[linux-dvb] Help With LifeView FLYDVB-T Driver Install?

nospam312 nospam312 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 13 10:53:51 CEST 2006


> Hartmut:
> The point is that you need to load the saa7134-dvb module. It currently
> doesn't load automatically.
> There are tons of slightly different Lifeview cards, so you should watch
> the kernel log whether the card is properly detected. Most cards of this
> vendor have a firmware eeprom, you don't need a separate file.
> The driver in the Suse kernel might not be recent enough, in this case,
> you need to obtain a snapshot from linuxtv.org and to compile it.

Thanks.  When I do a modprobe saa7134-dvb an error is reported saying
saa7134-dvb does not exist.  Is is possible to download a package for
this or do I have to do a snapshot install from linuxtv.org?  If a
snapshot install is required do you have an URL with easy to follow
instructions for SUSE10.1?

> ronald:
> no experience with suse or/and esp. your card, but tda10046H
> my guess:
> try tda...lifeview firmware => get_dvb_firmware-script (kernel-docs)
> removes big trouble 4 me.

Good news I know my cards do work as if I use Mythdora I can tune and
everything (this may mean I do not need the firmware I think.

Not 100% reliable yet as for some reason I need to adjust the timeouts
in MythTV otherwise it does not lock onto a signal correctly even
though you know it have found a multiplex as the signal strength jumps
from 0 to 50+.

I will do more research to check the best timeout values for reliably
tuning the channels as strangly of my two cards each is different.
One seems to work with relatively low timeout values but the other
needs much higher values.  Must be slight variations in the aeriel.



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