[linux-dvb] Pinnacle PCTV Sat HDTV Pro USB (PCTV452e)

Dominik Kuhlen dkuhlen at gmx.net
Sun Oct 28 10:54:32 CET 2007


On Wednesday 24 October 2007 16:41, Daniel Golle wrote:
> > For info I've spotted a newer repo over here http://jusst.de/hg/multiproto/ (spotted in one of manu's mails about multiproto)
> > but I think the older driver could be better at the moment as with the newer driver the device doesn't appear to initialize for the stb0899
> > 
> > also I hope you don't mind
> > but I took some of the changes and combined it with the driver I've been working with
> > http://homepage.ntlworld.com/garlicbread/Projects/452e/patches/
> > 
> > 1. lnbp22.patch -  this is from the patch above, it's better than the one I'd setup so I've left this as is
> > 2. pctv452e_initreg.patch - separate header file containing the registers to be sent to the device on init
> > I think this is more up to date because it's based off the usbsnoop logs with the win driver
> > but I need to give it one more final sanity check to be sure
> > 3. stb0899_tstrs3.patch - minor change to one of the registers I've spotted while trailing through the usb logs
> > 4. stb0899_misc.patch - changes you've made to the stb0899 driver (originally part of the above patch)
> > 
> > 3. pctv452e_main.patch - a combination of the above driver and some code I've been working with
> > it's basically a slightly changed version of the more recent ttusb driver
> > with bits of code from the above patch (remote control especially, this does work with evtest)
> > the newer budget driver in manu's tree (another func added for the stb6100) with some other bits
> > 
> > at this point the results are the same (meter lights up but not much else)
> > so I can't say if this is better or worse at this point
> > although I've noticed the LED is staying at orange when it should be going green in both cases, which suggests the GPIO register isn't being set when it should
> > 
> > quick question has anyone managed to get any kind of visible video output from the device at this point?
> > I'm wondering if the mpeg stream settings (for the iso transfer) need tweaking (I'm not sure if the endpoint or some other setting is set correct)
> Hi all!
> I got the same results here. Tried both your and Dominik's patches. The
> card in both cases seems to at least switch polarization and 22kHz but
> ends up with an error during tuning, so no data is received.
> 
> --- szap ---
> reading channels from file '/home/daniel/channels.conf'
> zapping to 25 'DAS VIERTE,D VIERTE;BetaDigital':
> sat 0, frequency = 12460 MHz H, symbolrate 27500000, vpid = 0x07ff, apid
> = 0x0800 sid = 0x0024
> using '/dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend0' and '/dev/dvb/adapter0/demux0'
> status 00 | signal  99% | snr  99% | ber -2 | unc -2 | 
> FE_READ_STATUS failed: Invalid argument
> status 00 | signal  99% | snr  99% | ber -2 | unc -2 | 
> FE_READ_STATUS failed: Invalid argument
> status 00 | signal  99% | snr  99% | ber -2 | unc -2 | 
> ----
> 
> 
> --- kern.log ----
> Oct 24 16:37:22 bart stb0899_read_signal_strength: Unsupported delivery
> system
> Oct 24 16:37:22 bart _stb0899_read_reg: Reg=[0xf50d], data=00
> Oct 24 16:37:22 bart stb0899_read_snr: Unsupported delivery system
> Oct 24 16:37:22 bart stb0899_read_ber: Unsupported delivery system
> Oct 24 16:37:22 bart pctv452e_streaming_ctrl: onoff=0
> Oct 24 16:37:29 bart lnbp22_set_voltage: 2 (18V=1 13V=0)
> Oct 24 16:37:29 bart lnbp22_set_voltage: 0x60)
> Oct 24 16:37:29 bart _stb0899_read_reg: Reg=[0xf12a], data=5c
> Oct 24 16:37:29 bart stb0899_sleep: Going to Sleep .. (Really
> tired .. :-))
> -------

Are you sure you have used the DVB-S2 enabled szap?
Manu posted a link a few days/weeks ago
Currently only the new tuning API does work.


Dominik
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