[linux-dvb] Pctv 300i no analog channels found (with no error messages)

tim0m1a tim0m1a at gmx.de
Fri Sep 23 18:34:13 CEST 2005

Am Fri, 23 Sep 2005 17:54:42 +0200 (MEST) schrieb wolfgang pauli  
<ookami at gmx.de>:

> Hi,

Hello Wolfgang,

> I got this stupid card today and it does not find any channels. I am
> using "modprobe saa7134 card=26 tuner=33" and get this dmesg output
> saa7130/34: v4l2 driver version 0.2.12 loaded
> ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:01:07.0[A] -> GSI 19 (level, high) -> IRQ 201
> saa7134[0]: found at 0000:01:07.0, rev: 1, irq: 201, latency: 32, mmio:
> 0xd8001000
> saa7134[0]: subsystem: 11bd:002d, board: Pinnacle PCTV Stereo (saa7134)
> [card=26,insmod option]
> saa7134[0]: board init: gpio is c806000
> tuner: chip found at addr 0xc0 i2c-bus saa7134[0]
> tuner: type set to 33 (MT20xx universal) by saa7134[0]
> tuner: microtune: companycode=3cbf part=42 rev=8f
> tuner: microtune MT2050 found, OK
> tda9885/6/7: chip found @ 0x86
> saa7134[0]: i2c eeprom 00: bd 11 2d 00 f8 f8 1c 00 43 43 a9 1c 55 d2 b2
> 92
> saa7134[0]: i2c eeprom 10: 00 f0 04 04 ff 20 ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
> ff
> saa7134[0]: i2c eeprom 20: 01 40 01 02 03 ff 03 01 08 ff 00 25 ff ff ff
> ff
> saa7134[0]: i2c eeprom 30: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
> ff
> saa7134[0]: registered device video0 [v4l2]
> saa7134[0]: registered device vbi0
> Seems OK to me. But it does not find any channels.
As there were no errors reportet the output is really ok.

> It can not be the
> antenna, because it was working with the old card.
And I think I could agree you with your assumption that it is not your  
antenna :).

I think if you try to tune a channel you would get plenty of mt352 errors  
in your dmsg.

I also use the Pinnacle 300i with linux and I als had some Problems.
The first Problem is that your v4l Version is to old. As you can see in  
the dmsg-output
your v4l-version is 0.2.12 but you need at least 0.2.13. Just download a  
newer version
(for example this one:
http://www.linuxtv.org/downloads/video4linux/video4linux-20050627.tar.gz )
If you want to use a newer snapshot than the 20050715-version please keep  
in mind that you
also have to install the frontends, because they are not included anymore.

Just install the new modules and try to tune again. If it does not fix the  
problem you should
check if the a directory /dev/dvb/adapter0 exists. If it does not exist  
you have to edit your

> I saw 100s of msgs
> about this problem, but none helped me or was solved. ANy suggestions?
> Thank you!!!


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