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

stev391 at email.com stev391 at email.com
Wed Aug 13 23:49:29 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: Wed, 13 Aug 2008 22:46:05 +1000
> 
> 
> On Tue, 2008-08-12 at 09:59 +1000, stev391 at email.com wrote:
> > > ----- 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.
> >
> 
> Hi Stephen,
> 
> I tired the above to no avail. The card works fine under windows (well
> as fine as anything can work under windows, as in, windows keeps
> stealing resources away from it resulting in jerky viewing in HD mode)
> and I can scan in windows too. I still cannot scan in Linux. I've
> atached the dmesg and scan outputs. (My appologies for no grep on the
> dmesg, I wasn't sure what to grep for). Is there a way to grab a
> frequency out of windows then dump that frequency into linux and see if
> the card recieves? just a thought that it might help to debug things.
> 
> Cheers
> 
> Jon

Jon,

The relevant sections of the dmesg will be everything from this line onwards:
cx23885 driver version 0.0.1 loaded

The section I was looking for wasn't in the dmesg.  Please attempt the scan then give the dmesg output after this. (I think you gave me the reverse)
What I'm looking for is if the firmware loads correctly and what error messages.

Also if you haven't done so already can you ensure that the modules mentioned above are loaded with debug=1.
On ubuntu this performed in /etc/modprobe.../options with the following lines (modprobe or something similar):
options zl10353 debug=1
options tuner_xc2038 debug=1
options cx23885 debug=1

The either restart or reload these modules.
Note this will generate a lot of messages, so when not testing the card put a "#" in front of it to comment it out.

Regards,
Stephen


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