[linux-dvb] MSI TV at nywhere A/D v1.1 mostly working

Hartmut Hackmann hartmut.hackmann at t-online.de
Thu Feb 7 22:29:40 CET 2008


Hi, all

Russell Kliese schrieb:
> Nico Sabbi wrote:
>> On Thursday 07 February 2008 14:39:44 Russell Kliese wrote:
>>
>>   
>>> Analog TV worked without a problem (even with the older drivers).
>>>
>>> There is still a problem with the digital decoder. Sometimes it
>>> works fine (I can scan for channels and can run tzap to view a
>>> channel using mplayer). However, sometimes these commands don't
>>> work. I've noticed the following when running dmesg:
>>>
>>>
>>> [ 6318.055521] tda1004x: found firmware revision 20 -- ok
>>>
>>> I suspect that the card is failing to work because the firmware
>>> sometimes isn't being uploaded for some reason. Does anybody have
>>> any ideas why or what I could do to try and fix this?
>>>
>>> Hopefully this problem can be sorted out and another card can be
>>> added to the list of supported DVB-T cards. Yay!
>>>     
>> afaik the last fw for the 10046 demodulator is version 29, that
>> you can extract from the lifeview drivers
>>   
> 
> Thanks for pointing that out. I grabbed the version 29 firmware using 
> get_dvb_firmware tda10046lifeview and copied this into the appropriate 
> place. However, I'm still having the same sort of problem:
> 
> [ 2095.281620] tda1004x: timeout waiting for DSP ready
> [ 2095.321600] tda1004x: found firmware revision 0 -- invalid
> [ 2095.321614] tda1004x: trying to boot from eeprom
> [ 2097.648360] tda1004x: timeout waiting for DSP ready
> [ 2097.688338] tda1004x: found firmware revision 0 -- invalid
> [ 2097.688346] tda1004x: waiting for firmware upload...
> [ 2110.173699] tda1004x: found firmware revision 29 -- ok
> [ 2121.531804] tda1004x: setting up plls for 48MHz sampling clock
> [ 2121.727550] tda1004x: found firmware revision 29 -- ok
> [ 2513.011736] tda1004x: setting up plls for 48MHz sampling clock
> [ 2513.199286] tda1004x: found firmware revision 33 -- invalid
> [ 2513.199294] tda1004x: trying to boot from eeprom
> [ 2513.567098] tda1004x: found firmware revision 33 -- invalid
> [ 2513.567110] tda1004x: waiting for firmware upload...
> [ 2526.044456] tda1004x: found firmware revision 33 -- invalid
> [ 2526.044469] tda1004x: firmware upload failed
> [ 2534.743826] tda1004x: setting up plls for 48MHz sampling clock
> [ 2534.885955] tda1004x: found firmware revision ff -- invalid
> [ 2534.885968] tda1004x: trying to boot from eeprom
> [ 2535.211575] tda1004x: found firmware revision 0 -- invalid
> [ 2535.211582] tda1004x: waiting for firmware upload...
> [ 2535.217254] tda1004x: Error during firmware upload
> [ 2535.224898] tda1004x: found firmware revision ff -- invalid
> [ 2535.224911] tda1004x: firmware upload failed
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Russell
> 
This is not only a question of the firmware revision.
Many cards have an eeprom with the firmware on the board. The TDA10046
automatically tries to boot from this. The eeprom address is controlled
with a GPIO pin. IF this pin changes while the chip boots, it will crash
and possibly not recover. This entrie mechanism is hard to control.
The card specific configuration structures tda1004x_config in saa7134-dvb.c
have a entry .gpio_config. Please change this to TDA10046_GP01_I or try
card type 81.

Good luck
  Hartmut




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