[linux-dvb] How to achieve persistent DVB-S tuning?

Wade J. Weppler wade.weppler at wwworks.com
Thu Jul 12 19:39:23 CEST 2007

That's how I assumed it worked, but when I run dvbtune in one session, and try and use dvbsnoop in another, dvbsnoop gives a "device busy" error...

-----Original Message-----
From: Nico Sabbi [mailto:nsabbi at email.it]
Sent: Thursday, July 12, 2007 11:59 AM
To: Wade J. Weppler
Cc: linux-dvb at linuxtv.org
Subject: Re: [linux-dvb] How to achieve persistent DVB-S tuning?

Wade J. Weppler wrote:

>I'm trying to get szap (or dvbtune) to maintain a lock, even after dvbtune or szap have been closed.
>Whenever I tune to a transponder, it gets a lock, and then I close the application and open up dvbsnoop.  Dvbsnoop will work for a few seconds, and then no further data will be available.  I then have to re-run dvbtune or szap to get another lock.
>I've used applications other than dvbsnoop, like mplayer, etc., and I have the same issue.
>I'm using a SkyStar2 DVB-S, running on a Fedora 7 box.
it's how drivers are supposed to work: if the frontend is closed tuning
is lost.
Why is it a problem keeping szap or dvbtune running? They won't eat your
food :-)

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