[linux-dvb] Skystar 1 CI with ca_zap

Manu Abraham abraham.manu at gmail.com
Fri Feb 3 04:51:24 CET 2006

Hello Frederic,

Frederic CAND wrote:
> Sigmund Augdal Helberg wrote:
>> On Mon, 2006-01-16 at 16:01 +0100, youssef mcharek wrote:
>>> I have a skystar1 CI(twinhan clone), I can watch FTA channels but
>>> cannot succeed to descramble using ca_zap and a professionne viaccess
>>> aston module. I tried TPS channels on hotbird as I have the
>>> subscription card for it.
>> Many of the twinhan cards I've tried have been completly allergic to
>> aston cams. This is in part due to a bug in the twinhan firmware, and in
>> part due to a as of yet unfound bug in the linux drivers.  To check
>> whether this is the case for you do "dst-test -a", if this lists the
>> name of the module then it should be working and you can try ca_zap. If
>> it lists only FF FF FF FF etc then try "dst-test -r" and wait a good
>> while then "dst-test -a" again. If that didn't work then you have the
>> buggy twinhan firmware and the only thing you can try now is coldbooting
>> the box.
> do you mean that today, Twinhan cards are bug free (or at least some 
> issues have been solved by Twinhan) and Aston Pro Cams work with 
> Twinhan ? The functionnality of MultiService descrambling can be use 
> now ? As far as i remember I never could make an aston pro cam work 
> with a twinhan card and the abiltiy to descramble up to 12 programs 
> can be a great help ...

I can't say that they are bug free, but the older firmwares had issues 
as well as we had other issues too .. The newer firmware based cards are 
considered okay. Some or many of the issues have been solved i can say, 
but can't say all issues have been fixed either.


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