[linux-dvb] Strage SkyStar HD modprobe

Manu Abraham abraham.manu at gmail.com
Mon Oct 15 23:55:22 CEST 2007


Reinhard Nissl wrote:
> Hi,
> 

> video:/var/log # bzcat messages-*.bz2 | cat - messages | grep 'Read
> error, Reg' | sed -e 's/.* video kernel: //g' | sort | uniq -c
>       1 _stb0899_read_reg: Read error, Reg=[0xf000], Status=-121
>       1 _stb0899_read_reg: Read error, Reg=[0xf000], Status=-5
>       4 _stb0899_read_reg: Read error, Reg=[0xf0a0], Status=-121
>       2 _stb0899_read_reg: Read error, Reg=[0xf0a0], Status=-5
>       1 _stb0899_read_reg: Read error, Reg=[0xf0a1], Status=-121
>       1 _stb0899_read_reg: Read error, Reg=[0xf0a1], Status=-5
>       7 _stb0899_read_reg: Read error, Reg=[0xf0a8], Status=-121
>      12 _stb0899_read_reg: Read error, Reg=[0xf12a], Status=-121
>       4 _stb0899_read_reg: Read error, Reg=[0xf1b3], Status=-121
>       2 _stb0899_read_reg: Read error, Reg=[0xf1b3], Status=-5
>       2 _stb0899_read_reg: Read error, Reg=[0xf1c2], Status=-121
>       2 _stb0899_read_reg: Read error, Reg=[0xf1c3], Status=-121
>       2 _stb0899_read_reg: Read error, Reg=[0xf2ff], Status=-121
>       2 _stb0899_read_reg: Read error, Reg=[0xf2ff], Status=-5
>       1 _stb0899_read_reg: Read error, Reg=[0xf40e], Status=-121
>       1 _stb0899_read_reg: Read error, Reg=[0xf40e], Status=-5
>       1 _stb0899_read_reg: Read error, Reg=[0xf412], Status=-121
>       1 _stb0899_read_reg: Read error, Reg=[0xf412], Status=-5
>       5 _stb0899_read_reg: Read error, Reg=[0xf41b], Status=-121
>       1 _stb0899_read_reg: Read error, Reg=[0xf41d], Status=-121
>       1 _stb0899_read_reg: Read error, Reg=[0xf438], Status=-121
>       3 _stb0899_read_reg: Read error, Reg=[0xf439], Status=-121
>       2 _stb0899_read_reg: Read error, Reg=[0xf43a], Status=-121
>      23 _stb0899_read_reg: Read error, Reg=[0xf50d], Status=-121
>       2 _stb0899_read_reg: Read error, Reg=[0xf533], Status=-121
>       1 _stb0899_read_reg: Read error, Reg=[0xf583], Status=-121
>       7 _stb0899_read_reg: Read error, Reg=[0xf619], Status=-121
>      39 _stb0899_read_reg: Read error, Reg=[0xf6ff], Status=-121
>      31 _stb0899_read_reg: Read error, Reg=[0xf6ff], Status=-5
>       9 _stb0899_read_reg: Read error, Reg=[0xff11], Status=-121
>       3 stb0899_read_regs Read error, Reg=[0xf413], Count=2, Status=-121
>       1 stb0899_read_regs Read error, Reg=[0xf413], Count=2, Status=-5
>       1 stb0899_read_regs Read error, Reg=[0xf43e], Count=2, Status=-121



All I/O Errors. Will add in strict checking for return values. Although these results 
should be helpful, that it didn't work out.


> video:/var/log #
> 
> But there was none since I had powered on the system yesterday.
> 
> video:/var/log # cat messages | grep 'Read error, Reg' | sed -e 's/.*
> video kernel: //g' | sort | uniq -c
> video:/var/log # head -n 1 messages
> Oct 14 09:45:01 video syslogd 1.4.1: restart.
> video:/var/log # tail -n 1 messages
> Oct 15 23:25:08 video kernel: stb0899_get_params: Get DVB-S2 params
> video:/var/log #
> 
>>> Compared to my earlier report, Release=[2] has increased by 3.
>>>
>>> BTW: the RTL transponder tuning issue hasn't improved here.
>> Sounds strange. Let's look at all the options 1 by one
>>
>> Do you have any of those V4L devices which do a probe ? 
> 
> I don't know what you mean. This is how I load the drivers in VDR's
> runvdr script:
> 
> # Load all DVB driver modules needed for your hardware:
> function LoadDriver()
> {
>   make -C /soft/src/v4l-dvb load
> #  make -C /soft/src/v4l-dvb debug
> }


Don't do this !!!
modprobe budget-ci is more than sufficient.


> 
> Well, I don't boot into windows that often. The installation is
> basically meant to install the accompanying drivers to have a check
> whether the hardware is working.
> 
> So far, it was always working with windows. But I think, since March 07,
> I've only booted about 7 times into windows to "watch TV". And I think,
> that I've rebooted Linux about 7 times over that period when the card
> was not working properly. Since July 07 I was using this card with VDR
> and powered off the system on a daily basis.
> 
> Regarding tuning to RTL transponder: it works in windows like the tuning
> to all the other DVB-S and -S2 transponder.

Only on RTL you have this problem ?
 
>> This was another suggestion by Peter (STM):
>>
>> "Check the back paddle is properly soldered.  Generally this can be done by
>> pushing the IC down with your fingers."
>>
>> Do this physical straining only if you are sure that you are facing the same 
>> with the windows driver as well.
> 
> If I get you right, then I should not push the IC just for fun as it or
> the card could get damaged.
> 

Unless you see the same issue in windows, don't do this, also unless you know 
what you are doing. (I mentioned the different cases, not that you should try them)

>> (Head is spinning now, strange indeed what you see)
> 
> Thanks for your support.
> 
> Bye.

Manu



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