[linux-dvb] Multi Frontend Drivers for HVR4000 (And others)

Craig Whitmore lennon at orcon.net.nz
Tue Feb 12 01:51:49 CET 2008


I've been playing with the latest http://dev.kewl.org/hauppauge/ drivers (Multi frontend Support) for the HVR4000 (http://dev.kewl.org/hauppauge/v4l-dvb-hg-mfe-latest.diff) and they seem to work well.  I can use either DVB-S or DVB-T (via mythtv and swap easily between them) (butt not use them at the same time which is just a limitation of the device)

But a couple of problems.
Not many programs support the multifrontend as of yet. Like the biggest one Mythtv :-)
You have to do the below so it sees two cards

mkdir /dev/dvb/adapter1
ln -s /dev/dvb/adapter1/frontend1 /dev/dvb/adapter1/frontend0
ln -s /dev/dvb/adapter1/net1 /dev/dvb/adapter1/net0
ln -s /dev/dvb/adapter1/dvr1 /dev/dvb/adapter1/dvr0
ln -s /dev/dvb/adapter1/demux1 /dev/dvb/adapter1/demux0

Analog TV Tuning Stops working after you 1st use the DVB-T or DVB-S device

a few i2c errors when it first boots up.

tda9887 2-0043: i2c i/o error: rc == -121 (should be 4)
DVB: registering new adapter (cx88[0])
DVB: registering frontend 0 (Conexant CX24116/CX24118)...
DVB: registering frontend 0 (Conexant CX22702 DVB-T)...

it says registering frontend 0 both times, but thats just cosmetic and should easily be fixed

dmesg
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cx88/2: cx2388x MPEG-TS Driver Manager version 0.0.6 loaded
cx88[0]: subsystem: 0070:6902, board: Hauppauge WinTV-HVR4000 DVB-S/S2/T/Hybrid [card=59,autodetected], frontend(s): 2
cx88[0]: TV tuner type 63, Radio tuner type -1
cx88/0: cx2388x v4l2 driver version 0.0.6 loaded
cx2388x alsa driver version 0.0.6 loaded
cx88[0]: i2c init: enabling analog demod on HVR1300/3000/4000 tuner
tveeprom 2-0050: Hauppauge model 69009, rev B2D3, serial# 2807241
tveeprom 2-0050: MAC address is 00-0D-FE-2A-D5-C9
tveeprom 2-0050: tuner model is Philips FMD1216MEX (idx 133, type 63)
tveeprom 2-0050: TV standards PAL(B/G) PAL(I) SECAM(L/L') PAL(D/D1/K) ATSC/DVB Digital (eeprom 0xf4)
tveeprom 2-0050: audio processor is CX882 (idx 33)
tveeprom 2-0050: decoder processor is CX882 (idx 25)
tveeprom 2-0050: has radio, has IR receiver, has no IR transmitter
cx88[0]: hauppauge eeprom: model=69009
input: cx88 IR (Hauppauge WinTV-HVR400 as /class/input/input3
cx88[0]/2: cx2388x 8802 Driver Manager
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [APC1] enabled at IRQ 16
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:04:08.2[A] -> Link [APC1] -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 21
cx88[0]/2: found at 0000:04:08.2, rev: 5, irq: 21, latency: 32, mmio: 0xf8000000
cx8802_probe() allocating 2 frontend(s)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:04:08.0[A] -> Link [APC1] -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 21
cx88[0]/0: found at 0000:04:08.0, rev: 5, irq: 21, latency: 32, mmio: 0xfa000000
cx88/2: cx2388x dvb driver version 0.0.6 loaded
cx88/2: registering cx8802 driver, type: dvb access: shared
cx88[0]/2: subsystem: 0070:6902, board: Hauppauge WinTV-HVR4000 DVB-S/S2/T/Hybrid [card=59]
cx88[0]/2: cx2388x based DVB/ATSC card
tuner' 2-0043: chip found @ 0x86 (cx88[0])
tda9887 2-0043: tda988[5/6/7] found
tuner' 2-0061: chip found @ 0xc2 (cx88[0])
tuner-simple 2-0061: type set to 63 (Philips FMD1216ME MK3 Hybrid Tuner)
tuner' 2-0063: chip found @ 0xc6 (cx88[0])
cx88[0]/0: registered device video0 [v4l2]
cx88[0]/0: registered device vbi0
cx88[0]/0: registered device radio0
cx88[0]/1: CX88x/0: ALSA support for cx2388x boards
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [AAZA] enabled at IRQ 22
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:10.1[B] -> Link [AAZA] -> GSI 22 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
tda9887 2-0043: i2c i/o error: rc == -121 (should be 4)
DVB: registering new adapter (cx88[0])
DVB: registering frontend 0 (Conexant CX24116/CX24118)...
DVB: registering frontend 0 (Conexant CX22702 DVB-T)...
cx24116_firmware_ondemand: Waiting for firmware upload (dvb-fe-cx24116.fw)...
cx24116_firmware_ondemand: Waiting for firmware upload(2)...
cx24116_load_firmware: FW version 1.20.79.0
cx24116_firmware_ondemand: Firmware upload complete
cx24116_firmware_ondemand: Waiting for firmware upload (dvb-fe-cx24116.fw)...
cx24116_firmware_ondemand: Waiting for firmware upload(2)...
cx24116_load_firmware: FW version 1.20.79.0
cx24116_firmware_ondemand: Firmware upload complete
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Thanks

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