[linux-dvb] Problems with Terratec Cinergy Piranha

Michael Krufky mkrufky at gmail.com
Fri Jun 27 16:38:16 CEST 2008

On Wed, Jun 25, 2008 at 4:05 AM, barry bouwsma
<free_beer_for_all at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Sorry for breaking the References: header; I'm pasting between
> web browsers here, and this message was posted before I suscirbed
> Esa Hyytia wrote:
>> I bought today this USB stick (187f:0010) and tried to get it work in 32-bit Ub
>> untu 8.04:
>>  - Driver snapshot from today (http://linuxtv.org/hg/~mkrufky/siano)
>>  - Firmware is extracted from driver-cd (same as from terratec.net)
>>  - I also changed 'default_mode' to 0 in smscoreapi.c
> That's your mistake -- now for DVB-T the default mode needs to be
> left as 4 (that's DVBT-DBA-drivers; how that specifically differs
> from mode 0 DVB-T I have no idea, but that's the way it is now)

This is an experimental driver -- You'll notice that I did not merge
it into the master branch yet -- those alternative modes are for
external software applications, to use the driver in a way without
using the dvb core framework.

I plan to remove that from the driver, as I am working to convert it
100% to the standard linux-dvb api.

default_mode is set to 4 in the driver -- you just shouldn't mess with it.

> Only mode 4 will work with yesterday's /siano snapshot, even
> though the firmware is the same -- you'll also need to rename the
> firmware to what the code expects:
> dvbt_bda_stellar_usb.inp
> There appears to be another copy of the smsdvb code in a repository
> called somehow `hd' which differs slightly; the only difference I
> looked at is one which I needed to apply for my 2.6.24-era kernel.
> I need to look more closely at what else differs.

That code is not for you :-P  That's for an unrelated experiment that
I was doing.

You think you needed the adapter_nr compat patch, but you dont -- if
you build from the "siano" tree, it will install the newer dvb-core
along with the adapter_nr interface.

Just dont use the hd tree.

The "isms" will all be removed before I merge the code into the master



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