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==Required software==
 
==Required software==
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For FTA, any kernel after 2.6.7 should do.
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Do de-scramble programs, you must have:
  
 
* Linux kernel 2.6.9 or greater
 
* Linux kernel 2.6.9 or greater
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* dst_ca API is not yet frozen.  
 
* dst_ca API is not yet frozen.  
 
* no real dvb application (like vdr or xine) support this new API.
 
* no real dvb application (like vdr or xine) support this new API.
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==Required modules==
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Add dvb-bt8xx in your /etc/modules files and add these lines in you modprobe.conf:
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options bttv i2c_hw=1 card=0x71
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options dst_ca  new_ca=1
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install dvb-bt8xx /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install dvb-bt8xx; /sbin/modprobe dst
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==CAM tests==
 
==CAM tests==

Revision as of 15:23, 10 April 2005

Card information

This card is a clone of Twinhan VP-1030A PCTV Sat CI card.

So far the difference are:

  • different sticker on tuner
  • Firmware returns a "DST-CI" identifier instead of the "DSTMCI" identifier returned by VP-1030A firmware

Connectors:

  • Sat input
  • CI connector for CAM module
  • Internal 8 pins connector (unknown purpose. Anyone knows ?)
  • Internal sat output

Hercules smart sat front.jpg Hercules smart sat rear.jpg

Required software

For FTA, any kernel after 2.6.7 should do.

Do de-scramble programs, you must have:

  • Linux kernel 2.6.9 or greater
  • DVB CVS
  • patch for dst_ca.c (See mailing list archive)
  • Load dst_ca module

So far:

  • driver is still in development.
  • dst_ca API is not yet frozen.
  • no real dvb application (like vdr or xine) support this new API.

Required modules

Add dvb-bt8xx in your /etc/modules files and add these lines in you modprobe.conf:

options bttv i2c_hw=1 card=0x71 
options dst_ca   new_ca=1
install dvb-bt8xx /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install dvb-bt8xx; /sbin/modprobe dst


CAM tests

CAM tests on Hercules Smart TV Satellite
Type HW version Firmware version Results
SCM Red Viacess 1.0 1.06 Working, but random failures are observed
Aston Dual  ?  ? Not working