[linux-dvb] Asus p7131Hybrid: help me using an internal patch cable?

Soeren Sonnenburg dvb-ml at nn7.de
Thu Nov 22 06:06:38 CET 2007


On Mon, 2007-11-19 at 04:28 +0100, hermann pitton wrote:
> Hi Paolo,
[...]
> >From the driver's side, if it is connected, I'm not aware of anything
> that could stop it, since the from analog derived digital sound works.
> 
> It is now exactly two years back, that we have support for such Asus
> cards. Exactly _one_ user had a disappointing experience with _one_ such
> card on _his_ PC, as far I know. :)
> 
> And this is the result _on top_ of the DVB-T v4l-wiki currently.
> http://linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/DVB-T_PCI_Cards#Asus
> 
> I'm not related to Asus in anyway, they simply had one of the first
> those cards. They have never been bothered about it.
> So, I can't even say if they would have been willing to help or not.
> 
> What is stated there currently is all, but for sure not the truth.
> 
> Since I have been involved in getting those cards to work, I won't give
> the wiki censor, it is right that users tell what they found thereafter,
> but it also shows the whole stupidity of any wiki-mania, even the
> pictures are wrong and show a different device.

Well as I am that one such user with one such card I can only tell that
I know have a TT-1500 in the exact same machine in the exact same slot
and I don't see random memory corruptions to happen and the machine has
including 3 dvb cards an uptime of 1 month now.

With the asus it was usually crashing after 4 days of continuous usage.
So either the driver is buggy, the card's hardware is or it is
triggering a bug on my hardware that no other card triggers.

And well it could of course be that no one uses the asus p7131 in a long
term setup. I mean the dibcom dongles all work fine if you just don't
want to use them for more then just a flick.

A way to tell the truth could be to record exactly what works under
which circumstances / hardware / how long things were tested.

I bought the asus back then because it was said to be fully
working/supported in the above wiki page ... so your mileage may vary.

Soeren.



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