[linux-dvb] Re: Mantis VP-1027/VP-1033/VP-1034/VP-2033/VP-3033

Marko Ristola marko.ristola at kolumbus.fi
Sat Nov 4 14:48:29 CET 2006

Hi Joep,

Scanning with Kaffeine works for me now also :)

Ealier Livna repository Kaffeine didn't support
setting QAM128. It used QAM64 always
(HTV cable TV operator provides channel
information on QAM128 mode here).

I'm using kernel 2.6.18-1.2798.fc6 from Fedora Core 6.

I use the stock FC6 kernel as a base.
Then I install mantis drivers with

#make all
#cp v4l/cu1216.ko 
#make install

I use also Livna RPM repository for Xine and Kaffeine and for all other 
DVB stuff.

I use scan binary from http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Dvbtools

I installed it under /usr/local/
#ls /usr/local/lib
libdvbapi.a   libdvbcfg.a   libdvben50221.a   libdvbsec.a   libucsi.a
libdvbapi.so  libdvbcfg.so  libdvben50221.so  libdvbsec.so  libucsi.so

I have for scanning "fi-HTV" file:

# cat fi-HTV
C 274000000 6900000 AUTO QAM128

I have modified this by myself. The orginal fi-HTV
is obsolete and doesn't work for me.

You might get a complete channels.conf file from your TV channel provider.

So for scanning you need to know the following parameters:
One frequency: 274Mhz
Symbol rate for that frequency: 6.9 Msyms/s
Inversion: AUTO (this is ok for you too)
Modulation: QAM128

I use scan binary like this (librarys are installed under /usr/local/lib):

cd dvb-apps/util/scan
#export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/lib
#./scan -A 3 fi-HTV
(-A 3 checks both cable and terrestial modes).

You get help with the parameters with
#export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/lib
#./scan --help


joep admiraal wrote:
> I'm using OpenSuse 10.1
> Kernel
> What kernel are you using Marko?
> If I run dvbscan the second time doesn't find any channels.
> It only gives filter timeouts.
> I don't have a scan binary on my machine.
> How can I watch TV channel's with xine?
> When I choose playlist->get from->dvb
> xine just locks up

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