[vdr] Upgrading from DXR3 to FF, and not happy

Johannes Stezenbach js at linuxtv.org
Mon Apr 25 19:37:06 CEST 2005


On Mon, Apr 25, 2005 at 05:47:10PM +0200, Guido Fiala wrote:
> On Monday 25 April 2005 17:09, Markku Tavasti wrote:
> > Guido Fiala <gfiala at s.netic.de> writes:
> > >> > Very bad idea [tm] if you have a rev. 1.3 DVB-S card.
> > >> > The ARM will crash very often without a sat signal.
> > >
> > > Nope - need to call FE_SLEEP after init of frontend (requires driver
> > > patch), works since years stable for me.
> >
> > Pointer to patch, or patch itself would be welcome. I could not find
> > it with google (wrong keywords in search).
> 
> Ok, once again i try to collect what i did, i changed 3 files, although 2 
> would probably do:
> 
> required (dvb-kernel):
> frontend.h (make FE_SLEEP public to be able to call it via ioctl)
> 
> requried (vdr):
> dvbdevice.c (calls FE_SLEEP, it did not work when the FE_INIT was never 
> called, we need to FE_INIT and after that call FE_SLEEP to make it work)

Why not just patch vdr to close the frontend fd? The driver
will then call FE_SLEEP automatically.

Johannes



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