[linux-dvb] skystar2 cards go to sleep?

Niklas Peinecke n.peinecke at web.de
Thu Mar 3 12:23:54 CET 2005

Delaunay Christophe wrote:
> Hi Niklas,
> You just wrote :
>>Vladimir Shved wrote:
>>>It seems like Skystar2 cards stop responding to commands after a while.
>>>Usually I can not reproduce the problem but if I leave it running for the
>>>night I find that my vdr system goes in to loop of reloading drivers. Femon
>>>shows signal but the card does not seem to switch to another transponder,
>>>usually only reboot solves the problem. What's wrong with SkyStar2 drivers,
>>>is there any workarounds? I tried to run femon in background to see if I
>>>could keep the card awake but it just did not help. Thanks.
>>The problem is known, but there is no solution yet. As a workaround with 
>>VDR you can disable EPG-scan.
> Here, I'm experiencing the same problem with a skystar2 but with an application but with a homemade application. How should I patch the application in order to reproduce an equivalent of VDR's EPG-scan disabling please ?
> Many thanks in advance for any advice. Have a nice day. Chris

That's interesting, I had not heard of that problem aside from VDR 
before. Could you please write down how many & what other dvb cards you 
are using and what exactly is your application doing with them?


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