[linux-dvb] Pinnacle PCTV Sat HDTV Pro USB (PCTV452e)

Daniel Golle daniel.golle at gmail.com
Wed Oct 24 16:41:00 CEST 2007

> For info I've spotted a newer repo over here http://jusst.de/hg/multiproto/ (spotted in one of manu's mails about multiproto)
> but I think the older driver could be better at the moment as with the newer driver the device doesn't appear to initialize for the stb0899
> also I hope you don't mind
> but I took some of the changes and combined it with the driver I've been working with
> http://homepage.ntlworld.com/garlicbread/Projects/452e/patches/
> 1. lnbp22.patch -  this is from the patch above, it's better than the one I'd setup so I've left this as is
> 2. pctv452e_initreg.patch - separate header file containing the registers to be sent to the device on init
> I think this is more up to date because it's based off the usbsnoop logs with the win driver
> but I need to give it one more final sanity check to be sure
> 3. stb0899_tstrs3.patch - minor change to one of the registers I've spotted while trailing through the usb logs
> 4. stb0899_misc.patch - changes you've made to the stb0899 driver (originally part of the above patch)
> 3. pctv452e_main.patch - a combination of the above driver and some code I've been working with
> it's basically a slightly changed version of the more recent ttusb driver
> with bits of code from the above patch (remote control especially, this does work with evtest)
> the newer budget driver in manu's tree (another func added for the stb6100) with some other bits
> at this point the results are the same (meter lights up but not much else)
> so I can't say if this is better or worse at this point
> although I've noticed the LED is staying at orange when it should be going green in both cases, which suggests the GPIO register isn't being set when it should
> quick question has anyone managed to get any kind of visible video output from the device at this point?
> I'm wondering if the mpeg stream settings (for the iso transfer) need tweaking (I'm not sure if the endpoint or some other setting is set correct)
Hi all!
I got the same results here. Tried both your and Dominik's patches. The
card in both cases seems to at least switch polarization and 22kHz but
ends up with an error during tuning, so no data is received.

--- szap ---
reading channels from file '/home/daniel/channels.conf'
zapping to 25 'DAS VIERTE,D VIERTE;BetaDigital':
sat 0, frequency = 12460 MHz H, symbolrate 27500000, vpid = 0x07ff, apid
= 0x0800 sid = 0x0024
using '/dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend0' and '/dev/dvb/adapter0/demux0'
status 00 | signal  99% | snr  99% | ber -2 | unc -2 | 
FE_READ_STATUS failed: Invalid argument
status 00 | signal  99% | snr  99% | ber -2 | unc -2 | 
FE_READ_STATUS failed: Invalid argument
status 00 | signal  99% | snr  99% | ber -2 | unc -2 | 

--- kern.log ----
Oct 24 16:37:22 bart stb0899_read_signal_strength: Unsupported delivery
Oct 24 16:37:22 bart _stb0899_read_reg: Reg=[0xf50d], data=00
Oct 24 16:37:22 bart stb0899_read_snr: Unsupported delivery system
Oct 24 16:37:22 bart stb0899_read_ber: Unsupported delivery system
Oct 24 16:37:22 bart pctv452e_streaming_ctrl: onoff=0
Oct 24 16:37:29 bart lnbp22_set_voltage: 2 (18V=1 13V=0)
Oct 24 16:37:29 bart lnbp22_set_voltage: 0x60)
Oct 24 16:37:29 bart _stb0899_read_reg: Reg=[0xf12a], data=5c
Oct 24 16:37:29 bart stb0899_sleep: Going to Sleep .. (Really
tired .. :-))

thank you all for your great work and efforts!
things seem to get moving finally!



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