[linux-dvb] KNC1

Graeme Christie graeme at sx.net.au
Tue Aug 2 09:41:25 CEST 2005

Well my usual reponse would be RTFM, but I'm in a good mood as I'm about
to go on holidays Snowboarding, so I'll RTFM for you :)

Is your card this one ?


features: fullts, ci
 card driver: budget-av
 interface: PCI
 PCI device id: 1131:7146
 PCI subsystem id: 153b:1157 (cinergy)
 PCI subsystem id: 1894:0030 (knc1)
 Bridge: Philips SAA7146A
 frontend 1
   tin box: Philips TU1216L
   frontend driver: tda1004x
   demodulator location: tin box
   demodulator: Philips TDA10046 @0x08
   PLL: Philips tda6651tt @0x60

If so, I don't know about the CI support (The CI on my DVB-S Technotrend
VP1030 doesn't *seem* to be working yet :(, but yours might be the full
daughterboard style, I think most of those do.). But for the normal FTA
operation, I'd say you'd just need to go to the kernel config:

Device Drivers->Multimedia Devices->Digital Video Broadcasting Devices
and select <M> under DVB core support and then <M> for  "Budget cards
with Onboard CI Connectors"

which should load the appropriate modules for the above card. If it's
not that exact card, you might need to go to "customise DVB frontends"
and select the appropriate front end for you card (find your card on
http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/ and look up the front end). Then just "make
modules" and "make modules_install", "modprobe dvb_tda1004x" *should*
get you going. Install the dvb-apps package from your favourite distro's
package library and have a play with dvb_scan, czap etc (man czap ..).
This should give you an idea of whether the card is working.

Have a look in your kernel syslog file for any error messages when you
load the module. If anything looks diabolical, search the the mailing
list archives first for the error message (go to google and search for
"your Error message here"  site:http://www.linuxtv.org)

If that doesn't fix your problem then come back and post a description
of the issue, along with the relevent kernel log messages and output
from the application that isn't working (dvbscan, tzap szap) and someone
will probably help you.

The DVB drivers in the kernel should be relatively recent. you shouldn't
have any need to download the CVS versions. Unless of course your card
is very new and there has been a recent fix in CVS.

Hope this info has been helpful.



Christian Gmeiner wrote:

> Christian Gmeiner wrote:
> oops.. 2.6.13-rc4 is the kernel...
>> Hi all...
>> i had to resetup my vdr and now i dont get my dvb-budget working ;(
>> It is a KNC1 based card and i am using kernel 1.2.13-rc4.
>> I would be glad if somebody tells me what stuff i must inlcude in
>> kernel to get it working again.
>> Thanks, Christian
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