[linux-dvb] - DEC3000s -- dvbscan fails - build channel list with kaffeine fails -

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Thu Aug 11 08:06:54 CEST 2005


First of all thanks for your answers.

I'll try your proposal as soon as possible (I'm not at home for now!),
but I've yet some comments/questions related to your response.

>> no support for the CI of the dec2450t and the dec3000s, so no support
for any encrypted channels.
I guess dealing with the CAM is a job for the DEC3000s (since it's able
to decode encrypted channels in standalone mode).
So, I can understand a (DEC3000s) firmware is indirectly responsible of
channel decryption, but how the linux-dvb (driver) can be involved in it.
I was thinking (please remind I'm a newbie) linux-dvb is asking for a
decrypted stream using some informations (like channels, or
frequencies...) and linux-dvb is handling this stream, end of the story.
In other words, from PC/linux-dvb point of view handling not encrypted
or encrypted channel should be the same (at least for device like
DEC3000s that can run in standalone mode).

About the firmware, is it provided by hauppauge? If yes, is it the same
for hauppauge windows application or/and linux-dvb?

>> AV711x chip is a "quite sensitive beast and hangs often".
I guess it's not only a driver problem (but firmware) since
unfortunately the DEC3000s is unstable in standalone mode too.


Peter wrote:

> Johann DUPUIS schrieb:
> > [snip]
>> Any idea?
>> Any way to guess what is wrong? Some tests to done?
>> For people who are (successfully) running DEC3000s with linux, could you
>> give me some feedback [on stability, features (that are missing), or
>> ...]? Especially, stability with TPS (since even in standalone mode I
>> experience some troubles when changing channel (no image or no sound
>> until shutdown/restart the DEC3000s)?
> Hi
> i can only speak of the dec2000t but as they use the same driver and
> about 90% the same code they should share most of the problems :/
> There are some problems with section filters which dont work properly
> in some cases that might explain why the scan fails. (Although iirc
> scanning worked with dec2000t last time I tried.) But you might try to
> look for a channels.conf for your area in the internet instead.
> About missing features:
> - you wont get any status information(signal quality, signal lock etc.)
> - no teletext
> - pid filtering is somehow limited, as you cannot set the filter to
> any arbitrary pid, but you are limited to setting the video/audio/pcr
> pid filter. which might be a problem with some applications.
> - no support for the CI of the dec2450t and the dec3000s, so no
> support for any encrypted channels.
> about stability:
> it works quite well if you just watch, but the box very much likes to
> hang if you are zapping around. This also happens under windows but
> not that often and reproducible as with the linux driver.
> According to the linuxtv wiki it is at least partly a hardwary problem
> as the AV711x chip is a "quite sensitive beast and hangs often".
> Although atleast with the dec2000t these hangups mostly vanished with
> newer firmware & software versions under windows.
> So there are certainly some parts in the linux driver which are "wrong".
> Some things you could try:
> - if the box shares the usb bus with other devices try to remove them,
> so that the box is the only connected usb device.
> - as said above try to get a pre-made channels.conf for your area and
> try if simply locking into a channel with szap and the viewing with
> mplayer works
> - load the ttusb_dec module with debug=1 and then send the relevant
> dmesg output after you ran the szap/scan command which might give a
> clue what excactly doesnt work.
> CU
>  Peter

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