[linux-dvb] Compro VideoMate DVB-T300 auto detect problem - suggested code fix

James Lawrence james.lawrence at pobox.com
Tue Mar 21 15:36:57 CET 2006

Hi Hartmut,

I started again from the top with yet another clean install of  
gentoo. This time the kernel version was 2.6.15r7.
This time, when I modprobe saa7134 the card is recognized correctly  
with PCI ID of 185b:c900, with NO CODE MODs.
I have not yet tested to see if the cards actually work - I will post  
another reply only if they do not.
I have not yet checked the remote control issue as I have not yet got  
that far. I will post a reply to that message when I have tested it.

I recommend that you do not make the patch I previously suggested as  
both my cards are now correctly recognized. There is obviously  
something else weird going on that I don't understand ... it is very  
odd that I should see the same erroneous behavior for OSS SuSE 10.0  
64 bit and for Gentoo compiled for AMD64, then have it behave  
correctly when I reinstall Gentoo, still targeted at AMD64.


On 14/03/2006, at 9:56 AM, Hartmut Hackmann wrote:

> Hi, James
> James Lawrence wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I have two Compro VideoMate DVB-T300 cards installed in my  
>> computer. The saa7134 drivers do not recognize them correctly. I  
>> have had to make code modifications to get the drivers to  
>> recognize them, as shown below.  Has anyone else experienced this?
>> If you look closely, you will see that the PCI ID of both cards is  
>> identical: 1850:0000. This is odd - Compro's subvendor ID is 185B  
>> not 1850 and 0000 is a strange subdevice ID.
>> My computer configuration is:
>> AMD64 CPU
>> Gigabyte GA-K8NSC-939 motherboard with NFORCE3 chipset
>> Gentoo Linux with 2.6.15r5 kernel
>>  - I got the same result previously when trying with 64 bit SuSE  
>> OSS 10.0 with a 2.6.13 kernel and drivers compiled from the v4l- 
>> dvb repository.
> <snip>
> Funny that nobody replied...
> I put your patch to my personal repository and will ask Mauro to  
> pull soon.
> I can't do much on the remote control issue - due to lack of hardware.
> Best regards
>    Hartmut

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