[vdr] Device bonding

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at tvdr.de
Tue Feb 19 10:44:23 CET 2013


On 19.02.2013 01:48, Juergen Lock wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 18, 2013 at 11:52:31PM +0100, Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
>> On 18.02.2013 23:43, Juergen Lock wrote:
>>> In article <5121FBA4.2050108 at tvdr.de> you write:
>>>> On 16.02.2013 16:46, Juergen Lock wrote:
>>>>> Hi!
>>>>>
>>>>>     Now that I have a spare DVB-S2 tuner (TechniSat SkyStar USB HD
>>>>> (adapter2); the others on this box are atm Hauppauge Nova-TD model
>>>>> 1172 (adapter 0+1) and TechnoTrend S2-3600 (adapter3) - all USB) I
>>>>> decided to play with vdr device bonding.  I discovered three things:
>>>>> (still using vdr 1.7.29, I know I should upgrade... :)
>>>>>
>>>>> 1. The LNB setup OSD menu causes bonding to fail (it's trying to
>>>>>       bond a DVB-T tuner) if I set the two DVB-S2 tuners as "connected
>>>>>       to sat cable 1"; it works with "sat cable 2".  Maybe it somehow
>>>>>       thinks of (one of?) the DVB-T tuner(s) as cable 1 too?
>>>>
>>>> What does the "Setup/LNB" menu look like on your system?
>>>> Does it list only the two DVB-S devices, or all four of them?
>>>> Which device numbers does it display?
>>>>
>>>> What does the "DeviceBondings = ..." line in setup.conf look like
>>>> in both cases (working/not working)?
>>>>
>>> working:
>>>
>>>                               Einstellungen - LNB
>>>
>>> DiSEqC benutzen:                     nein
>>> SLOF (MHz):                          11700
>>> Untere LNB-Frequenz (MHz):      9750
>>> Obere LNB-Frequenz (MHz):       10600
>>> Device 3 angeschlossen an Sat-Kabel:    2
>>> Device 4 angeschlossen an Sat-Kabel:    2
>>>
>>>           ->
>>> DeviceBondings = 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
>>>
>>> broken:
>>>
>>>                               Einstellungen - LNB
>>>
>>> DiSEqC benutzen:                     nein
>>> SLOF (MHz):                          11700
>>> Untere LNB-Frequenz (MHz):      9750
>>> Obere LNB-Frequenz (MHz):       10600
>>> Device 3 angeschlossen an Sat-Kabel:    1
>>> Device 4 angeschlossen an Sat-Kabel:    1
>>>
>>>           ->
>>> DeviceBondings = 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
>>>
>>>> You wrote that your DVB-S2 device is "adapter2". Does this mean it
>>>> is actually "adaper2/frontend0" and "adapter2/frontend1"?
>>>>
>>>    No the other DVB-S2 tuner is adapter3 (TechnoTrend S2-3600), all four
>>> only have frontend0 no frontend1.
>>>
>>>> Have you appliead any patches to VDR?
>>>
>>>    Currently the two patches belonging to the iptv and ttxtsubs plugins
>>> and my stb0899 signal strength patch, and of course the FreeBSD
>>> portability patches.
>>>
>>>> If so, what happens without them?
>>>
>>>    I will have to check that later tho I guess they are unrelated...
>>>
>>>> Same for plugins.
>>>>
>>>    I just started vdr with just the xineliboutput plugin (I don't have
>>> an ff card) and got the same
>>>
>>> DeviceBondings = 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
>>>
>>> when setting both DVB-S2 tuners as ".. connected to sat cable 1".
>>>
>>>    I wonder, could this be a result of me running vdr with only the DVB-S2
>>> tuners once and the first 1 in DeviceBondings that I may have set then
>>> simply doesn't get reset when the first two tuners became DVB-T?
>>
>> I'll have to further look into this, but you might be on to something here.
>> Please stop VDR, set that line to
>>
>> DeviceBondings = 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
>>
>> manually and restart VDR. Does it work then?
>>
> Yeah, looks like.  (I should have tested that earlier... :)

This should fix the device bondings once you open and confirm the Setup/LNB menu:

--- menu.c      2013/02/17 13:17:49     2.79
+++ menu.c      2013/02/19 09:33:26
@@ -2965,6 +2965,8 @@
       for (int i = 0; i < cDevice::NumDevices(); i++) {
           if (cDevice::GetDevice(i)->ProvidesSource(cSource::stSat))
              Add(new cMenuEditIntItem(cString::sprintf(tr("Setup.LNB$Device %d connected to sat cable"), i + 1), &satCableNumbers.Array()[i], 0, NumSatDevices, tr("Setup.LNB$own")));
+         else
+            satCableNumbers.Array()[i] = 0;
           }
       }

Klaus



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