[linux-dvb] Saa7134 with Avermedia M1155 hybrid card on Ubuntu8.04

John Chajecki John.Chajecki at leicester.gov.uk
Wed Aug 13 11:10:39 CEST 2008


Thank you for your response.
The card is a M115S not M1155 as first reported. I mis-read it when looking at it in the Vista Device Manager. It would seem theirefore that it is a M115 derivative. I'm not sure what the 'S' would stand for - Sony perhaps? You are right that it is shipped with a Sony Vaio machine, in this case a Vaio VGX-TP1E Media Centre PC. 

I've played around with the saa7134-core module and added the definition for the card in question (i.e. I copied the definition for M1155 using 1461:e836 - as indicated by dmesg - rather than 1461:a836 as for the original M115). Obviously I don't just expect this to work. However dmesg now reports:

[   38.915676] saa7133[0]/dvb Huh? unknown DVB card?
[   38.915676] saa7133[0]/dvb frontend initialisation failed

So maybe its now down to identifying the tuner. The only information I could get about the tuner was that it has both a 'BDA Analogue Tuner' and a 'BDA Tuner' the latter of which is presumably the DVB tuner. Sorry but don't know what the BDA part stands for and I can'r see it listed in the supported tuner devices. Any idea if such a tuner - even if only analogue for now - is supported?


>>> hermann pitton <hermann-pitton at arcor.de> 12/08/2008 21:39 >>>

Am Dienstag, den 12.08.2008, 15:08 +0100 schrieb John Chajecki:
> Hi, I'm trying to get an Avermedia M1155 Hybrid Aalogue/DVB tuner card to work with my Ubuntu Linux 8.04 (hardy) installation on a Sony VGX-TP1E media centre PC. In dmesg the card is identified as a Philips saa1733/1735:
> [17205.851529] saa7130/34: v4l2 driver version 0.2.14 loaded
> [17205.851785] saa7133[0]: found at 0000:04:05.0, rev: 209, irq: 20, latency: 32
> , mmio: 0xf0207800
> [17205.851830] saa7133[0]: subsystem: 1461:e836, board: UNKNOWN/GENERIC [card=0,
> insmod option]
> [17205.851845] saa7133[0]: board init: gpio is effffff
> [17206.006586] saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom 00: 61 14 36 e8 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
>  00 00 00
> [17206.006611] saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom 10: ff ff ff ff ff 20 ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
>  ff ff ff
> [17206.006629] saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom 20: 01 40 01 02 02 01 01 03 08 ff 00 00 ff
>  ff ff ff
> etc

the etc can hold some information, better don't drop parts of the eeprom

> However the board is shown as GENERIC, board=0. lsmod shows this:
> Module                  Size  Used by
> tuner                  28872  0
> saa7134               147924  0
> ir_common              42244  1 saa7134
> compat_ioctl32          2304  1 saa7134
> videobuf_dma_sg        14980  1 saa7134
> videobuf_core          19716  2 saa7134,videobuf_dma_sg
> tveeprom               13444  1 saa7134
> mt352                   7684  0
> videodev               36864  2 tuner,saa7134
> v4l1_compat            15748  1 videodev
> v4l2_common            12672  2 tuner,saa7134
> i2c_core               24832  5 tuner,saa7134,tveeprom,mt352,v4l2_common
> I've had a look at the supported board list at http://gentoo-wiki.com/HARDWARE_saa7134#i2c_Scan but my card does not seem to be present.
> The saa1734 driver is loading, but there is no /dev/dvb or /dev//v4l directory.
> Is this card not supported yet, or does it need to be manually loaded with the appropriate parameters?
> I am quite willing to help with development and testing.

The card is not yet supported, but was seen previously on some Sony Vaio

We have no reports for any details on it, but there is a slight chance
that it is very similar to card=138, the AVERMEDIA_M115.

There is no DVB-T support yet and you would need recent XCeive firmware
in /lib/firmware if my guessing is right.

Are you sure DVB-T for this one is announced at all?


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