[vdr] No signal - Dish seems fine - femon output follow

Peer Oliver Schmidt pos at theinternet.de
Thu Jul 5 15:51:29 CEST 2007


Hello,

after my vacation I no longer have any reception.

3x DVB-S Budget cards
vdr (1.4.7/1.4.5) - The Video Disk Recorder
xineliboutput (1.0.0rc2) - X11/xine-lib output plugin
vompserver (0.2.6) - VDR on MVP plugin by Chris Tallon
femon (1.1.1) - DVB Signal Information Monitor (OSD)
streamdev-server (0.3.3-pre3-geni) - VDR Streaming Server

The setup has been running for quite some time, after receiving a new
dish and some new cables. Since then I have had a couple of month of
very good reception. Now, after two weeks of vacation it is no longer
functioning. Visiting the logs it seems the errors started around
20:03h, June 25th.

/var/log/messages:

Jun 25 20:03:22 vdr vdr: [11512] frontend 1 lost lock on channel 7,
tp 112544

After that; I see very sporadic

Jun 26 16:06:14 vdr vdr: [11512] frontend 1 regained lock on channel
7, tp 112544

femon reports

vdr:~# femon -a 0
using '/dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend0'
FE: Samsung S5H1420 DVB-S (SAT)
status 00 | signal b6b6 | snr bfce | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 |
status 00 | signal b5b5 | snr bfce | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 |

vdr:~# femon -a 1
using '/dev/dvb/adapter1/frontend0'
FE: Samsung S5H1420 DVB-S (SAT)
status 00 | signal b0b0 | snr bfca | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 |
status 00 | signal b0b0 | snr bfca | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 |

vdr:~# femon -a 2
using '/dev/dvb/adapter2/frontend0'
FE: Samsung S5H1420 DVB-S (SAT)
status 00 | signal b0b0 | snr bfc4 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 |
status 00 | signal b0b0 | snr bfc4 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 |

2 of the three cards are connected to a multiswitch, the third one is
directly connected to an LNB.

szap ARD reports
vdr:~# szap ARD
reading channels from file '/root/.szap/channels.conf'
zapping to 1 'ARD':
sat 0, frequency = 11837 MHz H, symbolrate 27500000, vpid = 0x0065,
apid = 0x0066
using '/dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend0' and '/dev/dvb/adapter0/demux0'
status 00 | signal b5b5 | snr fffe | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 |
status 00 | signal b6b6 | snr fffe | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 |
status 00 | signal b5b5 | snr fffe | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 |

showing no lock.

Any and help in finding the problem is greatly appreciated.
-- 
Best regards

Peer Oliver Schmidt
PGP Key ID: 0x83E1C2EA




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