[linux-dvb] Is my card supported/known? 1461:4836

CIJOML cijoml at volny.cz
Wed Mar 7 10:00:47 CET 2007


Hi,

you should try option card=XX where XX are numbers taken from 
linux/Documentation to manually set card/tuner type.

If it is DVB-T card with mplayer you play mplayer dvb://"name of channel"

Best regards

Michal

Dne úterý 06 březen 2007 18:16 Florian Zwicke napsal(a):
> Hi,
>
> my new notebook is equipped with a DVB-T card, and I fear there may be
> no support for it on Linux, yet.
> The notebook (ASUS A7CC-7S018C) was released about a month ago, and I
> guess the hardware is about the same age. Therefore, I'm not really that
> surprised at not finding any information about the card on the Internet
> (well, it would be kinda nice if AverMedia mentioned it on one of its
> websites, but they don't seem to consider that necessary).
> Windows Vista calls the card "AVerMedia M10D MiniPCI Hybrid DVBT".
>
> lspci says this:
>
> 01:02.0 Multimedia controller: Philips Semiconductors SAA7133/SAA7135
> Video Broadcast Decoder (rev d1)
>         Subsystem: Avermedia Technologies Inc Unknown device 4836
>
> 01:02.0 0480: 1131:7133 (rev d1)
>         Subsystem: 1461:4836
>         Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop-
> ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
>         Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort-
> <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
>         Latency: 64
>         Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 7
>         Region 0: Memory at f9dff800 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=2K]
>         Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 2
>                 Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1+ D2+ AuxCurrent=0mA
> PME(D0-,D1-,D2-,D3hot-,D3cold-)
>                 Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-
>
> And that's about all the information I got. I don't want to open the
> laptop unless it's really necessary, so I've never actually seen the card.
> I read that SAA7133 was supported quite well, so I tried to load the
> right modules, but I *think* it didn't work (actually I have no idea).
> People said I could use tvtime to check, but that doesn't work with my
> video card. Anyway, I wanna use mplayer. But I don't know exactly how to
> play TV with mplayer, so the reason I saw nothing but a black screen may
> alsa have been me making a mistake when invoking mplayer.
>
> Here's what I tried:
> mplayer tv:// -tv
> driver=v4l2:norm=PAL:input=0:amode=1:width=384:height=288:outfmt=yuy2:devic
>e=/dev/video0:chanlist=europe-west:channel=E2 (got it from Gentoo Wiki,
> didn't have time to read the mplayer manual, yet)
>
> So, if anyone could tell me how best to find out whether card and tuner
> are working (so I can try out all AverMedia cards or so), that would be
> nice.
>
> Here's what dmesg had to say:
>
> saa7130/34: v4l2 driver version 0.2.14 loaded
> ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:01:02.0[A] -> GSI 19 (level, low) -> IRQ 19
> saa7133[0]: found at 0000:01:02.0, rev: 209, irq: 19, latency: 64, mmio:
> 0xf9dff800
> saa7133[0]: subsystem: 1461:4836, board: UNKNOWN/GENERIC
> [card=0,autodetected]
> saa7133[0]: board init: gpio is 0
> saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom 00: 61 14 36 48 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
> saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom 10: ff ff ff ff ff 20 ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
> saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom 20: 01 40 01 32 32 01 01 43 88 ff 00 80 ff ff ff ff
> saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom 30: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
> saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom 40: ff 6b 00 ff c2 1e ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
> saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom 50: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
> saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom 60: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
> saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom 70: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
> saa7133[0]: i2c scan: found device @ 0xa0  [eeprom]
> saa7133[0]: registered device video0 [v4l2]
> saa7133[0]: registered device vbi0
>
> So, my questions now are: Is the card known in any way? If not, how can
> I best test the different existing drivers? If I don't find anything
> there, are there some simple things I could change in the kernel
> sources, or will I have to build a completely new driver? (as you might
> notice, I'm not prepared to give up, no matter what it takes)
>
> Ah, also: will it be _really_ useful to open the laptop and take a look
> at the card?
>
> TIA,
> Florian Zwicke
>
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