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TBS6925 DVB-S2 PCIe Cards is a professional satellite PC TV card, which supports CCM, VCM, ACM mode
image TBS6925
and 16 APSK & 32APSK Demodulator, It is the only PC card with flexible DVB S2 MIS transmission technology. It captures up to 190 Mbit/s channel bit rate. Linux driver supports all kernels up to 2.6.38.


  • 1X PCI express slot
  • DVB S2 MIS Reception with VCM/ACM
  • Multiple Transport Stream Receiving
  • Generic Stream capture
  • Up to 190 Mbit/s channel bit rate capture
  • symbol rates from 200Ksps to 45Msps
  • The card has two F connectors, one Input and one Loop connector.

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Active MIS Satellite Transponders on TBS6925




$lspci -vvvnn
02:00.0 Multimedia controller: Philips Semiconductors SAA7160 (rev 03)
Subsystem: Device 6925:0001
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 18
Memory at fdf00000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1M]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: SAA716x TBS
Kernel modules: saa716x_tbs-dvb

Making it work

I.1 extract linux-tbs-drivers.tar.bz2 archive:

  1. tar xjvf linux-tbs-drivers.tar.bz2

I.2 go to driver package directory:

  1. cd linux-tbs-drivers

I.3 select build arch 32bit or 64bit

  1. ./v4l/tbs-x86.sh


  1. ./v4l/tbs-x86_64.sh

I.4 build and install the driver:

  1. make && make install

I.5 reboot in order to load the newly installed driver:

  1. shutdown -r now

Open Source Driver


See README to install.

Sample Kernel Output

[    9.816984] HDA Intel 0000:01:05.1: PCI INT B -> GSI 19 (level, low) -> IRQ 19
[    9.817003] HDA Intel 0000:01:05.1: setting latency timer to 64
[    9.826535] SAA716x TBS 0000:02:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 18 (level, low) -> IRQ 18
[    9.826542] SAA716x TBS 0000:02:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
[    9.840536] DVB: registering new adapter (SAA716x dvb adapter)
[    9.919588] EXT4-fs (sdb1): re-mounted. Opts: errors=remount-ro
[   10.251833] type=1400 audit(1322097014.249:5): apparmor="STATUS" operation="profile_load" 
name="/usr  /share/gdm/guest-session/Xsession" pid=752 comm="apparmor_parser"
[   10.253902] type=1400 audit(1322097014.253:6): apparmor="STATUS" operation="profile_replace" 
name="/sbin/dhclient" pid=753 comm="apparmor_parser"
[   10.254176] type=1400 audit(1322097014.253:7): apparmor="STATUS" operation="profile_replace" 
name="/usr/lib/NetworkManager/nm-dhcp-client.action" pid=753 comm="apparmor_parser"
[   10.254347] type=1400 audit(1322097014.253:8): apparmor="STATUS" operation="profile_replace" 
name="/usr/lib/connman/scripts/dhclient-script" pid=753 comm="apparmor_parser"
[   10.257632] type=1400 audit(1322097014.257:9): apparmor="STATUS" operation="profile_load" name="/usr
/bin/evince" pid=754 comm="apparmor_parser"
[   10.257649] type=1400 audit(1322097014.257:10): apparmor="STATUS" operation="profile_load" name="/usr
/lib/cups/backend/cups-pdf" pid=756 comm="apparmor_parser"
[   10.257979] type=1400 audit(1322097014.257:11): apparmor="STATUS" operation="profile_load" 
name="/usr /sbin/cupsd" pid=756 comm="apparmor_parser"
[   10.493952] stb6100_attach: Attaching STB6100 
[   10.496814] TurboSight TBS6925 DVB-S2 card MAC=00:22:ab:e0:21:50
[   10.760745] r8169 0000:04:00.0: eth0: link down
[   10.760756] r8169 0000:04:00.0: eth0: link down
[   10.760971] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
[   10.928071] DVB: registering adapter 0 frontend 0 (STV090x Multistandard)...
[   11.112646] ppdev: user-space parallel port driver
[   12.338625] r8169 0000:04:00.0: eth0: link up


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