[linux-dvb] TwinHan Magicbox VP7041 does not find any channels

Boris Andratzek Boris.Andratzek at cation.de
Wed Aug 8 16:27:26 CEST 2007


Hej Ryan,


first let me tell you thank you for your reply!

As far as I can bring those things together until now, the blog post
does not fit my problem. Stewart wrote about 7045, mine is 7041....

Sorry, I'm not a driver-programmer....


Boris


Ryan Stuart wrote:
> Hi Boris,
> 
> Have a look at this page -
> http://www.flamingspork.com/blog/2006/09/05/twinhan-usb-dtv-dongle-not-working/
> 
> As you can see some twinhan devices don't work. For what it is worth, i do
> have plans to fix the driver but i am busy for the next few months so i
> might not get a chance to look at it for a while.
> 
> Stewart, who is the person that wrote the above blog post, never finished
> the driver he was talking about. I have the half finished code if anyone
> else wants to have a go at finishing off this driver themselves, just let
> me know and i will post the code.
> 
> Cheers
> Ryan
> 
>> Boris Andratzek wrote:
>>> Hej all,
>>>
>>>
>>> I'm new to this list and subscribed because I am trying to bring my
>>> TwinHan MagicBox VP7041 USB to work and I'm having troubles...
>>>
>>> But first let me say thank you to everybody spending his ressource to
>>> this project!!
>>>
>>> Here is my case:
>>> I try to make kaffeine or xine working with my DVB-T USB device on
>>> Debian Etch. Before I switched finally to Linux some days ago, I had a
>>> Windows XP running on another partition with the TwinHan-Software
>>> running satisfying. OK, there were some drop-outs, but the quality was
>>> OK and the channel scanning worked completely. I write this to document
>>> the hardware and the field intesity are OK.
>>>
>>> I installed dvb-utils and kaffeine, downloaded the firmware and copied
>>> it to /lib/firmware. The box is recongnized an the drivers are loaded:
>>>
>>> from syslog:
>>> Aug  2 20:17:00 localhost kernel: usb 1-2: new full speed USB device
>>> using uhci_hcd and address 7
>>> Aug  2 20:17:00 localhost kernel: usb 1-2: configuration #1 chosen from
>>> 1 choiceAug  2 20:17:00 localhost kernel: dvb-usb: found a 'TwinhanDTV
>>> USB-Ter USB1.1 / Magic Box I / HAMA USB1.1 DVB-T device' in warm state.
>>> Aug  2 20:17:00 localhost kernel: dvb-usb: will use the device's
>>> hardware PID filter (table count: 16).
>>> Aug  2 20:17:00 localhost kernel: DVB: registering new adapter
>>> (TwinhanDTV USB-Ter USB1.1 / Magic Box I / HAMA USB1.1 DVB-T device).
>>>
>>> nl-lt-boris:~# lsusb
>>> Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
>>> Bus 001 Device 002: ID 1822:3202 Twinhan VisionDTV USB-Ter/HAMA USB
>>> DVB-T device warm
>>> Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
>>>
>>> No I try to scan for channels:
>>>
>>> boris at nl-lt-boris:~$ scan
>>> /usr/share/doc/dvb-utils/examples/scan/dvb-t/de-Kiel > channels.conf
>>> scanning /usr/share/doc/dvb-utils/examples/scan/dvb-t/de-Kiel
>>> using '/dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend0' and '/dev/dvb/adapter0/demux0'
>>> initial transponder 474000000 0 2 9 1 1 3 0
>>> initial transponder 586000000 0 2 9 1 1 3 0
>>> initial transponder 618000000 0 2 9 1 1 3 0
>>> initial transponder 666000000 0 2 9 1 1 3 0
>>> initial transponder 682000000 0 2 9 1 1 3 0
>>> initial transponder 762000000 0 2 9 1 1 3 0
>>>>>>>>> tune to:
>>> 474000000:INVERSION_AUTO:BANDWIDTH_8_MHZ:FEC_2_3:FEC_AUTO:QAM_16:TRANSMISSION_MODE_8K:GUARD_INTERVAL_1_4:HIERARCHY_NONE
>>> WARNING: >>> tuning failed!!!
>>>
>>> [SNIP - last message repeated a lot of times]
>>>
>>> ERROR: initial tuning failed
>>> dumping lists (0 services)
>>> Done.
>>>
>>> Also, dvdsnoop does not give out anything:
>>>
>>> nl-lt-boris:~# dvbsnoop -s pidscan
>>> dvbsnoop V1.4.00 -- http://dvbsnoop.sourceforge.net/
>>>
>>> ---------------------------------------------------------
>>> Transponder PID-Scan...
>>> ---------------------------------------------------------
>>>
>>> So what can I do? I'm thankful for every hint!
>>>
>>> Boris
>>>
>>>
>> Hello list!
>>
>> I'm a bit confused about not reading anything concerning my first mail!
>> Is it because the question is too silly or the hardware is too old? Do
>> you want to tell me I should read something I did not care for so far?
>>
>> Can anybody at least give me a ping back so that I know my mails reach
>> the list? OK, they do - I read it on the list myself....
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Boris
>>
>>
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