[linux-dvb] WinTV-NOVA-T-500 Status

Eduard Huguet eduardhc at gmail.com
Tue Jan 8 09:28:58 CET 2008

> ---------- Missatge reenviat ----------
> From: "Paul Elliott" <omahns.home at gmail.com>
> To: linux-dvb at linuxtv.org
> Date: Mon, 7 Jan 2008 10:35:13 +0000
> Subject: [linux-dvb] WinTV-NOVA-T-500 Status
> Hi all,
> Can anyone give me a state of play on the Nova 500 card? I have one
> here, I'm using the latest rc kernel and the patched firmware from the
> wiki yet it still disconnects, a *lot* - typically after a couple of
> hours and sometimes immediately on boot. I've removed it from my
> system for now and switched to a Nova-T. (Although only a single tuner
> now.)
> Someone on the IRC channel (forgot the alias, sorry!) suggested that
> the developers are currently stumped. If this is the case would it
> helpful to any developers if they could have my card on a free loan
> for a while to debug the issue?...
> --
> Paul Elliott (omahn)
> Systems Engineer, Option-C Services
> omahns.home at gmail.com

I'm currently using a Nova-T 500 with no major issues. I'm running Gentoo 64
bits, kernel 2.6.23-r3 (lastest) and HG drivers (obtained last week, when I
fully reinstalled the system). Previously I was using Sabayon 32 bits, same
kernel, etc... and everything was also ok.

I still suffer very ocasional disconnects, but they are really rare. I also
sometimes get I2C errors in dmesg, but they don't seem to cause any issues.

I don't know what can be the reason of your problems. As far as I know, the
disconnects are somehow related to bad receiving quality, which cause the
firmware on the card to block. I'm not sure, though.

The driver development for this card seems to be stopped, right now. Since
last firmware update (1.10) ther has been no news.

Best regards,
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