Linux4Media cineS2 DVB-S2 Twin Tuner

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

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


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

Components Used

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$ 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://
$ 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
$ 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.

$ make install
$ modprobe dvb_ngene

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