[linux-dvb] Technisat Airstar USB supported no longer

Trent Piepho xyzzy at speakeasy.org
Sat Apr 14 14:04:21 CEST 2007

On Sat, 14 Apr 2007, P. van Gaans wrote:
> Now that I've seen my Afatech locking I'm sure my Linux distro, kaffeine
> and drivers are all fine. However my Technisat Airstar USB (that has
> been supported since quite a while) simply won't lock on anything and
> read no channel or whatever frequency. It's detected, yes, and it stops
> there. And yes, it works just fine on Bill's OS, the antenna is fine as
> well and the -/+167 trick doesn't help.
> I'm willing to help any developer to make it supported again. I already
> updated the wiki.

Get the latest drivers from the linuxtv.org Hg repository if you haven't
already.  If they don't work and it used to work under linux, try updating
to an older version and see if you can find where it broke.

If you know it worked in kernel 2.6.x, you can look at the release date for
the _previous_ kernel and update v4l-dvb hg to around a week after that
date.  For example, if it worked on 2.6.18, then check 2.6.17's release
date, Jun 18th, and get a revision from around a week after that, say
revision 4262.  That's about what will have been in 2.6.18.  There is no
revision that exactly matches a given kernel but, that will be reasonably

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