[linux-dvb] [PATCH] Add initial support for DViCO FusionHDTV DVB-T Dual Express

Tim Farrington timf at iinet.net.au
Thu Aug 7 09:00:04 CEST 2008


David wrote:
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Tim Farrington" <timf at iinet.net.au>
> To: "David" <dvb-t at iinet.com.au>
> Cc: <linux-dvb at linuxtv.org>
> Sent: Thursday, August 07, 2008 2:34 PM
> Subject: Re: [linux-dvb] [PATCH] Add initial support for DViCO FusionHDTV 
> DVB-T Dual Express
>
>
>   
>> David wrote:
>>     
>>> Hi Tim
>>>
>>> Thanks for information.
>>>
>>> I obtained the driver, extracted the firmware to lib/firmware and tried 
>>> to scan.
>>> I cannot get a lock on anything.
>>>
>>> dmesg shows it is loading the firmware but nothing more:
>>>
>>> [  192.596627] xc2028 1-0061: Loading 3 firmware images from 
>>> xc3028-v27.fw, type: DViCO DualDig4/Nano2 (Australia), ver 2.7
>>> [  192.796658] xc2028 1-0061: Loading firmware for type=BASE F8MHZ (3), 
>>> id 0000000000000000.
>>> [  193.965865] xc2028 1-0061: Loading firmware for type=D2620 DTV7 (88), 
>>> id 0000000000000000.
>>> [  265.268818] xc2028 2-0061: Loading 3 firmware images from 
>>> xc3028-v27.fw, type: DViCO DualDig4/Nano2 (Australia), ver 2.7
>>> [  265.468693] xc2028 2-0061: Loading firmware for type=BASE F8MHZ (3), 
>>> id 0000000000000000.
>>> [  266.633170] xc2028 2-0061: Loading firmware for type=D2620 DTV7 (88), 
>>> id 0000000000000000.
>>>
>>>
>>> Regards
>>> David
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Tim Farrington" <timf at iinet.net.au>
>>> To: "David Porter" <dvb-t at iinet.com.au>
>>> Cc: <linux-dvb at linuxtv.org>
>>> Sent: Wednesday, August 06, 2008 6:51 PM
>>> Subject: Re: [linux-dvb] [PATCH] Add initial support for DViCO FusionHDTV 
>>> DVB-T Dual Express
>>>
>>>
>>>       
>>>> David Porter wrote:
>>>>         
>>>>> Hi
>>>>>
>>>>> I have one of these, saw Stevens post and thought i would give it a go.
>>>>>
>>>>> I built from : http://linuxtv.org/hg/~stoth/v4l-dvb
>>>>> All seemed to go well with no errors.
>>>>>
>>>>> dmesg reads:
>>>>>
>>>>> [   31.964424] CORE cx23885[0]: subsystem: 18ac:db78, board: DViCO 
>>>>> FusionHDTV DVB-T Dual Express [card=11,autodetected]
>>>>> [   32.104767] cx23885[0]: i2c bus 0 registered
>>>>> [   32.104781] cx23885[0]: i2c bus 1 registered
>>>>> [   32.104794] cx23885[0]: i2c bus 2 registered
>>>>> [   32.164385] input: i2c IR (FusionHDTV) as 
>>>>> /devices/virtual/input/input8
>>>>> [   32.422764] ir-kbd-i2c: i2c IR (FusionHDTV) detected at 
>>>>> i2c-1/1-006b/ir0 [cx23885[0]]
>>>>> [   32.423135] cx23885[0]: cx23885 based dvb card
>>>>> [   32.492021] xc2028 1-0061: creating new instance
>>>>> [   32.492027] xc2028 1-0061: type set to XCeive xc2028/xc3028 tuner
>>>>> [   32.492036] DVB: registering new adapter (cx23885[0])
>>>>> [   32.492040] DVB: registering frontend 0 (Zarlink ZL10353 DVB-T)...
>>>>> [   32.492386] cx23885[0]: cx23885 based dvb card
>>>>> [   32.492924] xc2028 2-0061: creating new instance
>>>>> [   32.492926] xc2028 2-0061: type set to XCeive xc2028/xc3028 tuner
>>>>> [   32.492928] DVB: registering new adapter (cx23885[0])
>>>>> [   32.492930] DVB: registering frontend 1 (Zarlink ZL10353 DVB-T)...
>>>>> [   32.493228] cx23885_dev_checkrevision() Hardware revision = 0xb0
>>>>> [   32.493236] cx23885[0]/0: found at 0000:02:00.0, rev: 2, irq: 16, 
>>>>> latency: 0, mmio: 0xfe800000
>>>>>
>>>>> But scanning, returns :
>>>>>
>>>>> [ 1381.214624] xc2028 1-0061: Error: firmware xc3028-v27.fw not found.
>>>>> [ 1382.220858] xc2028 1-0061: Error: firmware xc3028-v27.fw not found.
>>>>> [ 1382.260825] xc2028 1-0061: Error: firmware xc3028-v27.fw not found.
>>>>> [ 1383.267724] xc2028 1-0061: Error: firmware xc3028-v27.fw not found.
>>>>> [ 1383.276680] xc2028 1-0061: Error: firmware xc3028-v27.fw not found.
>>>>>
>>>>> I checked  /lib/firmware/ but xc3028-v27.fw is not in the directory ?
>>>>>
>>>>> Must have messed it up somewhere! Any help appreciated.
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanks
>>>>> David
>>>>>
>>>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Steven Toth" <stoth at linuxtv.org>
>>>>> To: "Luke Yelavich" <themuso at themuso.com>
>>>>> Cc: <linux-dvb at linuxtv.org>
>>>>> Sent: Wednesday, August 06, 2008 11:44 AM
>>>>> Subject: Re: [linux-dvb] [PATCH] Add initial support for DViCO 
>>>>> FusionHDTV DVB-T Dual Express
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>           
>>>>>>>>> I've tested with the HVR1500Q (xc5000 based) and I'm happy with the
>>>>>>>>> results. Can you both try the DViCO board?
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>                   
>>>>>>>> It tests fine and I like how simpler things have got.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>                 
>>>>>>> I pulled the above linked tree, and compiled the modules. It seems at 
>>>>>>> the moment for the dual express, that I have to pass the parameter 
>>>>>>> card=11 to the driver, for it to correctly find the card and make use 
>>>>>>> of all adapters. Without any module parameters, dmsg complains that 
>>>>>>> the card couldn't be identified, yet two adapters are shown. I have 
>>>>>>> two of these cards.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Hope this helps some.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>               
>>>>>> .. And they're both the same model?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> If so, insert one at a time and run the 'lspci -vn' command, save the
>>>>>> output for each card.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Post the output here.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Assuming you load the driver with card=11, does each card work 
>>>>>> correctly
>>>>>> after that?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> - Steve
>>>>>>
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>>>>>           
>>>> To obtain xc3028-v27.fw
>>>>
>>>> see ~/v4l-dvb/linux/Documentation/video4linux/extract_xc3028.pl
>>>>
>>>> Regards,
>>>> Timf
>>>>         
>> Try not to top post.
>>
>> Best to post the results of tzap here:
>>
>> In Ubuntu, Debian;
>> sudo apt-get install dvb-utils
>> (other distros use dvb-apps)
>>
>> Find the scan file appropriate for your area (au-*) in:
>> /usr/share/doc/dvb-utils/examples/scan/dvb-t
>>
>> sudo -s -H
>> mkdir /root/.tzap
>> scan /usr/share/doc/dvb-utils/examples/scan/dvb-t/au-* > 
>> /root/.tzap/channels.conf
>>
>> Post the output of scan to this list.
>>
>> Regards,
>> Timf
>>     
>
> Thanks, Tim
> Doesn't look too promising :
>
> a at a-desktop:~$ scan /usr/share/doc/dvb-utils/examples/scan/dvb-t/au-Brisbane
> scanning /usr/share/doc/dvb-utils/examples/scan/dvb-t/au-Brisbane
> using '/dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend0' and '/dev/dvb/adapter0/demux0'
> initial transponder 226500000 1 3 9 3 1 1 0
> initial transponder 177500000 1 2 9 3 1 2 0
> initial transponder 191625000 1 3 9 3 1 1 0
> initial transponder 219500000 1 3 9 3 1 1 0
> initial transponder 585625000 1 2 9 3 1 2 0
>   
>>>> tune to: 
>>>> 226500000:INVERSION_AUTO:BANDWIDTH_7_MHZ:FEC_3_4:FEC_AUTO:QAM_64:TRANSMISSION_MODE_8K:GUARD_INTERVAL_1_16:HIERARCHY_NONE
>>>>         
> WARNING: >>> tuning failed!!!
>   
>>>> tune to: 
>>>> 226500000:INVERSION_AUTO:BANDWIDTH_7_MHZ:FEC_3_4:FEC_AUTO:QAM_64:TRANSMISSION_MODE_8K:GUARD_INTERVAL_1_16:HIERARCHY_NONE 
>>>> (tuning failed)
>>>>         
> WARNING: >>> tuning failed!!!
>   
>>>> tune to: 
>>>> 177500000:INVERSION_AUTO:BANDWIDTH_7_MHZ:FEC_2_3:FEC_AUTO:QAM_64:TRANSMISSION_MODE_8K:GUARD_INTERVAL_1_8:HIERARCHY_NONE
>>>>         
> WARNING: >>> tuning failed!!!
>   
>>>> tune to: 
>>>> 177500000:INVERSION_AUTO:BANDWIDTH_7_MHZ:FEC_2_3:FEC_AUTO:QAM_64:TRANSMISSION_MODE_8K:GUARD_INTERVAL_1_8:HIERARCHY_NONE 
>>>> (tuning failed)
>>>>         
> WARNING: >>> tuning failed!!!
>   
>>>> tune to: 
>>>> 191625000:INVERSION_AUTO:BANDWIDTH_7_MHZ:FEC_3_4:FEC_AUTO:QAM_64:TRANSMISSION_MODE_8K:GUARD_INTERVAL_1_16:HIERARCHY_NONE
>>>>         
> WARNING: >>> tuning failed!!!
>   
>>>> tune to: 
>>>> 191625000:INVERSION_AUTO:BANDWIDTH_7_MHZ:FEC_3_4:FEC_AUTO:QAM_64:TRANSMISSION_MODE_8K:GUARD_INTERVAL_1_16:HIERARCHY_NONE 
>>>> (tuning failed)
>>>>         
> WARNING: >>> tuning failed!!!
>   
>>>> tune to: 
>>>> 219500000:INVERSION_AUTO:BANDWIDTH_7_MHZ:FEC_3_4:FEC_AUTO:QAM_64:TRANSMISSION_MODE_8K:GUARD_INTERVAL_1_16:HIERARCHY_NONE
>>>>         
> WARNING: >>> tuning failed!!!
>   
>>>> tune to: 
>>>> 219500000:INVERSION_AUTO:BANDWIDTH_7_MHZ:FEC_3_4:FEC_AUTO:QAM_64:TRANSMISSION_MODE_8K:GUARD_INTERVAL_1_16:HIERARCHY_NONE 
>>>> (tuning failed)
>>>>         
> WARNING: >>> tuning failed!!!
>   
>>>> tune to: 
>>>> 585625000:INVERSION_AUTO:BANDWIDTH_7_MHZ:FEC_2_3:FEC_AUTO:QAM_64:TRANSMISSION_MODE_8K:GUARD_INTERVAL_1_8:HIERARCHY_NONE
>>>>         
> WARNING: >>> tuning failed!!!
>   
>>>> tune to: 
>>>> 585625000:INVERSION_AUTO:BANDWIDTH_7_MHZ:FEC_2_3:FEC_AUTO:QAM_64:TRANSMISSION_MODE_8K:GUARD_INTERVAL_1_8:HIERARCHY_NONE 
>>>> (tuning failed)
>>>>         
> WARNING: >>> tuning failed!!!
> ERROR: initial tuning failed
> dumping lists (0 services)
> Done.
> a at a-desktop:~$
>
> Regards
> David
>
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>   
Could be that the signal strength is too low.
What are you using for an antenna?
How does it go in Windows - any channels?

Regards,
Timf



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