[linux-dvb] Re: fusion 5th DVICO support question

Todd Ignasiak ignasiak at gmail.com
Mon Jul 18 17:53:31 CEST 2005

I'm planning on writing up a summary one I have it all completed and
can go back and verify which of the many thing I tried were
important..   (also,  I have sent some information on this to the
mythtv mailing list)

But, off the top of my head, here are some of the main points:

- use azap + dvbscan/dvbtraffic to verify the driver is working and
you can see data.  You should also be able to capture video via

- In mythtv-setup, make sure your inintial channel is one that is
valid.  Otherwise, it will just give you a blank screen & mythbackend
will complain about no PID data.

- In MythTV, a channel scan on the DVB card should turn up any
stations that are sending PSIP data.  Do a full ATSC scan first, then
a QAM scan.    (What does this return for you guys?  What channel data
is in the database?)

- For channels without PSIP, which are not found in the scan, you need
to edit the config data in the MySQL database to associate the channel
with its ATSC/QAM frequency data.  Either edit it by hand in mysql, or
use an interface to access the data (webmin+mysql will give you access
to the raw data.   I modified MythWeb to add the needed fields to the
channel editing area.)

  Or, to verify the data is correct, use mysqldump to dump the whole
database.   The important tables are "channel" and "dtv_multiplex".   
"Channel" should have information about all the channels that were
scanned, and dtv_multiplex will have the freqency data for each
channel (like in azap's channels.conf).    Each channel entry will
refer to the dtv_multiplex entry via the "mplexid" attribute.

Good luck,


On 7/17/05, Michael Krufky <mkrufky at m1k.net> wrote:
> Todd Ignasiak wrote:
> >With Michael's help I got the DVB drivers working with my
> >FusionHDTV3 QAM card (using the drivers in kernel 2.6.13-rc3-mm1).
> >Then, I was able to get it working with MythTV after spending some
> >time figuring out the details of MythTV configuration.    (Mine was a
> >bit more complex, because I wanted to do it in AMD64 mode..  If you're
> >using x86, you can probably just use the standard packages from your
> >Linux distro).
> >
> A lot of people (including myself) are having trouble setting up mythtv
> to use QAM ... Would it be a lot of trouble to ask you to post a
> detailed how-to ?  You can post it to the list, and google will have a
> field day with it.  Also, I would like to see something like that ending
> up in the wiki ...  What do you say?
> --
> Michael Krufky

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