[linux-dvb] Twinhan VP1041 and 64-bit FC6 troubles

Gernot Pansy pansyg at gmx.at
Fri Dec 14 02:17:01 CET 2007


On Friday 14 December 2007 00:00:33 Hans Werner wrote:
> I can confirm that Gernot's patch
> http://pansy.at/gernot/twinhan-vp1041-3.diff.gz
> is working for me for the Twinhan VP-1041
> (aka Azurewave AD-SP 400, and it looks like the Technisat SkyStar HD2 too.)

hmm, good to hear.

>
> Kernel 2.6.22 (ubuntu gutsy).
>
> Scan found 1198 FTA TV and radio channels on Hotbird. Finds DVB-S and
> DVB-S2 channels ok.
>
> Tuning with szap -i -r working fine (still have the hanging problem with
> szap -r but interactive mode is ok).
>
> DVB-S:
> Tuning between channels in 2-7 seconds.
> Playing fine with mplayer. Reception seems solid.
>
> DVB-S2:
> was able to tune and lock several DVB-S2 HD channels on Astra 19degE
> (though not always first time). Dumped out a few files from ASTRA HD+ (FTA)
> -- when played with mplayer I hear the audio but see no video. Don't know
> if the files are actually ok yet.

i think you have to use a recent mplayer/ffmpeg combination to watch the 
german dvb-s2 channels.

i have no troubles to tune the german fta dvb-s2 channels.

gernot

>
> Many thanks Gernot.
>
> Hans
>
> > Gernot,
> > thanks, I have tried your second patch from
> > http://pansy.at/gernot/twinhan-vp1041-2.diff.gz
> > and could successfully see one dvb-s channel on my Twinhan VP-1041, but
> > when I use szap -r to view the channel it hangs in a way that I can't
> > kill (it becomes a process in state D, i.e. uninterruptible sleep). So I
> > can't change channels and have to reboot. I didn't try dvb-s2 yet.
> >
> > Here is what I did -- perhaps you can see something wrong:
> >
> > a)kernel 2.6.20 stock ubuntu feisty, amd-64bit
> >
> > b)used your patch to patch multiproto commit 0f3e5ce65e32
> >
> > c)there was one file missing from your patch (cu1216_regs.h) so I copied
> > it from the driver on twinhan's website v1.4.2
> >
> > d)compiled patched multiproto and installed successfully
> >
> > e)obtained scan from http://jusst.de/manu/scan.tar.bz2 and slotted in the
> > util/scan directory of hg http://linuxtv.org/hg/dvb-apps/. I fixed up the
> > .h includes to come from the earlier multiproto compilation.
> >
> > f)obtained szap.c from http://abraham.manu.googlepages.com/szap.c and
> > compiled it in util/szap according to
> > http://www.linuxtv.org/pipermail/linux-dvb/2007-October/021474.html
> >
> > (messy -- is there a "dvb-apps for multiproto" tree somewhere?)
> >
> > scan seems to work fine to create a channels.conf.
> > Then to view a channel I did:
> > szap -r -a 0 -l UNIVERSAL -t 0 -c channels.conf "channelname"
> > and then
> > mplayer - < /dev/dvb/adapter0/dvr0
> >
> > szap tunes and locks and I get video and audio from mplayer but after
> > that I cannot kill it (with ctrl-c or kill) to change to another channel.
> >
> > Any idea what's wrong?
> > What's the best way to view channels?
> > Are you merging your code into multiproto?
> >
> > Regards,
> > Hans
> >
> > > hy,
> > >
> > > i have updated my patch. now it's also based on the current mantis tree
> >
> > on
> >
> > > jusst.de (much improved i2c code, so intialization & tunning is much
> >
> > faster)
> >
> > > http://pansy.at/gernot/twinhan-vp1041-2.diff.gz
> > >
> > > gernot
> > >
> > > On Monday 12 November 2007 13:54:27 Gernot Pansy wrote:
> > >> hy,
> > >>
> > >> pherhaps you like to try this patch against the current multiproto
> >
> > branch
> >
> > >> on http://jusst.de/hg/multiproto/.
> > >>
> > >> http://pansy.at/gernot/twinhan-vp1041.diff.gz
> > >>
> > >> it's working much better for me. also it compiles with recent kernels.
> > >>
> > >> gernot
> > >>
> > >> p.s.:
> > >>
> > >> if you want to test it mythtv, youd could try this hack against
> > >> current svn:
> > >>
> > >> http://pansy.at/gernot/mythtv-multiproto-hack.diff.gz
> > >>
> > >> On Saturday 06 October 2007 19:16:57 Simeon Simeonov wrote:
> > >> > Hello everyone,
> > >> >
> > >> > I have hard time getting the VP1041 (Azureware AD-SP
> > >> > 400)
> > >> > to work properly with 64-bit FC6. I used the drivers
> > >> > from
> > >> > Twinhan web site. First compiled them with the stock
> > >> > kernel-2.6.18-1.2798, then I tried with the latest
> > >> > 2.6.22 -2 FC6 kernel. The drivers compile OK. They
> > >> > also load just fine, the frontend is created and all
> > >> > of the nodes in /dev/dvb* are created just fine.
> > >> > The problem is when I try to use the interface - as
> > >> > soon as I try to open the frontend I get kernel Oops.
> > >> > It looks like stb0899 module is not happy about
> > >> > something.
> > >> > I've seen that some people are using the card - how
> > >> > did you guys get it to work? Could it be the 64-bit
> > >> > that is giving me problems?
> > >> >
> > >> > Thanks.
> > >> > Simeon
> >
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