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

Manu Abraham abraham.manu at gmail.com
Thu Jul 12 19:56:46 CEST 2007

On 7/12/07, Wade J. Weppler <wade.weppler at wwworks.com> 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.
> Any help is appreciated!

modinfo dvb_core talks about a useful module parameter "dvb_powerdown_on_sleep"

disabling ie, this parameter = 0, the LNB doesn't get powered down

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