[linux-dvb] DViCO Fusion HDTV7 Dual Express

Michael Krufky mkrufky at linuxtv.org
Tue Aug 19 15:08:55 CEST 2008

>> Tim,
>> The support that I added in was for a the DViCO DVB-T Dual Express, not the
>> FusionHDTV7.
>> However there may be good news for you...
>> If your card is the FusionHDTV7 Dual Express there is support for this card
>> in the main tree (only one DVB tuner at the moment). This may not help you
>> as you stated that you needed analog support.
>> The easiest way for you to get the newest DVB drivers is to go to this
>> webpage:
>> http://martinpitt.wordpress.com/2008/06/10/packaged-dvb-t-drivers-for-ubuntu
>> -804/
>> You may need to install some firmware as well (you can tell if you need to
>> get the firmware by an error message in the syslog [accessed by typing
>> "dmesg" in a terminal], this error will only show up after you try to scan
>> or tune to a channel.  If you need firmware goto:
>> http://www.steventoth.net/linux/xc5000/
>> and follow the instructions inside the files (extract.sh and readme.txt).
>> Give that a go then come back, with any issues to the mailing list.
>> Perhaps you could create a wiki page on: http://linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php
>> with all the relevant information on it, for an example checkout:
>> http://linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/DViCO_FusionHDTV_DVB-T_Dual_Express
>> And if you do make the page, update this page while you are at it:
>> http://linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/DViCO
>> and also: http://linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/ATSC_PCIe_Cards
>> Regards,
>> Stephen.
>> On Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 8:37 PM, Tim Lucas <lucastim at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Thank you for the help.  I am familiar with mercurial, so I should be able
>>> to figure it out.
>>> On Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 8:13 PM, Michael Krufky <mkrufky at linuxtv.org>wrote:
>>>> Tim Lucas wrote:
>>>>> I apologize if this is outside the scope of the list and would
>>>> appreciate
>>>>> any help I could get offline if that makes more sense.
>>>>> I have been searching online for support for this card and it looks
>>>> there
>>>>> may be support now or coming soon. I am running mythbuntu 8.04 which
>>>> does
>>>>> not yet include support for this card.  I am a linux novice so I was
>>>>> wondering if you could help me add the appropriate files that will add
>>>>> support for the card.  I am a linux novice (I'm good at apt-get install,
>>>> but
>>>>> no so much at building my own kernel) so I may need a little bit of hand
>>>>> holding.  Any help
>>>>> you could provide would be appreciated.
>>>>> Side question.  I thought I might have seen something about only support
>>>> for
>>>>> digital on this card, not analog.  I am in an apartment complex that
>>>> uses an
>>>>> antiquated (very large) satellite system.  It is listed with schedules
>>>>> direct, but I am not sure if it is digital or analog.
>>>> is setting up the wrong demodulators for this card
>>>> FusionHDTV7 Dual Express is supported in the v4l-dvb mercurial tree,
>>>> hosted on linuxtv.org.
>>>> See http://linuxtv.org/repo for info about installing the driver into
>>>> your running kernel.
>>>> Support for the card will be available out-of-the-box in the unreleased
>>>> kernel 2.6.27
>>>> -Mike

stev391 at email.com wrote:
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Tim Lucas" <lucastim at gmail.com>
>> To: "Michael Krufky" <mkrufky at linuxtv.org>, stev391 at email.com, "linux
dvb" <linux-dvb at linuxtv.org>
>> Subject: Re: [linux-dvb] DViCO Fusion HDTV7 Dual Express
>> Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2008 23:11:58 -0700
>> I tried the advice of both of the replies that I got below.  I get the
>> following in dmesg.
>> [   31.078478] cx23885 driver version 0.0.1 loaded
>> [   31.078777] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [APC6] enabled at IRQ 16
>> [   31.078782] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:08:00.0[A] -> Link [APC6] ->
GSI 16
>> (level, low) -> IRQ 21
>> [   31.078795] CORE cx23885[0]: subsystem: 18ac:d618, board: DViCO
>> FusionHDTV7 Dual Express [card=10,autodetected]
>> [   31.180458] cx23885[0]: i2c bus 0 registered
>> [   31.180480] cx23885[0]: i2c bus 1 registered
>> [   31.180499] cx23885[0]: i2c bus 2 registered
>> [   31.207377] cx23885[0]: cx23885 based dvb card
>> [   31.243077] cx23885[0]: frontend initialization failed
>> [   31.243080] cx23885_dvb_register() dvb_register failed err = -1
>> [   31.243081] cx23885_dev_setup() Failed to register dvb on VID_C
>> [   31.243085] cx23885_dev_checkrevision() Hardware revision = 0xb0
>> [   31.243091] cx23885[0]/0: found at 0000:08:00.0, rev: 2, irq: 21,
>> latency: 0, mmio: 0xfd800000
>> Originally a friend helped me by getting setting up the system to
look for
>> the old dvico fusion 5 card.
>> I put
>> options cx23885 card=4
>> in /etc/modprobe.d/options.  The system would recognize that I had a card
>> with two feeds, but I could get channels on the scan.  I commented
out this
>> line and then tried installing the deb package, but lost support of the
>> card.
>> I tried installing from source, but that didn't help.  I tried installing
>> the firmware as recommended, but it still didn't help.
>> At some point it recognized only one feed, still couldn't get channels on
>> the scan.  Then I lost the card completely.  I admit that I just started
>> trying suggestions and was probably not systematic enough.  I may need to
>> scrap the install and start over.  Since the box is new, that is not
a big
>> deal.  It probably wouldn't take very long to reinstall.
>> I have some questions.  Will there be support for both tuners?  The old
>> driver seemed to support 2, so I would hope the new one would too.  Will
>> this card not work with analog channels or has support just not been
>> yet?  If I do have analog channels, what should the settings be? 
Would one
>> of those digital converter boxes make it a digital signal? (That is
>> a dumb question, but this is not really my area.)
>> Thanks for all of your help.
>>       --Tim

> Tim,
> Can you take a high resolution photo of the card and create a wiki page with this card?
> Also provide a list of the chips (as on the card), for example cx23885.  I mainly want to now the demodulators that are in use on the card as the driver has two possible paths in the code depending on which demodulator is installed. Which one is it: S5H1411 or S5H1409 or something else? From the low resolution photos on the DViCO site there should be two of these chips roughly in the middle of the card side by side.

It doesnt matter -- I have both versions of this board, the 1409 and the
1411 version.

The boards are identical, other than the newer demodulator.

Both boards are supported.  Both frontend paths are supported.

You need to use the v4l-dvb mercurial *tip* for full support.  Older
revisions will only support one tuner.

You also need the xc5000 firmware placed into the correct location
(usually /lib/firmware)

I added support for these boards and they are both running fine in my
mythtv-backend for digital atsc and qam recordings.



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