[linux-dvb] Technotrend DVB-T 1200 rev 1.2 does not tune/work

Oliver Endriss o.endriss at gmx.de
Sun Oct 14 18:53:25 CEST 2007

Soeren Sonnenburg wrote:
> On Sun, 2007-10-14 at 16:03 +0200, Oliver Endriss wrote:
> > Soeren Sonnenburg wrote:
> > > On Sat, 2007-10-13 at 23:52 +0200, Oliver Endriss wrote:
> > > > Soeren Sonnenburg wrote:
> > > > > Dear all,
> > > > > [...]
> > > > Did this card ever work before?
> > > 
> > > I just purchased it, so I cannot tell whether it ever worked with linux.
> > > However the guy from whom I got the card claimed that it works w/
> > > windows.
> > 
> > Please try it with windows. Then we will know whether it is ok or not.
> The problem is that I do not easily have access to a windows machine. Is
> there anything I can do to test whether it is OK without windows?
> ...
> I mean the problem is, that the frontend registers and loads the sp8870
> firmware, but I have no idea whether that is the right one or not (it
> does not want the grundig frontend however)...

Afaik there are only those two frontends for DVB-T FF cards.

> When I scan it does not find any channel and using a channel list
> obtained via a budget tt card, it still does not want to tune to any
> channel there...
> Any ideas? I mean not that because the card is considered dvb-s some
> potentially wrong dvb-s settings are set somewhere?!

Afaics you did everything which could be done.
The frontend was detected. Basically the card should work.
(I assume that there are no tuning-related error messages in the log.)

Next you have to find out whether the card is broken or not.
From your results I guess something is broken, but you can only be sure
if you test it with the windows driver. (There is a small chance that it
is a card variant which is not supported yet.)


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