[linux-dvb] Asus My Cinema P7131 Dual
benjami at gmail.com
Thu Jun 15 17:16:07 CEST 2006
A Dimarts 13 Juny 2006 23:04, hermann pitton va escriure:
> yes, that one works fine for me. It has also an on board analog audio
> out connector and so you don't depend on saa7134-oss or saa7134-alsa for
> sound, but this works too either using sox or mplayer/mencoder to access
> the saa7134 dsp and mixer. (the two pins in the middle are ground and
> this cable was not bundled with mine)
Thanks! This is a great notice. After the alsa problems ("kernel: saa7133
dsp access error") I've searched one card with this external connection!
> There is another Asus My Cinema P7131 Dual with subsystem 1043:4857,
> which is not confirmed for DVB-T and radio yet, AFAIK.
Ok, I can return the card --one important detail when Linux users buy
hardware: «I can return it when "doesn't works in Linux" is the reason?» :)
> > But I'm afraid because since now I've tested 3 cards and always I get the
> > same sound error with ALSA: kernel: saa7133 dsp access error
> There have been some reports of incompatibilities with some kernels and
> installed distro alsa, but can't say for Debian.
There my ALSA installation:
$ dpkg -l "*alsa*" | grep ^i
ii alsa-base 1.0.11-2 ALSA driver configuration files
ii alsa-firmware-loaders 1.0.11-1 ALSA software loaders for specific
ii alsa-tools 1.0.11-1 Console based ALSA utilities for
ii alsa-tools-gui 1.0.11-1 GUI based ALSA utilities for specific
ii alsa-utils 1.0.11-4 ALSA utilities
ii alsamixergui 0.9.0rc2-1-9 graphical soundcard mixer for ALSA
ii libsdl1.2debian-alsa 1.2.10-3 Simple DirectMedia Layer (with X11
Now I use one custom kernel (vanilla, from kernel.org)
$ uname -r
I was compiled this vanilla kernel --with no results-- just for the ALSA
problem with the Debian kernel (2.6.16-12 smp). Maybe is one ALSA problem?
You've seen some workaround about this?
> > Anyone have one Asus My Cinema P7131 Dua working in Debian? With FM
> > sound.
> Not on Debian, but card=78 1043:4862 works since about eight or nine
> months for me now. With nice FM stereo sound since about four months
> after Hartmut adjusted the saa7133/35/31e to the special 5.5MHz FM IF
> the Philips silicon tuners use. Is in 2.6.16.
Good notice :)
> There is no signal strength and stereo detection on radio implemented
> with the saa7131e yet, means radio autotuning doesn't work. You have to
> set up a list of your stations manually once.
Is sufficient. I only would create Ogg Vorbis files at high compression
because are voice only --my weekly collaboration (one free software and
Internet advocacy space in http://www.cadenaser.com > Mallorca Island station
without Internet streaming)
I use the KRadio scheduling and Ogg Vorbis save functions.
> The IR remote is also not
> yet supported and to have a fine picture on analog TV it needs cable-tv
> input, poor FreeToAir broadcast is not recommended. Some complain about
> a little bit slow analog channel switching too. Else, for what I know
> and can compare to, it performs very well.
> BTW, using all three input types at once without to plug antenna
> connectors is only possible if you have the radio on the same antenna
> input as DVB-T. It comes up currently with DVB-T and analog on the
> cable-tv input. After using radio once the FM connector is also active
> for DVB-T input then. Using one of the analog video inputs switches
> To quote Hartmut for some other known caveats on this and similar cards
> from the video4linux-list
Thanks for the review, Hermann!
(I've sent this message to video4linux-list too, I apologize because seems
that have people in the two lists. I'm new to this area, what is the
appropriate list to ask, speak and contribute experiences about those cards?)
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