[linux-dvb] Poor Tuning quality with kernel 2.6.11x

Sid Boyce sboyce at blueyonder.co.uk
Fri Apr 22 23:59:48 CEST 2005


Jon Fairbairn wrote:
> On 2005-04-22 at 07:46BST Q wrote:
> 
>>Hi I have tried various kernels from 2.10.5. to 2.11.7 and I am afraid 
>>to say that tuning quality really seems to have deteriorated 
>>significaltly since the 2.6.8x kernels with my WinTV Nova-T card.
> 
> 
> Which Nova-T? I have a Nova-T 900 (IIRC) and a 2.6.11 (I
> assume that's what you are talking about -- 2.10 is a way
> off, I think :-), and no tuning problems.
> 
> 
>>The signal quality is so bad in some instances that I can no longer 
>>watch several of my most favorite channels.
>>
>>The card worked perfectly with the 2.6.7x and 2.6.8x kernels.
>>
>>Nothing about my setup - except a kernel change - has
>>changed since then.
> 
> 
> Have you checked that the older kernels still work? There's
> always the possibility that an albatross bent your aerial at
> the same time you changed the kernel.

Seems there are different Nova-T cards, e.g the Hauppauge Winfast 2000 
Nova-T XP isn't supported under linux-dvb, but with Gerd Knorr's stuff 
in dl.bytesex.org/cvs-snapshots. My card is working wth up to 2.6.11.7 + 
video4linux-20050403-221421.tar.gz on mandrake 10.1.
Regards
Sid.
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