[linux-dvb] femon - what should the output look like?

Stephen Rowles stephen at rowles.org.uk
Tue Dec 26 23:53:37 CET 2006


I am continuing to try and work out why my Nova-T stick doesn't work. 
I've got the latest dvb-apps from hg and built them

When I run femon, while xine is running successfully watching TV I get 
the following:

femon
FE: DiBcom 7000PC (DVBT)
status   V   | signal 7c9c | snr 0000 | ber 02000200 | unc 00008363 |
status       | signal 7c9c | snr 0000 | ber 02000200 | unc 00008363 |
status       | signal 7c9c | snr 0000 | ber 02000200 | unc 00008363 |

I haven't found any info on the web about what the femon output is 
supposed to look like, but I'm guessing that the absence of any mention 
of LOCK etc. is not good?

However xine IS letting me watch TV, I'm guessing that this means that 
xine doesn't bother to check for lock and just goes ahead and tunes and 
tries to stream what it can?

Other things like mplayer and dvbstream fail saying they cannot get lock.

I'm guessing this means the driver isn't reporting correctly back to the 
dvb system, as its clearly working fine, picture quality is good etc.

Has anyone come across this before? Could someone at least tell me what 
the femon output should look like?

This is using the following kernel, drivers etc.

Via EPIA system, SP13000
v4l-dvb extracted from hg 3 days ago and compiled
base os fedora core 5, upgraded kernel installed: 2.6.18-1.2239.fc5
dvb modules loaded:

dvb_usb_dib0700        13832  15
dib7000m               14724  1 dvb_usb_dib0700
dib7000p               13316  2 dvb_usb_dib0700
dvb_usb                24076  1 dvb_usb_dib0700
dvb_core               79400  1 dvb_usb
dvb_pll                14596  1 dvb_usb
dib3000mc              12676  1 dvb_usb_dib0700
i2c_core               21697  11 
vt1211,i2c_isa,eeprom,mt2060,dib7000m,dib7000p,dvb_usb,dvb_pll,dib3000mc,dibx000_common,i2c_viapro

kernel messages when loading shown below.
Dec 26 22:32:45 lounge kernel: dib0700: loaded with support for 2 
different device-types
Dec 26 22:32:45 lounge kernel: dvb-usb: found a 'Hauppauge Nova-T Stick' 
in warm state.
Dec 26 22:32:45 lounge kernel: i2c_adapter i2c-1: SMBus Quick command 
not supported, can't probe for chips
Dec 26 22:32:45 lounge kernel: dvb-usb: will pass the complete MPEG2 
transport stream to the software demuxer.
Dec 26 22:32:45 lounge kernel: DVB: registering new adapter (Hauppauge 
Nova-T Stick).
Dec 26 22:32:45 lounge kernel: i2c_adapter i2c-2: SMBus Quick command 
not supported, can't probe for chips
Dec 26 22:32:45 lounge kernel: DVB: registering frontend 0 (DiBcom 
7000PC)...
Dec 26 22:32:45 lounge kernel: MT2060: successfully identified (IF1 = 1220)
Dec 26 22:32:46 lounge kernel: dvb-usb: Hauppauge Nova-T Stick 
successfully initialized and connected.
Dec 26 22:32:46 lounge kernel: usbcore: registered new driver 
dvb_usb_dib0700
Dec 26 22:32:51 lounge kernel: mt2060 I2C read failed






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