[vdr] Problems with VDR - no DVB device found

Chris Miles chrismiles at blueyonder.co.uk
Mon Jan 9 01:49:57 CET 2006


The card is installed and working as I can scan with the scanning utiliy 
provided with dvb-apps (downloaded and compiled from linuxtv CVS)

Running vdr gives the following error within /var/log/messages

Jan 9 00:16:23 localhost vdr[4771]: VDR version 1.2.6 started
Jan 9 00:16:23 localhost vdr[4771]: loading /var/lib/vdr/sources.conf
Jan 9 00:16:23 localhost vdr[4771]: loading /var/lib/vdr/diseqc.conf
Jan 9 00:16:23 localhost vdr[4771]: loading /var/lib/vdr/channels.conf
Jan 9 00:16:23 localhost vdr[4771]: loading /var/lib/vdr/svdrphosts.conf
Jan 9 00:16:23 localhost vdr[4771]: loading /var/lib/vdr/ca.conf
Jan 9 00:16:23 localhost vdr[4771]: loading /var/lib/vdr/keymacros.conf
Jan 9 00:16:23 localhost vdr[4771]: no DVB device found

lsmod output

blackhole:~# lsmod | grep dvb/*
dvb_ttpci 92060 0
l64781 7236 1 dvb_ttpci
saa7146_vv 47168 1 dvb_ttpci
saa7146 17992 2 dvb_ttpci,saa7146_vv
ves1820 6340 1 dvb_ttpci
stv0299 10408 1 dvb_ttpci
dvb_core 81544 2 dvb_ttpci,stv0299
tda8083 5892 1 dvb_ttpci
stv0297 7680 1 dvb_ttpci
sp8870 7372 1 dvb_ttpci
firmware_class 10816 2 dvb_ttpci,sp8870
ves1x93 6564 1 dvb_ttpci
ttpci_eeprom 2720 1 dvb_ttpci
i2c_core 21904 12 i2c_viapro,via686a,i2c_isa,dvb_ttpci,l64781,ves1820,stv0299,tda8083,stv0297,sp88
70,ves1x93,ttpci_eeprom

dmesg output

blackhole:~# dmesg | grep dvb
saa7146: register extension 'dvb'.
dvb-ttpci: gpioirq unknown type=0 len=0
dvb-ttpci: info @ card 0: firm f0240009, rtsl b0250018, vid 71010068, app 80002622
dvb-ttpci: firmware @ card 0 supports CI link layer interface
dvb-ttpci: adac type set to 0 @ card 0
dvb-ttpci: found av7110-0.


I have the firmware file in location...

blackhole:~# ls -l /usr/lib/hotplug/firmware/
total 240
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 239956 2006-01-08 22:52 dvb-ttpci-01.fw


The contents of /dev/dvb are as follows.

blackhole:~# ls -lR /dev/dvb
/dev/dvb:
total 0
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 200 2006-01-09 00:16 adapter0
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 200 2006-01-09 00:16 adapter1
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 200 2006-01-09 00:16 adapter2
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 200 2006-01-09 00:16 adapter3

/dev/dvb/adapter0:
total 0
crw-rw---- 1 root video 212, 1 2006-01-09 00:16 audio0
crw-rw---- 1 root video 212, 6 2006-01-09 00:16 ca0
crw-rw---- 1 root video 212, 4 2006-01-09 00:16 demux0
crw-rw---- 1 root video 212, 5 2006-01-09 00:16 dvr0
crw-rw---- 1 root video 212, 3 2006-01-09 00:16 frontend0
crw-rw---- 1 root video 212, 7 2006-01-09 00:16 net0
crw-rw---- 1 root video 212, 8 2006-01-09 00:16 osd0
crw-rw---- 1 root video 212, 0 2006-01-09 00:16 video0

/dev/dvb/adapter1:
total 0
crw-rw---- 1 root video 212, 65 2006-01-09 00:16 audio0
crw-rw---- 1 root video 212, 70 2006-01-09 00:16 ca0
crw-rw---- 1 root video 212, 68 2006-01-09 00:16 demux0
crw-rw---- 1 root video 212, 69 2006-01-09 00:16 dvr0
crw-rw---- 1 root video 212, 67 2006-01-09 00:16 frontend0
crw-rw---- 1 root video 212, 71 2006-01-09 00:16 net0
crw-rw---- 1 root video 212, 72 2006-01-09 00:16 osd0
crw-rw---- 1 root video 212, 64 2006-01-09 00:16 video0

/dev/dvb/adapter2:
total 0
crw-rw---- 1 root video 212, 129 2006-01-09 00:16 audio0
crw-rw---- 1 root video 212, 134 2006-01-09 00:16 ca0
crw-rw---- 1 root video 212, 132 2006-01-09 00:16 demux0
crw-rw---- 1 root video 212, 133 2006-01-09 00:16 dvr0
crw-rw---- 1 root video 212, 131 2006-01-09 00:16 frontend0
crw-rw---- 1 root video 212, 135 2006-01-09 00:16 net0
crw-rw---- 1 root video 212, 136 2006-01-09 00:16 osd0
crw-rw---- 1 root video 212, 128 2006-01-09 00:16 video0

/dev/dvb/adapter3:
total 0
crw-rw---- 1 root video 212, 193 2006-01-09 00:16 audio0
crw-rw---- 1 root video 212, 198 2006-01-09 00:16 ca0
crw-rw---- 1 root video 212, 196 2006-01-09 00:16 demux0
crw-rw---- 1 root video 212, 197 2006-01-09 00:16 dvr0
crw-rw---- 1 root video 212, 195 2006-01-09 00:16 frontend0
crw-rw---- 1 root video 212, 199 2006-01-09 00:16 net0
crw-rw---- 1 root video 212, 200 2006-01-09 00:16 osd0
crw-rw---- 1 root video 212, 192 2006-01-09 00:16 video0


many thanks
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