[linux-dvb] Technisat SkyStar HD + CI + AlphaCrypt says "PC card did not respond"

Ben Bucksch linux.news at bucksch.org
Wed Jan 28 23:39:12 CET 2009

- DVB-S2: TechniSat SkyStar HD = Technotrend S2-3200
- CI: With corresponding CI
- CA: AlphaCrypt Light
- Pay-TV smartcard
- Ubuntu 8.04
- (A) Linux 2.6.28 with S2API drivers
- (B) Linux 2.6.27-rc5 with multiproto drivers (hg 855d0c878944)
- (C) Linux with multiproto driver (20071118)
- gnutv

I keep getting "dvb_ca adaptor 0: PC card did not respond :(" on 

I purchased a new AlphaCrypt and new CI (!), but still same problem :(

It used to work, I could record even encrypted HD movies with this card 
and older multiproto drivers (C) and another distro (Gentoo) about one 
year ago.

I'm puzzled and don't know what to do anymore. I have excluded almost 
all possibilities. Only remaining factors could be DVB card, smartcard, 
and distro.

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