[linux-dvb] Pinnacle PCTV DVB-T 72e USB stick: no frontend attached

René Wiermer rwiermer at googlemail.com
Tue Dec 18 00:30:24 CET 2007

The Pinnacle PCTV 72e is apparrently based on the DiBCom STK7070P ( see .inf 

lsusb -v
 idVendor           0x2304 Pinnacle Systems, Inc. [hex]
  idProduct          0x0236
  bcdDevice            1.00
  iManufacturer           1 LITEON
  iProduct                2 Pinnacle 72e
  iSerial                 3 63N

I use the latest development version of Patrick Boettcher's repository.
By adding the USB-ID to the correspondig section in dib0700_devices.c (DiBComs 
Reference design, Pinnacle PCTV with Flash) , I was able to download the 
firmware, but the frontend does not come up.

dmesg: with debug
dvb-usb: found a 'Pinnacle PCTV DVB-T Solo/Standard/Ultimate' in cold state, 
will try to load a firmware
dvb-usb: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-usb-dib0700-1.10.fw'
dib0700: firmware started successfully.
dvb-usb: found a 'Pinnacle PCTV DVB-T Solo/Standard/Ultimate (72e)' in warm 
dvb-usb: will pass the complete MPEG2 transport stream to the software 
DVB: registering new adapter (Pinnacle PCTV DVB-T Solo/Standard/Ultimate) 
ep 0 read error (status = -32)
I2C read failed on address 40
ep 0 read error (status = -32)
I2C read failed on address 9
ep 0 read error (status = -32)
I2C read failed on address 40
dvb-usb: no frontend was attached by 'Pinnacle PCTV DVB-T 
Solo/Standard/Ultimate (72e)'
dvb-usb: Pinnacle PCTV DVB-T Solo/Standard/Ultimate successfully initialized 
and connected.

Any ideas ?`

Keep up the good work,


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