[linux-dvb] Re: Terratec Cinergy 1200 DVB-T

Arne Wörner arne_woerner at yahoo.com
Sun May 15 00:08:11 CEST 2005

I am just trying to install my Terratec Cinergy 1200 DVB-T PCI

I have found the thread with the subject above in this mailing

I decided to use SuSE Linux 8.1 with a kernel from kernel.org: (I think those DVB driver are at least as fresh as in
March 2005).

I do not know, which drivers I should use...
In the moment I checked in "make menuconfig"
1. Budget cards
2. Budget cards with onboard CI connector
3. Budget cards with analog video inputs

"frontends->Philips TDA10045/TDA10046 based" was not checkable...
Why is that?

I was asked for the firmware file
/usr/lib/hotplug/firmware/dvb-ttpci-01.fw. I took a small binary
from the drivers CD (...bin; a few hundred bytes). Is this good or
Where can I get the real firmware file?
How can I integrate that firmware file into the kernel?

"lspci" says:
00:0b.0 Multimedia controller: Philips Semiconductors SAA7146 (rev

The kernel says in /var/log/boot.msg:
<7> id: 0xb4  io: 0x200 eth0: Intel EtherExpress Pro/10 ISA at
0x200, 00:aa:00:c
c:1a:e9, IRQ 5, 10BaseT.
<6>Linux video capture interface: v1.00
<4>saa7146: register extension 'budget dvb'.
<4>saa7146: register extension 'budget dvb /w video in'.
<4>saa7146: found saa7146 @ mem c484e000 (revision 1, irq 10)
<4>DVB: registering new adapter (Terratec Cinergy 1200 DVB-T).
<4>adapter failed MAC signature check
<4>encoded MAC from EEPROM was
<4>KNC1-0: MAC addr = 00:0a:ac:01:97:fb
<4>DVB: registering frontend 0 (Philips TDA10046H DVB-T)...
<4>saa7146: register extension 'budget_ci dvb'.
<6>Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 7.00alpha2

There is no message about firmware uploads...

The DVB-T test signal is first transmitted at 2005-05-23 in my

Should I try to use the newest CVS files from linuxtv.org?
Somehow it is not quite clear, how I can get drivers for the 2.6
kernel... Is it the command
  cvs -z3 -d :pserver:anonymous at cvs.linuxtv.org:/cvs/linuxtv co
Unluckily I did not find any version numbers in the dvb drivers,
that were contained in the kernel tar file.

vaako:/home/aw/linuxtv-dvb-apps-1.1.0 # ./util/scan/scan -c -v
using '/dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend0' and '/dev/dvb/adapter0/demux0'
[system freezes here immediately :-(]

There was nothing about saa7146 in this menuconfig program...
Is that good?

I would be glad, if somebody could give me some hints. :-)


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