[linux-dvb] Getting Avermedia AverTV E506 DVB-T to work

timf timf at iinet.net.au
Mon Jun 23 15:38:15 CEST 2008


Lukas.Orlowski at dlr.de wrote:
> Hi Community
>
> I am struggling to enjoy DVB-T on my AverTV E506 PCMCIA card. It seams
> I'm doing something terribly wrong but I cannot find the solution on my
> own. I am grateful for any help provided.
>
> What I did so far:
>
> I'm running Gentoo with a 2.6.24-r8 kernel on my Centrino Laptop. I have
> selected "Video for Linux" (nothing else, no cards, no frontends, no
> chips..) as a module in my kernel configuration and compiled the
> "v4l-dvb" drivers from the mercurial repository. I also have obtained
> the (hopefully) correct firmware for my card.
>
> Well when I plug the PCMCIA device in this is what dmesg shows me:
>
> pccard: CardBus card inserted into slot 1
> PCI: Enabling device 0000:04:00.0 (0000 -> 0002)
> ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:04:00.0[A] -> Link [LNKA] -> GSI 5 (level, low)
> -> IRQ 5
> saa7133[0]: found at 0000:04:00.0, rev: 209, irq: 5, latency: 0, mmio:
> 0x98000000
> PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:04:00.0 to 64
> saa7133[0]: subsystem: 1461:f436, board: AVerMedia Cardbus TV/Radio
> (E506R) [card=136,autodetected]
> saa7133[0]: board init: gpio is 220000
> tuner' 5-0061: chip found @ 0xc2 (saa7133[0])
> saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom 00: 61 14 36 f4 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
> 00
> saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom 10: 00 ff e2 0e ff 20 ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
> ff
> saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom 20: 01 40 01 02 02 01 01 03 08 ff 00 ff ff ff ff
> ff
> saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom 30: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
> ff
> saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom 40: ff 65 00 ff c2 1e ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
> ff
> saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom 50: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
> ff
> saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom 60: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
> ff
> saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom 70: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
> ff
> saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom 80: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
> ff
> saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom 90: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
> ff
> saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom a0: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
> ff
> saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom b0: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
> ff
> saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom c0: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
> ff
> saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom d0: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
> ff
> saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom e0: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
> ff
> saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom f0: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
> ff
> xc2028 5-0061: creating new instance
> xc2028 5-0061: type set to XCeive xc2028/xc3028 tuner
> xc2028 5-0061: Loading 80 firmware images from xc3028-v27.fw, type:
> xc2028 firmware, ver 2.7
> xc2028 5-0061: Loading firmware for type=BASE F8MHZ (3), id
> 0000000000000000.
> (0), id 00000000000000ff:
> xc2028 5-0061: Loading firmware for type=(0), id 0000000100000007.
> SCODE (20000000), id 0000000100000007:
> xc2028 5-0061: Loading SCODE for type=MONO SCODE HAS_IF_5320 (60008000),
> id 0000000800000007.
> saa7133[0]: registered device video0 [v4l2]
> saa7133[0]: registered device vbi0
> saa7133[0]: registered device radio0
>
> Analog TV works with this setup, but I have no signs of DVB-T. No
> /dev/dvb devices are created although the module for the Zarlink tuner
> "mt352" is autoloaded when the card is inserted.
>
> Apparently I'm missing something.
>
> Any hints?
>
> Best regards
>
> Luke
>
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>   
Hi Luke,
I got this card going just using a stock standard ubuntu-generic kernel.
I didn't reconfigure the kernel at all.
I simply install v4l-dvb, reboot and away we go.

It sounds like you may be using a custom gentoo kernel, perhaps?
One thought that could be a possibility, in your config file, have you 
also selected v4l2?

I'm afraid I don't know too much about gentoo.

Regards,
Timf



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