[linux-dvb] Nova-T 500 issues - losing one tuner

Philip Pemberton lists at philpem.me.uk
Fri Feb 29 22:31:38 CET 2008

Ben Firshman wrote:
 > Mine has now been running for a couple of days now without problems, I will 
let you know if I lose a tuner.

Strange, mine's still crashing out after a couple of hours. Just out of 
   - What kernel are you running? Distribution? Driver version?
   - If you're using MythTV, do you have "Use this card for EIT scanning" 
enabled for the T-500?
   - What firmware?

   Answers are "2.6.24-8-generic", Mythbuntu 8.04 alpha 2, Hg 615ce349999, and 
yes (EIT scanning on) for me, and firmware is dvb-usb-dib0700-1.10.fw (in 
/lib/firmware/2.6.24-8-generic). I'm planning to try 
dvb-usb-dib0700-03-pre1.fw at some point -- is this older or newer than 1.10 
(it's listed on the Wiki as a possible solution to the disconnect issue).

   I'm also staring daggers at the VIA USB controller chip on the T500... I've 
had nothing but trouble from VIA USB chips, with the possible exception of the 
  K8T800 Pro on the motherboard in my desktop machine. FWIW, the PVR is based 
on a Biostar TA690G board, which uses the AMD/ATI 690G, but I've got a 
Gainward nVidia GeForce 8400GS PCIe-x16 card in there (because the 690G is a 
poor excuse for a graphics chip and only just works under Windows, let alone 

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