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Old 03-11-2007, 04:07 AM   #1
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Dvb-t


Hello all,

I am trying to get a DVB-T Digital Television card to work in my PC running Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy Eft).

The card is a Tevion DVBT220, which essentially is a rebranded Kworld DVBT220RF card.

When I use the command 'lspci', the following line indicates that Linux can see the card in the PCI slot and identifies that the card has a Phillips SAA7133 chipset.

Code:
02:02.0 Multimedia controller: Philips Semiconductors SAA7133/SAA7135 Video Broadcast Decoder (rev d0)
When I use the command 'lsmod', I see the following line which I think must be relevant to the DVB-T card:

Code:
videodev                9728  1 saa7134

When I use the command 'dmesg', I see this section of relevence to the DVB-T card:

Code:
[17179588.676000] saa7133[0]: found at 0000:02:02.0, rev: 208, irq: 169, latency: 64, mmio: 0xfe1ff000
[17179588.676000] saa7133[0]: subsystem: 17de:7201, board: Tevion/KWorld DVB-T 220RF [card=88,autodetected]
[17179588.676000] saa7133[0]: board init: gpio is 100
[17179588.812000] saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom 00: de 17 01 72 ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
[17179588.812000] saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom 10: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
[17179588.812000] saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom 20: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
[17179588.812000] saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom 30: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
[17179588.812000] saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom 40: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
[17179588.812000] saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom 50: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
[17179588.812000] saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom 60: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
[17179588.812000] saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom 70: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
[17179588.920000] tuner 0-004b: chip found @ 0x96 (saa7133[0])
[17179588.968000] tuner 0-004b: setting tuner address to 61
[17179589.008000] tuner 0-004b: type set to tda8290+75a
[17179589.020000] ts: Compaq touchscreen protocol output
[17179589.072000] saa7133[0]: registered device video0 [v4l2]
[17179589.072000] saa7133[0]: registered device vbi0
[17179589.072000] saa7133[0]: registered device radio0
[17179589.084000] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:02:00.0[A] -> GSI 21 (level, low) -> IRQ 217
[17179589.088000] Installing spdif_bug patch: Audigy 2 ZS [SB0353]
[17179589.108000] saa7134 ALSA driver for DMA sound loaded
[17179589.108000] saa7133[0]/alsa: saa7133[0] at 0xfe1ff000 irq 169 registered as card -1

I have dvb-utils installed and when I use the command 'scan au_Sydney_Kings_Cross > channels.conf' I get the error:

Code:
scanning au-Sydney_Kings_Cross
using '/dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend0' and '/dev/dvb/adapter0/demux0'
main:2247: FATAL: failed to open '/dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend0': 2 No such file or directory
I was hoping if anyone could identify what the problem is and point me in the right direction for a fix.

Regards,
Greenie
 
Old 03-11-2007, 07:21 AM   #2
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http://linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/KWorld_DVB-T_220 -- it seems you have to use newer code for this which is probably not in your kernel source.

http://linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/How_to_install_DVB might be worth a look too.

Last edited by titopoquito; 03-11-2007 at 07:24 AM.
 
Old 03-12-2007, 06:16 AM   #3
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Yes, I installed mercurial, the linux-headers and the build-essential packages using apt-get:

Code:
apt-get install mercurial linux-headers-$(uname -r) build-essential
followed by;

Code:
hg clone http://linuxtv.org/hg/v4l-dvb
Which downloaded a whole heap of stuff, then I changed directory to where the above downloaded to, then I did;

Code:
sudo make
then

Code:
sudo make install
then a reboot.

After rebooting I was able to:

Code:
scan <initial channels source file> > channels.conf
which gave me a channels.conf which I copied to /home/<user>/.xine and also to /home/<user>/.mplayer

Then I did:

Code:
mplayer -quiet -stop-xscreensaver dvb://"channelname"
Which resulted in successful viewing of DVB-T in mplayer.

However I cannot get good success in Xine, I can get video but no audio in Xine. Does anybody have any ideas on the Xine problem?
 
  


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