[linux-dvb] How do you know CAM is recognized ?

Kristof Pelckmans kristof.pelckmans at antwerpen.be
Sun Feb 11 10:14:51 CET 2007


Yesterday I went to a shop and was able to see that my Alphacrypt is 
working well. I think my Technotrend card is not seeing the CAM. Do I 
have to add extra load parameters to the module or load extra modules ?

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lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
af_packet              13064  2
snd_pcm_oss            36640  0
snd_mixer_oss          14464  1 snd_pcm_oss
rtc                    10548  0
parport_pc             23588  1
lp                      9604  0
parport                33736  2 parport_pc,lp
stv0297                 6784  1
ide_cd                 34720  0
cdrom                  34720  1 ide_cd
tuner                  60200  0
snd_hda_intel          15896  5
snd_hda_codec         158720  1 snd_hda_intel
dvb_ttpci              96868  16
snd_pcm                61700  4 snd_pcm_oss,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
saa7134               114528  0
snd_timer              18692  2 snd_pcm
snd                    43748  14 
snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_pcm,snd_timer
compat_ioctl32          1280  1 saa7134
soundcore               6624  1 snd
dvb_core               70568  1 dvb_ttpci
ir_kbd_i2c              6928  1 saa7134
i2c_viapro              7956  0
saa7146_vv             44288  1 dvb_ttpci
snd_page_alloc          7944  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
video_buf              20228  2 saa7134,saa7146_vv
saa7146                15112  2 dvb_ttpci,saa7146_vv
ttpci_eeprom            2304  1 dvb_ttpci
ir_common              29828  2 saa7134,ir_kbd_i2c
via_agp                 8320  1
videodev               26112  2 saa7134,saa7146_vv
v4l2_common            22144  4 tuner,saa7134,saa7146_vv,videodev
i2c_core               17792  7 
stv0297,tuner,dvb_ttpci,saa7134,ir_kbd_i2c,i2c_viapro,ttpci_eeprom
agpgart                26444  1 via_agp
v4l1_compat            14724  3 saa7134,saa7146_vv,videodev
evdev                   8320  1
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Ruediger Dohmhardt wrote:
> Kristof Pelckmans wrote:
>   
>> Hello,
>>
>> My Technotrend C-2300 (Hauppauge Nexus CA v 2.3) card has an external
>> 3.5" module, but it does not seem to work. How can I verify whether :
>> 1) the CAM (an Alphacrypt) is recognized - I would like to know which
>> version of the CAM I have
>> 2) the smartcard inserted in the CAM is working
>>     
> With VDR, I can do all kinds of SmartCard-queries like, e.g., the
> cardNumber.
>   
What do you mean with SmartCard-queries ? Going into the menu setup > 
CICAM, I do not see anything...
> Below you got some system information from my computer
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> lspci -vv
>
>  01:0a.0 Multimedia controller: Philips Semiconductors SAA7146 (rev 01)
>         Subsystem: Technotrend Systemtechnik GmbH Octal/Technotrend
> DVB-C for iTV
>         Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop-
> ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
>         Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort-
> <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
>         Latency: 32 (3750ns min, 9500ns max)
>         Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 5
>         Region 0: Memory at eb084000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512]
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>   
00:0b.0 Multimedia controller: Philips Semiconductors SAA7146 (rev 01)
        Subsystem: Technotrend Systemtechnik GmbH Octal/Technotrend 
DVB-C for iTV
        Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- 
ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
        Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- 
<TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
        Latency: 32 (3750ns min, 9500ns max)
        Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 22
        Region 0: Memory at febff400 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512]
> tail -f /var/log/messages
>
> Feb  5 21:25:58 xp32 su: (to root) rudi on /dev/pts/0
> Feb  5 21:26:09 xp32 vdr: [5968] VDR version 1.4.4 started
> Feb  5 21:26:09 xp32 vdr: [5968] loading plugin:
> /usr/lib/vdr//libvdr-xine.so.1.4.4
> Feb  5 21:26:09 xp32 vdr: [5968] creating directory /etc/vdr/themes
> Feb  5 21:26:09 xp32 vdr: [5968] ERROR: /etc/vdr/themes: Permission denied
> Feb  5 21:26:09 xp32 vdr: [5968] loading /etc/vdr/sources.conf
> Feb  5 21:26:09 xp32 vdr: [5968] loading /etc/vdr/diseqc.conf
> Feb  5 21:26:09 xp32 vdr: [5968] loading /etc/vdr/channels.conf
> Feb  5 21:26:09 xp32 vdr: [5968] loading /etc/vdr/svdrphosts.conf
> Feb  5 21:26:09 xp32 vdr: [5968] loading /etc/vdr/remote.conf
> Feb  5 21:26:09 xp32 vdr: [5968] loading /etc/vdr/keymacros.conf
> Feb  5 21:26:09 xp32 vdr: [5968] reading EPG data from
> /var/spool/video/epg.data
> Feb  5 21:26:09 xp32 vdr: [5969] video directory scanner thread started
> (pid=5968, tid=5969)
> Feb  5 21:26:09 xp32 vdr: [5970] video directory scanner thread started
> (pid=5968, tid=5970)
> Feb  5 21:26:09 xp32 vdr: [5968] probing /dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend0
> Feb  5 21:26:10 xp32 vdr: [5970] video directory scanner thread ended
> (pid=5968, tid=5970)
> Feb  5 21:26:10 xp32 vdr: [5969] video directory scanner thread ended
> (pid=5968, tid=5969)
> Feb  5 21:26:11 xp32 vdr: [5968] found 1 video device
> Feb  5 21:26:11 xp32 vdr: [5968] initializing plugin: xine (0.7.9):
> Software based playback using xine
> Feb  5 21:26:11 xp32 vdr: [5972] tuner on device 1 thread started
> (pid=5968, tid=5972)
> Feb  5 21:26:11 xp32 vdr: [5973] section handler thread started
> (pid=5968, tid=5973)
> Feb  5 21:26:11 xp32 vdr: [5974] XineRemote control thread started
> (pid=5968, tid=5974)
> Feb  5 21:26:11 xp32 vdr: [5974] Entering cXineRemote thread
> Feb  5 21:26:11 xp32 vdr: [5968] setting primary device to 1
> Feb  5 21:26:11 xp32 vdr: [5968] SVDRP listening on port 2001
> Feb  5 21:26:11 xp32 vdr: [5968] ERROR:
> /etc/vdr/themes/classic-default.theme.$$$: No such file or directory
> Feb  5 21:26:11 xp32 vdr: [5968] ERROR:
> /etc/vdr/themes/sttng-default.theme.$$$: No such file or directory
> Feb  5 21:26:11 xp32 vdr: [5968] setting current skin to "sttng"
> Feb  5 21:26:11 xp32 vdr: [5968] starting plugin: xine
> Feb  5 21:26:11 xp32 vdr: [5968] ERROR: /dev/lircd: No such file or
> directory
> Feb  5 21:26:11 xp32 vdr: [5968] ERROR: remote control XineRemote not ready!
> Feb  5 21:26:11 xp32 vdr: [5968] ERROR: remote control LIRC not ready!
> Feb  5 21:26:11 xp32 vdr: [5968] remote control KBD - keys known
> Feb  5 21:26:11 xp32 vdr: [5977] KBD remote control thread started
> (pid=5968, tid=5977)
> Feb  5 21:26:15 xp32 vdr: [5968] CAM: AlphaCrypt Light, 01, 4A20,
> 4A20                         
> Feb  5 21:26:16 xp32 vdr: [5968] switching to channel 1
>   
VDR does not mention my CAM :

Feb 11 10:00:25 albert vdr: [8154] cAudioRepacker(0xC0): skipped 24 
bytes to sync on next audio frame
Feb 11 10:00:25 albert vdr: [8154] PES packet shortened to 1768 bytes 
(expected: 2320 bytes)
Feb 11 10:00:34 albert vdr: [8211] [softdevice-audio] samplerate: 
48000Hz, channels: #2
Feb 11 10:00:34 albert vdr: [8211] [softdevice-audio] Period size 1024 
Buffer size 4096
Feb 11 10:00:34 albert vdr: [8211] [softdevice-audio] Hardware initialized
Feb 11 10:00:34 albert vdr: [8210] [VideoOut]: resolution changed: W(736 
-> 720); H(576 ->576)
Feb 11 10:00:34 albert vdr: [8210] [VideoOut]: aspect changed (0 -> 8 ; 
1.366667 -> 1.333333)
Feb 11 10:00:34 albert vdr: [8210] [VideoOut]: 720x576 [0,0 720x576] -> 
720x536 [2,0 715x536]
Feb 11 10:00:50 albert vdr: [8154] PES packet shortened to 1768 bytes 
(expected: 2320 bytes)
Feb 11 10:00:50 albert vdr: [8154] cAudioRepacker(0xC0): skipped 20 
bytes while syncing on next audio frame
Feb 11 10:01:03 albert vdr: [8154] 1 cRepacker messages suppressed
Feb 11 10:01:03 albert vdr: [8154] cAudioRepacker(0xC0): skipped 24 
bytes to sync on next audio frame
Feb 11 10:01:03 albert vdr: [8154] PES packet shortened to 1768 bytes 
(expected: 2320 bytes)
Feb 11 10:01:28 albert vdr: [8154] PES packet shortened to 1952 bytes 
(expected: 2320 bytes)
Feb 11 10:01:28 albert vdr: [8154] cAudioRepacker(0xC0): skipped 204 
bytes while syncing on next audio frame
Feb 11 10:01:37 albert vdr: [8128] switching to channel 89
Feb 11 10:01:37 albert vdr: [8154] transfer thread ended (pid=8128, 
tid=8154)
Feb 11 10:01:37 albert vdr: [8157] TS buffer on device 1 thread ended 
(pid=8128, tid=8157)
Feb 11 10:01:37 albert vdr: [8155] buffer stats: 128028 (6%) used
Feb 11 10:01:37 albert vdr: [8155] receiver on device 1 thread ended 
(pid=8128, tid=8155)
Feb 11 10:01:37 albert vdr: [8128] cTS2PES got 0 TS errors, 12 TS 
continuity errors
Feb 11 10:01:37 albert vdr: [8128] cTS2PES got 0 TS errors, 2 TS 
continuity errors
Feb 11 10:01:37 albert vdr: [8128] buffer stats: 167320 (7%) used
Feb 11 10:01:37 albert vdr: [8228] receiver on device 1 thread started 
(pid=8128, tid=8228)
Feb 11 10:01:37 albert vdr: [8229] TS buffer on device 1 thread started 
(pid=8128, tid=8229)
Feb 11 10:01:37 albert vdr: [8227] transfer thread started (pid=8128, 
tid=8227)
Feb 11 10:01:39 albert vdr: [8150] frontend 0 lost lock on channel 89, 
tp 474
Feb 11 10:01:40 albert vdr: [8150] frontend 0 regained lock on channel 
89, tp 474
Feb 11 10:01:40 albert vdr: [8151] changing pids of channel 89 from 
5225+5225:5245:0 to 5225+5225:5245:5285
Feb 11 10:01:40 albert vdr: [8128] retuning due to modification of 
channel 89
Feb 11 10:01:40 albert vdr: [8128] switching to channel 89
Feb 11 10:01:40 albert vdr: [8227] transfer thread ended (pid=8128, 
tid=8227)
Feb 11 10:01:40 albert vdr: [8229] TS buffer on device 1 thread ended 
(pid=8128, tid=8229)
Feb 11 10:01:40 albert vdr: [8228] buffer stats: 38916 (1%) used
Feb 11 10:01:40 albert vdr: [8228] receiver on device 1 thread ended 
(pid=8128, tid=8228)
Feb 11 10:01:40 albert vdr: [8128] cTS2PES got 156 TS errors, 39 TS 
continuity errors
Feb 11 10:01:40 albert vdr: [8128] cTS2PES got 14 TS errors, 2 TS 
continuity errors
Feb 11 10:01:40 albert vdr: [8128] buffer stats: 39292 (1%) used
Feb 11 10:01:41 albert vdr: [8232] transfer thread started (pid=8128, 
tid=8232)
Feb 11 10:01:41 albert vdr: [8233] receiver on device 1 thread started 
(pid=8128, tid=8233)
Feb 11 10:01:41 albert vdr: [8234] TS buffer on device 1 thread started 
(pid=8128, tid=8234)
Feb 11 10:01:41 albert vdr: [8151] changing name of channel 89 from 'TF 
1,;' to 'TF 1,;WVEM'

Cheers,

Kristof



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