[linux-dvb] No frontend with new driver dib0700

Patrick Boettcher patrick.boettcher at desy.de
Tue Sep 19 22:46:34 CEST 2006


It is normal because the dib7000-driver is not yet ready.


On Tue, 19 Sep 2006, Nicolas George wrote:

> Hi.
> With some help from the IRC channel, I was able to download and compile the
> new dib0700 driver in order to use a new-version Hauppauge Nova-T Stick
> (USB IDs 2040:7050).
> Now, when I plug the device, the kernel tells me:
> dib0700: loaded with support for 2 different device-types
> dvb-usb: found a 'Hauppauge Nova-T Stick' in cold state, will try to load a firmware
> dvb-usb: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-usb-dib0700-01.fw'
> dib0700: firmware started successfully.
> dvb-usb: found a 'Hauppauge Nova-T Stick' in warm state.
> dvb-usb: will pass the complete MPEG2 transport stream to the software demuxer.
> DVB: registering new adapter (Hauppauge Nova-T Stick).
> dvb-usb: no frontend was attached by 'Hauppauge Nova-T Stick'
> dvb-usb: Hauppauge Nova-T Stick successfully initialized and connected.
> And I get a /dev/dvb/adapter0 directory with:
> crw-rw---- 1 root video 212, 4 Sep 19 20:47 demux0
> crw-rw---- 1 root video 212, 5 Sep 19 20:47 dvr0
> crw-rw---- 1 root video 212, 7 Sep 19 20:47 net0
> The point that bothers me is the lack of the frontend0 device, which seems to
> be required by most tools. It is obviously related to the "no frontend was
> attached by 'Hauppauge Nova-T Stick'" message.
> In dvb-usb/dib0700_devices.c, in the function stk7700p_frontend_attach, I
> see a call to dib7000m_attach that is commented out.
> Is this a normal situation, and should I try to convince userland tools they
> do not need frontend0? Or is there indeed a problem?
> Regards,
> -- 
>   Nicolas George

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