[vdr] VDR with dual card setup (only one card records)

Janne Pänkälä epankala at cc.hut.fi
Sat Oct 15 22:01:05 CEST 2005


I had vdr setup with 3 cards (dvb-c and 2*dvb-t) and everything worked 
fine I could record 2 different bundles at same time with dvb-t cards. The 
dvb-c card is full dvb card with decoder dvb-t cards (without decoders) 
are

Philips TDA10045H DVB-T type:2   (Philips Semiconductors SAA7146)
Hauppauge Nova-T DVB-T type:2    (Conexant CX23880/1/2/3 PCI Video and Audio Decoder)

Of cource I had to mess with working system :) and problem that I now have 
appeared when I decided to take out the dvb-c card and try to record just 
with 2 dvb-t cards so that machine is just headless recording box.

Now vdr records only with one card at the time (and only the one that has 
been set to primary card)

in /var/log/messages I get

--
Oct 16 00:15:22 film vdr[23106]: probing /dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend0
Oct 16 00:15:22 film vdr[23106]: probing /dev/dvb/adapter1/frontend0
Oct 16 00:15:22 film vdr[23106]: found 2 video devices
Oct 16 00:15:22 film vdr[23106]: ERROR: invalid primary device number: 0
Oct 16 00:15:22 film vdr[23106]: ERROR: no primary device found - using first device!
Oct 16 00:15:22 film vdr[23106]: setting primary device to 1
Oct 16 00:15:22 film vdr[23106]: tuner on device 1 thread started (pid=23106, tid=-1211278416)
Oct 16 00:15:22 film vdr[23106]: Section handler thread started (pid=23106, tid=-1219671120)
Oct 16 00:15:22 film vdr[23106]: tuner on device 2 thread started (pid=23106, tid=-1228063824)
Oct 16 00:15:22 film vdr[23106]: Section handler thread started (pid=23106, tid=-1236456528)
Oct 16 00:15:22 film vdr[23106]: ERROR: no OSD provider available - using dummy OSD!
--

So vdr detects 2 cards and if I change the primary device from the 
setup.conf then vdr starts to record with other card, but never with both 
cards.

If I try to record with both cards I get error "channel is not in use" or 
like.


Is this a known problem and my only chance to stuff the dvb-c card back in 
machine?

-- 
Janne
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