[linux-dvb] Nova-S-Plus Locking Issues

Dark Dragon darkdrgn2k at gmail.com
Fri Jan 4 15:32:37 CET 2008


Is not the Stength the signal between the CARD and the LNB?  Why would it
drop so drastically between driver releases.

Is there any way to track what changes to the driver where made to make the
card imoperative?



> No its to much of a pattern.
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> it WILL lock in 2.6.18 but NOT in 2.6.22 or 2.6.24 or HG Drivers.
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> > Problem is i can no longer ESTABLISH a lock at all.  It simply stays at
> > status 01!
> >
> > I know ther ewere some Voltage problems with the cards, but it will not
> > lock H or V at all.  Any way to what is going on?!?!!?
> >
> >
> > > *Dark Dragon <darkdrgn2k at gmail.com>* wrote:
> > >
> > >  I have been fiddling with this set up for some time.
> > > I have a Nova-S-Plus in a P4 1.7 running Fedora Core 6
> > >
> > > When i first got it running everythign worked great.  Tried it with 1
> > > lnb. Got Good Signal, Good Locks and channels Scanned.
> > > The kernel that comes with Fedora Core 6 is 2.6.18-1.2798
> > >
> > > Apperntly there are problems with diseqc, so i decided before moving
> > > to a deseqc i shouls try upgradeing the kernel.
> > > I tried pulling linux tv hg but it would not compile under that
> > > kernel.
> > >
> > > I updated to kernel 2.6.20-1.2948 from the repositories. I noticed
> > > after this kernel was loaded that my card would no longer lock. I saw that
> > > the Signal had fallen, previously grater then ff00 now at 6800 and
> > > less.I also noticed the quality was irratic.
> > > When downgrading to 2.6.18 i found the card would once again lock.
> > >
> > > Fianlly i tried upgrading and pulling the latest HG drivers, but found
> > > myself in the same position.  Can some one please shine some light on this.
> > >
> > > DMESG:
> > > Linux video capture interface: v2.00
> > > cx88/2: cx2388x MPEG-TS Driver Manager version 0.0.6 loaded
> > > cx88[0]: subsystem: 0070:9202, board: Hauppauge Nova-S-Plus DVB-S
> > > [card=37,autodetected]
> > > cx88[0]: TV tuner type 4, Radio tuner type -1
> > > cx88/0: cx2388x v4l2 driver version 0.0.6 loaded
> > > tveeprom 1-0050: Hauppauge model 92001, rev B1B1, serial# 295008
> > > tveeprom 1-0050: MAC address is 00-0D-FE-04-80-60
> > > tveeprom 1-0050: tuner model is Conexant_CX24109 (idx 111, type 4)
> > > tveeprom 1-0050: TV standards ATSC/DVB Digital (eeprom 0x80)
> > > tveeprom 1-0050: audio processor is CX883 (idx 32)
> > > tveeprom 1-0050: decoder processor is CX883 (idx 22)
> > > tveeprom 1-0050: has no radio, has IR receiver, has no IR transmitter
> > > cx88[0]: hauppauge eeprom: model=92001
> > > input: cx88 IR (Hauppauge Nova-S-Plus  as /class/input/input3
> > > cx88[0]/2: cx2388x 8802 Driver Manager
> > > ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKB] enabled at IRQ 10
> > > PCI: setting IRQ 10 as level-triggered
> > > ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:09.2[A] -> Link [LNKB] -> GSI 10 (level,
> > > low) -> IRQ 10
> > > cx88[0]/2: found at 0000:00:09.2, rev: 5, irq: 10, latency: 32, mmio:
> > > 0xe3000000
> > > ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:09.0[A] -> Link [LNKB] -> GSI 10 (level,
> > > low) -> IRQ 10
> > > cx88[0]/0: found at 0000:00:09.0, rev: 5, irq: 10, latency: 32, mmio:
> > > 0xe5000000
> > > cx88[0]/0: registered device video0 [v4l2]
> > > cx88[0]/0: registered device vbi0
> > > cx88/2: cx2388x dvb driver version 0.0.6 loaded
> > > cx88/2: registering cx8802 driver, type: dvb access: shared
> > > cx88[0]/2: subsystem: 0070:9202, board: Hauppauge Nova-S-Plus DVB-S
> > > [card=37]
> > > cx88[0]/2: cx2388x based DVB/ATSC card
> > > DVB: registering new adapter (cx88[0])
> > > DVB: registering frontend 0 (Conexant CX24123/CX24109)...
> > >
> > > LSPCI:
> > >  00:09.0 Multimedia video controller: Conexant CX23880/1/2/3 PCI Video
> > > and Audio Decoder (rev 05)
> > >         Subsystem: Hauppauge computer works Inc. Nova-S-Plus DVB-S
> > >         Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 10
> > >         Memory at e5000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
> > >         Capabilities: [44] Vital Product Data
> > >         Capabilities: [4c] Power Management version 2
> > > 00:09.1 Multimedia controller: Conexant CX23880/1/2/3 PCI Video and
> > > Audio Decoder [Audio Port] (rev 05)
> > >         Subsystem: Hauppauge computer works Inc. Unknown device 9202
> > >         Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 10
> > >         Memory at e4000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
> > >         Capabilities: [4c] Power Management version 2
> > > 00:09.2 Multimedia controller: Conexant CX23880/1/2/3 PCI Video and
> > > Audio Decoder [MPEG Port] (rev 05)
> > >         Subsystem: Hauppauge computer works Inc. Unknown device 9202
> > >         Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 10
> > >         Memory at e3000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
> > >         Capabilities: [4c] Power Management version 2
> > > 00:09.4 Multimedia controller: Conexant CX23880/1/2/3 PCI Video and
> > > Audio Decoder [IR Port] (rev 05)
> > >         Subsystem: Hauppauge computer works Inc. Unknown device 9202
> > >         Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 10
> > >         Memory at e2000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
> > >         Capabilities: [4c] Power Management version 2
> > >
> > >
> > > SZAP ATTEMPT
> > > [root at localhost szap]# ./szap -l DBS CHAN01
> > > reading channels from file '/root/.szap/channels.conf'
> > > zapping to 151 'CHAN01':
> > > sat 0, frequency = 12442 MHz H, symbolrate 20000000, vpid = 0x1321,
> > > apid = 0x1322
> > > using '/dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend0' and '/dev/dvb/adapter0/demux0'
> > > status 01 | signal 6800 | snr a2c2 | ber 00000000 | unc fffffffe |
> > > status 01 | signal 5b00 | snr a2dc | ber 00000000 | unc fffffffe |
> > > status 01 | signal 5b00 | snr a284 | ber 00000000 | unc fffffffe |
> > > status 01 | signal 5b00 | snr a3c0 | ber 00000000 | unc fffffffe |
> > >
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