[linux-dvb] [PATCH-TESTERS-REQUIRED] Leadtek Winfast PxDVR 3200 H - DVB Only support

Mark Carbonaro mark at carbonaro.org
Wed Aug 6 13:27:40 CEST 2008

Hi Stephen, 

So far so good, once I loaded the firmware for the tuner it all started working. dvbscan was able to pick up the pids on the various channels and mythtv was also able to tune the channels although I had to enter the transports manually as I would end up with some transport frequencies being 0 (ABC, SBS & channel 9 seem to not scan automatically), but then I have that problem with my Dvico hd plus also. 

The signal strenth is a little low which is causing frequent breakups, but that could just be the antenna outlet I am using (at the end of a long cable run) or the hardware itself, but it is sufficent for testing. 

I have been messing around for a few hours now, tuning, watching tv for a bit changes channels all over the place and so far I haven't seen any issues. I have not been able to replicate the card not being autodetected issue that you mention, just works for me everytime. 

If I find any issues I will certainly post them, please let me know if you need me to do anything specific and thanks for your effort in getting this working. 


----- Original Message ----- 
From: stev391 at email.com 
To: "Mark Carbonaro" <mark at carbonaro.org>, "Jonathan Hummel" <jhhummel at bigpond.com> 
Cc: stev391 at email.com, linux-dvb at linuxtv.org 
Sent: Wednesday, 6 August, 2008 7:33:49 AM (GMT+1000) Auto-Detected 
Subject: Re: [PATCH-TESTERS-REQUIRED] Leadtek Winfast PxDVR 3200 H - DVB Only support 

Mark, Jon, 

The patches I made were not against the v4l-dvb tip that is referenced in Mark's email below. I did this on purpose because there is a small amount of refactoring (recoding to make it better) being performed by Steven Toth and others. 

To get the version I used for the patch download (This is for the first initial patch [you can tell it is this one as the patch file mentions cx23885-sram in the path]): 

For the second patch that emailed less then 12 hours ago download this version of drivers: 
and then apply my patch (this patch mentions v4l-dvb). This version is a cleanup of the previous and uses the generic callback function. 

Other then that you are heading in the correct direction... 

Do either of you have the same issue I have that when the computer is first turned on the autodetect card feature doesn't work due to subvendor sub product ids of 0000? Or is just a faulty card that I have? 



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mark Carbonaro" 
To: "Jonathan Hummel" 
Subject: Re: [PATCH-TESTERS-REQUIRED] Leadtek Winfast PxDVR 3200 H - DVB Only support 
Date: Tue, 5 Aug 2008 23:47:46 +1000 (EST) 

Hi Mark, 

Forgive my ignorance/ newbie-ness, but what do I do with that patch code 
below? is there a tutorial or howto or something somewhere that will 
introduce me to this. I have done some programming, but nothing of this 



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jonathan Hummel" 
To: "Mark Carbonaro" 
Cc: stev391 at email.com, linux-dvb at linuxtv.org 
Sent: Tuesday, 5 August, 2008 10:21:11 PM (GMT+1000) Auto-Detected 
Subject: Re: [PATCH-TESTERS-REQUIRED] Leadtek Winfast PxDVR 3200 H 
- DVB Only support 

Hi Jon, 

Not a problem at all, I'm new to this myself, below is what went 
through and I may not be doing it the right way either. So if 
anyone would like to point out what I am doing wrong I would really 
appreciate it. 

The file that I downloaded was called v4l-dvb-2bade2ed7ac8.tar.bz2 
which I downloaded from 
http://linuxtv.org/hg/~stoth/v4l-dvb/archive/tip.tar.bz2, I also 
saved the patch to the same location as the download. 

The patch didn't apply for me, so I manually patched applied the 
patches and created a new diff that should hopefully work for you 
also (attached and inline below). From what I could see the 
offsets in Stephens patch were a little off for this code snapshot 
but otherwise it is all good. 

I ran the following using the attached diff... 

tar -xjf v4l-dvb-2bade2ed7ac8.tar.bz2 
cd v4l-dvb-2bade2ed7ac8 
patch -p1 < ../Leadtek.Winfast.PxDVR.3200.H.2.diff 

Once the patch was applied I was then able to build and install the 
modules as per the instructions in the INSTALL file. I ran the 

make all 
sudo make install 

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