[linux-dvb] probs with af901x on mythbuntu

pjama pjama at optusnet.com.au
Mon May 5 12:32:12 CEST 2008

Hi Antti,
You're a legend!

Antti Palosaari wrote:
> pjama wrote:
>> Now (while donning my flame proof suit), I must confess that I hadn't 
>> thoroughly gone through the mailing list (google failed me) but since 
>> posting I've discovered a few things....
>> 1) in dmesg where it says "af9013: firmware version:4.73.0" Does this 
>> mean it found version 4.73.0 on the device or in the 
>> /lib/firmware/kernel<blah>/dvb_usb_af9015 file? I believe I installed 
>> version 4.95.0 (but being a binary file it's hard to confirm). Should 
>> they match, Can I upgrade the device or should I downgrade the 
>> dvb_usb_af9015 file?
> yes (you have old one), install the new one. Probably it does not matter 
> but it is still better use newest available.

Do you mean in /lib/firmware/kernel.... ? Do you have a copy of the latest firmware. I think my source may be suspect.

>> 2) A post from Antti back in the beginning of April 
>> (http://www.linuxtv.org/pipermail/linux-dvb/2008-April/025267.html) 
>> says the driver works but tuning fails because of the MXL5005 tuner. 
>> Bummer! 
> It (now) should work, even both tuners. You should use different 
> devel-tree:
> http://linuxtv.org/hg/~anttip/af9015-mxl500x-copy-fw/

Yes you are right. A recompile with these drivers has scan and kaffeine finding channels now.
A quick test of kaffein confirms it works. The only problem I've seen is that one HDTV channel has no audio but I'm not sure this is related to the driver.

> Using both tuners same time got it hangs, due to broken mutex lock for 
> i2c-bus. I have been a little busy now to fix this, but probably in this 
> week I got it fixed.

I can now watch TV while I wait ;)

>> Antti, did you get the usb sniff that you were after? If not, can you 
>> recommend an application that can dump a suitable file?
> Thanx for help but I have got needed logs already.


>> Cheers
>> peter
> Antti

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