[linux-dvb] [PATCH] Tuner calibration for some Nova-T devices

Stephen Rowles stephen at rowles.org.uk
Fri Dec 15 16:24:34 CET 2006


Torgeir Veimo wrote:
> On 15 Dec 2006, at 11:44, Stephen Rowles wrote:
>>
>> with your patch tzap still fails to get signal lock. and looking at 
>> the signal numbers from dvbtune the strength appears to be pretty 
>> much the same as my last post about my tzap problems to this mailing 
>> list. (see below for numbers with your driver patch)
>>
> Does tuning work with kaffeine? I am unable to tune with any other 
> piece of software, xine, vdr, xawtv etc. I'm guessing this has nothing 
> to do with the mt2060 module, but rather the frontend code itself. I 
> have a nova-t 500.
>

Kaffeine seems to do something, I certainly get signal and lock when 
doing a channel scan. However while its doing so I still get the 
"kernel: mt2060 I2C read failed" messages in var log messages.

It did find a full set of channels though.

I've not used Kaffeine before, it looks like a good app, but 
unfortunately not designed to be used as a media centre app within 
mythtv or freevo. And definately not designed for use with the small 
resolution I am limited to on my TV out :) It was hard work trying to 
find the buttons to press and guess keyboard shortcuts when things like 
the OK button were off screen!

Kaffeine also crashes under playback with a SIGABRT, so not great, so it 
would seem that xine and kaffeine can tune my card to things, scan works 
too periodically, but tzap and dvbstream etc. just don't work. Which is 
really anoying as they are the tools I need to make my PVR actually work :(






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