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Title: DVB Card support in LinuxMCE-0710
Post by: totallymaxed on January 12, 2008, 10:45:01 am
We'd like some input on what DVB cards the community would like to be supported 'out of the box' in 0710. Currently we have the following cards on our list;

DVB-S (full featured cards)
Hauppauge WinTV-Nexus-S Rev. 2.1 ------------ http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/FF_Rev._2.1_DVB-S_Cards
Hauppauge WinTV-Nexus-S Rev. 2.2 ----------- http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/FF_Rev._2.2_DVB-S_Cards


DVB-S (Budget cards)
Hauppauge WinTV-NOVA-S-Plus ( Modell 794 ) ------------- http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Hauppauge_WinTV-NOVA-S-Plus
Hauppauge WinTV-NOVA-CI PCI ( Modell 588 ) ------------- http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Hauppauge_WinTV-NOVA-CI_PCI

DVB-T
Avermedia AverTV 771 ----------------  http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/AVerMedia_AVerTV_DVB-T_771_%28A771%29
Hauppauge WinTV Nova T500 (just needs firmware) -------- http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Hauppauge_WinTV-NOVA-T-500
Hauppauge WinTV NovaT PCI  ---------- http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Hauppauge_WinTV-NOVA-T_PCI

If you have other cards that you would like supported then please post something here... ideally I'd like you to not just suggest 'card X' but to actually help us make sure we have the correct modules/firmware loaded. So if your favorite card is not plug-n-play under Kubuntu 7.10 but you got it working then post here with the cards full description and the list of modules/firmware you used;

- Name of card
- Modules needed
- Firmware needed

Thanks for your help on this!

Andrew

PS The list of card above does not mean that other DVB card will not 'just work' too... but the list above represents cards that have been tested as working ;-)
Title: Re: DVB Card support in LinuxMCE-0710
Post by: posde on January 12, 2008, 04:45:44 pm
Hello Andrew,

I am using Technotrend 1500-S cards. A budget DVB-S card working out of the box for Debian 4.0 (with kernel 2.6.18-5), so should not cause any kind of a problem. Another one I recently acquired is a Technotrend 1500-C card. Unfortunately, I can't test it at the moment, due to lack of cable in my house.

I have another DVB-S card, which I can't get to work at all. It is a TechniSat SkyStar 2 TV, a budget card DVB-S. The name is misleading, as it uses a different design, than previous SkyStar 2s :-(. It seems the SkyStar 2 with a metal box are working, the once without a metal box are not supported under Linux at the moment. At least according to the DVB wiki.

Hope this information helps.

rgds
Oliver
Title: Re: DVB Card support in LinuxMCE-0710
Post by: hari on January 12, 2008, 06:33:16 pm
i'm using the Terrateg Cinergy T XS Hybrid with the em28xx driver from Markus Rechberger with the available firmware:
[   46.416000] em28xx v4l2 driver version 0.0.1 loaded
[   46.416000] em28xx new video device (0ccd:0042): interface 0, class 255
[...]
[   46.848000] Loading base firmware: xc3028_init0.i2c.fw
[   47.840000] Loading default analogue TV settings: xc3028_BG_PAL_A2_A.i2c.fw
[   48.032000] Loading base firmware: xc3028_8MHz_init0.i2c.fw
[   49.072000] Loading specific dtv settings: xc3028_DTV6_ATSC_2620.i2c.fw
[   81.872000] Loading specific dtv settings: xc3028_DTV8_2633.i2c.fw

best regards,
Hari
Title: Re: DVB Card support in LinuxMCE-0710
Post by: Heiermann on January 12, 2008, 09:25:29 pm
Hello,

I am currently working on a low-noise HTPC with HD-Support - a project on the german site www.tomshardware.de - to use as a MD with LinuxMCE.
The featured DVB-Card is the KNC One TV-Station DVB-S2 -> http://www.knc1.com/d/produkte/digital_dvb_s2_plus.htm

greets Heiermann
Title: Re: DVB Card support in LinuxMCE-0710
Post by: ddamron on January 12, 2008, 11:11:28 pm
Andrew,

I'd like to see support for the Twinhan budget cards..
VP 1020, VP1022, VP 102C, etc (I have them all)

Regards,

Dan
Title: Re: DVB Card support in LinuxMCE-0710
Post by: totallymaxed on January 13, 2008, 01:16:04 am
Hello,

I am currently working on a low-noise HTPC with HD-Support - a project on the german site www.tomshardware.de - to use as a MD with LinuxMCE.
The featured DVB-Card is the KNC One TV-Station DVB-S2 -> http://www.knc1.com/d/produkte/digital_dvb_s2_plus.htm

greets Heiermann


Hi Heiermann,

Can you post a message here listing the modules & firmware you use with the KNC One TV-Station DVB-S2?

Thanks

Andrew
Title: Re: DVB Card support in LinuxMCE-0710
Post by: Heiermann on January 13, 2008, 11:46:47 am
Hi Andrew,

the KNC1 DVB-S2 ist currently listed with "experimental support". ( http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/DVB-S2_PCI_Cards )
With VDR the TechnoTrend TT-budget S2-3200 is the most used card (with FFmpeg-Patch HD-Signals work - like posted in the vdr-forum)
http://www.vdr-portal.de/board/thread.php?postid=665758#post665758

For this reason it makes more sense to support the TechnoTrend TT-budget S2-3200

In my current VDR-Machine is a TechnoTrend S-2300 - al Full-Featured-Card with natice support from VDR.

regards
 Heiermann
Title: Re: DVB Card support in LinuxMCE-0710
Post by: totallymaxed on January 13, 2008, 12:22:09 pm
Hi Andrew,

the KNC1 DVB-S2 ist currently listed with "experimental support". ( http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/DVB-S2_PCI_Cards )
With VDR the TechnoTrend TT-budget S2-3200 is the most used card (with FFmpeg-Patch HD-Signals work - like posted in the vdr-forum)
http://www.vdr-portal.de/board/thread.php?postid=665758#post665758

For this reason it makes more sense to support the TechnoTrend TT-budget S2-3200

In my current VDR-Machine is a TechnoTrend S-2300 - al Full-Featured-Card with natice support from VDR.

regards
 Heiermann

Thanks Heiermann,

Its sounds like the DVB_S2 cards are as you suggest the the right one to go with.

So to support the DVB_S2 PCI cards it looks like we need the following modules loaded;

stb6100
stb0899
saa7146
lnbp21
budget-ci

It appears that the Kubuntu Kernel - 2.6.22-14-generic does not have modules stb6100, stb0899 or budget-ci loaded by default. Module budget-ci can be modprobe'd in ok but the other two are not there as standard and must be built. It also appears that the DVB_S2 PCI cards do not need any firmware loaded.

Does all of the above seem correct to you?

Thanks in advance for your help with the above. Much appreciated.

Andrew
Title: Re: DVB Card support in LinuxMCE-0710
Post by: totallymaxed on January 13, 2008, 12:35:16 pm
i'm using the Terrateg Cinergy T XS Hybrid with the em28xx driver from Markus Rechberger with the available firmware:
[   46.416000] em28xx v4l2 driver version 0.0.1 loaded
[   46.416000] em28xx new video device (0ccd:0042): interface 0, class 255
[...]
[   46.848000] Loading base firmware: xc3028_init0.i2c.fw
[   47.840000] Loading default analogue TV settings: xc3028_BG_PAL_A2_A.i2c.fw
[   48.032000] Loading base firmware: xc3028_8MHz_init0.i2c.fw
[   49.072000] Loading specific dtv settings: xc3028_DTV6_ATSC_2620.i2c.fw
[   81.872000] Loading specific dtv settings: xc3028_DTV8_2633.i2c.fw

best regards,
Hari

Hi Hari,

Since you already have this card working can you provide the em28xx driver and the firmware?

Thanks

Andrew
Title: Re: DVB Card support in LinuxMCE-0710
Post by: jester on January 13, 2008, 01:36:56 pm
I've just bought the TechnoTrend 2300 (http://www.technotrend.com/2782/TT-premium__C-2300.html) (have not received it yet though) so i'd like to nominate it for inclusion... (http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/DVB-C_PCI_Cards (http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/DVB-C_PCI_Cards)).

jester.
Title: Re: DVB Card support in LinuxMCE-0710
Post by: totallymaxed on January 13, 2008, 02:19:58 pm
I've just bought the TechnoTrend 2300 (http://www.technotrend.com/2782/TT-premium__C-2300.html) (have not received it yet though) so i'd like to nominate it for inclusion... (http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/DVB-C_PCI_Cards (http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/DVB-C_PCI_Cards)).

jester.

Hi Jester,

Its not clear to me what modules etc are requires to support the 2300. Can you help? Or once you get your card do some tests under Kubunto 7.10 and let us know whats needed?

Thanks

Andrew
Title: Re: DVB Card support in LinuxMCE-0710
Post by: jester on January 13, 2008, 04:23:24 pm
Hi Andrew,
I'm not really that linux/linuxMCE savvy, but I'll give it a go as soon as i get the card... maybe you can give me some pointers as to what you'd like to know and see tested.

Kind regards,
jester.
Title: Re: DVB Card support in LinuxMCE-0710
Post by: coley on April 10, 2008, 05:16:42 pm
Andrew,
I've managed to get the freecom DVB-T USB tuner http://www.freecom.com/ecproduct_detail.asp?id=2234 (http://www.freecom.com/ecproduct_detail.asp?id=2234) up and running in vdr.
I used the driver available here http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/DVB-T_USB_Devices#Freecom_rev_4_DVB-T_USB_2.0_tuner (http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/DVB-T_USB_Devices#Freecom_rev_4_DVB-T_USB_2.0_tuner)
USB id of my device 14aa:0160 matched so no src hacking required.

Only tuned it in last night, viewing and recording is the next hurdle  ;)

-Coley.
Title: Re: DVB Card support in LinuxMCE-0710
Post by: totallymaxed on April 10, 2008, 11:50:51 pm
Andrew,
I've managed to get the freecom DVB-T USB tuner http://www.freecom.com/ecproduct_detail.asp?id=2234 (http://www.freecom.com/ecproduct_detail.asp?id=2234) up and running in vdr.
I used the driver available here http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/DVB-T_USB_Devices#Freecom_rev_4_DVB-T_USB_2.0_tuner (http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/DVB-T_USB_Devices#Freecom_rev_4_DVB-T_USB_2.0_tuner)
USB id of my device 14aa:0160 matched so no src hacking required.

Only tuned it in last night, viewing and recording is the next hurdle  ;)

-Coley.


Great... please test it for a few days to confirm all is ok and then give us an update.
Title: Re: DVB Card support in LinuxMCE-0710
Post by: mami on April 12, 2008, 09:19:56 am
Andrew,

I'd like to see support for the Twinhan budget cards..
VP 1020, VP1022, VP 102C, etc (I have them all)

Regards,

Dan

I hope this is in right topic!

I have a Twinhan DTV Mini Cab (w/o CI) DVB-C card.
The card is working to see tv channels, but if a want to scan for channels whit it, it don't find anything.
To get this working i need to uncoment line 1360 in kernel-<version>/drivers/media/dvb/bt8xx/dst.c that reads
Code: [Select]
!(state->dst_type == DST_TYPE_IS_CABLE) &&

and then make new kernel.
I have tried to do this in LinuxMCE the Ubuntu way, but i allways fail when it reboots the new kernel. To get it up and running again i need to reinstall LinuxMCE...

The question i have is:
How do i compile kernel for LinuxMCE whit this "fix" and get it working?

Thanx
/Mami
Title: Re: DVB Card support in LinuxMCE-0710
Post by: totallymaxed on April 12, 2008, 01:54:29 pm
Andrew,

I'd like to see support for the Twinhan budget cards..
VP 1020, VP1022, VP 102C, etc (I have them all)

Regards,

Dan

I hope this is in right topic!

I have a Twinhan DTV Mini Cab (w/o CI) DVB-C card.
The card is working to see tv channels, but if a want to scan for channels whit it, it don't find anything.
To get this working i need to uncoment line 1360 in kernel-<version>/drivers/media/dvb/bt8xx/dst.c that reads
Code: [Select]
!(state->dst_type == DST_TYPE_IS_CABLE) &&

and then make new kernel.
I have tried to do this in LinuxMCE the Ubuntu way, but i allways fail when it reboots the new kernel. To get it up and running again i need to reinstall LinuxMCE...

The question i have is:
How do i compile kernel for LinuxMCE whit this "fix" and get it working?

Thanx
/Mami

Hmmm... I would think that you just need to re-build the bt8xx module with the dst_type set to Cable and then modprobe the newly built bt8xx module. If it modprobe's ok the just edit /etc/modules and add a line for your new bt8xx module. Your new module will then get loaded on boot.

I think that should fix your problem

All the best

Andrew
Title: Re: DVB Card support in LinuxMCE-0710
Post by: mami on April 12, 2008, 09:28:32 pm
I have tried whit to modprobe the bt8xx module whit many dst_type, but nothing worked (a long time ago!).
Then i started to search the net and find that answer, and it worked directly.
Because else it think it has a CI onboard or something like that!!

Edit:
I find this text about it:
Code: [Select]
There are exactly 2 card types having the same identification, adding support
for this one card breaks the other card.

Edit2:
Finaly i got it working  :D
So if you have a Twinhan DVB budget card whitout CI that can't scan for channels, do this:

1. Download kernel source + needed packages!

2. Edit this lines in drivers/media/dvb/bt8xx/dst.c (in the kernel source):
Line: 850:
Code: [Select]
.dst_feature =  DST_TYPE_HAS_CA,
change to
Code: [Select]
.dst_feature =  0,

and in line 1360:
Code: [Select]
!(state->dst_type == DST_TYPE_IS_CABLE) &&
change to
Code: [Select]
// !(state->dst_type == DST_TYPE_IS_CABLE) &&

3. copy config from /boot/ to .config
Code: [Select]
cp /boot/config-<version> .config

4. Apply config & prepare
Code: [Select]
make oldconfig && make prepare

5. build the drivers
Code: [Select]
make M=drivers/media/dvb/bt8xx/

6. copy them to the kernel you use
Code: [Select]
cp drivers/media/dvb/bt8xx/*.ko /lib/modules/<version>/kernel/drivers/media/dvb/bt8xx/

7. Reboot and have fun  ;)

/Mami
Title: Re: DVB Card support in LinuxMCE-0710
Post by: gazlang on May 08, 2008, 02:18:17 pm
Hi,
Just wondering whether DVB-S2 card support has been integrated into 0710?
I'm hoping to use VDR with a Hauppauge Nova-HD-S2 card.

Cheers
Title: Re: DVB Card support in LinuxMCE-0710
Post by: cirion on May 14, 2008, 07:16:47 am
LMCE 0710 is using the latest stable version of VDR, which is version 1.6.
VDR removed DVB-S2 support for this version to be able to release a new stable version.

DVB-S2 is back in VDR 1.7 but that is not a stable version, so it is not in LinuxMCE yet...

Your card needs to be supported in the Multiproto driver to work with DVB-S2. Look for your card here:
http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page

As long as you install a driver for your card, DVB-S should work fine for now. DVB-S2 will come eventually...
Title: Re: DVB Card support in LinuxMCE-0710
Post by: gazlang on May 14, 2008, 08:48:28 am
The card is supported under the "experimental" section of DVB-S2 PCI cards. To get the card working with only S functionality for the time being do I just have to install the v4l dvb drivers without patching them etc.. as mentioned here -

http://ph.ubuntuforums.com/showthread.php?s=78b0b299797591a3233c9ed93f954361&t=633182&page=3

I assume this is still needed for the S2 element to work.
Title: Re: DVB Card support in LinuxMCE-0710
Post by: cirion on May 15, 2008, 08:09:41 am
I'm afraid it's not just the DVB-S2 support that is experimental...
The card itself has experimental support, so there is no support for it in the std. v4l dvb package.

Did you not read about your card?
"Hauppauge WinTV-NOVA-HD-S2 (PCI32, supports CI) ... a HVR-4000 without a DVB-T demod"
What that means, is you can follow the instructions for HVR-4000...
http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Hauppauge_WinTV-HVR-4000
and here is the driver:
http://dev.kewl.org/hauppauge/

Since your card is "multi frontend" DVB-S and DVB-S2 ther will be some time before v4l dvb will support your card. The HVR-4000 card came out in the end of 2006 and is still not supported.

There is sad news for the above driver... If you look at the VDR 1.7 changelog, you will see that it will only work with the Multiproto driver...
http://linuxtv.org/pipermail/vdr/2008-April/016498.html
Title: Re: DVB Card support in LinuxMCE-0710
Post by: gazlang on May 15, 2008, 12:23:44 pm
Well, I will just have to play around with it. I assume the kewl.org driver will allow me to use the DVB-S part of the card with LMCE VDR (v.1.6) for the time being?

From this wiki entry - http://66.102.9.104/translate_c?hl=en&sl=de&u=http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Hauppauge_WinTV-HVR-4000 it seems that there is a multipronto patch for the 1.7 versions of vdr. So should be able to continue using my card when LMCE upgrades to VDR1.7?
Title: Re: DVB Card support in LinuxMCE-0710
Post by: nite_man on October 22, 2008, 03:22:22 pm
I use TT-Budget/WinTV-NOVA-CI PCI. It works fine out the box. Just disable the "snd_aw2" (Audiowerk sound card) module. The driver contains a bug, so it will be loaded for every saa7146 chip.

I thought to switch to Technotrend S2-3200 HDTV-S2. But since support of DVB-S2 was removed from the VDR 1.6.0 it'd be just a wast a time and money.
Title: Re: DVB Card support in LinuxMCE-0710
Post by: Lexje on February 08, 2009, 11:05:44 pm
Hi Andrew,

Very nice to see this topic up!
I'm having a go at Satelco-EasyWatch-HDTV-S2-PCI--Basic-Edition[/color]-.html]http://www.dvbshop.net/product_info.php/info/p148_Satelco-EasyWatch-HDTV-S2-PCI--Basic-Edition-.html (http://www.dvbshop.net/product_info.php/info/p148_[color=blue).
I have it running in one system but am having trouble in getting it going in an identical second system.
It is a Philips SAA7146 based card.
One of the problems, probably similar to Niteman's post is that part of it gets recognized as a Audiowerk2 audio card, and next sound isn't working anymore... But after blacklisting this item that is solved.

This is what's in dmesg in the working system:
Code: [Select]
[ 14.324000] saa7146: register extension 'budget_av'.
[ 14.324000] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:03:06.0[A] -> GSI 20 (level, low) -> IRQ 21
[ 14.324000] saa7146: found saa7146 @ mem f8a86000 (revision 1, irq 21) (0x1894,0x0022).
[ 14.324000] saa7146 (0): dma buffer size 192512
[ 14.324000] DVB: registering new adapter (KNC1 DVB-C MK3).
[ 14.360000] adapter failed MAC signature check
[ 14.360000] encoded MAC from EEPROM was ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
[ 14.624000] KNC1-0: MAC addr = 00:09:d6:6d:93:4
[ 14.788000] DVB: registering frontend 0 (Philips TDA10023 DVB-C)...

And this is what I get in the non working system - apparently the DVB-C card doesn't get registered
Code: [Select]
[ 13.372000] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:03:06.0[A] -> GSI 20 (level, low) -> IRQ 21
[ 13.372000] Audiowerk 2 sound card (saa7146 chipset) detected and managed
[ 13.456000] Linux video capture interface: v2.00
[ 13.472000] saa7146: register extension 'budget_av'.

lspci -v
Code: [Select]
03:06.0 Multimedia controller: Philips Semiconductors SAA7146 (rev 01)
Subsystem: KNC One Unknown device 0022
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 21
Memory at fdeff000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512]

I also have a Technisat HD2 Cablestar HD2 reported to be working under Kubuntu 8.04 http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Te…t_CableStar_HD2 (http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Te…t_CableStar_HD2)
I haven't managed to get it working with LMCE, but will have another go at it and report back.

Does anyone have a clue as to how to get my card registered by the system?

Thanks for your input!

Erwin

Title: Re: DVB Card support in LinuxMCE-0710
Post by: cirion on February 09, 2009, 07:08:56 am
As you can see in the LinuxTV Wiki the Philips SAA7146 based cards are all experimental:
http://linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/DVB-S2_PCI_Cards

If you enter the Satelco cards you don't really find any useful information either...

You could follow this wiki, that is for a similar card:
http://linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/DVB-S2_PCI_Cards

WARNING! If you are using LMCE7.10RC2 do not waste time trying the v4l-dvb/S2API driver. It will work as a driver, and you will be able to scan, but there is no support for S2API in the current Mythtv or VDR versions, and there is no patch for S2API in the versions LMCE is using.

In the same wiki you will find the Multiproto driver, and this uses the old API that works in LMCE.
 Multiproto driver

A driver using the obsolete multiproto API may be installed as follows.

Installing on Debian (2.6.18-6-686) etch with Multiproto diver (!!!DVB-S2 Don`t Work. Only DVB-S!!!). Install new Debian (2.6.18-6-686)

Code: [Select]
cd /usr/src
apt-get install linux-headers-2.6.18-6-686
apt-get install linux-source-2.6.18
apt-get install mercurial

Code: [Select]
hg clone http://jusst.de/hg/multiproto
cd multiproto
make
make install
reboot
dmesg
Title: Re: DVB Card support in LinuxMCE-0710
Post by: tityann on February 09, 2009, 05:04:05 pm
hello
i still don't have my LMCE working (in the year)
but i am not agree with :
Quote
there is no support for S2API in the current Mythtv or VDR versions
VDR 1.7.x works with S2API
VDR 1.6.x just need a patch to works with S2API
bye
Title: Re: DVB Card support in LinuxMCE-0710
Post by: nite_man on February 09, 2009, 05:23:19 pm
hello
i still don't have my LMCE working (in the year)
but i am not agree with :
Quote
there is no support for S2API in the current Mythtv or VDR versions
VDR 1.7.x works with S2API
VDR 1.6.x just need a patch to works with S2API
bye

Since LinuxMCE includes "stock" version of VDR it shouldn't be a problem :)
Title: Re: DVB Card support in LinuxMCE-0710
Post by: cirion on February 09, 2009, 05:31:16 pm
hello
i still don't have my LMCE working (in the year)
but i am not agree with :
Quote
there is no support for S2API in the current Mythtv or VDR versions
VDR 1.7.x works with S2API
VDR 1.6.x just need a patch to works with S2API
bye
GREAT!!! You don't agree that it does not work with S2API.
That means you actually know how to make S2API work in LMCE7.10RC2?!?

Please tell us how! I want to know! I have been waiting for this since Steven started talking about S2API...
Title: Re: DVB Card support in LinuxMCE-0710
Post by: tityann on February 10, 2009, 02:39:25 pm
hello

Quote
That means you actually know how to make S2API work in LMCE7.10RC2?!?
I don't know about it...I only say that VDR is ok with S2API.
I still don't have my future house (with autamation) and still don't use LMCE (don't have two network...)
but why couldn't be add the S2API to the LMCE 7.10 's kernel ?
from linuxtv :(what i have done in my current install)
Quote
To retrieve the v4l-dvb source tree:

hg clone http://linuxtv.org/hg/v4l-dvb


How to build the v4l-dvb kernel modules
The v4l-dvb tree is backwards compatable against recent vanilla kernels. Kernel version 2.6.10 or later is required to build the dvb modules, and version 2.6.12 or later is required to build support for hybrid devices.

Change into the v4l-dvb directory:
cd v4l-dvb

Build the modules:
make

Install the modules:
make install

and then only change in the Makefile of vdr
DVBDIR=/usr/linux/
(which is using the dvb from installed kernel
to
DVBDIR=/usr/linux/v4l-dvb
(the new modules S2API)
(if you put it there of course)

bye
Title: Re: DVB Card support in LinuxMCE-0710
Post by: cirion on February 10, 2009, 09:41:57 pm
I don't know about it...I only say that VDR is ok with S2API.
I still don't have my future house (with autamation) and still don't use LMCE (don't have two network...) but why couldn't be add the S2API to the LMCE 7.10 's kernel ?
How did you read that S2API can't be installed in 710?!?
It CAN!
And YES! The driver works!!!

The problem does not lie there.... It's in VDR and MythTV and in LMCE7.10, they are specialized versions. Figuring out how to set up a development environment and patch and build new versions of MythTV or VDR for LMCE, is not something I would recommend to a  user wondering how to install a DVB Card.

VDR and MythTV does not support S2API in any stable version yet, and both the stable versions and the developer versions needs to be patched. Patching scare the shit out of any Windows user trying to use Linux for the first time and is something regular linux user don't find very simple.

S2API will probably make it into 8.10 (I'm just guessing). Posde has commented somewhere that the new VDR integration would be able to use whatever VDR version the user installs. If that's true it would make users able to install the latest developer versions with patches :)
Title: Re: DVB Card support in LinuxMCE-0710
Post by: tityann on February 11, 2009, 05:09:57 pm
hello
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How did you read that S2API can't be installed in 710?!?
It CAN!
And YES! The driver works!!!
????
that's what i said !!!
maybe my sentence was not good -> i am french and only have english level school

about s2api and lmce_8.10 , all depends of if the s2api will be included as i said( with adding the modules from externel) because i read that  the kernel 2.6.28 with S2api will only be ubuntu_9_04

bye
Title: Re: DVB Card support in LinuxMCE-0710
Post by: thedaver on February 11, 2009, 05:17:22 pm
A valuable reminder that this is a globally adopted application.  Culture and language can be communications factors.