[linux-dvb] Problems using two devices (ff & budget)

Patrick Boettcher patrick.boettcher at desy.de
Sun Aug 28 18:41:57 CEST 2005


Hi,

On Sun, 28 Aug 2005, I.Seeberg wrote:
> Yesterday I upgraded my vdr system into a two dvb-s devices system.
> First it all seems to work. But in the evening I realized that recording
> is not possible.
>
> In the logs I found:
> Aug 28 17:53:42 cinema vdr[5733]: timer 6 (7 1656-1810 'Wissen Extrem:
> Monster Maschinen') stop
> Aug 28 17:53:42 cinema vdr[5733]: timer 6 (7 1656-1810 'Wissen Extrem:
> Monster Maschinen') start
> Aug 28 17:53:42 cinema vdr[5733]: record
> /video/Wissen_Extrem:_Monster_Maschinen/2005-08-28.16:56.50.99.rec

I don't see any error here.

> dmesg shows the following using the b2c2-flexcop-pci module of kernel
> [..]
> b2c2-flexcop: initialization of 'SkyStar 2 DVB-S (old version)' at the 'PCI' bus controlled by a 'FlexCopII' complete
> an a lot of
> b2c2-flexcop: i2c master_xfer failed
> messages!

Ignore them, the driver is probing the possible demodulators it can have. 
In fact your log looks good.

> I don't know what to do.
> Is kernel 2.6.12.5 equipped with a recent dvb driver version?

Yes, but the problem some cards have (suddenly no data transfer anymore) 
is not fixed in 2.6.12. It will be included in 2.6.13. Or you use the 
patches for 2.6.12 from http://www.linuxtv.org/downloads/patches/.

Btw. if you can, don't use the skystar2-driver anymore. It is superseded 
by the flexcop-modules.

This is just information about the driver situation. I'm unfortunately not 
able to help you with your real problem. Does VDR do an emergency exit or 
why do you assume that recording is not possible anymore?

best regards,
Patrick.

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