[linux-dvb] Nova-T with cx88 chipset

Graeme Hilton graeme.hilton at fishter.org.uk
Sat Apr 2 18:10:05 CEST 2005

I am really starting to tear my hair out with this!

Here's the basic rundown:
Hauppauge Nova-T installed in my machine.
Machine running fedora core 3 with 2.6.10-1.770_FC3 kernel.

I'm adlibbing a bit on the following outputs, but if anyone wants the
full rundown, just ask.
lspci gives:
Conexant WinFast TV2000 XP (rev 05)
and also mentions 8802 and 8804

lsmod gives:
cx88_blackbird, cx8802, cx88xx, i2c_core and i2c_algo_bit

dmesg gives:
cx2388x blackbird driver 0.0.4 loaded
cx88 Hauppauge.... detected
cx88 registered device video0
cx88 registered device vbi0

/dev/video0 exists as does vbi0

As far as I can tell this means that the device is recognised and that
the correct drivers are working.

The problem I have is that when I try to use dvb-scan I get an error:
$ ./scan dvb-t/uk-Rowridge
scanning dvb-t/uk-Rowridge
using '/dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend0' and '/dev/dvb/adapter0/demux0'
main:1882: FATAL: failed to open '/dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend0': 6 No
such device or address

Now, dvb/adapter0/.... all exist (because I manually ran
MAKEDEV-DVB.sh), but I don't think that the dvb card is using them as it
has registered video0 and vbi0.  Am I thinking correctly, or have I
completely misunderstood how linux handles devices?

I've googled and googled, but nothing I find seems to match the
situation I am finding myself in!  If anyone can help, I'd be very grateful.

Graeme Hilton

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