[linux-dvb] Finally got Avermedia A700 (DVB-S Pro) working!

Matthias Schwarzott zzam at gentoo.org
Mon May 5 12:09:19 CEST 2008

On Montag, 5. Mai 2008, Eduard Huguet wrote:
> Hi,
>     Just a quick note: the Avermedia DVB-S Pro (A700) is yet working on my
> computer, finally. I'm using your lastest patch set (from May 2), but what
> really did the trick was using an enhanced frequency file for Astra 19.2
> (got it from http://joshyfun.peque.org/transponders/kaffeine.html), instead
> of the standard one provided in /usr/share/dvb/dvb-s/Astra 19.2.
>    With the standard file the driver didn't work, as usual. However, as the
> driver seemed to be working for other people I spent some time googling for
> problems related to DVB-S, Kaffeine, etc..., and I found that page which
> provides an extensive reference for the satellites our there in Kaffeine
> format. I just tried the one for Astra 19.2, and to my surprise it worked
> perfectly :D !
>    So: the driver works, I suppose this is good news :D for you, Matthias.
> However, as I'm a complete noob regarding DVB-S I don't know if the driver
> SHOULD work and detect all available channels using only the default Astra
> 19.2 file, or else really that file is incomplete and should not be used.

This is good news.
I think to trace this issue you should send both channels.conf files to 
compare them.

>    Tonight I'll move the card to my MythTV computer and try the driver in
> it. This one is running Gentoo 64, so I'll provide feedback on that arch
> too. By now, the card is running perfectly on x86, Gentoo kernel 2.6.24 and
> Kaffeine.
>    Just a little note: the lastest patch doesn't compile "as is": in
> saa7134-dvb.c, the function "mt312_attach()" is called and it's not defined
> anywhere. I figured out the correct one was "vp310_mt312_attach()" so I
> changed it. Now the driver compiles and works fine :D.

Fixed this.

> You really did a great job, Matthias
Thank you.


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