[linux-dvb] Saa7134 with Avermedia M1155 hybrid card on Ubuntu8.04

hermann pitton hermann-pitton at arcor.de
Thu Aug 14 02:00:53 CEST 2008


Hello,

Am Mittwoch, den 13.08.2008, 10:10 +0100 schrieb John Chajecki:
> Hermann,
> 
> Thank you for your response.
> The card is a M115S not M1155 as first reported. I mis-read it when looking at it in the Vista Device Manager. It would seem theirefore that it is a M115 derivative. I'm not sure what the 'S' would stand for - Sony perhaps? You are right that it is shipped with a Sony Vaio machine, in this case a Vaio VGX-TP1E Media Centre PC. 
> 
> I've played around with the saa7134-core module and added the definition for the card in question (i.e. I copied the definition for M1155 using 1461:e836 - as indicated by dmesg - rather than 1461:a836 as for the original M115). Obviously I don't just expect this to work. However dmesg now reports:
> 
> [   38.915676] saa7133[0]/dvb Huh? unknown DVB card?
> [   38.915676] saa7133[0]/dvb frontend initialisation failed
> 
> So maybe its now down to identifying the tuner. The only information I could get about the tuner was that it has both a 'BDA Analogue Tuner' and a 'BDA Tuner' the latter of which is presumably the DVB tuner. Sorry but don't know what the BDA part stands for and I can'r see it listed in the supported tuner devices. Any idea if such a tuner - even if only analogue for now - is supported?
> 
> John.

from the eeprom others did provide I would expect some XCeive 2028, but
it is not for sure. Seems there is no digital channel decoder on it, but
you are the one who can verify it all ;)

As root you can modprobe every card you want.

Cheers,
Hermann


> 
> >>> hermann pitton <hermann-pitton at arcor.de> 12/08/2008 21:39 >>>
> Hello,
> 
> Am Dienstag, den 12.08.2008, 15:08 +0100 schrieb John Chajecki:
> > Hi, I'm trying to get an Avermedia M1155 Hybrid Aalogue/DVB tuner card to work with my Ubuntu Linux 8.04 (hardy) installation on a Sony VGX-TP1E media centre PC. In dmesg the card is identified as a Philips saa1733/1735:
> > 
> >   
> > [17205.851529] saa7130/34: v4l2 driver version 0.2.14 loaded
> > [17205.851785] saa7133[0]: found at 0000:04:05.0, rev: 209, irq: 20, latency: 32
> > , mmio: 0xf0207800
> > [17205.851830] saa7133[0]: subsystem: 1461:e836, board: UNKNOWN/GENERIC [card=0,
> > insmod option]
> > [17205.851845] saa7133[0]: board init: gpio is effffff
> > [17206.006586] saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom 00: 61 14 36 e8 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
> >  00 00 00
> > [17206.006611] saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom 10: ff ff ff ff ff 20 ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
> >  ff ff ff
> > [17206.006629] saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom 20: 01 40 01 02 02 01 01 03 08 ff 00 00 ff
> >  ff ff ff
> > etc
> 
> the etc can hold some information, better don't drop parts of the eeprom
> dump.
> 
> > However the board is shown as GENERIC, board=0. lsmod shows this:
> > 
> > Module                  Size  Used by
> > tuner                  28872  0
> > saa7134               147924  0
> > ir_common              42244  1 saa7134
> > compat_ioctl32          2304  1 saa7134
> > videobuf_dma_sg        14980  1 saa7134
> > videobuf_core          19716  2 saa7134,videobuf_dma_sg
> > tveeprom               13444  1 saa7134
> > mt352                   7684  0
> > videodev               36864  2 tuner,saa7134
> > v4l1_compat            15748  1 videodev
> > v4l2_common            12672  2 tuner,saa7134
> > i2c_core               24832  5 tuner,saa7134,tveeprom,mt352,v4l2_common
> > 
> > 
> > I've had a look at the supported board list at http://gentoo-wiki.com/HARDWARE_saa7134#i2c_Scan but my card does not seem to be present.
> > 
> > The saa1734 driver is loading, but there is no /dev/dvb or /dev//v4l directory.
> > 
> > Is this card not supported yet, or does it need to be manually loaded with the appropriate parameters?
> > 
> > I am quite willing to help with development and testing.
> 
> The card is not yet supported, but was seen previously on some Sony Vaio
> stuff.
> 
> We have no reports for any details on it, but there is a slight chance
> that it is very similar to card=138, the AVERMEDIA_M115.
> 
> There is no DVB-T support yet and you would need recent XCeive firmware
> in /lib/firmware if my guessing is right.
> 
> Are you sure DVB-T for this one is announced at all?
> 
> Cheers,
> Hermann
> 
> 
> 




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