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==Making it Work==
 
==Making it Work==
"To install the driver you need a Linux kernel 2.6.19 or higher.
 
Other kernel versions might also work but are currently
 
not tested." (see ngene/README)
 
 
The current implementation is only capable of using one tuner and doesn't support the [[S2API]].
 
  
 
Make sure that the external power supply is connected!!!
 
Make sure that the external power supply is connected!!!
  
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===Experimental driver (recommended)===
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 +
The experimental merge of the original driver with the v4l-dvb project is capable of using both tuners.
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$ git clone git://projects.vdr-developer.org/mediapointer-dvb-s2.git
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$ cd mediapointer-dvb-s2
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$ make menuconfig
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  --> Multimedia support
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    --> Video capture adapters
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      <M> Micronas nGene support      --> <M> selektieren, wenn nicht schon vorhanden
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$ make
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$ sudo make install
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$ sudo depmod -ae      --> zur Sicherheit
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$ sudo modprobe ngene
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===Original driver===
 +
 +
"To install the driver you need a Linux kernel 2.6.19 or higher. Other kernel versions might also work but are currently not tested." (see ngene/README)
 +
 +
The current implementation is only capable of using one tuner and doesn't support the [[S2API]].
 +
 +
$ wget http://www.media-pointer.de/WebRoot/Store21/Shops/62290022/4AB0/D7EA/2E65/766B/4B4E/C0A8/28BE/FE04/ngene.tgz
 
  $ tar xzf ngene.tgz  
 
  $ tar xzf ngene.tgz  
 
  $ cd ngene
 
  $ cd ngene
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  $ make install
 
  $ make install
 
  $ modprobe dvb_ngene
 
  $ modprobe dvb_ngene
 
Until now no support by http://linuxtv.org is given.
 
 
===Drivers===
 
[http://www.media-pointer.de/WebRoot/Store21/Shops/62290022/4AB0/D7EA/2E65/766B/4B4E/C0A8/28BE/FE04/ngene.tgz Media-Pointer MP-S2² - Driver download]
 
 
===Sample kernel output===
 
<pre>
 
nGene PCIE bridge driver, Copyright (C) 2005-2007 Micronas
 
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LN0A] enabled at IRQ 19
 
ngene 0000:02:00.0: PCI INT A -> Link[LN0A] -> GSI 19 (level, low) -> IRQ 19
 
dvb-ngene: Found S2 V2
 
ngene 0000:02:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
 
dvb-ngene: Device version 1
 
dvb-ngene: Loading built-in firmware version 17.
 
FW 17 buffer config
 
DVB: registering new adapter (nGene)
 
div=19 selx1=1
 
STV0900 MCLK=135000000
 
STV0900 revision 20
 
STV0900 channel 0 attached.
 
DVB: registering adapter 0 frontend 0 (STV0900 Dual DVB-S2)...
 
div=19 selx1=1
 
STV0900 MCLK=135000000
 
STV0900 revision 20
 
STV0900 channel 1 attached.
 
DVB: registering adapter 0 frontend 0 (STV0900 Dual DVB-S2)...
 
</pre>
 
  
 
==External Links==
 
==External Links==
 
[http://www.media-pointer.de/index.php?page=shop.product_details&product_id=19&category_id=10&vmcchk=1&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=1 Media-Pointer MP-S2² DVB-S2 Twin Tuner "Low Profile"]
 
[http://www.media-pointer.de/index.php?page=shop.product_details&product_id=19&category_id=10&vmcchk=1&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=1 Media-Pointer MP-S2² DVB-S2 Twin Tuner "Low Profile"]
 
[[Category:DVB-S2 PCIe Cards]]
 
[[Category:DVB-S2 PCIe Cards]]

Revision as of 10:52, 10 October 2009

A nGene based DVB-S2 PCIe card from Ex-IT! Information Technology GmbH

Media-Pointer MP-S2² DVB-S2 Twin Tuner "Low Profile"

Overview/Features

  • PCI-e x1
  • Dual Tuner DVB-S/S2 card
  • Ultra-Low Profile

Components Used

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Identification

$ lspci -vvvnn
02:00.0 Multimedia video controller [0400]: Micronas Semiconductor Holding AG Device [18c3:0720]
	Subsystem: Micronas Semiconductor Holding AG Device [18c3:abc3]
	Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
	Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx+
	Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 32 bytes
	Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 16
	Region 0: Memory at fe8f0000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
 	Region 1: Memory at fe8e0000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: ngene
	Kernel modules: ngene

Making it Work

Make sure that the external power supply is connected!!!

Experimental driver (recommended)

The experimental merge of the original driver with the v4l-dvb project is capable of using both tuners.

$ git clone git://projects.vdr-developer.org/mediapointer-dvb-s2.git
$ cd mediapointer-dvb-s2
$ make menuconfig
  --> Multimedia support
    --> Video capture adapters
      <M> Micronas nGene support      --> <M> selektieren, wenn nicht schon vorhanden
$ make
$ sudo make install
$ sudo depmod -ae      --> zur Sicherheit
$ sudo modprobe ngene

Original driver

"To install the driver you need a Linux kernel 2.6.19 or higher. Other kernel versions might also work but are currently not tested." (see ngene/README)

The current implementation is only capable of using one tuner and doesn't support the S2API.

$ wget http://www.media-pointer.de/WebRoot/Store21/Shops/62290022/4AB0/D7EA/2E65/766B/4B4E/C0A8/28BE/FE04/ngene.tgz
$ tar xzf ngene.tgz 
$ cd ngene

Delete or uncomment line 57 and 59 in file ngene.c to ensure that variable adapter_nr will be set.

 //#if LINUX_VERSION_CODE > KERNEL_VERSION(2,6,28)
 DVB_DEFINE_MOD_OPT_ADAPTER_NR(adapter_nr);
 //#endif
$ make install
$ modprobe dvb_ngene

External Links

Media-Pointer MP-S2² DVB-S2 Twin Tuner "Low Profile"