Riviere Informatique SARL
svdbeek at rivinfo.com
Thu May 26 22:35:41 CEST 2005
Thanks to all who replied.
When looking around some more I found a quick and very very easy
Kaffeine didn't display the DVB option at first. Only when I ran it as
root. That's probably just a permissions issue.
It will automatically scan the whole satellite and it plays right away.
And you can record with it too. Not yet tried, though.
--- Original message ---
I'm new to this group and I've got a few problems.
It took me quite some time to make my SAA1746 card (Hauppauge Nexus-S)
work and be recognized a bit, because I had all the driver software
installed in the kernel. That didn't work. Once I moved it to modules it
worked. Sort of.
I can get to a free-to-air channel, which I use for testing, when using
dvbtune and xawtv. I can see the channel (Though I have no sound, but
that's not so important for now).
However, the channel turns black after a few seconds. When I relaunch
dvbtume with the same parameters I get an image again.
Any ideas on what's going on here? The channel is NOT encrypted.
Second problem: How can I scan for channels and build a channel list?
scantv doesn't work. If ends with the following display:
input = Television
norm = PAL
device has no tuner, exiting
But the default input is DVB, not 'Television' as per:
# v4lctl list
attribute | type | current | default | comment
norm | choice | PAL | PAL | PAL NTSC
input | choice | DVB | DVB | DVB
bright | int | 128 | 128 | range is 0 => 255
contrast | int | 64 | 64 | range is 0 => 127
color | int | 64 | 64 | range is 0 => 127
Horizontal | bool | off | off |
Vertical f | bool | off | off |
I read I could use 'vdr' to scan channels, somewhere, so I tried to
start 'vdr' and I get the following.
vdr: no primary device found - using first device!
There's only 1 device - yet the error value = 2, so there's some problem.
I've come some way on my own, but hopefully someone can help me along a
bit more, to fix some of the problems. Or at least point me to the right
document that can help out.
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