[linux-dvb] Pinnacle 800i driver problems

Muppet Man muppetman4662 at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 24 01:12:30 CET 2008

----- Original Message ----
From: Chaogui Zhang <czhang1974 at gmail.com>
To: Muppet Man <muppetman4662 at yahoo.com>
Cc: linux-dvb at linuxtv.org
Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2008 10:32:21 AM
Subject: Re: [linux-dvb] Pinnacle 800i driver problems

On Jan 23, 2008 4:22 PM, Muppet Man <muppetman4662 at yahoo.com> wrote:

> 1. Delete EVERYTHING related to v4l-dvb that you have in your system
> now: first, go into your v4l-dvb directory and do "make rminstall",
> then "cd .." and "rm -rf v4l-dvb"
> 2. Download the latest v4l-dvb tree from
> 3. Go into the v4l-dvb directory and "make", then "make install"
> 4. Reboot and see what happens.
> --
> Chaogui Zhang
> Chaogui,
> Thank you for the response and the help.  I will look at this when I
> home from work.  My question about downloading from the v4l-dvd tree,
 do I
> download the finalized support file
> http://linuxtv.org/hg/v4l-dvb/rev/6303d8072fff ?
> Do I need to make a folder v4l-dvd or can I make, and make install
 from the
> folder that I extract the tz file from?
> Again, thank youfor all the help.
> Ed

No, that is NOT the file you want. You need the file from
http://linuxtv.org/hg/v4l-dvb including ALL the patches. Click on the
"bz2" or "gz" link at the top of that page (depending on if you want a
bzip2'ed or gzip'ed file).

Once you download that file (and make sure you have deleted your
previous v4l-dvb folder), extract the sources and it will create a
folder "v4l-dvb". You then do make and make install from that

Chaogui Zhang

Ok, I did the sudo make rminstall and rm rf v4l-dvb, downloaded the file from the link, extracted, cd, sudo make, sudo make install, rebooted, and still had the same problem

dmesg is as followed

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ed at ed-desktop:~$ dmesg | grep cx88 

[   21.526819] cx88/2: cx2388x MPEG-TS
Driver Manager version 0.0.6 loaded 

[   21.526896] cx88[0]: subsystem:
11bd:0051, board: Pinnacle PCTV HD 800i [card=58,autodetected] 

[   21.526899] cx88[0]: TV tuner type
76, Radio tuner type -1 

[   21.672025] input: cx88 IR (Pinnacle
PCTV HD 800i) as /class/input/input2 

[   21.672056] cx88[0]/2: cx2388x 8802
Driver Manager 

[   21.672088] cx88[0]/2: found at
0000:00:0c.2, rev: 5, irq: 19, latency: 32, mmio: 0xe8000000 

[   21.709734] cx88/0: cx2388x v4l2
driver version 0.0.6 loaded 

[   21.709788] cx88[0]/0: found at
0000:00:0c.0, rev: 5, irq: 19, latency: 32, mmio: 0xe6000000 

[   21.973091] cx88/2: cx2388x dvb
driver version 0.0.6 loaded 

[   21.973095] cx88/2: registering
cx8802 driver, type: dvb access: shared 

[   21.973099] cx88[0]/2: subsystem:
11bd:0051, board: Pinnacle PCTV HD 800i [card=58] 

[   21.973102] cx88[0]/2: cx2388x based
DVB/ATSC card 

[   22.844604] tuner' 0-0064: chip
found @ 0xc8 (cx88[0]) 

[   22.871286] DVB: registering new
adapter (cx88[0]) 

[   22.899945] Modules linked in:
usb_storage parport_pc libusual snd_emu10k1 snd_util_mem snd_hwdep
snd_seq_dummy ide_cd cdrom pcspkr serio_raw snd_seq_oss s5h1409
parport snd_via82xx snd_ac97_codec ac97_bus snd_mpu401_uart
snd_seq_midi snd_rawmidi 8139too cx88_alsa snd_pcm_oss snd_mixer_oss
psmouse i2c_viapro k8temp snd_seq_midi_event snd_seq snd_seq_device
cx88_dvb cx88_vp3054_i2c videobuf_dvb dvb_core snd_pcm snd_timer
snd_page_alloc tuner tea5767 tda8290 tda18271 tda827x tuner_xc2028
xc5000 tda9887 tuner_simple mt20xx tea5761 cx8800 compat_ioctl32 snd
cx8802 cx88xx ir_common i2c_algo_bit tveeprom videodev v4l2_common
i2c_core v4l1_compat amd64_agp shpchp pci_hotplug videobuf_dma_sg
videobuf_core btcx_risc emu10k1_gp gameport soundcore agpgart evdev
ext3 jbd mbcache sg sd_mod via82cxxx ide_core floppy 8139cp mii
ehci_hcd uhci_hcd usbcore ata_generic sata_via libata scsi_mod
ohci1394 ieee1394 thermal processor fan fuse apparmor commoncap 

[   22.900240]  [<f8a2dbc0>]
cx88_tuner_callback+0x0/0x60 [cx88xx] 

[   22.900290]  [<f8a2fcee>]
attach_inform+0xee/0x180 [cx88xx] 

[   22.900325]  [<f8a2dbc0>]
cx88_tuner_callback+0x0/0x60 [cx88xx] 

[   22.900649]  [<f9a81000>]
snd_ctl_boolean_mono_info+0x0/0x20 [cx88_alsa] 

[   22.900927] cx88[0]/0: registered
device video0 [v4l2] 

[   22.900950] cx88[0]/0: registered
device vbi0 

[   22.901969] cx88[0]/1: CX88x/0: ALSA
support for cx2388x boards

(I removed everything because it pretty much locked up my computer).  I noticed when I had this driver installed that it took about 5 minutes to boot to the log in screen, and I would either loose sound or internet connection.

Again, thank you for all the help.

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