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Old 04-23-2005, 08:45 AM   #1
Dutch3
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Unable to scan for channels - DVB


Hi

Could anyone point me in the right direction as I seem to have hit a brick wall with trying to scan for channels.

I've got a Skystar2 PCI card on a Mandriva 2005LE box. The modules are loaded and Linuxtv is installed. An 'szap' command gives the FE_HAS_LOCK message, so it seems the driver is OK.

The problem is when I scan giving the below command

./scan dvb-s/ Astra-19.2E>channels.conf

...all I get is this

[root@localhost scan]# ./scan dvb-s/ Astra-19.2E>channels.conf
scanning dvb-s/
using '/dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend0' and '/dev/dvb/adapter0/demux0'
ERROR: initial tuning failed
dumping lists (0 services)
Done.

The details for Astra are as supplied in the original Linuxtv tar file -
# Astra 19.2E SDT info service transponder
# freq pol sr fec
S 12551500 V 22000000 5/6

(BTW its a direct connection to the card - no diseqc.)

Any help would be appreciated.
 
Old 04-26-2005, 03:53 AM   #2
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By installing a dvbapps rpm and using that to scan for channels (rather than the download tar file)I've now been able to scan two satellites and created a channels.conf file.

My problem now is that xine cannot find a dvb plugin to handle any channel, even though the latest libxine is installed.

I then tried installing vdr but got this: -
[root@localhost vdr-1.2.6]# make
g++ -g -O2 -Wall -Woverloaded-virtual -c -DREMOTE_KBD -DREMOTE_ -D_GNU_SOURCE -DVIDEODIR=\"/video\" -DPLUGINDIR=\"./PLUGINS/lib\" -I../DVB/include channels.c
In file included from channels.h:13,
from channels.c:10:
config.h: In member function `bool cConfig<T>::Save()':
config.h:140: error: there are no arguments to `First' that depend on a template parameter, so a declaration of `First'must be available
config.h:140: error: (if you use `-fpermissive', G++ will accept your code, but allowing the use of an undeclared name is deprecated)
make: *** [channels.o] Error 1

1 step forward - two back!

Any help appreciated!
 
Old 06-07-2005, 02:53 PM   #3
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Re: Unable to scan for channels - DVB

Quote:
Originally posted by Dutch3
[B]Hi

Could anyone point me in the right direction as I seem to have hit a brick wall with trying to scan for channels.

I've got a Skystar2 PCI card on a Mandriva 2005LE box. The modules are loaded and Linuxtv is installed. An 'szap' command gives the FE_HAS_LOCK message, so it seems the driver is OK.

The problem is when I scan giving the below command

./scan dvb-s/ Astra-19.2E>channels.conf
...
Your scan command is wrong. It should read ./scan dvb-s Astra-19.2E>channels.conf instead ./scan dvb-s/ Astra-19.2E>channels.conf. So just omit the second "/" after "dvb-s".

Good luck, Tom.
 
  


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