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

Robert Golding robert.golding at gmail.com
Sun Aug 17 06:01:13 CEST 2008

2008/8/16 Jonathan Hummel <jhhummel at bigpond.com>:
> On Sat, 2008-08-16 at 13:44 +0930, Robert Golding wrote:
>> Whoops, sent to wrong place this sent to mail list, sorry
>> I have finally got the modules to load the PxDVR 3200 H I bought,
>> however, now I am getting "Failed to lock channel" error messages from
>> MeTV.
>> The 'channels.conf' file is correct as I used for my Dvico DVB-T.
>>  I have replaced the Dvico with the Leadtek because I wanted to be
>> able to get local radio and also use the PCI-e channel since I have
>> many of them and only one PCI slot.
>> The card is auto-recognised and loads all dvb modules, including fw
>> and frontends.
>> One other thing, I attached an MS drive and tried it in windows [that
>> is another wholly different story :-) ] and it worked very well.  I
>> had occation to compare the channels info to each other and the Linux
>> version is OK.
>> Any information, no matter how small, to show how I might fix this
>> would be greatly apprecited
> Rob
> I've been using Me-TV for a while now on a DTV2000H Card, and recently
> set up the 3200H card as well, with a lot (and I mean a lot) of help
> from Stephen. In my experience, you only really get this message when
> the card is getting no reception. Other similar errors which relate to
> accessing the card itself happen when another TV programme, such as Myth
> is already loaded and locked onto the card.
> I'm not sure radio works on these cards without a lot of effort and
> stuffing around each and every time you want to use it. I've never
> gotten the 2000H to work on radio, so didn't even bother with the 3200H
> though.
> As Stephen said, this card is a bit sensitive to firmware and drivers,
> as the patch to allow this card is relatively new (days old).
> cheers
> Jon

It seems that kernel 2.6.27 (what I was using) is different enough
that the modules and fw from Stephens downloads won't work properly.

I went back to 2.6.25 and it worked there, so I tried 2.6.26 and it
worked there as well.

These are the steps I had to do so it would load properly;
1) Compile kernel WITHOUT 'multimedia'
i.e. #
# Multimedia devices

# Multimedia core support
# CONFIG_VIDEO_DEV is not set
# CONFIG_DVB_CORE is not set

# Multimedia drivers
# CONFIG_DAB is not set

& reboot with new kernel (if it was the kernel you were already booted
too, don't bother)

2) Download Stephens latest media patches
#> wget http://linuxtv.org/hg/~stoth/v4l-dvb/archive/tip.tar.bz2
extract to current dir, then;
#> make all
#> make install

3) Download Stephens firmware and follow instructions in

4) Reboot machine to load all the correct modules and fw, then open
favourite tuner prog (I use Me-TV) and enjoy the viewing.

Regards,	Robert

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