[vdr] Airstar2, device 3 has no lock

Andreas Mueller mailinglists at andreas-mueller.com
Tue Aug 2 10:21:51 CEST 2005

voitto.tuomainen at nokia.com wrote:
> Hi,
> I have following system:
> - two Technisat Airstar2 PCI card (budget cards)
> - one Technisat Skystar2 (budget card)
> - Sapphire Radeon 9600 XT
> - Sempron 2800+
> - ASUS motherboard
> - gentoo (updated to half a week old snapshot)
> - kernel 2.6.12-gentoo-r6
> - udev 064
> - vdr 1.3.27
> -- softdevice cvs (31.7.)
> I feed input of the second card from output of the first, to which
> input I feed the terrestial antenna signal. If I feed output of the
> second card to TV, I get proper picture as long as the computer is
> on.
> My problem is that while I record one program, and change channel to
> another, which is not in the same channel transponder (?/multiplexer)
> as the one is recorded, I get the error: device 3 has no lock, can't
> attach receiver.

I've had a similar problem with two AirStar2 PCI cards, the output of 
the first card was connected to the input of the second card. However, 
the card's output seems to have a problem with the 5 Volts remote power 
supply (for active antennas) coming from the other card's input. I 
suspected a hardware defect, but the two cards were working when I 
feeded them separately. I've bought a splitter and connected the two 
cards in parallel - everything is working fine now!


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