[vdr] Airstar2, device 3 has no lock

voitto.tuomainen at nokia.com voitto.tuomainen at nokia.com
Tue Aug 2 09:54:10 CEST 2005


Hi,
I have following system:
- two Technisat Airstar2 PCI card (budget cards)
- one Technisat Skystar2 (budget card)
- Sapphire Radeon 9600 XT
- Sempron 2800+
- ASUS motherboard
- gentoo (updated to half a week old snapshot)
- kernel 2.6.12-gentoo-r6
- udev 064
- vdr 1.3.27
-- softdevice cvs (31.7.)

I feed input of the second card from output of the first, to which input I feed the terrestial antenna signal. If I feed output of the second card to TV, I get proper picture as long as the computer is on.

My problem is that while I record one program, and change channel to another, which is not in the same channel transponder (?/multiplexer) as the one is recorded, I get the error: device 3 has no lock, can't attach receiver. 

I've increased TUNER_LOCK_TIMEOUT value of device.c in vdr directory (one note that I found from google search maybe from archived email of this mailinglist), but that does not change anything else, than that I got the error message after the time defined in that file.

If I run two channels from different transponder with tzap at the same time, there is no errors.

I've experienced this with all vdr, softdevice and kernel 2.6.11/12 combinations, which I have had during half a year.

Yesterday I even tried patched drivers accoording to recommendation, which I found from this mailinglist (Air/SkyStar2 IRQ stop (partial) fix; Wed Jun 22 21:17:09). The problem exist still.

/var/log/messages:
Aug 1 22:15:47 miuvdr vdr[8211]: record /video/@Mexican_(K15)/2005-08-01.22:15.50.99.rec
Aug 1 22:15:47 miuvdr vdr[8211]: creating directory /video/@Mexican_(K15)
Aug 1 22:15:47 miuvdr vdr[8211]: creating directory /video/@Mexican_(K15)/2005-08-01.22:15.50.99.rec
Aug 1 22:15:47 miuvdr vdr[8211]: recording to '/video/@Mexican_(K15)/2005-08-01.22:15.50.99.rec/001.vdr'
Aug 1 22:15:47 miuvdr vdr[8259]: file writer thread started (pid=8259, tid=589843)
Aug 1 22:15:47 miuvdr vdr[8260]: recording thread started (pid=8260, tid=606228)
Aug 1 22:15:51 miuvdr vdr[8257]: [VideoOut]: 720x576 [0,0 720x576] -> 1024x768 [0,9 1024x750]
Aug 1 22:15:51 miuvdr vdr[8257]: [VideoOut]: 720x576 [0,0 720x576] -> 768x576 [0,7 768x562]
Aug 1 22:15:53 miuvdr vdr[8211]: timer 1 (3 2215-0115 '@Mexican (K15)') set to event Ma 01.08.2005 23:30-00:10 'Pisnesmies Toni'
Aug 1 22:15:56 miuvdr vdr[8211]: switching to channel 1
Aug 1 22:15:56 miuvdr vdr[8253]: transfer thread ended (pid=8253, tid=491531)
Aug 1 22:15:56 miuvdr vdr[8211]: buffer stats: 66176 (3%) used
Aug 1 22:15:56 miuvdr vdr[8211]: buffer stats: 0 (0%) used
Aug 1 22:16:01 miuvdr vdr[8211]: ERROR: device 3 has no lock, can't attach receiver!
Aug 1 22:16:01 miuvdr vdr[8211]: buffer stats: 0 (0%) used
Aug 1 22:16:06 miuvdr vdr[8211]: ERROR: device 3 has no lock, can't attach receiver!

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BR, Voitto Tuomainen 




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