[linux-dvb] Is my card supported/known? 1461:4836

timecop timecop at gmail.com
Wed Mar 7 10:40:52 CET 2007


dont forget having to recompile your kernel to actually support the
cardand recompiling mplayer to support dvb:/ and trying to find some
obscure app to make channel map... or you could just use windows...

On 3/7/07, CIJOML <cijoml at volny.cz> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> you should try option card=XX where XX are numbers taken from
> linux/Documentation to manually set card/tuner type.
>
> If it is DVB-T card with mplayer you play mplayer dvb://"name of channel"
>
> Best regards
>
> Michal
>
> Dne úterý 06 březen 2007 18:16 Florian Zwicke napsal(a):
> > Hi,
> >
> > my new notebook is equipped with a DVB-T card, and I fear there may be
> > no support for it on Linux, yet.
> > The notebook (ASUS A7CC-7S018C) was released about a month ago, and I
> > guess the hardware is about the same age. Therefore, I'm not really that
> > surprised at not finding any information about the card on the Internet
> > (well, it would be kinda nice if AverMedia mentioned it on one of its
> > websites, but they don't seem to consider that necessary).
> > Windows Vista calls the card "AVerMedia M10D MiniPCI Hybrid DVBT".
> >
> > lspci says this:
> >
> > 01:02.0 Multimedia controller: Philips Semiconductors SAA7133/SAA7135
> > Video Broadcast Decoder (rev d1)
> >         Subsystem: Avermedia Technologies Inc Unknown device 4836
> >
> > 01:02.0 0480: 1131:7133 (rev d1)
> >         Subsystem: 1461:4836
> >         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: 64
> >         Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 7
> >         Region 0: Memory at f9dff800 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=2K]
> >         Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 2
> >                 Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1+ D2+ AuxCurrent=0mA
> > PME(D0-,D1-,D2-,D3hot-,D3cold-)
> >                 Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-
> >
> > And that's about all the information I got. I don't want to open the
> > laptop unless it's really necessary, so I've never actually seen the card.
> > I read that SAA7133 was supported quite well, so I tried to load the
> > right modules, but I *think* it didn't work (actually I have no idea).
> > People said I could use tvtime to check, but that doesn't work with my
> > video card. Anyway, I wanna use mplayer. But I don't know exactly how to
> > play TV with mplayer, so the reason I saw nothing but a black screen may
> > alsa have been me making a mistake when invoking mplayer.
> >
> > Here's what I tried:
> > mplayer tv:// -tv
> >
> driver=v4l2:norm=PAL:input=0:amode=1:width=384:height=288:outfmt=yuy2:devic
> >e=/dev/video0:chanlist=europe-west:channel=E2 (got it from Gentoo Wiki,
> > didn't have time to read the mplayer manual, yet)
> >
> > So, if anyone could tell me how best to find out whether card and tuner
> > are working (so I can try out all AverMedia cards or so), that would be
> > nice.
> >
> > Here's what dmesg had to say:
> >
> > saa7130/34: v4l2 driver version 0.2.14 loaded
> > ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:01:02.0[A] -> GSI 19 (level, low) -> IRQ 19
> > saa7133[0]: found at 0000:01:02.0, rev: 209, irq: 19, latency: 64, mmio:
> > 0xf9dff800
> > saa7133[0]: subsystem: 1461:4836, board: UNKNOWN/GENERIC
> > [card=0,autodetected]
> > saa7133[0]: board init: gpio is 0
> > saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom 00: 61 14 36 48 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
> > saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom 10: ff ff ff ff ff 20 ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
> > saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom 20: 01 40 01 32 32 01 01 43 88 ff 00 80 ff ff ff ff
> > saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom 30: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
> > saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom 40: ff 6b 00 ff c2 1e ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
> > saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom 50: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
> > saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom 60: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
> > saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom 70: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
> > saa7133[0]: i2c scan: found device @ 0xa0  [eeprom]
> > saa7133[0]: registered device video0 [v4l2]
> > saa7133[0]: registered device vbi0
> >
> > So, my questions now are: Is the card known in any way? If not, how can
> > I best test the different existing drivers? If I don't find anything
> > there, are there some simple things I could change in the kernel
> > sources, or will I have to build a completely new driver? (as you might
> > notice, I'm not prepared to give up, no matter what it takes)
> >
> > Ah, also: will it be _really_ useful to open the laptop and take a look
> > at the card?
> >
> > TIA,
> > Florian Zwicke
> >
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