[linux-dvb] Cam Menu?

Andrew Lyon andrew.lyon at gmail.com
Mon Oct 30 20:18:39 CET 2006


> > On Mon, Oct 30, 2006 at 04:19:09PM +0000, Andrew Lyon wrote:
> > >>On Sat, Oct 28, 2006 at 07:09:32PM +0100, Andrew Lyon wrote:
> > >> >Is there any util I can use with Technotrend S-1500 with CI to get
> > >> >into the cam menu? The cam has settings that I need to change,
> > >> >apparently with a set top box you can go into the cam menu, but I
> > >> >cannot find any way with a dvb card on linux.
> > >>
> > >>Try the "gnutv" app from the dvb-apps repo using the "-cammenu" option
> > >>
> > >>--
> > >>David Härdeman
> > >>
> > >
> > >Does that work for you?
> >
> > Yup (using a C-1500)
> >
> > ># dmesg | grep frontend
> > >DVB: registering frontend 0 (Zarlink MT352 DVB-T)...
> > >DVB: registering frontend 1 (ST STV0299 DVB-S)...
> > >
> > >so I use adapter 1 :
> > >
> > ># gnutv -cammenu -adapter 1
> > >
> > >en50221_tl_handle_sb: Received T_SB for connection not in
> > >T_STATE_ACTIVE from module on slot 00
> > >
> > >en50221_stdcam_llci_poll: Error reported by stack:-7
> > >
> > >en50221_tl_poll: CAWrite failed
> > >en50221_stdcam_llci_poll: Error reported by stack:-2
> > >
> > >mythbackend had been running (and using that adapter) but I stopped it
> > >before running gnutv.
> >
> > I'd suggest you try it again after a reboot or after unloading/reloading
> > the budget-ci module, it seems the CAM module was still active after
> > Myth had been using it.
>
> Will do,  system is in use until tomorrow now.
>
> > Also make sure you use recent drivers from the dvb repo, a patch I wrote
> > was committed a day or two ago, and without it, my CAM would lock up by
> > simply using a remote control (which would in turn produce lots of
> > interesting error messages).
>
> I am using a Technotrend S-1500 + CI + CAM, Ive not had errors when
> using the remote, but I do get problems with my card/cam if I change
> channels too quickly, and sometimes if i just leave myth running in
> the main menu, when I watch tv it always gets lock, but I get a blank
> screen for a long time and eventually a video error or I have to kill
> mythfrontend, stopping the backend, removing and reloading budget_ci
> and restarting the backend usually cures it, I ended up adding a menu
> item for that but its not a nice solution :(.
>
> Really not sure what is wrong, I can leave it playing a encrypted
> channel for days at a time, but if I change channels a few times it
> stops working, I have a feeling perhaps the cam is not responding
> quickly enough to commands, are there any timeout values I could try
> changing?
>
> My dvb-s card (Avermedia 777) and Freeview channels do not have the
> same problem.

That should read dvb-t, the card/cam I have trouble with is dvb-s.

>
> Andy
>



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