[linux-dvb] Lost frontend

Bryant, Dominic (UK) Dominic.Bryant at baesystems.com
Thu Feb 22 10:26:03 CET 2007


Thanks for your help, I'll have another play with it tonight and see if
I can make any progress.

Cheers,
Dom 

-----Original Message-----
From: tim belina [mailto:timbelina at gmail.com] 
Sent: 19 February 2007 20:25
To: Bryant, Dominic (UK); linux-dvb at linuxtv.org
Subject: Re: [linux-dvb] Lost frontend

               *** WARNING ***

This mail has originated outside your organization, either from an
external partner or the Global Internet. 
     Keep this in mind if you answer this message. 

'morning Bryant,

I might be able to help (as unlikely as that seems to me :-)   I have
a mythtv box which runes SuSE 10.0 on AMD64, and which uses two
Avermedia 771 cards.  Its worked almost perfectly now for a year-ish;
the only problem that happens is that very rarely (about once every 4
months) the frontends vanish, and can be a real pain to recover.
Anyhow, here is what I do when this happens:

When everything works, I note how the cards should be configured:

Number          Card Name
------                ---------
0-TV               Bt878                             Driver bttv
1-TV               Bt878
0-DVB            Avermedia DVB-T 771      Driver bt878, driver mt352
1-DVB            Avermedia DVB-T 771

Notes:
- The mt352 is the Zarlink MT352 DVB-T Demodulator Driver
- The DVB entries are the front-ends I think. Anyhow,
  they require two drivers/kernel modules, as shown above.
- Modprobe the drivers/kernel modules.
- I need to shutdown and then restart the computer
  between changes. Restart is not enough.
- I seem to need to run the MAKEDEV-DVB.sh script as root
  to create the /dev devices.
- Shutdown and then start up lots.

I hope this helps; let me know if I can provide any other info.

Thanks,
  Tim.



********************************************************************
This email and any attachments are confidential to the intended
recipient and may also be privileged. If you are not the intended
recipient please delete it from your system and notify the sender.
You should not copy it or use it for any purpose nor disclose or
distribute its contents to any other person.
********************************************************************




More information about the linux-dvb mailing list