[linux-dvb] DViCO Fusion HDTV7 Dual Express

stev391 at email.com stev391 at email.com
Tue Aug 19 23:59:46 CEST 2008


> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Michael Krufky" <mkrufky at linuxtv.org>
> To: stev391 at email.com
> Subject: Re: [linux-dvb] DViCO Fusion HDTV7 Dual Express
> Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2008 09:08:55 -0400
> 
> 
> 
> >> Tim,
> >>
> >> The support that I added in was for a the DViCO DVB-T Dual Express, not the
> >> FusionHDTV7.
> >>
> >> However there may be good news for you...
> >> If your card is the FusionHDTV7 Dual Express there is support for this card
> >> in the main tree (only one DVB tuner at the moment). This may not help you
> >> as you stated that you needed analog support.
> >>
> >> The easiest way for you to get the newest DVB drivers is to go to this
> >> webpage:
> >> http://martinpitt.wordpress.com/2008/06/10/packaged-dvb-t-drivers-for-ubuntu
> >> -804/
> >>
> >> You may need to install some firmware as well (you can tell if you need to
> >> get the firmware by an error message in the syslog [accessed by typing
> >> "dmesg" in a terminal], this error will only show up after you try to scan
> >> or tune to a channel.  If you need firmware goto:
> >> http://www.steventoth.net/linux/xc5000/
> >> and follow the instructions inside the files (extract.sh and readme.txt).
> >>
> >> Give that a go then come back, with any issues to the mailing list.
> >>
> >> Perhaps you could create a wiki page on: http://linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php
> >> with all the relevant information on it, for an example checkout:
> >> http://linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/DViCO_FusionHDTV_DVB-T_Dual_Express
> >> And if you do make the page, update this page while you are at it:
> >> http://linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/DViCO
> >> and also: http://linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/ATSC_PCIe_Cards
> >>
> >> Regards,
> >>
> >> Stephen.
> >>
> >>
> >> On Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 8:37 PM, Tim Lucas <lucastim at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >>> Thank you for the help.  I am familiar with mercurial, so I should be able
> >>> to figure it out.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> On Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 8:13 PM, Michael Krufky <mkrufky at linuxtv.org>wrote:
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>> Tim Lucas wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>>> I apologize if this is outside the scope of the list and would
> >>>>>
> >>>> appreciate
> >>>>
> >>>>> any help I could get offline if that makes more sense.
> >>>>> I have been searching online for support for this card and it looks
> >>>>>
> >>>> there
> >>>>
> >>>>> may be support now or coming soon. I am running mythbuntu 8.04 which
> >>>>>
> >>>> does
> >>>>
> >>>>> not yet include support for this card.  I am a linux novice so I was
> >>>>> wondering if you could help me add the appropriate files that will add
> >>>>> support for the card.  I am a linux novice (I'm good at apt-get install,
> >>>>>
> >>>> but
> >>>>
> >>>>> no so much at building my own kernel) so I may need a little bit of hand
> >>>>> holding.  Any help
> >>>>> you could provide would be appreciated.
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Side question.  I thought I might have seen something about only support
> >>>>>
> >>>> for
> >>>>
> >>>>> digital on this card, not analog.  I am in an apartment complex that
> >>>>>
> >>>> uses an
> >>>>
> >>>>> antiquated (very large) satellite system.  It is listed with schedules
> >>>>> direct, but I am not sure if it is digital or analog.
> >>>>>
> >>>> is setting up the wrong demodulators for this card
> >>>> FusionHDTV7 Dual Express is supported in the v4l-dvb mercurial tree,
> >>>> hosted on linuxtv.org.
> >>>> See http://linuxtv.org/repo for info about installing the driver into
> >>>> your running kernel.
> >>>>
> >>>> Support for the card will be available out-of-the-box in the unreleased
> >>>> kernel 2.6.27
> >>>>
> >>>> -Mike
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>
> 
> 
> stev391 at email.com wrote:
> >> ----- Original Message -----
> >> From: "Tim Lucas" <lucastim at gmail.com>
> >> To: "Michael Krufky" <mkrufky at linuxtv.org>, stev391 at email.com, "linux
> dvb" <linux-dvb at linuxtv.org>
> >> Subject: Re: [linux-dvb] DViCO Fusion HDTV7 Dual Express
> >> Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2008 23:11:58 -0700
> >>
> >>
> >> I tried the advice of both of the replies that I got below.  I get the
> >> following in dmesg.
> >>
> >> [   31.078478] cx23885 driver version 0.0.1 loaded
> >> [   31.078777] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [APC6] enabled at IRQ 16
> >> [   31.078782] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:08:00.0[A] -> Link [APC6] ->
> GSI 16
> >> (level, low) -> IRQ 21
> >> [   31.078795] CORE cx23885[0]: subsystem: 18ac:d618, board: DViCO
> >> FusionHDTV7 Dual Express [card=10,autodetected]
> >> [   31.180458] cx23885[0]: i2c bus 0 registered
> >> [   31.180480] cx23885[0]: i2c bus 1 registered
> >> [   31.180499] cx23885[0]: i2c bus 2 registered
> >> [   31.207377] cx23885[0]: cx23885 based dvb card
> >> [   31.243077] cx23885[0]: frontend initialization failed
> >> [   31.243080] cx23885_dvb_register() dvb_register failed err = -1
> >> [   31.243081] cx23885_dev_setup() Failed to register dvb on VID_C
> >> [   31.243085] cx23885_dev_checkrevision() Hardware revision = 0xb0
> >> [   31.243091] cx23885[0]/0: found at 0000:08:00.0, rev: 2, irq: 21,
> >> latency: 0, mmio: 0xfd800000
> >>
> >> Originally a friend helped me by getting setting up the system to
> look for
> >> the old dvico fusion 5 card.
> >> I put
> >>
> >> options cx23885 card=4
> >>
> >> in /etc/modprobe.d/options.  The system would recognize that I had a card
> >> with two feeds, but I could get channels on the scan.  I commented
> out this
> >> line and then tried installing the deb package, but lost support of the
> >> card.
> >> I tried installing from source, but that didn't help.  I tried installing
> >> the firmware as recommended, but it still didn't help.
> >> At some point it recognized only one feed, still couldn't get channels on
> >> the scan.  Then I lost the card completely.  I admit that I just started
> >> trying suggestions and was probably not systematic enough.  I may need to
> >> scrap the install and start over.  Since the box is new, that is not
> a big
> >> deal.  It probably wouldn't take very long to reinstall.
> >>
> >> I have some questions.  Will there be support for both tuners?  The old
> >> driver seemed to support 2, so I would hope the new one would too.  Will
> >> this card not work with analog channels or has support just not been
> written
> >> yet?  If I do have analog channels, what should the settings be?
> Would one
> >> of those digital converter boxes make it a digital signal? (That is
> probably
> >> a dumb question, but this is not really my area.)
> >>
> >> Thanks for all of your help.
> >>
> >>       --Tim
> >>
> >>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> 
> 
> > Tim,
> >
> > Can you take a high resolution photo of the card and create a wiki page with this card?
> > Also provide a list of the chips (as on the card), for example cx23885.  I mainly want to now 
> > the demodulators that are in use on the card as the driver has two possible paths in the code 
> > depending on which demodulator is installed. Which one is it: S5H1411 or S5H1409 or something 
> > else? From the low resolution photos on the DViCO site there should be two of these chips 
> > roughly in the middle of the card side by side.
> >
> 
> It doesnt matter -- I have both versions of this board, the 1409 and the
> 1411 version.
> 
> The boards are identical, other than the newer demodulator.
> 
> Both boards are supported.  Both frontend paths are supported.
> 
> You need to use the v4l-dvb mercurial *tip* for full support.  Older
> revisions will only support one tuner.
> 
> You also need the xc5000 firmware placed into the correct location
> (usually /lib/firmware)
> 
> I added support for these boards and they are both running fine in my
> mythtv-backend for digital atsc and qam recordings.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Mike

Tim,

Since Mike has these cards I let him help you out, sorry if I have confused you. 

I have just checked the package that i referenced as well and it is indeed missing the proper support required for your card.

Good luck!

Stephen.


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