[linux-dvb] Driver for digitalnow DNTV Live! Low Profile card
daedalus at eigenmagic.net
Fri Sep 23 08:00:05 CEST 2005
Replying to my own query from ages back so that others can find this
information a bit quicker. Hopefully Google will pick this up.
The digitalnow DNTV Live! card I was talking about is the low profile
PCI card. It is supported via the Conexant reference design drivers,
which they tell you on the specifications page for the card:
Under debian, this requires a minor tweak to modprobe to override the
autodetect of the card. The cx88 driver thinks the card is card 23,
which is a different digitalnow DNTV Live! card, but the low profile
card has same subsystem identifier, apparently. eg:
Sep 21 17:57:22 localhost kernel: cx88: subsystem: 17de:a8a6, board:
digitalnow DNTV Live! DVB-T [card=23,autodetected]
This is with kernel 188.8.131.52.
To fix this, you have to force cx88 to used card=19, which under debian
(and I believe Ubuntu) is done by adding a file to /etc/modprobe.d/. It
doesn't matter what filename you give to the file. The file should
contain a single line, thus:
options cx88xx card=19
Remove all the cx88 related modules with rmmod if you have any loaded.
Then, when you run
you should see this in dmesg output:
cx88: subsystem: 17de:a8a6, board: Conexant DVB-T reference design
You should see the following devices as well (assuming this is the first
or only DVB card in your system):
fnord:/dev/dvb/adapter0# ls -lart
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 60 2005-09-23 15:26 ..
crw-rw---- 1 root video 212, 3 2005-09-23 15:26 frontend0
crw-rw---- 1 root video 212, 4 2005-09-23 15:26 demux0
crw-rw---- 1 root video 212, 5 2005-09-23 15:26 dvr0
crw-rw---- 1 root video 212, 7 2005-09-23 15:26 net0
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 120 2005-09-23 15:26 .
You can now proceed to run through the fun process of scanning for the
channels in your area and setting up channels, mythtv and whatever.
I haven't got my scanning working as yet, but I'll ask about that in a
Hope this helps someone.
On Tue, 2005-07-19 at 15:40 +1000, Justin Warren wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I'm hoping this is an easy one to answer, but I haven't had much joy
> searching the archives. I'm trying to load the appropriate frontend DVB
> drivers into a 184.108.40.206 kernel as follows:
> # modprobe cx88-dvb
> but I'm getting an error from mt352 that appears to cause cx88-dvb to
> bail out:
> # dmesg
> cx2388x dvb driver version 0.0.4 loaded
> cx88: subsystem: 17de:a8a6, board: digitalnow DNTV Live! DVB-T
> cx88: registered IR remote control
> ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:02:0a.2[A] -> Link [APC3] -> GSI 18 (level,
> low) -> IRQ 209
> cx88/2: found at 0000:02:0a.2, rev: 5, irq: 209, latency: 32, mmio:
> cx88/2: cx2388x based dvb card
> mt352_read_register: readreg error (reg=127, ret==-121)
> cx88: frontend initialization failed
> cx88-dvb: probe of 0000:02:0a.2 failed with error -1
> Any hints?
Justin Warren <daedalus at eigenmagic.net>
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