[linux-dvb] linux-dvb Digest, Vol 36, Issue 133

James Middendorff james at nigmatech.com
Wed Jan 30 22:30:42 CET 2008


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>    1. Re: [PATCH] XC5000 tuner improvement/clean up (John Massengale)
>    2. DiSEqC switch blinded by KNC tuner [was: KNC1 TV Star DVB-S
>       tuning problem] (Doru Marin)
>    3. Re: Pinnacle PCTV Sat HDTV Pro USB (PCTV452e) and DVB-S2
>       (Jens Krehbiel-Gr?ther)
>    4. Re: [PATCH] HVR4000(lite) support for multiproto (Igor)
>    5. Re: Pinnacle PCTV Sat HDTV Pro USB (PCTV452e) and DVB-S2
>       (Jens Krehbiel-Gr?ther)
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> Message: 1
> Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2008 10:10:41 -0800
> From: "John Massengale" <johnrobertmassengale at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [linux-dvb] [PATCH] XC5000 tuner improvement/clean up
> To: "Timothy E. Krantz" <tkrantz at stahurabrenner.com>
> Cc: linux-dvb at linuxtv.org
> Message-ID:
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> On Jan 27, 2008 7:58 AM, Timothy E. Krantz <tkrantz at stahurabrenner.com>
> wrote:
> 
> > > Hi, all,
> > >
> > > This patch improves the performance of the xc5000 tuner driver.
> > >
> > > 1. Now, only one xc5000_priv struct is used for each physical tuner
> > >    instead of one for each attach (analog/digital). This
> > > avoids potential
> > >    inconsistence such as the status of the firmware loading changed by
> > >    one instance of the driver and the other instance not
> > > being aware of it.
> > >    It is based on the tuner-xc2028.c code.
> > >
> > > 2. Removed a layer of function call for xc_reset().
> > >
> > > 3. Replaced all calls to xc_wait() by a direct msleep() call
> > > (which is all
> > >    xc_wait does).
> > >
> > > 4. Changed the xc_wait(100) in xc_write_reg() to msleep(5).
> > > The comment
> > >    says wait 5 ms, was the 100 a typo? In any case, this improved the
> > >    tuner performace greatly (much faster lock).
> > >
> > > 5. Added a module parameter "allow_shutdown", which is defaulted to 0.
> > >    If enabled, the xc5000_sleep() function will indeed shutdown the
> > >    tuner device. On the 800i, this is fine with analog, but digital
> > >    still cannot get a lock after shutdown and reinitialized, with no
> > >    apparent error message. Please test this on other cards.
> > >
> > > 6. Some minor clean up.
> > >
> > > The patch is tested on the Pinnacle 800i. Before the patch,
> > > tvtime and azap works with analog/digital tv, but with very
> > > slow tuning and locking. Mythtv had problems with analog tv
> > > frequently (with the "errors are encountered during video
> > > play back" message). Most likely, that was due to the slow
> > > tuning of the xc5000.
> > >
> > > After the patch, both analog and digital tv saw great improvements.
> > > Mythtv can consistently lock in both analog and digital
> > > channels. I haven't run into the video play back errors yet
> > > so far after torturing mythtv with channel changing and
> > > switching between different input source/multiple cards
> > > several dozen times.
> > >
> > > I still could not get audio (analog) in mythtv, but I suspect
> > > that is a problem with my mythtv setup rather than the driver.
> > >
> > > Comments are welcome and please test and post your experience. Thanks!
> >
> > Sir,
> > Prior to your patch when using my 800i each time I tried to go from  an
> > analog to a digital station or vice versa using mythtv I got the "errors
> > encountered during video playback" issue.
> >
> > With this patch installed going from analog to digital works fine for me
> > but
> > switching from digital to analog still results in the same error.
> >
> > Channel lock is MUCH faster.
> >
> > Thanks for your efforts!
> >
> > Tim
> >
> >
> >
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> 
> 
> I was having an issue getting the Pinnacle 800i to pick up analog cable
> channels so I patched the source with this patch and compiled/installed this
> version of the driver and I am still having this problem (The ATSC/QAM
> tuning works perfectly, the remote is working too). I have not tried through
> XAWTV yet, but through MythTV I can see it tune the channel clearly for
> about a second, then it fades into colored static. I know the source is OK,
> because I have an Hauppauge Wintv-USB2 hooked up that tunes the analog cable
> channels with no problem. I had the analog working before so I am not sure
> what happened now. Wrong module loaded or something? When scanning for
> channels it is definitely a LOT faster. I also have a Kworld 110 ATSC card
> installed as well, I wonder if it is conflicting somehow? Anybody have any
> thoughts?
> 
> Even if the analog tuning starts working again, there was some discussion
> about what would happen if MythTV or some other app tried to use both
> sources to record two different shows? Is that really an issue?
> 
> Thanks!
> 
> John
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> Message: 2
> Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2008 20:34:08 +0200
> From: Doru Marin <Doru.Marin at Deuromedia.ro>
> Subject: [linux-dvb] DiSEqC switch blinded by KNC tuner [was: KNC1 TV
> 	Star DVB-S tuning problem]
> To: linux-dvb at linuxtv.org
> Message-ID: <47A0C320.3060201 at Deuromedia.ro>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed
> 
> Hello,
> 
> I changed my Gigaswitch 11/20 multiswitch with other model and instantly 
> my card got working.
> First I thought that is a DiSEqC error, so I had to check with other 
> switch model. And, surprisingly, it start to work.
> So, I reverted back and tried to figure out what's happen. After several 
> tests, I concluded that it works fine with any vertical channels, low/hi 
> switch and even sat switch.
> So I figured out that the horizontal requests cause the troubles. I 
> measured  the output on tuner and  I'm getting 13.5V for vertical and 
> 19.2V for horizontal.
> I changed in the stv0299 code and I'm lowering the power to 13V during 
> DiSEqC command.With this hack, I'm successfully tune on horizontal 
> channels, too.
> But this is a hack and doesn't sound right. According to specs, the 
> voltage switch should occur before DiSEqC commands.
> The older KNC type card uses stv0299 too and it behaves better with my 
> switch. And also gets 19V on output.
> 
> Finally, it seems that the KNC TV Star card blinds my switch.
> Any ideea how to fix this without hacking the stv0299 driver ?
> 
> Thanks in advance,
> Doru.
> 
> Doru Marin wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I got two KNC DVB-S cards, an older one (1894:0010) and a new KNC TV 
> > STAR model, (1894:0016) on  FC6 running last kernel (2.6.24).
> > The old card works fine, I have no problems with it. The second one, 
> > after I tune o a channel on a vertical polarity, doesn't want to tune on 
> > any horizontal channel anymore:
> >
> > # szap -c ./astra.conf -a0 "BBC World"
> > reading channels from file './astra.conf'
> > zapping to 3 'BBC World':
> > sat 0, frequency = 11597 MHz V, symbolrate 22000000, vpid = 0x00a3, apid 
> > = 0x005c sid = 0x2742
> > using '/dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend0' and '/dev/dvb/adapter0/demux0'
> > status 03 | signal d9a0 | snr 965d | ber 0000db00 | unc 00000000 |
> > status 1f | signal e100 | snr dd9d | ber 00005e00 | unc 00000000 | 
> > FE_HAS_LOCK
> > ...........
> > #  szap -c ./astra.conf -a0 "ZDF"
> > reading channels from file './astra.conf'
> > zapping to 161 'ZDF':
> > sat 0, frequency = 11953 MHz H, symbolrate 27500000, vpid = 0x006e, apid 
> > = 0x0078 sid = 0x6d66
> > using '/dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend0' and '/dev/dvb/adapter0/demux0'
> > status 03 | signal b3e0 | snr 9be2 | ber 00009e00 | unc 00000000 |
> > status 03 | signal b3d1 | snr a71c | ber 0000ff30 | unc 00000000 |
> >
> > Back to "BBC World", it locks fine. but no chance to lock on ZDF anymore.
> > If I replug the sat cable, it starts to work again, until I switch again 
> > on a "V" channel.
> > I checked the polarity switch, the card delivers 19.2V, so there is no 
> > power problem.
> > The difference between cards is the tuner, the new one uses a Philips 
> > SD1878.
> > As long as the first card works like charm, I assume the the sat switch 
> > works fine.
> >
> > Any idea what goes wrong, anyone ?
> >
> > Regards,
> > Doru
> >
> >
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> >   
> 
> 
> 
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Message: 3
> Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2008 20:17:16 +0100
> From: Jens Krehbiel-Gr?ther  <linux-dvb at okg-computer.de>
> Subject: Re: [linux-dvb] Pinnacle PCTV Sat HDTV Pro USB (PCTV452e) and
> 	DVB-S2
> To: linux-dvb at linuxtv.org
> Message-ID: <47A0CD3C.40508 at okg-computer.de>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-15; format=flowed
> 
> Dominik Kuhlen schrieb:
> > Hi
> > <snip>
> >   
> >> dev:/usr/src/multiproto# patch -p1 < pctv452e.patch
> >> patching file linux/drivers/media/Kconfig
> >> patching file linux/drivers/media/dvb/dvb-usb/Kconfig
> >> Hunk #1 succeeded at 239 (offset 2 lines).
> >> patching file linux/drivers/media/dvb/dvb-usb/Makefile
> >> Hunk #1 succeeded at 61 with fuzz 2.
> >> patching file linux/drivers/media/dvb/dvb-usb/dvb-usb-ids.h
> >> Hunk #1 FAILED at 139.
> >> 1 out of 1 hunk FAILED -- saving rejects to file 
> >> linux/drivers/media/dvb/dvb-usb 
> >>                                                          /dvb-usb-ids.h.rej
> >> patching file linux/drivers/media/dvb/dvb-usb/pctv452e.c
> >> patching file linux/drivers/media/dvb/frontends/Kconfig
> >> Hunk #1 succeeded at 405 (offset 47 lines).
> >> patching file linux/drivers/media/dvb/frontends/Makefile
> >> Hunk #1 succeeded at 42 (offset 3 lines).
> >> patching file linux/drivers/media/dvb/frontends/lnbp21.c
> >> Hunk #1 succeeded at 117 (offset -1 lines).
> >> patching file linux/drivers/media/dvb/frontends/lnbp22.c
> >> patching file linux/drivers/media/dvb/frontends/lnbp22.h
> >> patching file linux/drivers/media/dvb/frontends/stb0899_algo.c
> >> Hunk #1 succeeded at 495 (offset -27 lines).
> >> patching file linux/drivers/media/dvb/frontends/stb0899_drv.c
> >> patching file linux/drivers/media/dvb/frontends/stb0899_drv.h
> >> patching file linux/drivers/media/dvb/frontends/stb6100.c
> >> patching file linux/include/linux/dvb/frontend.h
> >> patching file linux/include/linux/dvb/video.h
> >> Hunk #1 succeeded at 32 with fuzz 1 (offset 1 line).
> >> dev:/usr/src/multiproto#
> >> </snip>
> >>
> >> So I inserted the line into 
> >> linux/drivers/media/dvb/dvb-usb/dvb-usb-ids.h by hand
> >> #define USB_PID_PCTV_452E                              0x021f
> >>     
> > ok. this might happen if the file has been changed in repository since i have diff'ed.
> >   
> >> I type make and all compiles with only a few warnings but now without 
> >> any error.
> >>
> >> When I install the modules and load them I get the following output from 
> >> dmesg:
> >>
> >> </snip>
> >> usb 3-2: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 4
> >> usb 3-2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
> >> dvb-usb: found a 'PCTV HDTV USB' in warm state.
> >> pctv452e_power_ctrl: 1
> >> dvb-usb: will pass the complete MPEG2 transport stream to the software 
> >> demuxer.
> >> DVB: registering new adapter (PCTV HDTV USB)
> >> pctv452e_frontend_attach Enter
> >> stb0899_attach: Exiting .. !
> >>     
> > Hmm. i wonder why this happens: the stb0899 did not attach properly:
> > could you please load the stb0899 without verbose= parameter.
> >  it will  print more info what's going on.
> >   
> 
> 
> Hi!
> 
> Well perhaps it is a hardware error in my device??
> Loading the module without "verbose" parameter prints the following in 
> the syslog:
> 
> Jan 30 19:37:21 dev kernel: usb 3-6: new high speed USB device using 
> ehci_hcd and address 2
> Jan 30 19:37:21 dev kernel: usb 3-6: device descriptor read/64, error -71
> Jan 30 19:37:22 dev kernel: usb 3-6: device descriptor read/64, error -71
> Jan 30 19:37:22 dev kernel: usb 3-6: new high speed USB device using 
> ehci_hcd and address 3
> Jan 30 19:37:22 dev kernel: usb 3-6: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
> Jan 30 19:37:22 dev kernel: dvb-usb: found a 'PCTV HDTV USB' in warm state.
> Jan 30 19:37:22 dev kernel: pctv452e_power_ctrl: 1
> Jan 30 19:37:22 dev kernel: dvb-usb: will pass the complete MPEG2 
> transport stream to the software demuxer.
> Jan 30 19:37:22 dev kernel: DVB: registering new adapter (PCTV HDTV USB)
> Jan 30 19:37:22 dev kernel: pctv452e_frontend_attach Enter
> Jan 30 19:37:22 dev kernel: stb0899_write_regs [0xf1b6]: 02
> Jan 30 19:37:22 dev kernel: stb0899_write_regs [0xf1c2]: 00
> Jan 30 19:37:22 dev kernel: stb0899_write_regs [0xf1c3]: 00
> Jan 30 19:37:22 dev kernel: stb0899_write_regs [0xf141]: 02
> Jan 30 19:37:22 dev kernel: _stb0899_read_reg: Reg=[0xf000], data=05
> Jan 30 19:37:22 dev kernel: stb0899_get_dev_id: ID reg=[0x05]
> Jan 30 19:37:22 dev kernel: stb0899_get_dev_id: Device ID=[0], Release=[5]
> Jan 30 19:37:22 dev kernel: _stb0899_read_s2reg Device=[0xf3fc], Base 
> address=[0x00000400], Offset=[0xf334], Data=[0xb7fffe05]
> Jan 30 19:37:22 dev kernel: _stb0899_read_s2reg Device=[0xf3fc], Base 
> address=[0x00000400], Offset=[0xf33c], Data=[0xb7fffe05]
> Jan 30 19:37:22 dev kernel: stb0899_get_dev_id: Demodulator Core 
> ID=[<B7><FF><FE>^E], Version=[-1207960059]
> Jan 30 19:37:22 dev kernel: _stb0899_read_s2reg Device=[0xfafc], Base 
> address=[0x00000800], Offset=[0xfa2c], Data=[0xb7fffe05]
> Jan 30 19:37:22 dev kernel: _stb0899_read_s2reg Device=[0xfafc], Base 
> address=[0x00000800], Offset=[0xfa34], Data=[0xb7fffe05]
> Jan 30 19:37:22 dev kernel: stb0899_get_dev_id: couldn't find a STB 0899
> Jan 30 19:37:22 dev kernel: stb0899_attach: Exiting .. !
> Jan 30 19:37:22 dev kernel: dvb-usb: no frontend was attached by 'PCTV 
> HDTV USB'
> Jan 30 19:37:22 dev kernel: input: IR-receiver inside an USB DVB 
> receiver as /class/input/input4
> Jan 30 19:37:22 dev kernel: dvb-usb: schedule remote query interval to 
> 100 msecs.
> Jan 30 19:37:22 dev kernel: pctv452e_power_ctrl: 0
> Jan 30 19:37:22 dev kernel: dvb-usb: PCTV HDTV USB successfully 
> initialized and connected.
> Jan 30 19:37:22 dev kernel: usbcore: registered new interface driver 
> pctv452e
> 
> 
> 
> Because of this line I think there is an error in the hardware:
> Jan 30 19:37:22 dev kernel: stb0899_get_dev_id: Demodulator Core 
> ID=[<B7><FF><FE>^E], Version=[-1207960059]
> 
> Also the light is always showing green (even if it is not connected with 
> a pc).
> I will test the device under windows this evening to see wheter it is 
> working or not.
> 
> Jens
> 
> 
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Message: 4
> Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2008 23:51:10 +0300
> From: Igor <goga777 at bk.ru>
> Subject: Re: [linux-dvb] [PATCH] HVR4000(lite) support for multiproto
> To: Craig Whitmore <lennon at orcon.net.nz>
> Cc: linux-dvb at linuxtv.org
> Message-ID: <E1JKJtm-000P0X-00.goga777-bk-ru at f43.mail.ru>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=koi8-r
> 
> my the dmesg reports
> 
> cx88[0]/2: found at 0000:02:03.2, rev: 5, irq: 22, latency: 32, mmio: 0xdf000000
> cx8802_probe() allocating 2 frontends
> cx88/2: cx2388x dvb driver version 0.0.6 loaded
> cx88/2: registering cx8802 driver, type: dvb access: shared
> cx88[0]/2: subsystem: 0070:6900, board: Hauppauge WinTV-HVR4000 DVB-S/S2/T/Hybrid [card=59]
> cx88[0]/2: cx2388x based DVB/ATSC card
> tda9887 5-0043: i2c i/o error: rc == -121 (should be 4)
> dvb: videobuf_dvb_register_adapter()
> DVB: registering new adapter (cx88[0])
> dvb: videobuf_dvb_register_adapter() returns 0
> DVB: registering frontend 0 (Conexant CX24116/CX24118)...
> DVB: registering frontend 0 (Conexant CX22702 DVB-T)...
> 
> in dmesg-report I have two frontend0 - is it right ?
> really I have 
> demux0  demux1  dvr0  dvr1  frontend0  frontend1  net0  net1
> 
> 
> Igor
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: "Craig Whitmore" <lennon at orcon.net.nz>
> To: "Steven Toth" <stoth at linuxtv.org>
> Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2008 06:58:20 +1300
> Subject: Re: [linux-dvb] [PATCH] HVR4000(lite) support for multiproto
> 
> > 
> > >
> > > Cool.
> > >
> > > This is based on the multi-frontend patches originally from the 
> > > stoth/HVR3000 tree, right?
> > >
> > > - Steve?? 
> > >
> > >
> > 
> > Yes. based on your work  . If you check the cx8802_dvb_advise_acquire it is 
> > in quite a mess at the moment for the CX88_BOARD_HAUPPAUGE_HVR4000 so needs 
> > fixing for the multi frontend. Someone who knows more about how to reset the 
> > chips can fix it up a little. It boots but you get a few errors :-)
> > 
> > Thanks 
> > 
> 
> 
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Message: 5
> Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2008 22:14:52 +0100
> From: Jens Krehbiel-Gr?ther  <linux-dvb at okg-computer.de>
> Subject: Re: [linux-dvb] Pinnacle PCTV Sat HDTV Pro USB (PCTV452e) and
> 	DVB-S2
> To: linux-dvb at linuxtv.org
> Message-ID: <47A0E8CC.3080207 at okg-computer.de>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed
> 
> Jens Krehbiel-Gr?ther schrieb:
> > Dominik Kuhlen schrieb:
> >   
> >> Hi
> >> <snip>
> >>   
> >>     
> >>> dev:/usr/src/multiproto# patch -p1 < pctv452e.patch
> >>> patching file linux/drivers/media/Kconfig
> >>> patching file linux/drivers/media/dvb/dvb-usb/Kconfig
> >>> Hunk #1 succeeded at 239 (offset 2 lines).
> >>> patching file linux/drivers/media/dvb/dvb-usb/Makefile
> >>> Hunk #1 succeeded at 61 with fuzz 2.
> >>> patching file linux/drivers/media/dvb/dvb-usb/dvb-usb-ids.h
> >>> Hunk #1 FAILED at 139.
> >>> 1 out of 1 hunk FAILED -- saving rejects to file 
> >>> linux/drivers/media/dvb/dvb-usb 
> >>>                                                          /dvb-usb-ids.h.rej
> >>> patching file linux/drivers/media/dvb/dvb-usb/pctv452e.c
> >>> patching file linux/drivers/media/dvb/frontends/Kconfig
> >>> Hunk #1 succeeded at 405 (offset 47 lines).
> >>> patching file linux/drivers/media/dvb/frontends/Makefile
> >>> Hunk #1 succeeded at 42 (offset 3 lines).
> >>> patching file linux/drivers/media/dvb/frontends/lnbp21.c
> >>> Hunk #1 succeeded at 117 (offset -1 lines).
> >>> patching file linux/drivers/media/dvb/frontends/lnbp22.c
> >>> patching file linux/drivers/media/dvb/frontends/lnbp22.h
> >>> patching file linux/drivers/media/dvb/frontends/stb0899_algo.c
> >>> Hunk #1 succeeded at 495 (offset -27 lines).
> >>> patching file linux/drivers/media/dvb/frontends/stb0899_drv.c
> >>> patching file linux/drivers/media/dvb/frontends/stb0899_drv.h
> >>> patching file linux/drivers/media/dvb/frontends/stb6100.c
> >>> patching file linux/include/linux/dvb/frontend.h
> >>> patching file linux/include/linux/dvb/video.h
> >>> Hunk #1 succeeded at 32 with fuzz 1 (offset 1 line).
> >>> dev:/usr/src/multiproto#
> >>> </snip>
> >>>
> >>> So I inserted the line into 
> >>> linux/drivers/media/dvb/dvb-usb/dvb-usb-ids.h by hand
> >>> #define USB_PID_PCTV_452E                              0x021f
> >>>     
> >>>       
> >> ok. this might happen if the file has been changed in repository since i have diff'ed.
> >>   
> >>     
> >>> I type make and all compiles with only a few warnings but now without 
> >>> any error.
> >>>
> >>> When I install the modules and load them I get the following output from 
> >>> dmesg:
> >>>
> >>> </snip>
> >>> usb 3-2: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 4
> >>> usb 3-2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
> >>> dvb-usb: found a 'PCTV HDTV USB' in warm state.
> >>> pctv452e_power_ctrl: 1
> >>> dvb-usb: will pass the complete MPEG2 transport stream to the software 
> >>> demuxer.
> >>> DVB: registering new adapter (PCTV HDTV USB)
> >>> pctv452e_frontend_attach Enter
> >>> stb0899_attach: Exiting .. !
> >>>     
> >>>       
> >> Hmm. i wonder why this happens: the stb0899 did not attach properly:
> >> could you please load the stb0899 without verbose= parameter.
> >>  it will  print more info what's going on.
> >>   
> >>     
> >
> >
> > Hi!
> >
> > Well perhaps it is a hardware error in my device??
> > Loading the module without "verbose" parameter prints the following in 
> > the syslog:
> >
> > Jan 30 19:37:21 dev kernel: usb 3-6: new high speed USB device using 
> > ehci_hcd and address 2
> > Jan 30 19:37:21 dev kernel: usb 3-6: device descriptor read/64, error -71
> > Jan 30 19:37:22 dev kernel: usb 3-6: device descriptor read/64, error -71
> > Jan 30 19:37:22 dev kernel: usb 3-6: new high speed USB device using 
> > ehci_hcd and address 3
> > Jan 30 19:37:22 dev kernel: usb 3-6: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
> > Jan 30 19:37:22 dev kernel: dvb-usb: found a 'PCTV HDTV USB' in warm state.
> > Jan 30 19:37:22 dev kernel: pctv452e_power_ctrl: 1
> > Jan 30 19:37:22 dev kernel: dvb-usb: will pass the complete MPEG2 
> > transport stream to the software demuxer.
> > Jan 30 19:37:22 dev kernel: DVB: registering new adapter (PCTV HDTV USB)
> > Jan 30 19:37:22 dev kernel: pctv452e_frontend_attach Enter
> > Jan 30 19:37:22 dev kernel: stb0899_write_regs [0xf1b6]: 02
> > Jan 30 19:37:22 dev kernel: stb0899_write_regs [0xf1c2]: 00
> > Jan 30 19:37:22 dev kernel: stb0899_write_regs [0xf1c3]: 00
> > Jan 30 19:37:22 dev kernel: stb0899_write_regs [0xf141]: 02
> > Jan 30 19:37:22 dev kernel: _stb0899_read_reg: Reg=[0xf000], data=05
> > Jan 30 19:37:22 dev kernel: stb0899_get_dev_id: ID reg=[0x05]
> > Jan 30 19:37:22 dev kernel: stb0899_get_dev_id: Device ID=[0], Release=[5]
> > Jan 30 19:37:22 dev kernel: _stb0899_read_s2reg Device=[0xf3fc], Base 
> > address=[0x00000400], Offset=[0xf334], Data=[0xb7fffe05]
> > Jan 30 19:37:22 dev kernel: _stb0899_read_s2reg Device=[0xf3fc], Base 
> > address=[0x00000400], Offset=[0xf33c], Data=[0xb7fffe05]
> > Jan 30 19:37:22 dev kernel: stb0899_get_dev_id: Demodulator Core 
> > ID=[<B7><FF><FE>^E], Version=[-1207960059]
> > Jan 30 19:37:22 dev kernel: _stb0899_read_s2reg Device=[0xfafc], Base 
> > address=[0x00000800], Offset=[0xfa2c], Data=[0xb7fffe05]
> > Jan 30 19:37:22 dev kernel: _stb0899_read_s2reg Device=[0xfafc], Base 
> > address=[0x00000800], Offset=[0xfa34], Data=[0xb7fffe05]
> > Jan 30 19:37:22 dev kernel: stb0899_get_dev_id: couldn't find a STB 0899
> > Jan 30 19:37:22 dev kernel: stb0899_attach: Exiting .. !
> > Jan 30 19:37:22 dev kernel: dvb-usb: no frontend was attached by 'PCTV 
> > HDTV USB'
> > Jan 30 19:37:22 dev kernel: input: IR-receiver inside an USB DVB 
> > receiver as /class/input/input4
> > Jan 30 19:37:22 dev kernel: dvb-usb: schedule remote query interval to 
> > 100 msecs.
> > Jan 30 19:37:22 dev kernel: pctv452e_power_ctrl: 0
> > Jan 30 19:37:22 dev kernel: dvb-usb: PCTV HDTV USB successfully 
> > initialized and connected.
> > Jan 30 19:37:22 dev kernel: usbcore: registered new interface driver 
> > pctv452e
> >
> >
> >
> > Because of this line I think there is an error in the hardware:
> > Jan 30 19:37:22 dev kernel: stb0899_get_dev_id: Demodulator Core 
> > ID=[<B7><FF><FE>^E], Version=[-1207960059]
> >
> > Also the light is always showing green (even if it is not connected with 
> > a pc).
> > I will test the device under windows this evening to see wheter it is 
> > working or not.
> >   
> 
> OK, I really think its a hardware problem. In Windows I get a bluescreen 
> when I start the TV-Application (on 3 different PCs, so I think it must 
> be something wrong with the hardware).
> I will try again when I get a new device from pinnacle support.
> 
> Jens
> 
> 
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Hey John,
I had the same problem, I was instructed to delete all of my other tuner
cards, and add the Pinnacle 800i in first. I did it and it works
perfectly now. There was an issue with the sound but changing some
settings in mythtv cleared that up. I hope that helps you. The only
thing I have not tested is the FM tuner yet
James





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