[linux-dvb] Compro Videomate DVB-T200 and friends

ronald rwarsow at online.de
Thu Sep 7 23:49:53 CEST 2006

James Fidell wrote:
> Michael Krufky wrote:
>> The "No Tuner" in the v4l struct only means that the tuner is not set up
>> to receive analog broadcasts.  It should, however, work for DVB.
>> Are you sure this card can receive analog television broadcasts?  If so,
>> then you should try to specify the tuner # to the saa7134 module by
>> adding a line to your modprobe.conf:
>> options saa7134 tuner=XX
>> where XX should be replaced by the tuner ID found in
>> linux/Documentation/video4linux/CARDLIST.tuner
> The website says it can do both digital and analogue, the paper manual
> says it only does digital, so without spending some time trying to find
> a tuner the kernel can talk to I really can't be sure.  Even if we
> skip that for the moment, the DVB-T200 v4l struct currently doesn't even
> mention that the card has a TV input.  According to the website, all
> the DVB-T2* cards have TV input, though the T220 doesn't have a
> composite input.
>>> Second, the TV-PVR 883 cards aren't recognised, but the manual pretty
>>> much states they're a KWorld LTV883RF, so I've used card=16 as a
>>> parameter for the cx88xx module.
>> Does this work properly for you?  If so, then we can alter the driver so
>> that this card will be autodetected.  Please respond with the PCI
>> subsystem ID of that card.  Preferably, I'd like to see the relevant
>> portions of your dmesg output.
> Don't know if it works yet, as I've not got far enough to tell.  I'm
> guessing it's unlikely to be able to autodetect this card.  Here's the
> dmesg output:
> ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:0f.0[A] -> GSI 18 (level, low) -> IRQ 185
> CORE cx88[0]: subsystem: 0000:0000, board: KWorld LTV883RF
> [card=16,insmod optio
> n]
> TV tuner 48 at 0x1fe, Radio tuner -1 at 0x1fe
> sis900.c: v1.08.09 Sep. 19 2005
> tveeprom 1-0050: Huh, no eeprom present (err=-121)?
> input: cx88 IR (KWorld LTV883RF) as /class/input/input2
> cx88[0]/0: found at 0000:00:0f.0, rev: 5, irq: 185, latency: 32, mmio:
> 0xf000000
> 0
> tuner 1-0060: All bytes are equal. It is not a TEA5767
> tuner 1-0060: chip found @ 0xc0 (cx88[0])
> tuner 1-0060: type set to 48 (Tenna TNF 8831 BGFF))
> cx88[0]/0: registered device video0 [v4l2]
> cx88[0]/0: registered device vbi0
> cx88[0]/0: registered device radio0
> And in case it's useful:
> 00:0f.0 Multimedia video controller: Conexant CX23880/1/2/3 PCI Video
> and Audio Decoder (rev 05)
>         Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 185
>         Memory at f0000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
>         Capabilities: [44] Vital Product Data
>         Capabilities: [4c] Power Management version 2
> The paper manual has a small label stuck to the bottom corner of the
> first page that says "VS-LTV883RF" so it seems like a good bet combined
> with the information from the packaging claiming that V-Stream is a
> trademark of KWorld.
>>> Finally (for the moment :) I was expecting "something" (udev/v4l/etc.)
>>> to create some /dev/dvb/* devices, but that hasn't happened.  Am I
>>> mistaken, or missing something?  How should these devices come into
>>> being?  I see that linuxtv-dvb-apps-1.1.1 uses these device names.  Is
>>> that the right version I should be using?
>> The saa7134-dvb module does not autoload :-(  do:
>> modprobe saa7134-dvb
> Hmmm:
> [root at hallertau ~]# modprobe saa7134-dvb
> [root at hallertau ~]# ls /dev/dvb
> ls: /dev/dvb: No such file or directory
> [root at hallertau ~]# modprobe cx88-dvb
> [root at hallertau ~]# ls /dev/dvb
> ls: /dev/dvb: No such file or directory
> Should udev be creating these?  I have it in debug mode atm, so I can
> try to work out what's going on.
> James
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sorry, if i jump in... and i don't really know what's your os, but
try udevmonitor on one console and modprobe at another one

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