[linux-dvb] Hauppauge WinTV Nova-S Plus : cx88/2: cx8802_timeout
peppe at cs.uoi.gr
Fri Feb 24 19:05:01 CET 2006
I am having this problem setting up a Hauppauge WinTV Nova-S Plus card
under SuSe Linux 9.3:
I am using kernel version 184.108.40.206 with the latest mercurial v4l+dvb
tree as of this writing (I have also checked out on past weeks to no avail).
I am using two machines with identical software setup (disk cloned).
The first machine uses an ABit IS7-E mainboard, Intel P4 2.4GHz
The second machine uses an AOpen 865PEa-7iF mainboard, Intel Celeron 2.6GHz
Both mainboards use the Intel i865PE chipset.
Everything works fine on the first machine. Using szap with the -r flag,
I get /dev/dvb/adapter0/dvr0 output fine.
However, when I plug the Nova-S Plus on the second machine, szap will
lock on channels but using the -r flag won't output anything on the dvr0
device. I also get a "kdvb-fe-0" process taking up some CPU time (2-10%)
during the szap.
Something of notice: My dmesg gets filled with these messages repeating
about every second, for as long as szap is running:
cx88/2: [f11b6580/0] cx8802_buf_queue - first active
cx88/2: restarting queue
cx88/2: queue is empty - first active
cx88/2: cx8802_start_dma w: 0, h: 0, f: 2
cx88/2: setting the interrupt mask
I have come across a similar problem here:
I have also applied the mentioned pending patch, with no success.
Cloning the disk (patched or not) back to the first box produces a fully
working Nova-S Plus installation :|
I can only think of a hardware dependent issue that may be causing these
1. Hardware problem of the second box is out of the question. I got 8
identical boxes of the second configuration which exhibit the same problem.
2. Some PCI cards verified to work on both confurations are two
Hauppauge WinTV PVR-350 cards and two Hauppauge WinTV Nova-S cards. All
worked flawlessly on both.
Could somebody please shed some light on the issue?
e-mail: peppe at cs.uoi.gr
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