[linux-dvb] Pinnacle 400e USB DVB-S something to try

Patrick Boettcher patrick.boettcher at desy.de
Tue Nov 21 09:09:29 CET 2006

On Fri, 17 Nov 2006, Andrew de Quincey wrote:
> > > that's all as a first report. let me know if you need more info.
> >
> > This is a problem in the tda10086-module - but I'm unable to see it.
> > Andrew, can you take a look, please?
> Hmm, there are several places - I'm assuming the stacktrace is knackered and 
> is sticking at set_frontend.
> Is this reproducable easily? If so, I can hack a debug patch together...

I think yes. As Andrea pointed out here:


>From his mail:

when i try this "dvbstream" dump on BBC (eurobird1 28.5)

andrea at nb-venturi:/tmp$ dvbstream -f 10847 -p V -o 8192 > /dev/null
dvbstream v0.6 - (C) Dave Chapman 2001-2004
Released under the GPL.
Latest version available from http://www.linuxstb.org/
Tuning to 10847 Hz
Using DVB card "Philips TDA10086 DVB-S", freq=10847
tuning DVB-S to Freq: 1097000, Pol:V Srate=0, 22kHz tone=off, LNB: 0
Setting only tone OFF and voltage 13V
Getting frontend status

the application hangs here (of course i missed the 000 in the freq
param!), and in dmesg, i can see this error:


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