[linux-dvb] DVB part of LifeView FlyDVB-T Duo does not work.

Hartmut Hackmann hartmut.hackmann at t-online.de
Sat Feb 4 00:20:29 CET 2006

Hi, Frank

Frank Schaeckermann wrote:
> Hartmut Hackmann hartmut.hackmann-at-t-online.de |linuxtv| wrote:
>> Hi, Frank
>> Frank Schaeckermann wrote:
>>> Hartmut Hackmann hartmut.hackmann-at-t-online.de |linuxtv| wrote:
>>>> Hi, Frank
>>>> <snip>
>>>>>> You are talking about the mini PCI module Medion sold in an i.e. 
>>>>>> 17'' notebook,
>>>>>> right? Unfortunately, I don't know precisely what is on this 
>>>>>> module, but
>>>>>> i expect it's different from card 55.
>>>>>> Especially if the board also supports FM Radio, you should have 
>>>>>> more luck with
>>>>>> card 81. Can you please give it a try and report what happens?
>>>>>> 2 Notes:
>>>>>> - You will need a quite recent snapshot to get it up.
>>>>>> - Specifying card and tuner type should not be necessary, just the 
>>>>>> crad type
>>>>>>   should do the trick.
>>>>>> I am very interested in the dmesg output when you try this card.
>>>>>> Good luck
>>>>>>    Hartmut
>>>>> Hartmut,
>>>>> Yes I am talking about the mini OCI version in the multimedia 17" 
>>>>> notebook sold by Medion - through ALDI.
>>>>> I tried card 81 (amongst all others) and still no luck. The 
>>>>> following is the dmesg and dvbscan output for the cards 12, 55, 61 
>>>>> and 81. Let me know if I can do anything to get you more data to 
>>>>> figure this out! I can run this card under Windows as well - if 
>>>>> there is anything i can gather from there!
>>>>> Thanks, Frank
>>>> Thanks for the information. One minor thing is that you don't need the
>>>> tvaudio module. It causes the tuner not to be detected properly.
>>>> Few days ago, i learned that there is a new "base design" of the card
>>>> manufactor which is not compatible with the philips drivers. looks like
>>>> your board is based on this too. I have access to a cardbus version.
>>>> I need to find out what causes the incompatibility. I will start 
>>>> working
>>>> on this soon.
>>>> Best regards
>>>>    Hartmut
>>> Hartmut,
>>> did you make any progress with this card? Is there anything I can do 
>>> to help?
>>> Frank
>> I got the card working yesterday. I need few more days to clean the code
>> and to merge it with the current CVS. This code will also have some 
>> features
>> to support some more cards.
>> Due to the number of possible variants, there still might me some work
>> necessary, but there is a good chance that we get your card working soon.
>> Hartmut
> Hartmut,
> great news! Thank you sooooo much for your great work! Not to forget all 
> the other developers working on the v4l stuff!!!
I pushed my changes to the Mercurial repository. I hope that everything
is there now to get your card working. Are you able to help yourself now?
I recently wrote instructions how to get a card (LifeView) working.
Please drop a note if this isn't sufficient for you.

Good luck

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