate.
>
>Andrew Waldram wrote:
>> Ah I'll dig them out and give them a whirl let you know
>
>Even still, I dont think those patches will solve it entirely.  As I
>understand it, the qt1010 code was reverse engineered...  This means that
>as it is now, it will probably only work for the tv standards used by the
>author who did that reverse engineering.
>
>(megasky contributors cc'd)
>
>Markus has told me that the qt1010 code doesnt work in his em2880 devices
>either, so I have to assume it is due to this very fact.
>
>If you're feeling adventurous, it might be a good idea to sniff usb
>traffic from the windows driver, and see how the tuner is being controlled.
>
>Perhaps you might need an alternate setup in qt1010.h for it to work
>properly.  If we can get a working setup from you, hopefully qt1010.h can
>eventually be converted into a proper tuner module, and work for various
>different setups.
>
>Unfortunately, since both m920x and gl861 drivers use qt1010, and there
>arent yet any known working devices using m920x or gl861 with a tuner other
>than qt1010, we'll have to continue to hold this code in the experimental
>megasky repository.
>
> I'll do my best to keep this tree relatively up-to-date with the master 
> repository. We're a bit behind right now, but nothing significant. If 
> there are any major API changes in the master branch, I will regenerate 
> the megasky tree to reflect them.
>
>Cheers,
>
>Mike
>
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