[linux-dvb] Support of Nova S SE DVB card missing

Patrick Boettcher patrick.boettcher at desy.de
Sat Aug 23 17:09:37 CEST 2008

Hi Hartmut and Eberhard,

thanks for pointing that out, I almost overlooked the previous mail from 

Eberhard, are you able to try patches and to compile your own drivers in 
order to help finding the best solution.

One option is to put back the original code in case the 
repeated-start-workaround is not set. But this one looks not very 
protected. I mean between the two i2c_transfer-calls something else could 

Is there no other mean to tell to the i2c-adapter to do a repeated start 
within one i2c_transfer-call?

Another option would be to try to set the "repeated_start_workaround" 
option also for the Nova SE card.

What do you think?


   Mail: patrick.boettcher at desy.de
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On Sat, 23 Aug 2008, e9hack wrote:

> Eberhard Kaltenhaeuser schrieb:
>> Actual kernel does not support the Hauppauge WinTV Nova S SE PCI card
>> anymore:
> I think it is a problem of this changeset http://linuxtv.org/hg/v4l-dvb/rev/358d281e6a3d
> from Patrick Boettcher. The S5H1420 isn't able to understand repeated start conditions.
> The i2c-read code was changed from:
> 	if ((ret = i2c_transfer (state->i2c, &msg1, 1)) != 1)
> 		return ret;
> 	if ((ret = i2c_transfer (state->i2c, &msg2, 1)) != 1)
> 		return ret;
> to:
> 	if (state->config->repeated_start_workaround) {
> 		ret = i2c_transfer(state->i2c, msg, 3);
> 		if (ret != 3)
> 			return ret;
> 	} else {
> 		ret = i2c_transfer(state->i2c, &msg[1], 2);
> 		if (ret != 2)
> 			return ret;
> 	}
> -Hartmut

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