[linux-dvb] Lost frontend

tim belina timbelina at gmail.com
Thu Feb 22 12:22:04 CET 2007

'evening Dom,

Good luck, and (I just realised my mistake) my apologies for getting
your name wrong in my previous post.


On 2/22/07, Bryant, Dominic (UK) <Dominic.Bryant at baesystems.com> wrote:
> Thanks for your help, I'll have another play with it tonight and see if
> I can make any progress.
> Cheers,
> Dom
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> From: tim belina [mailto:timbelina at gmail.com]
> Sent: 19 February 2007 20:25
> To: Bryant, Dominic (UK); linux-dvb at linuxtv.org
> Subject: Re: [linux-dvb] Lost frontend
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> 'morning Bryant,
> I might be able to help (as unlikely as that seems to me :-)   I have
> a mythtv box which runes SuSE 10.0 on AMD64, and which uses two
> Avermedia 771 cards.  Its worked almost perfectly now for a year-ish;
> the only problem that happens is that very rarely (about once every 4
> months) the frontends vanish, and can be a real pain to recover.
> Anyhow, here is what I do when this happens:
> When everything works, I note how the cards should be configured:
> Number          Card Name
> ------                ---------
> 0-TV               Bt878                             Driver bttv
> 1-TV               Bt878
> 0-DVB            Avermedia DVB-T 771      Driver bt878, driver mt352
> 1-DVB            Avermedia DVB-T 771
> Notes:
> - The mt352 is the Zarlink MT352 DVB-T Demodulator Driver
> - The DVB entries are the front-ends I think. Anyhow,
>   they require two drivers/kernel modules, as shown above.
> - Modprobe the drivers/kernel modules.
> - I need to shutdown and then restart the computer
>   between changes. Restart is not enough.
> - I seem to need to run the MAKEDEV-DVB.sh script as root
>   to create the /dev devices.
> - Shutdown and then start up lots.
> I hope this helps; let me know if I can provide any other info.
> Thanks,
>   Tim.
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