[linux-dvb] [PATCH-TESTERS-REQUIRED] Leadtek Winfast PxDVR 3200 H - DVB Only support

stev391 at email.com stev391 at email.com
Tue Aug 12 01:59:39 CEST 2008


> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jonathan Hummel" <jhhummel at bigpond.com>
> To: stev391 at email.com
> Subject: Re: [PATCH-TESTERS-REQUIRED] Leadtek Winfast PxDVR 3200 H - DVB	Only support
> Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2008 23:36:25 +1000
> 
> 
> On Sun, 2008-08-10 at 11:42 +1000, stev391 at email.com wrote:
> >
> >
> >         ----- Original Message -----
> >         From: "Jonathan Hummel"         To: stev391 at email.com
> >         Subject: Re: [PATCH-TESTERS-REQUIRED] Leadtek Winfast PxDVR
> >         3200 H - DVB Only support
> >         Date: Sat, 09 Aug 2008 21:48:21 +1000
> >
> >
> >         Hi All,
> >
> >         Finnaly got some time to give the patch a go. I used the
> >         pacakges
> >         Stephen, sent the link to, not Mark's. I cant't get past the
> >         attached
> >         problem. The dmesg output is attached. I tried setting the
> >         card like
> >         this:
> >         /etc/modprobe.d/options file and add the line: options cx88xx
> >         card=11
> >         I also tried the following two varients:
> >         cx23885 card=11
> >         cx23885 card=12
> >
> >         I also got what looked like an error message when applying the
> >         first
> >         patch, something like "strip count 1 is not a
> >         number" (although 1 not
> >         being a number would explain my difficulties with maths!)
> >
> >         Cheers
> >
> >         Jon
> >
> >         On Wed, 2008-08-06 at 07:33 +1000, stev391 at email.com wrote:
> >         > Mark, Jon,
> >         >
> >         > The patches I made were not against the v4l-dvb tip that is
> >         referenced
> >         > in Mark's email below. I did this on purpose because there
> >         is a small
> >         > amount of refactoring (recoding to make it better) being
> >         performed by
> >         > Steven Toth and others.
> >         >
> >         > To get the version I used for the patch download (This is
> >         for the
> >         > first initial patch [you can tell it is this one as the
> >         patch file
> >         > mentions cx23885-sram in the path]):
> >         > http://linuxtv.org/hg/~stoth/cx23885-sram/archive/tip.tar.gz
> >         >
> >         > For the second patch that emailed less then 12 hours ago
> >         download this
> >         > version of drivers:
> >         > http://linuxtv.org/hg/~stoth/v4l-dvb/archive/tip.tar.gz
> >         > and then apply my patch (this patch mentions v4l-dvb). This
> >         version is
> >         > a cleanup of the previous and uses the generic callback
> >         function.
> >         >
> >         > Other then that you are heading in the correct direction...
> >         >
> >         > Do either of you have the same issue I have that when the
> >         computer is
> >         > first turned on the autodetect card feature doesn't work due
> >         to
> >         > subvendor sub product ids of 0000? Or is just a faulty card
> >         that I
> >         > have?
> >         >
> >         > Regards,
> >         >
> >         > Stephen.
> >         > ----- Original Message -----
> >         > From: "Mark Carbonaro" To: "Jonathan Hummel"         > Subject: Re: 
> > [PATCH-TESTERS-REQUIRED] Leadtek Winfast PxDVR
> >         > 3200 H - DVB Only support
> >         > Date: Tue, 5 Aug 2008 23:47:46 +1000 (EST)
> >         >
> >         >
> >         > Hi Mark,
> >         >
> >         > Forgive my ignorance/ newbie-ness, but what do I do with
> >         that
> >         > patch code
> >         > below? is there a tutorial or howto or something somewhere
> >         > that will
> >         > introduce me to this. I have done some programming, but
> >         > nothing of this
> >         > level.
> >         >
> >         > cheers
> >         >
> >         > Jon
> >         >
> >         > ----- Original Message -----
> >         > From: "Jonathan Hummel" To: "Mark Carbonaro"         > Cc: stev391 at email.com, 
> > linux-dvb at linuxtv.org
> >         > Sent: Tuesday, 5 August, 2008 10:21:11 PM (GMT+1000)
> >         > Auto-Detected
> >         > Subject: Re: [PATCH-TESTERS-REQUIRED] Leadtek Winfast PxDVR
> >         > 3200 H - DVB Only support
> >         >
> >         > Hi Jon,
> >         >
> >         > Not a problem at all, I'm new to this myself, below is what
> >         > went through and I may not be doing it the right         > way either. So if anyone 
> > would like to point out what I         > am doing wrong I would
> >         > really appreciate it.
> >         >
> >         > The file that I downloaded was called
> >         > v4l-dvb-2bade2ed7ac8.tar.bz2 which I downloaded         > from         > 
> > http://linuxtv.org/hg/~stoth/v4l-dvb/archive/tip.tar.bz2, I
> >         > also saved the patch to the same location as the download.
> >         >
> >         > The patch didn't apply for me, so I manually patched applied
> >         > the patches and created a new diff that should         > hopefully work for
> >         > you also (attached and inline below). From what I         > could see the offsets in 
> > Stephens patch were a little off         > for this code
> >         > snapshot but otherwise it is all good.
> >         >
> >         > I ran the following using the attached diff...
> >         >
> >         > tar -xjf v4l-dvb-2bade2ed7ac8.tar.bz2
> >         > cd v4l-dvb-2bade2ed7ac8
> >         > patch -p1 < ../Leadtek.Winfast.PxDVR.3200.H.2.diff
> >         >
> >         > Once the patch was applied I was then able to build and
> >         > install the modules as per the instructions in         > the INSTALL file. I ran
> >         > the following...
> >         >
> >         > make all
> >         > sudo make install
> >         >
> >         > From there I could load the modules and start testing.
> >         >
> >         > I hope this helps you get started.
> >         >
> >         > Regards,
> >         > Mark
> >         >
> >         >
> >         >
> >         >
> >         >
> >         >
> >
> >
> > Jon,
> >
> > The patch did not apply correctly as the dmesg should list an extra
> > entry in card list (number 12), and it should have autodetected.
> >
> > Attached is the newest copy of the patch (save this in the same
> > directory that you use the following commands from), just to avoid
> > confusion. Following the following:
> > wget http://linuxtv.org/hg/~stoth/v4l-dvb/archive/2bade2ed7ac8.tar.gz
> > tar -xf 2bade2ed7ac8.tar.gz
> > cd v4l-dvb-2bade2ed7ac8
> > patch -p1 <../Leadtek_Winfast_PxDVR3200_H.diff
> > make
> > sudo make install
> > sudo make unload
> > sudo modprobe cx23885
> >
> > Now the card should have been detected and you should
> > have /dev/adapterN/ (where N is a number). If it hasn't been detected
> > properly you should see a list of cards in dmesg with the card as
> > number 12. Unload the module (sudo rmmod cx23885) and then load it
> > with the option card=12 (sudo modprobe cx23885 card=12)
> >
> > For further instructions on how to watch digital tv look at the wiki
> > page (you need to create a channels.conf).
> >
> > Regards,
> > Stephen
> >
> > P.S.
> > Please make sure you cc the linux dvb mailing list, so if anyone else
> > has the same issue we can work together to solve it.
> > Also the convention is to post your message at the bottom (I got
> > caught by this one until recently).
> >
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> 
> Hi Stevhen, Mark,
> 
> 
> So you write your post at the bottom of the email?! well that does
> explain a lot, and does kinda make sense if your intending someone to
> pick it up halfway through. I just normaly read backwards when that
> happens to me.
> 
> As for the patch. I realised that it is patch -p1 (as in one) not -pl
> (as in bLoody &*^^* i can't believe i was using the wrong character)
> which explains why my patches never worked.
> So the patch applied all fine and that, and dmesg looks great, but I
> can't find anything by scanning. On my other card, the DTV2000H (rev J)
> it can scan in MythTV to find channels, and with me-TV, I think it just
> has a list which it picks from or something, tunes to that frequency to
> see if there is anything there. Can't do that with this card so far.
> Attached is the output from scan (or DVB scan) I don't know if it would
> be useful, but I don't know what is useful for such a problem.
> 
> cheers
> 
> Jon

Jon,

I'm sorry that I'm going to have to ask some silly questions:
* Does this card tune in windows to these frequencies?
* If so what signal level does it report?
* If you cannot do the above, can you double check that the aerial cable is connected correctly to your Antenna.

Can you load the following modules with debug=1:
tuner_xc2028
zl10353
cx23885

and attach the dmesg sections for registering the card, and any output while scanning.

I will try this afternoon with MythTV, but my card was able to scan with the DVB scan.
I had not heard of Me TV prior to your email, I might install that as well and see how it works.

I have a DTV1000T in the same system, from past experience this card requires a strong DVB signal while my PxDVR3200H gets drowned out with the same signal. So I have to install a 6dB or more attenuator before the card (This is due to a powered splitter installed in the roof providing too much signal, which if I remove my DTV1000T gets patchy reception). I wonder if this is the same in your case with the DTV2000H? (But if it works in windows reliably it should work in Linux).

Regards,
Stephen.

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