[linux-dvb] Old style Nova-T card woes

Darren Salt linux at youmustbejoking.demon.co.uk
Fri Nov 4 01:36:14 CET 2005

[quoting rearranged]

I demand that Stuart may or may not have written...

> Darren Salt wrote:
>> I demand that stuart at dontuse.ms may or may not have written...
>>> Im have trouble getting an old style hauppage nova-t recognised by the
>>> saa7146 driver. The chips on the site are tda10045 and saa7146. The
>>> problem seems to be that there is no subsystem id.

>>> output of lspci -vv is
>>> 04:0b.0 Multimedia controller: Philips Semiconductors SAA7146 (rev 01)
>>>         Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster- SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop-
[snip; IRQ 201]
>> What happens if you load budget_ci and tda1004x?

> Ok budget-ci says nothing

> saa7146: register extension 'budget_ci dvb'.
> saa7146: register extension 'Multimedia eXtension Board'.
> saa7146: found saa7146 @ mem f901e000 (revision 1, irq 201) (0x0000,0x0000).
> *mxb: did not find all i2c devices. aborting*

> Notice the mxb line, thats new.

I see *two* lines that I wouldn't expect there - and we have subsystem
information in the third line...

That said, a quick grep of the relevant source shows three drivers which are
for SAA7146 cards with subsystem ID 0000:0000 - mxb (which you've just seen),
hexium_orion, and dpc7146.

I expect that none of those will work, though.

> Ive put a second saa7146 based nova-t in and it gives me

> 04:0a.0 Multimedia controller: Philips Semiconductors SAA7146 (rev 01)
>         Subsystem: Technotrend Systemtechnik GmbH Technotrend-Budget /
> Hauppauge WinTV-NOVA-T DVB card

Presumably, _that_ one's working properly.

> The first nova-t gives
[snip; still no subsystem info]

>>> Kernel is 2.6.14.
>> Is there any difference with 2.6.13.x?

> I also tried 2.6.13 kernel, same thing. I've also tried moving to different
> pci slots, one card only etc. everything i do gives the same result, no
> subsystem id.

Unless somebody else has a better idea, I'm inclined to say "broken card" :-|

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