[linux-dvb] Pinnacle 300i

Mike Ferenduros mike.ferenduros at gmail.com
Fri Feb 3 17:01:00 CET 2006


[apologies if you already got this, my email client is acting weirdly today]

Hi,

Ah, the tuner module detects the mt2050 ok if I load tda9887 first, thanks
for the hint.

Digital scanning still doesn't work though...there are no i2c problems I can 
see,
and the mt2050 says it's tuning to the right frequency, but nothing happens
beyond that.

Could anyone provide a log of a 300i doing a successful scan?

Thanks,
Mike Ferenduros

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mike Ferenduros" <mike.ferenduros at gmail.com>
To: "hermann pitton" <hermann.pitton at onlinehome.de>
Cc: <linux-dvb at linuxtv.org>
Sent: Friday, February 03, 2006 2:48 AM
Subject: Re: [linux-dvb] Pinnacle 300i


Hi,
Ok, loading tda9887 before tuner solves the disappearing mt2050 problem. The 
i2c errors I was getting are gone now, but still no digital tuning.


On 2/2/06, hermann pitton <hermann.pitton at onlinehome.de> wrote:
> Hello,
>
> Am Donnerstag, den 02.02.2006, 19:29 +0100 schrieb Rainer Schubert:
> > On Thu, 2 Feb 2006, Mike Ferenduros wrote:
> >
> > > Hello,
> >
> > Hi Mike and the list,
> >
> > > I'm having similar problems to the various other people who've 
> > > reported
> > > their Pinnacle 300i not working on recent kernels (90% of the time the
> > > mt2050 is not detected by microtune_init, and scanning fails even when 
> > > it is
> > > detected).
> >
> > Same here with recent kernels. The best setup ever was with kernel
> > 2.6.12.5 and the video4linux-archive as of 27062005 from bytesex.org.
>
> that it is not detected and also doesn't work in analog mode I would
> expect to be caused by an error in a recent patch, which announced to
> force tda9887 port2=1 INACTIVE, but unfortunately did the opposite
> port2=0 ACTIVE then and the analog tuner becomes invisible on this card.
> The suspicious thing is that this was previously not needed at all.
>
> You can change this in saa7134-cards.c for the 300i or load tda9887 with
> "port2=1". After you quit digital tuning the driver should do this too
> in saa7134-dvb.c to prepare the card for analog use again.
>
> Seems to fail? Since I neither have the card nor any specific idea of
> what is broken in digital mode, my suggestion is only to enable
> i2c_debug=1 and gpio_tracking=1 for saa7134 and maybe debug=2 for
> tda9887 and follow every single buffer looking for errors and maybe also
> compare the working stuff with the broken then.
>
> > You may wish to have a look at: http://www.puuhis.net/htpc/ and at
> > http://de.gentoo-wiki.com/Pinnacle_300i though it's in German.
> >
> > > So I was wondering if anyone ever did get theirs working; if so, could 
> > > you
> > > point me in the right direction please? Or is this card 100% broken in
> > > recent kernels?
> >
> > I have got two cards working with the above setup.
> >
> > > Thanks,
> > > Mike Ferenduros
> >
> > Regards,
> > Rainer
>
> Cheers,
> Hermann
>
>
>
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