[linux-dvb] ASUS P7131 Hybrid: boot problem using DVB firmware

Raffaele Franceschini raffaelefra at alice.it
Mon Oct 29 11:08:18 CET 2007


I Have the ASUS "My Cinema-P7131 Hybrid" TV card and Kubuntu 7.10 Gutsy 
recognize almost completely the card
..........................................
[   29.557513] saa7133[0]: found at 0000:00:09.0, rev: 209, irq: 23, 
latency: 32, mmio: 0xdfffe000
[   29.557519] saa7133[0]: subsystem: 1043:4857, board: ASUSTeK P7131 
Dual [card=78,autodetected]
[   29.557527] saa7133[0]: board init: gpio is 0
[   29.557588] input: saa7134 IR (ASUSTeK P7131 Dual) as 
/class/input/input2
[   29.601126] input: PC Speaker as /class/input/input3
[   29.657282] lirc_dev: IR Remote Control driver registered, at major 
61 [   29.665401] [   29.665402] lirc_atiusb: USB remote driver for LIRC 
$Revision: 1.61 $
[   29.665404] lirc_atiusb: Paul Miller <pmiller9 at users.sourceforge.net>
[   29.667634] lirc_dev: lirc_register_plugin: sample_rate: 0
[   29.693077] saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom 00: 43 10 57 48 54 20 1c 00 43 43 
a9 1c 55 d2 b2 92
[   29.693086] saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom 10: ff ff ff 0f ff 20 ff ff ff ff 
ff ff ff ff ff ff
[   29.693094] saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom 20: 01 40 01 02 03 01 01 03 08 ff 
00 b6 ff ff ff ff
[   29.693101] saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom 30: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff 
ff ff ff ff ff ff
[   29.693109] saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom 40: ff 21 00 c2 96 10 03 32 15 00 
ff ff ff ff ff ff
[   29.693117] saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom 50: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff 
ff ff ff ff ff ff
[   29.693124] saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom 60: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff 
ff ff ff ff ff ff
[   29.693132] saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom 70: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff 
ff ff ff ff ff ff
[   29.693711] lirc_atiusb[2]: X10 WTI RF receiver on usb2:2
[   29.718042] usbcore: registered new interface driver lirc_atiusb
[   29.718757] nvidia: module license 'NVIDIA' taints kernel.
[   29.975957] 
/build/buildd/linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.22-2.6.22/debian/build/build-generic/media/gspcav1/gspca_core.c: 
USB SPCA5XX camera found. (PAC207)
[   29.981551] usbcore: registered new interface driver gspca
[   29.981555] 
/build/buildd/linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.22-2.6.22/debian/build/build-generic/media/gspcav1/gspca_core.c: 
gspca driver 01.00.12 registered
[   30.010036] usbcore: registered new interface driver ati_remote
[   30.010040] 
/build/buildd/linux-source-2.6.22-2.6.22/drivers/input/misc/ati_remote.c: 
Registered USB driver ATI/X10 RF USB Remote Control v. 2.2.1
[   30.060318] tuner 1-004b: chip found @ 0x96 (saa7133[0])
[   30.108263] tuner 1-004b: setting tuner address to 61
[   30.148170] tuner 1-004b: type set to tda8290+75a
[   30.176207] input: ImPS/2 Logitech Wheel Mouse as /class/input/input4
[   31.513766] tuner 1-004b: setting tuner address to 61
[   31.553695] tuner 1-004b: type set to tda8290+75a
[   32.874334] saa7133[0]: registered device video1 [v4l2]
[   32.874443] saa7133[0]: registered device vbi0
[   32.874552] saa7133[0]: registered device radio0
.............................
[   33.052251] DVB: registering new adapter (saa7133[0]).
[   33.052257] DVB: registering frontend 0 (Philips TDA10046H DVB-T)...
[   33.122972] tda1004x: setting up plls for 48MHz sampling clock
.............................

so Analog TV (using tvtime) and FM radio (using Kradio) are absolutely OK.

But in order to run Digital TV (DVB-T) it is necessary to load the 
firmware (dvb-fe-tda10046.fw)
So I got that firmware (release 29) and copied it in  /lib/firmware.
After a worm reboot the firmware was recognized and the DVB-T TV was OK 
using Kaffeine.
But here comes the problem.

After a shutdown of the computer on the next cold boot the system wont 
load the normal grafic screen (X mode) giving the following message:

Loading, please wait
kinit: name_to_dev_t(/dev/disk/by-UUID/-number of my swap partition-) = 
sda6(8,6)
kinit: trying to resumefrom /dev/disk/by-UUID/-number of my swap partition-
kinit: no resume image, doing normal boot....
Ubuntu 7.10 -my hostname- tty1
-my_hostname- login

So I can login in text mode or, typing ctrl-alt-canc, the system reboot 
normally in X mode and DVB-T is Ok.

After a long search trying to solve the problem I discovered that 
removing the firmware from /lib/firmware
the system boots normally....but obviously no DVB-T TV.

The system behaviour is the same copying the firmware in 
/lib/firmware/2.6.22-14-generic

Do I have to do something different to tell the system to load the 
firmware or
is it a system bug?

Thanks a lot for any help



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