[linux-dvb] Pinnacle 800i driver problems

Muppet Man muppetman4662 at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 24 12:03:33 CET 2008

----- Original Message ----
From: Chaogui Zhang <czhang1974 at gmail.com>
To: superhappyfunball <superhappyfunball at gmail.com>
Cc: Muppet Man <muppetman4662 at yahoo.com>; linux-dvb at linuxtv.org
Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2008 10:02:56 PM
Subject: Re: [linux-dvb] Pinnacle 800i driver problems

On Jan 23, 2008 7:29 PM, superhappyfunball
 <superhappyfunball at gmail.com> wrote:
> Muppet Man wrote:
>  > Ok, I did the sudo make rminstall and rm rf v4l-dvb, downloaded
>  > file from the link, extracted, cd, sudo make, sudo make install,
>  > rebooted, and still had the same problem
> Indeed. I even made sure the old modules were completely wiped before
> installed a clean set of modules from mercurial.
> In short...
> [   50.272060] cx88/2: cx2388x MPEG-TS Driver Manager version 0.0.6
> [   50.272223] cx88[0]: subsystem: 11bd:0051, board: Pinnacle PCTV HD
> 800i [card=58,autodetected]
> [   50.272294] cx88[0]: TV tuner type 76, Radio tuner type -1
> [   50.418386] input: cx88 IR (Pinnacle PCTV HD 800i) as
> [   50.418494] cx88[0]/2: cx2388x 8802 Driver Manager
> [   50.418685] cx88[0]/2: found at 0000:02:02.2, rev: 5, irq: 18,
> latency: 32, mmio: 0xf4000000
> [   50.615427] cx88/0: cx2388x v4l2 driver version 0.0.6 loaded
> [   50.615675] cx88[0]/0: found at 0000:02:02.0, rev: 5, irq: 18,
> latency: 32, mmio: 0xf2000000
> [   51.253871] cx88/2: cx2388x dvb driver version 0.0.6 loaded
> [   51.253935] cx88/2: registering cx8802 driver, type: dvb access:
> [   51.254792] cx88[0]/2: subsystem: 11bd:0051, board: Pinnacle PCTV
> 800i [card=58]
> [   51.254861] cx88[0]/2: cx2388x based DVB/ATSC card
> [   52.343530] tuner' 0-0064: chip found @ 0xc8 (cx88[0])
> [   52.375709] DVB: registering new adapter (cx88[0])
> [   52.458249] Modules linked in: snd_mpu401 snd_mpu401_uart
> snd_ac97_codec ac97_bus snd_util_mem snd_seq_midi snd_hwdep
> snd_seq_dummy s5h1409 snd_seq_oss tuner tea576$
> [   52.465209]  [<f8a1dbc0>] cx88_tuner_callback+0x0/0x60 [cx88xx]
> [   52.465537]  [<f8a1fcee>] attach_inform+0xee/0x180 [cx88xx]
> [   52.465664]  [<f8a1dbc0>] cx88_tuner_callback+0x0/0x60 [cx88xx]
> [   52.470649] cx88[0]/0: registered device video0 [v4l2]
> [   52.470759] cx88[0]/0: registered device vbi0
> [   52.476241] cx88[0]/1: CX88x/0: ALSA support for cx2388x boards
> The only way I could get this dmesg output, was to boot off the
> kernel. Even under the recovery kernel, attempting to start or load X
> any way (kdm, gdm, or startx) results in a complete and utter
> crash/freeze. You cannot get out of it without a system reset. You
>   even get into an alternate tty to kill the process. It just locks.
> I guess my question at this point is twofold:
> 1) is this, as Steve suggested earlier, a problem with core videobuf?
> is it the nVidia driver? The hang point seems to be when nVidia gets
> invoked and X Starts. kdm/gdm do not even seem to get a chance to
> 2) What, if anything can I do to get it to work, or help you guys
> out where the problem is? I am open to being a guinea pig in any way
> can to help get this solved. =)
> The compile runs fine. The modules install fine. Something else is

Before we try anything else, I would like to rule out the obvious:

Do you have the firmware for the xc5000 tuner in place? If not, then
please download it from http://www.steventoth.net/linux/xc5000/ and
extract the firmware using the script in the same location (see the
readme file for instruction). I hope that will resolve the issue.

If you have indeed put the firmware in place for your previous tests,
would you please post the *full* output of dmesg? You can post that at
pastebin.com and just send the link in the email.

Chaogui Zhang

Ok, I did not know about the xc5000 tuner, so, no, it was not in place.  I went over the to the link and downloaded the extract script, and I looked at the read me txt, but I have no idea what I am suppose to do from here.  When I run the extract script, I get dvb-fe-xc5000-1.1.fw Am I suppose to do anything with this?  Do I need to put this in the v4l-dvb folder?
Again, sorry for asking what seems like the obvious, but I am still new to the linux side of the house.
Thanks again,

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