[linux-dvb] NOVA-T doesn't work?

Sid Boyce sboyce at blueyonder.co.uk
Sat Apr 16 01:29:32 CEST 2005

Can-Carlo Doertbudak wrote:
> Hi there,
> i'm new on this list and dvb-t is also pretty new to me. I have a SuSE 9.3 
> here and a new NOVA-T...
> messages tells me:
> cx2388x dvb driver version 0.0.4 loaded
> cx88[0]: subsystem: 0070:9002, board: Hauppauge Nova-T DVB-T 
> [card=18,autodetected]
> i2c-algo-bit.o: (0) scl=1, sda=1
> i2c-algo-bit.o: (1) scl=1, sda=0
> i2c-algo-bit.o: (2) scl=1, sda=1
> i2c-algo-bit.o: (3) scl=0, sda=1
> i2c-algo-bit.o: (4) scl=1, sda=1
> i2c-algo-bit.o: cx88[0] passed test.
> cx88[0]: hauppauge eeprom: model=90002, tuner=76 (Thomson ddt759x)
> cx88[0]: registered IR remote control
> ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKD] enabled at IRQ 7
> PCI: setting IRQ 7 as level-triggered
> ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:0b.2[A] -> GSI 7 (level, low) -> IRQ 7
> cx88[0]/2: found at 0000:00:0b.2, rev: 5, irq: 7, latency: 32, mmio: 
> 0xdf000000
> cx88[0]/2: cx2388x based dvb card
> DVB: registering new adapter (cx88[0]).
> DVB: registering frontend 0 (Hauppauge Nova-T DVB-T)...
> My kernel is
I suggest you build a new kernel with just the following DVB options set

When you boot up the new kernel in runlevel 3, use the snapshot from 
dl.bytesex.org/cvs-snapshots/video4linux-20050403-221421.tar.gz, make, 
make install, depmod -ae, reboot and you should be fine. I have only 
been able to get kaffeine to work with this card, with kaffeine, you can 
scan and see all the channels, then select each one you need and "Add 
Selected". In the video4linux directory, I had to set all the options in 
Make.config to =m to get all the modules built.

> Now my problem, how do i get a picture? If i start xawt4 then it tells me 
> open (/dev/dsp): Resource busy
Xawtv tells me it can't display the video stream, 
/dev/dvb/adapter0/video0 never gets created by udev, creating it from 
the command line doesn't help either, someone recently posted either to 
this list or the linuxtv list that no video adapter is associated with 
this card.
Perhaps artsd is grabbing /dev/dsp, "lsof /dev/dsp" will tell you what 
is using it, if it's artsd, you can use the KDE Control Center to have 
artsd timeout after, say 5 seconds idle.
> How can help me a bit.
> cheers Can
Working great here on Mandrake 10.1 with a kernel, first got it 
going on 2.6.10. The standard kernels don't seem to have the dvb-pll 
module, but they all seem to be there in the -mm kernels, I must try 
2.6.12-rc2-mm3 later and see if that works both with DVB and Nvidia 
video driver 7167.
evdev                   9152  0
cx88_dvb                7300  5
cx8802                  9284  1 cx88_dvb
mt352                   7940  1 cx88_dvb
cx88xx                 48992  2 cx88_dvb,cx8802
ir_common               7940  3 ir_kbd_i2c,ir_kbd_gpio,cx88xx
or51132                10692  1 cx88_dvb
video_buf_dvb           6276  1 cx88_dvb
dvb_core               78312  1 video_buf_dvb
cx22702                 9732  1 cx88_dvb
dvb_pll                 5188  3 cx88_dvb,or51132,cx22702
bttv                  147216  1 ir_kbd_gpio
video_buf              18692  5 cx88_dvb,cx8802,cx88xx,video_buf_dvb,bttv
v4l2_common             6528  0
btcx_risc               5768  3 cx8802,cx88xx,bttv
tveeprom               13336  2 cx88xx,bttv

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