[linux-dvb] Asys P7131 Hybrid: DVB out of range

hermann pitton hermann-pitton at arcor.de
Sat Sep 8 01:25:26 CEST 2007

Hi Paolo,

Am Freitag, den 07.09.2007, 10:15 +0200 schrieb Paolo Dell'Aquila:
> hermann pitton wrote:
> > Can not reproduce your problem on a 32bit machine with the Asus P7131
> > Dual. If I fake frequencies out of range in my tzap channels.conf, the
> > error behavior is OK, also I can still tune to the valid frequencies.
> SOLVED!!!!!!!!!!!!
> I want to thank you all.
> Lot of you asked me to check my channels.conf. That is what put me on 
> the right direction.
> The card was working fine on my WinXP machine so it wasn't an hardware 
> problem.

fine, at least no hardware damage yet.

> The reported error was in dmesg so I had only two alternatives: a driver 
> problem or a buggy software launched at start time.
> Damn... a daemon... or a server...
> I checked all my channels.conf: they were right and all the programs 
> using channels.conf (vdr, tzap, mplayer) were not launched at boot time.
> Mmmmhhhh... MythTv-backend was the only one started in background during 
> startup...
> ... so I removed it and...
> everything works fine again.
> It's a mystery why Mythtv-backend was trying to use the driver: there 
> was no scheduled activities...
> ... and it's a mystery (for me) why it wasn't possible to use the driver 
> after that buggy activity.

The application developers will see it the other way round.
These are buggy drivers.

> > Radio doesn't work for you. Are you sure you have still gpio 0x0200000
> > for radio and not 0x0000000 ?
> It wasn't possible to use anything after the mythtv backend activity. 
> Just noise on radio and jumping images with a lot of noise with anolog tv.
> But now everything is going fine.
> ########## ACTUAL SITUATION ##########
> 1) patched v4l with your patches so dvb-t is binded to the same 
> analog-tv antenna. (cannot understand why I have to patch also 
> saa7134-cards.c with gpi=0x0000000 bit I did it, LOL)

I told you, if you want to use DVB-T at once with an external s-video or
composite input, like from a VCR, you need this not to lose DVB-T.

> 2) analog tv: perfect
> 3) Couldn't make the patch cable working. Still have to use aplay or sox
> 4) kaffeine on dvb-t perfect
> 5) mplayer with analog tv: perfect
> 6) mplayer with dvb-t: solved now! It doesn't like all those "auto" in 
> channels.conf. Changed them and mplayer started working.
> So the only problem now is with the patch cable.

Since I don't have the card and digging into all postings is lost
life time, find someone with the same card to confirm the unexpected.

> Thanks again to all of you for helping me to solve this problem.
> ciao
> paolo

Have some fun.



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