[linux-dvb] DViCO Fusion HDTV 5 Lite status?

Michael Krufky mkrufky at m1k.net
Wed Nov 30 19:06:53 CET 2005

mrwester wrote:

> On 11/28/05, *Michael Krufky* <mkrufky at m1k.net 
> <mailto:mkrufky at m1k.net>> wrote:
>     mrwester wrote:
>     > Hi-
>     >
>     > I've searched and am not 100% clear on the status of FusionHDTV
>     5 Lite
>     > card.  If someone knows of a howto for these cards, please feel free
>     > to point me in the right direction.  A general howto for these
>     cards
>     > might go a long way for me, but unfortunately I've not found
>     one.   My
>     > understanding is that it is supported in 2.6.14 kernels?  I've
>     got the
>     > 2.6.14 kernel from  FC4, and it appears to have support compiled
>     in.
>     > I'm trying to add the card to a mythtv setup that has a pvr-350 and
>     > pvr-500 capturing well and dvi output via nvidia 5200.
>     In 2.6.14, there is only analog support for FusionHDTV5
>     Lite.  Support
>     for digital ATSC (QAM/VSB) has been added in 2.6.15.  2.6.15 is
>     still in
>     development, and there are some pretty nast bugs in it, although most
>     are fixed in 2.6.15-rc3 (released tonight).
>     The best route is to just install the new modules from cvs.
>     howto-wiki:
>     http://linuxtv.org/v4lwiki/index.php/How_to_build_from_CVS
>     I usually just point people to the wiki, but because of the recent
>     merge
>     of the v4l + dvb cvs trees, I've included the detailed instructions
>     above for your convenience.
>     Here are the instructions:
>     1) Check-out the newly merged v4l-dvb cvs repository:
>       cvs -d : pserver:anonymous at cvs.linuxtv.org
>     <mailto:pserver:anonymous at cvs.linuxtv.org> :/cvs/video4linux login
>       cvs -d :pserver:anonymous at cvs.linuxtv.org:/cvs/video4linux co
>     v4l-dvb
>     2) Change into the v4l-dvb directory:
>       cd v4l-dvb
>     3) (optional) If you are recompiling the cvs modules against a
>     different
>     kernel, clean the tree and kernel version info:
>       make distclean
>     4) Compile the modules:
>       make
>     5) Install them: (as root)
>       make install
>     6) Remove the previous modules from memory:
>        modprobe -r bt878 && modprobe -r bttv
>     (you might want to use "rmmod" instead of "modprobe -r" -- your
>     choice)
>     7) Load up the new modules:
>        modprobe dvb-bt8xx
>     For me, this loads up everything that I need... If it doesnt work for
>     you, you might have to load them in order.....
>        modprobe bttv && modprobe bt878 && modprobe dvb-bt8xx
>     ... or you can just reboot your machine, but you must remember to
>     load
>     up the dvb-bt8xx manual at boot-up, since this module will not load
>     automatically, unless you set up your startup scripts appropriately.
>     This should do it for you.
>     Cheers,
>     Michael Krufky
> Thanks to all who replied.  For the sake of maintaining useful 
> archives, I'm posting my results.   Michael's step by stem worked no 
> problem.  Dmesg now references DVB :
> DVB: registering new adapter (bttv0).
> DVB: registering frontend 0 (LG Electronics LGDT3303 VSB/QAM Frontend)...
> and I can scan and find channels.  I'm really only looking for 
> ATSC/QAM support- I've not checked analog and really don't need it.  I 
> should assume that if I in the future upgrade to a production 2.6.15 
> kernel that it should "just work"?  Now it's a matter of getting the 
> card/channels configured properly in mythtv...  I know there are a 
> couple concurrent threads on the mythtv list regarding HD3000 setup 
> and it appears that I'm going through the same process.  If anyone 
> knows of specific caveats or howtos for the FusionHDTV 5 Lite, I'm all 
> ears.  Otherwise, thanks for the help to get me this far.   Mike

I suggest that you use the scan program included in dvb-apps cvs.

There is a modified version of it, called "atscscan" and there are some 
frequency listings in the atsc/ directory.

You can check the list archives for detailed instructions on how to use 
it, but if necessary, let me know and I'll give specifics.

P.S.: Thank you for forwarding my cvs instructions to the mythtv-users 
list... This applies to ALL v4l / dvb cards now... Soon enough, ivtv 
will be included in the build as well.

Hope this helps,

Michael Krufky

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