[linux-dvb] Technisat Airstar USB supported no longer

P. van Gaans w3ird_n3rd at gmx.net
Sat Apr 14 14:15:05 CEST 2007


Sorry for not being complete. I do have the latest drivers (download 
today), and I have never seen the box working on Linux, but know from 
the Wiki that it should. I tried a few months ago as well, it didn't 
work back then either but back then I wasn't sure if it was my fault or 
something else. Back then I also had the latest drivers, with the stock 
kernel the device wouldn't be detected at that moment.

There is a chance my box is a new revision. There's still the flexcop 
and MT352 inside though, I have no idea what could be new.

Trent Piepho wrote:
> 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
> close.

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