[linux-dvb] new tv tuner card

Hartmut Hackmann hartmut.hackmann at t-online.de
Sun Sep 10 00:11:56 CEST 2006


Philip Shead wrote:
> Hartmut Hackmann wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Philip Shead wrote:
>>> Peter D. wrote:
>>>> On Friday 8 September 2006 06:32, Hartmut Hackmann wrote:
>>>>>>> This might be a clone of the LifeView LR306 card.
>>>>>>> so please try:
>>>>>>> modprobe saa7134 card=94
>>>>>>> modprobe saa7134-dvb
>>>>>>> If this works, we can easily add an entry to get it detected
>>>>>>> automatically.
>  >>> Sep  7 10:24:26 localhost kernel: tda1004x: setting up plls for 48MHz
>  >>> sampling clock
>  >>> Sep  7 10:24:27 localhost kernel: tda1004x: found firmware revision
>  >>> ff -- invalid
>  >>> Sep  7 10:24:27 localhost kernel: tda1004x: booting from eeprom
>> I assume you use a recent snapshot from linuxtv.org.
>> I can imagine 2 possible reasons:
>> - Either the handling of the firmware eeprom is different on your cards.
>>   what happens if you force the card type to 87?
>> - I haven't looked into this in detail, but there might be a new bug in
>>   the interrupt handler which causes the card to lock up completely in 
>> some
>>   situations. Does analog still work after the hang?
>   I've been using an hg pull from last week mostly. I updated that
> today and I've been able to isolate one instance of the problem.
> With mythtv and an analogue channel that doesn't tune (very weak
> signal) it seems to break. When you try DVB it gives the message
> about trying to upload firmware revision ff. For me this
> causes analogue & digital tuning to fail (until a complete
> power down), the composite input present with card=94 continues
> to work (I have nothing connected to svideo).
This rings a bell:
Lets assume your card is a recent Lifeview design. This has a unusual /
problematic wiring of the "silent" I2C ports:

1) This triggers a bug in the bridge of the IF chip. A workaround is in
the repository, but you need a snapshot that at least supports card 87.

2) If you try to access analog and digital tuning simultanously, i cannot
exclude that the looping I2C bridges start oscillating. In this case, the
card will lock up for analog tuner and DVB-T.
I am aware of this issue but for a clean fix, i need to modify the tda10046
config structure and this needs to be done later.
The card should work if the you give the driver time to settle after startup
and between switching between the modes. 2 secounds are enough.


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