[linux-dvb] Mantis 2033 + CI

Bas v.d. Wiel bas at kompasmedia.nl
Tue Apr 8 15:34:12 CEST 2008


Hello everyone,
Please excuse me if I came to the wrong place with my question, but I've 
been searching high and low and couldn't find a definitive answer to my 
question. Is it at all possible to use a TwinHan Mantis 2033 card with 
integrated CI to receive encrypted DVB-C under Linux?

I've got the whole setup working quite well using Windows XP and 
Mediaportal, so hardware-wise things are ok and I managed to compile a 
list of frequencies and symbol rates from the Windows applications to 
use for tuning in Linux. Sadly though I get no further than a 
custom-compiled 2.6.18.1 kernel that loads the mantis module and seems 
to detect my card, but no channels are ever found when tuning even 
though there are a few FTA channels available to me. Also, is it normal 
for the mantis module to put a line in syslog whenever it changes 
frequencies?

I simply don't feel like buying a soon-to-be-EOL'ed OS just to do 
something that I feel MythTV+Linux does better so I hope there's a way 
to do this. If not, any suggestions for different DVB-C hardware that I 
can use to view Irdeto2 encrypted TV?

Thanks for any help!

Bas



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