[linux-dvb] Problem getting Compro DVB-T300 to work

micah micah at bigpond.net.au
Sun Feb 18 07:41:45 CET 2007


Hello everyone
I am having some trouble getting a dvb card working in linux and am 
posting here as a last resort to try and get it working :-)

The card is a Compro VideoMate DVB-T300


lspci -v

02:06.0 Multimedia controller: Philips Semiconductors SAA7134/SAA7135HL 
Video Broadcast Decoder (rev 01)
       Subsystem: Compro Technology, Inc. Videomate DVB-T300
       Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 18
       Memory at fddff000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
       Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 1



These are the relevent lines from dmesg

saa7134[0]: found at 0000:02:06.0, rev: 1, irq: 18, latency: 32, mmio: 
0xfddff000
saa7134[0]: subsystem: 185b:c900, board: Compro Videomate DVB-T300 
[card=70,autodetected]
saa7134[0]: board init: gpio is 843f00
input: saa7134 IR (Compro Videomate DV as /class/input/input2
saa7134[0]: i2c eeprom 00: 5b 18 00 c9 54 20 1c 00 43 43 a9 1c 55 d2 b2 92
saa7134[0]: i2c eeprom 10: 00 ff 86 0f ff 20 ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
saa7134[0]: i2c eeprom 20: 01 40 01 03 03 ff 03 01 08 ff 00 87 ff ff ff ff
saa7134[0]: i2c eeprom 30: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
saa7134[0]: i2c eeprom 40: ff 02 00 c2 86 10 ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
saa7134[0]: i2c eeprom 50: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff cb
saa7134[0]: i2c eeprom 60: 34 ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
saa7134[0]: i2c eeprom 70: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
tuner 2-0043: chip found @ 0x86 (saa7134[0])
tda9887 2-0043: tda988[5/6/7] found @ 0x43 (tuner)
tuner 2-0068: chip found @ 0xd0 (saa7134[0])
saa7134[0]: registered device video0 [v4l2]
saa7134[0]: registered device vbi0
saa7134[0]: frontend initialization failed


the last line about the frontend initialization happens when saa7134_dvb 
is loaded

I have tried different kernels, currently i am using 2.6.20 x86_64
The distro i am using is debian etch rc1
I am using the driviers from the mercurial repositry at 
http://linuxtv.org/hg/~hhackmann/v4l-dvb last time i updated them was today


I tried loading tvtime, and got no signal, but the following message 
appeared in the kernel log

tuner 2-0068: tuner type not set

The message repeats whenever i try to change channels
If i try switching to the composite input in tvtime, the card works 
perfectly and i get the picture

The tv antenna cable works fine when i plug it into the tv so its not 
that either

Is there anything else i can try to get this card working ?

Thanks in advance :-)

-Micah





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