[linux-dvb] Looks like there's a new unsupported WinTV Nova T 500 out there

Michael Krufky mkrufky at linuxtv.org
Thu Aug 28 17:25:02 CEST 2008


On Thu, Aug 28, 2008 at 8:56 AM, Michael Krufky <mkrufky at linuxtv.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 28, 2008 at 2:32 AM, Paul Gardiner <lists at glidos.net> wrote:
>> Michael Krufky wrote:
>>>
>>> Paul Gardiner wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Just trying to get MythTV up and running, plugged in my
>>>> newly arrived WinTV Nova T 500 and no /dev/dvb directory
>>>> appeared. It's not the known probelmatic Diversity version,
>>>> but it does say v2.1 on the box, and it seems to have
>>>> different chips. :-(
>>>>
>>>> Just thought I'd warn people and maybe ask if anyone
>>>> else has run into this.
>>>
>>> What is the 5-digit model number of your PCI card?
>>
>> Says 99101 LF
>>     Rev D8B5
>>
>> Also on the circuit board: 990000-03A LF
>>
>> It has 2 x 3000P-2122a-G / 6121030-A / 0636-200-A
>>       1 x 0700C-XCXXa-G / USB2.0 / D2F9Y.7 / 0635-0100-C
>>       1 x VT6212L / 0617CD
>
>
> Based on the info above, it looks like you have a board that actually
> *is* supported in the mercurial repository.
>
>
>>> Did you confirm that it doesn't work in the v4l-dvb master repository?
>>
>> Do you mean build from the leading edge? No, didn't try that.
>
>
> Please test the linuxtv.org v4l-dvb master development repository and
> confirm -- if it is still not recognized, then let me know.
>
>
>>> If that's the case, give me a few days and I'll push in a patch for it.
>>
>> Brilliant, thanks, but how is that possible? I can imagine it's not a
>> huge change to make a new ID recognised, but with the chips being
>> different, isn't a huge complicated change? Or are these different
>> variants of the same chip?
>
> It might be no change at all.  I'd look it up in the code, but I don't
> even know what the usb ID's of your device are, offhand -- what are
> they?  (do "lsusb -n | grep 2040" )
>
> You should really try the development repository before you go off
> telling other people that the card isnt supported.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Hauppauge Nova-T-500 model 99101 works out-of-the-box , if you are
using the latest drivers hosted on linuxtv.org.

This was a false alarm -- it's all supported.

Regards,

Mike



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