[linux-dvb] Re: FusionHDTV Linux Drivers

Todd Ignasiak ignasiak at gmail.com
Tue Jul 12 22:21:28 CEST 2005

I stuck with the mm1 kernel (which included the qam256 initialization patch).

I'm still trying to figure out all the channel config stuff.   But, I
downloaded the dvb-utils, and used azap, dvbtraffic, and dvbscan to
test it.  Then, I captured a sample using:

cat /dev/dvb/adapter0/dvr0 > test.ts

I used vlc to check the output, and I had a perfect segment of "The Cosby Show"!

So, it seems to be basically working..  I just need to get up to speed
on the configuration and usage of the various apps.     I'll keep
playing around with it, and MythTV, to see what I can get functioning.

Also - the capture I got was from an ATSC OTA signal,  not QAM256.  
I'll also try that out, to see if I can figure out switching between
the two RF inputs, etc.


On 7/12/05, Michael Krufky <mkrufky at m1k.net> wrote:
> Todd:
> I am CC'ing this to the linux-dvb list.  In the future, please cc this
> stuff to the list, as this information could help other people.  If you
> are not subscribed to the list, I highly recommend it.
> Todd Ignasiak wrote:
> >I built the rc2-mm1 kernel last night (with the TS patch from last
> >night applied).   I will build the mm2 kernel today.
> >
> >
> If you already have applied the
> dvb-lgdt3302-qam256-initialization-fix.patch, then don't bother with
> -mm2 ... There is another bug in -mm2 that requires the patch in the
> video4linux tree (from my previous email) in order for anything to
> work.  You have nothing to gain from -mm2 besides the
> dvb-lgdt3302-qam256-initialization-fix.patch.
> >With the mm1 kernel, I was able to get some success.   The MythTV
> >channel scan worked for ATSC OTA channels (the scan showed the channel
> >names from the PSIP data).    But, I was not able to actually view
> >anything yet.    I'm a MythTV newbie, so I'm still trying to figure
> >out all the Myth stuff to determine what is working & what is not.
> >
> >
> I can't get mythtv to work with my board at all... I haven't had a
> chance to mess with it yet.  I have been putting off re-partitioning my
> hard drive in order to install debian sarge.  Hopefully mythtv will be
> easier to deal with once I get around to that.  I have been testing
> using a combination of azap and mplayer.  Xine has given me successfull
> results as well (but no audio).  If you need directions on how to run
> this, let me know.
> >Also, one quick question on the Fusion --   In the Windows software,
> >it treats one RF input as OTA and the other as Cable, and they must be
> >connected appropriately.    With your driver, is there a hard
> >association between the RF input and the type?   I didn't see any way
> >in MythTV to specify which RF input into the tuner should be used.
> >
> Does your board have TWO coaxial input jacks?  I think that you have the
> Gold-Q board.  My Gold-T board only has one coax input... I don't have
> the answer for you on this one... maybe someone else knows, or you might
> be able to ask the mythtv guys.  If you find the answer, please let us
> know ;-)
> --
> Michael Krufky

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