[linux-dvb] help new Cinergy T2 (aka newbie w/ cinergy T2)

Rainer Schubert lintv at dl6hbo.inka.de
Wed Nov 9 16:30:53 CET 2005


On Wed, 9 Nov 2005, Alan Miller wrote:

> Hi everyone,

Hi Alan and the list,

> Just got a new Cinergy T2 DVB-T USB.
> Using FC4 2.6.12.1_1398 on x86_64.

OK.

> I'm not farmiliar at all with the pieces involved in getting this thing 
> going.
> Can somebody give me some pointers on next steps.
>
> I installed the mythtv-suite from http://wilsonet.com/mythtv/atrpms.repo
> It looks like I have the modules loaded. Anything important missing?
>
>   [root at fedo ~]# lsmod |egrep "dvb|v4l|tda|video|saa|ttpci|budget"
>   budget_ci              15041  0
>   budget                 12105  0
>   l64781                  8645  1 budget
>   ves1820                 7237  1 budget      budget_core            14793 
> 2 budget_ci,budget
>   stv0299                13513  2 budget_ci,budget
>   tda8083                 7237  1 budget
>   ves1x93                 7877  1 budget
>   ttpci_eeprom            3009  1 budget_core
>   saa7146_vv             58561  0
>   v4l2_common             8129  1 saa7146_vv
>   videodev               12993  1 saa7146_vv
>   saa7146                21193  4 budget_ci,budget,budget_core,saa7146_vv
>   tda1004x               16453  1 budget_ci
>   dvb_core              109181  3 budget_ci,budget,budget_core
>   video_buf              29765  1 saa7146_vv
>   v4l1_compat            13893  1 saa7146_vv
>   i2c_core               27329  11 
> budget_ci,budget,l64781,ves1820,budget_core,stv0299,tda8083,ves1x93,ttpci_eeprom,tda1004x,i2c_dev

I am missing the cinergyT2 module itself in your list, but it must be
there as you have the FE_HAS_LOCK status.

> The devices are created under /dev/dvb/adapter0/ and I can tzap.
> (already have a channels.conf for Munich.)

OK.

>   [root at athome ~]# ls /dev/dvb/adapter0/<tab>
>   demux0  dvr0  frontend0  net0
>
>   [root at athome ~]# ./tzap eurosport

You should use "tzap -r station" rather, as without the "-r" option
there will be no data be output.

>   using '/dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend0' and '/dev/dvb/adapter0/demux0'
>   tuning to 834000000 Hz
>   video pid 0x0241, audio pid 0x0242
>   status 01 | signal ffff | snr 0000 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 |
>   status 1f | signal c117 | snr 7474 | ber 00000000 | unc 0000001e | 
> FE_HAS_LOCK
>   status 1f | signal 7116 | snr 7878 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000046 | 
> FE_HAS_LOCK
>   status 1f | signal 2117 | snr 7878 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000073 | 
> FE_HAS_LOCK
>   status 1f | signal e117 | snr 7676 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000099 | 
> FE_HAS_LOCK
>   status 1f | signal 1117 | snr 7878 | ber 00000000 | unc 000000c9 | 
> FE_HAS_LOCK
>   status 1f | signal 6117 | snr 7878 | ber 00000000 | unc 000000f6 | 
> FE_HAS_LOCK

The above lines look well IMHO.

> But where do I go from here?
> How can I verify the T2 is seeing a video stream.

If the computer the T2 is connected to is running, the blue LED on the
front should be off and go on when you have achieved the FE_HAS_LOCK
status.

As far as further steps are concerned, well you should start to con-
figure mythtv, following the instructions that come with it.

There is an option to scan for stations somewhere in the mythtv
config routines.  I have used mythtv for quite a while, but it was
too much work for the computer it was installed on. So I am now
using Xine, Kaffeine and some homemade scripts for recording.

Regards,
Rainer
-- 
Rainer Schubert - Linux TV User
Amateur Radio Call DL6HBO



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