[linux-dvb] lifeview pci trio (saa7134) not working through diseqc anymore
hermann-pitton at arcor.de
Thu Dec 11 01:34:24 CET 2008
Am Mittwoch, den 10.12.2008, 20:45 +0100 schrieb Jordi Molse:
> En/na BOUWSMA Barry ha escrit:
> > On Wed, 10 Dec 2008, Jordi Moles Blanco wrote:
> >>>> And it doesn't matter if i run "scan -s 1" or "scan -s 2" or "scan -s
> >>>> 3", it will always scan from "switch 1"
> >>> Try with -s 0; I'm not sure if it is always the case,
> >>> but my unhacked `scan' uses 0-3 for DiSEqC positions
> >>> 1/4 to 4/4 -- I've hacked this to use the range of 1-4
> >> hi, thanks for anwsering.
> >> I've already tried that.
> >> remember, on switch 1 i've got astra 28.2E and on switch 2 i've got astra 19E
> > I realized soon after sending my reply, that I had probably
> > confused myself about which inputs you had where, and my
> > advice, while partly correct, wouldn't help...
> > Anyway -- the important thing to remember, is that if your
> > `scan' works as I expect and your kernel modules work properly
> > and you have a 2/1 DiSEqC switch, that scan -s option...
> > 0 -- will tune to position 1/2;
> > 1 -- will tune to position 2/2;
> > 2 -- will cycle back and tune position 1/2;
> > 3 -- will again tune position 2/2
> > 4 -- should spit a warning, I think (something does)
> > In other words -- if your system worked properly, `-s 1'
> > would give you 19E2 and `-s 2' would give you 28E; the
> > opposite of your switch labels.
> >> I don't why but it looks like it doesn't know how to switch to "switch 2"
> > If I understand from your original post (re-reading it;
> > as soon as people start posting distribution or system
> > details my eyes sort of glaze over, while other people
> > will get an `aha!' moment that shall remain elusive to
> > me)...
> > An older kernel version + modules worked;
> > an update of those modules broke DiSEqC;
> > your original kernel and modules didn't support your card.
> > What I would suggest -- keeping in mind that the dvb kernel
> > modules, which you should see with `lsmod', are where you
> > should find correct support, are probably in some package
> > unknown to me which you'd need to downgrade -- would be to
> > either revert, if possible, whatever contains those modules,
> > or jump ahead several kernel versions.
> > If you feel comfortable compiling and installing a newer
> > kernel (which is now around the 2.6.28 area), you could do
> > that.
> > Alternatively, and possibly better, would be to upgrade
> > only the linux-dvb kernel modules, building them against
> > your 2.6.24-era kernel source, which you may need to
> > download and install.
> > It's simple to download and build the latest linux-dvb
> > modules even against a 2.6.24 kernel, and that should
> > make things work -- if not, then something's been broken
> > for a while, and some expert should be able to help you.
> > barryb ouwsma
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> Hi again,
> and thanks for the info.
> Unfortunately, diseqc seems broken, because no matter what i try
> -s 0, 1 , 2 ,3.... i get 28.2E signal
> however, 4 shows an error, as you said.
> It used to work... so i'll try to get back or compile new linux-dvb
> module as you suggested.
> i'm really really newbie in this, i'm using kubuntu, so imagine....
> i don't even know how to get started, i barely install thing by "apt-get"
> i'll try to find the way or post instead my problem in an ubuntu forum.
> thanks for the info.
we need a report at least from 2.6.25 or current v4l-dvb from
Prior to this patch
the Trio failed for 13 Volts and tone generation.
Don't have the hardware, but would expect BBC 1 London to work and BBC 1
CI to fail.
This patch disabled some lnpb21 boards, which have that one connected in
such a way, that diseqc forwarding is disabled. They need it from the
This was fixed by Hartmut with suggestions from Patrick to make it a
config option, if the tda10086 or the LNB chip in question is active.
All saa7134 DVB-S drivers have this option as diseqc = 0 in the config
currently and it should be right for the Trio too and the isl6421 should
For looking at Ubuntu stuff, they downport a lot of things, because
always late with kernel releases, we need the exact sources to diff
I still have only that single dish for initially helping Hartmut with
the isl6405 devel, but no rotors and switches yet and might be not of
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