[linux-dvb] Can I use AVerTV Volar Black HD (A850) with Linux ?

Laurent Haond lhaond at bearstech.com
Sat Feb 21 02:07:52 CET 2009


Hi,
I bought an AverMedia Volar Black HD too.
I opened it, i can confirm the device contains a AF9015N1 chip and a
MXL5003S tuner.


I think there was something missing your diff Antti :
@@ -1404,7 +1405,7 @@

                .i2c_algo = &af9015_i2c_algo,

-               .num_device_descs = 7,
+               .num_device_descs = 8,
                .devices = {
                        {
                                .name = "Xtensions XD-380",

After patching af9015.c file, when i plug it, modules are loading but it
seems that the tuner did not work :

Module                  Size  Used by
mxl5005s               32388  1
af9013                 18756  1
dvb_usb_af9015         27184  0
dvb_usb                19916  1 dvb_usb_af9015
dvb_core               88676  1 dvb_usb


$ dmesg
usb 4-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
dvb-usb: found a 'AVerMedia A850' in cold state, will try to load a firmware
firmware: requesting dvb-usb-af9015.fw
dvb-usb: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-usb-af9015.fw'
dvb-usb: found a 'AVerMedia A850' in warm state.
dvb-usb: will pass the complete MPEG2 transport stream to the software
demuxer.
DVB: registering new adapter (AVerMedia A850)
af9013: firmware version:4.95.0
DVB: registering adapter 0 frontend 0 (Afatech AF9013 DVB-T)...
MXL5005S: Attached at address 0xc6
dvb-usb: will pass the complete MPEG2 transport stream to the software
demuxer.
DVB: registering new adapter (AVerMedia A850)
af9015: command failed:2
af9015: firmware copy to 2nd frontend failed, will disable it
dvb-usb: no frontend was attached by 'AVerMedia A850'
dvb-usb: AVerMedia A850 successfully initialized and connected.
usbcore: registered new interface driver dvb_usb_af9015

$ dvbscan /usr/share/dvb/dvb-t/fr-Lyon-Fourviere
Unable to query frontend status

$ dmesg
af9015: recv bulk message failed:-110
af9013: I2C read failed reg:d417


Anything else we can try Antti ?

Thanks




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