[linux-dvb] Is SkyStar2 Rev 2.7V supported?

Patrick Boettcher patrick.boettcher at desy.de
Sun Nov 11 00:10:20 CET 2007


Hi Alexander,

I was starting in 2006 to write a driver the SS2 Rev 2.7A. I'm not sure 
how much different the V-version is, but all my work so far can be found 
here: http://linuxtv.org/hg/~pb/v4l-dvb.skystar2.rev27/

I'm also having a driver source from BBTI (from 2005) (the software 
company-part of b2c2) The contact to them shutdown, when I tried to get 
more info about this card (and its driver) this year. 

I even don't have a windows driver for the card I have, so I'm not even 
sure whether they work at all.

The drivers in my repository are not complete, in fact they will not tune 
at all, but they can be used as a base to finish development.

HTH,
Patrick.

On Wed, 7 Nov 2007, Alexander Rieger wrote:

> Hello,
> 
> I just was about to add a TechniSat SkyStar 2 Rev 2.7V to my VDR-Server
> which already has a Hauppauge Nexus 2.1 and a Nova-S.
> 
> Unfortunately the driver doesn't seem to recoginze the SkyStar correctly
> and therefore no /dev/dvb/adapterX/... is created for this card.
> 
> The drivers I use are from the "MASTER v4l-dvb development repository"
> of today (v4l-dvb-09fcd9084746).
> 
> The card is recogized by the system:
> 
> # lspci -v
> 
> 05:01.0 Network controller: Techsan Electronics Co Ltd B2C2 FlexCopII
> DVB chip / Technisat SkyStar2 DVB card (rev 02)
>         Subsystem: Techsan Electronics Co Ltd B2C2 FlexCopII DVB chip /
> Technisat SkyStar2 DVB card
>         Flags: slow devsel, IRQ 17
>         Memory at febf0000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
>         I/O ports at ec00 [size=32]
> 
> The following lines are probably the most interesting lines in syslog
> when calling "make insmod":
> 
> Nov  7 15:50:48 core flexcop-pci: will use the HW PID filter.
> Nov  7 15:50:48 core flexcop-pci: card revision 2
> Nov  7 15:50:48 core ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:05:01.0[A] -> GSI 17
> (level, low) -> IRQ 17
> Nov  7 15:50:48 core DVB: registering new adapter (FlexCop Digital TV
> device)
> Nov  7 15:50:48 core b2c2-flexcop: MAC address = 00:d0:d7:13:b7:54
> Nov  7 15:50:48 core i2c-adapter i2c-4: SMBus Quick command not
> supported, can't probe for chips
> Nov  7 15:50:48 core i2c-adapter i2c-4: SMBus Quick command not
> supported, can't probe for chips
> Nov  7 15:50:48 core i2c-adapter i2c-4: SMBus Quick command not
> supported, can't probe for chips
> Nov  7 15:50:48 core i2c-adapter i2c-4: SMBus Quick command not
> supported, can't probe for chips
> Nov  7 15:50:48 core i2c-adapter i2c-4: SMBus Quick command not
> supported, can't probe for chips
> Nov  7 15:50:48 core i2c-adapter i2c-4: SMBus Quick command not
> supported, can't probe for chips
> Nov  7 15:50:48 core i2c-adapter i2c-4: SMBus Quick command not
> supported, can't probe for chips
> Nov  7 15:50:48 core i2c-adapter i2c-4: SMBus Quick command not
> supported, can't probe for chips
> Nov  7 15:50:48 core i2c-adapter i2c-4: SMBus Quick command not
> supported, can't probe for chips
> Nov  7 15:50:48 core i2c-adapter i2c-4: SMBus Quick command not
> supported, can't probe for chips
> Nov  7 15:50:48 core i2c-adapter i2c-4: SMBus Quick command not
> supported, can't probe for chips
> Nov  7 15:50:48 core i2c-adapter i2c-4: SMBus Quick command not
> supported, can't probe for chips
> Nov  7 15:50:48 core b2c2-flexcop: i2c master_xfer failed
> Nov  7 15:50:49 core b2c2-flexcop: i2c master_xfer failed
> Nov  7 15:50:49 core b2c2-flexcop: i2c master_xfer failed
> Nov  7 15:50:49 core mt352_read_register: readreg error (reg=127, ret==-121)
> Nov  7 15:50:49 core b2c2-flexcop: i2c master_xfer failed
> Nov  7 15:50:49 core nxt200x: nxt200x_readbytes: i2c read error (addr
> 0x0a, err == -121)
> Nov  7 15:50:49 core Unknown/Unsupported NXT chip: 00 00 00 00 00
> Nov  7 15:50:49 core b2c2-flexcop: i2c master_xfer failed
> Nov  7 15:50:49 core lgdt330x: i2c_read_demod_bytes: addr 0x59 select
> 0x02 error (ret == -121)
> Nov  7 15:50:49 core b2c2-flexcop: i2c master_xfer failed
> Nov  7 15:50:49 core b2c2-flexcop: i2c master_xfer failed
> Nov  7 15:50:49 core stv0297_readreg: readreg error (reg == 0x80, ret ==
> -121)
> Nov  7 15:50:49 core b2c2-flexcop: i2c master_xfer failed
> Nov  7 15:50:49 core mt312_read: ret == -121
> Nov  7 15:50:49 core b2c2-flexcop: no frontend driver found for this
> B2C2/FlexCop adapter
> Nov  7 15:50:49 core ACPI: PCI interrupt for device 0000:05:01.0 disabled
> 
> So my questions are: Is the SkyStar2 Rev 2.7V supposed to work with the
> current dvb-drivers? If yes: Could you please give me some hints on
> which drivers to load?
> 
> greetings, Alex
> 
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