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I have installed Mandrake Linux 9.1 and trying to configure my Satellite DVB Card on it. I have got a One-Way Satellite 256 Kbps connection from Eutelsat W3. Uplink is obviously through dial-up modem and downlink is directly from satellite. In the Mandrake Control Center => Hardware => HardDrake it is showing the name of Technisat SkyStar2 DVB Card as "T228502 B2C2 Sky2PC Core Chip" under Thernetcard; this means that the driver is already installed .... am I right ?? If that is right, then I need to enter the co-ordinates for my Satellite downlink i.e. 11449 MHz as Frequency, 27500 as Symbol Rate, Vertical as Polarity, FEC would be Auto, PIDs are many in number i.e. 3010, 3011, 3020, 3021 as Unicast and 785, 786 as Multicast.
I have been trying for days and days to find how could this be done but unable to find the right help. Everybody who talks about it tell me about how to install the driver but the point is that if the driver is already installed (as explained above) then I need to run a command for these settings to be active. All the guide that I have got explain me that after driver installation I need to run so and so file in the driver where it is installed. But as in Mandrake's case, the drivers are already installed then where shall I go to run the configuration file !!
Sir, I am just a newcomer in Linux so I would really appreciate if you can give me a step-by-step instructions on how to acheive the desired objective.
No. The driver is not installed. Similler to Windows, Linux shows it as a lan card. You need to install the drivers if you are using kernel 2.4.xx. However, if you are using kernel 2.6.x then you need to say yes for DVB support and yes for b2c2 card during compliling the new kernel. I did that and installed a VPN but stopped right there. My system tells me that it installed my card, but I do not know how to set the transponder and PIDs.