[linux-dvb] Skystar2 with different PCI-ID

Bernhard Huafbauer huafbauer at compuserve.de
Sat Dec 23 11:55:59 CET 2006


For the records: I have also shut down my system removed a
AVM Fritzcard, inserted this Skystar2 and booted.

(If this occurs only in this combination a solution could be to
remove the old card, boot und shutdown one times and then
insert the Skystar2?)

Regards
Bernhard

Am Samstag, 23. Dezember 2006 09:51 schrieb Michael Joswig:
> You are right, I don't have Windows running on this system.
> 
> I bought the card a few days ago and plugged it into my system on  
> thursday, connected it and booted into my gentoo-linux. I had built a  
> new kernel with the drivers compiled as modules.
> Hmm, I admit, that I took out an ISDN-card and put the Skystar2 into  
> the same slot.
> 
> After booting, I tried "modprobe -v budget" (found that on the Wiki),  
> but no card was found. Googling around, I found hints on using  
> flexcop, but that also didn't help.
> 
> Then I came across this mailinglist with your question (and the  
> answers from Yvan). I saw that I had the same problem and also tried  
> your patch (and the suggestion from Yvan).
> I recompiled, shut down the system, plugged the Skystar2 into another  
> slot and rebooted.
> 
> Same problem. So I asked here. After your reply I installed the  
> kernel-modules for VMware, but didn't started vmware itself.
> 
> I let the system run over the night and on the next day, the ID was correct.
> 
> Could it be that the card, still connected to the Dish, made some  
> internal upgrade?
> 
> I do hope, that error does *not* come again :-)
> 
> Ciao,
>   Michael
> 
> 
> Zitat von Bernhard Huafbauer <huafbauer at compuserve.de>:
> 
> > You have bootet no windows with this card inserted?
> > So we can say it has nothing to do at all with windows?
> > Then, have you this card longer unused laying around (like in my   
> > case 2 years)?
> > If yes, probably there is some mechanism that on driver installation
> > (on windows) it runs not with the correct id ... would this make sense?
> >
> > I can remember some rumours that the driver with this cards writes something
> > to the eeprom of this card ... something like following:
> >
> > 	http://www.dvbviewer.com/de/index.php?page=manual&chapter=h&sub=h3
> > 		Unter Umständen kann Ihre DVB-Karte auch für den Fernseh- und
> > 		Radioempfang nachhaltig blockiert (?gelockt?) worden sein ?  
> > unglücklicherweise
> > 		ist in dem B2C2-Chip der Karte eine solche Funktion vorgesehen,   
> > die sich nicht
> > 		so einfach rückgängig machen lässt. Dies tritt insbesondere im Zusammenhang
> > 		mit Software von EON (Europe Online) auf, in seltenen Fällen  
> > jedoch auch aus
> > 		anderen, nicht genau bekannten Gründen.
> >
> > 	http://linuxtv.org/hg/v4l-dvb?f=d0e826dedcb1;file=linux/drivers/media/dvb/b2c2/flexcop-eeprom.c;style=gitweb
> > 		30
> > 		31 /* These functions could be used to unlock SkyStar2 cards. */
> > 		32
> > 		33 static int eeprom_writeKey(struct adapter *adapter, u8 *key, u32 len)
> >
> > 	http://www.dvbportal.de/files/eonlock.chm
> >
> > But this is only speculation.
> >
> > Regards
> > Bernhard
> > PS.: Fehler die von selbst verschwinden kommen meist auch wieder von  
> >  selbst ...
> >
> > Am Freitag, 22. Dezember 2006 14:15 schrieb Michael Joswig:
> >> Ah, that makes sense. I remember from "the early days of linux" I had
> >> to start Windows once to use an ISDN-Card.
> >> Unfortunately I no longer have Windows on my system.
> >>
> >> But a funny thing happened today:
> >> Yesterday I installed some kernel-modules for vmware (vmnet and vmon)
> >> and left the system running.
> >> Today, when I tried to show my wife the error, I saw the correct ID.
> >>
> >> I'm not sure, if I really want to know why this happened, but the card
> >> is now working perfectly.
> >>
> >> Thanks for the support,
> >>   Michael
> >>
> >>
> >> Zitat von Bernhard Huafbauer <huafbauer at compuserve.de>:
> >>
> >> > Hello,
> >> > one thing I nearly forgot is, I bootet one time windows to examine
> >> > there what happens if I install the driver.
> >> > I started first a device manager by this script
> >> > 	set DEVMGR_SHOW_NONPRESENT_DEVICES=1
> >> > 	set DEVMGR_SHOW_DETAILS=1
> >> > 	start devmgmt.msc
> >> > to see which pci-ids it has currently and then if I remember correctly
> >> > it has already the correct one, and without
> >> > installing any driver, I rebooted to linux immediately.
> >> > (The windows is a old installation from 2002 and I don't remember if I had
> >> > installed there already the driver for this device in 2003)
> >> > Probably a small chance ...
> >> >
> >> > Regards
> >> > Bernhard
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > Am Donnerstag, 21. Dezember 2006 19:18 schrieb Michael Joswig:
> >> >> Yes, I read this. And I also did try reinserting. I also tried using
> >> >> another slot, but it failed every time.
> >> >>
> >> >> Don't know much about pci, and wonder how the ID could change without
> >> >> any other changes.
> >> >>
> >> >> I'll give it another few tries tomorrow, thanks.
> >> >>
> >> >> Ciao,
> >> >>   Michael
> >> >>
> >> >> Zitat von Bernhard Huafbauer <huafbauer at compuserve.de>:
> >> >>
> >> >> > Hello,
> >> >> > this card was working after I reinserted it another time (same pc,
> >> >> > pci-slot, operating system).
> >> >> > So I don't know why for the first time it has the wrong pci-id. (And
> >> >> >  changing the driver to
> >> >> > access the wrong pci-id also didn't work either).
> >> >> > Now it's perfectly working with kernel version 2.6.18.1-kanotix-1
> >> >> > with pci-id [13d0:2103].
> >> >> >
> >> >> > (As mentioned earlier in
> >> >> > http://www.linuxtv.org/pipermail/linux-dvb/2006-December/014719.html)
> >> >> >
> >> >> > Kind regards
> >> >> > Bernhard
> >> >> >
> >> >> >
> >> >> > Am Donnerstag, 21. Dezember 2006 15:57 schrieb Michael Joswig:
> >> >> >> Hi,
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> I've seen an email from Bernhard Huafbauer about a Skystar2 card which
> >> >> >> is not recognized because of a wrong(?) PCI-ID (Sat Dec 2).
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> I have the same problem. My Technisat Skystar2 card has ID 13d0:2102.
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> On the Flexcop-Chip is written:
> >> >> >> Technisat
> >> >> >> Flexcop IIB
> >> >> >> MMS46-000
> >> >> >> 0607
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> My kernel is 2.6.18-gentoo-r4
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> How can I help to support this card?
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> Ciao,
> >> >> >>   Michael
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >>
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