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Please help with HD-3000, FC4, MythTV install
PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 2:17 am Reply with quote
rightonbro
 
Joined: 09 Mar 2006
Posts: 3
Location: Los Angeles




Hi,

I just received my HD-3000 today. I'm trying to add it to my Fedora Core 4/MythTV box to capture over-the-air HDTV signals, alongside a Hauppauge PVR-250 which is hooked up to my cable box. The PVR-250 has been running for about 3 weeks now with no problems.

3 week is about as long as I've been exposed to Linux administration (I am converting from Windows/GBPVR), so please bear with me. I am familiar with using vi and am starting to learn about things like dmesg and modprobe, but mostly I did was follow the guide on wilsonet.

Specs:
Athlon 2200+
MSI K7N2GM2-LSR nForce2 board
512MB of RAM
64MB Geforce MX 440 card

Kernel is 2.6.15-1.1831_FC4.

I have the HD-3000 plugged into a Zenith Silver Sensor antenna via the coaxial input.

What I'd like to do is make sure the card works before I try to configure it with MythTV, and then worry about getting it to work with MythTV later.

So, onto the questions:

1) Are the printed instructions I received with the card unsuitable/outdated for my setup? I kinda figured out that I don't need to install drivers because FC4 has support for the card. So what I did was copy the firmware into /lib/firmware, rebooted, and tried running dtvsignal on /dev/video1. It reported no signal at all, on any channel. After a couple of hours of trying to get it to work and Googling around, I suspect that /dev/video1 is not the coaxial input. Is that correct?

2) So I *think* that instead, I need to get dvb working.

On bootup, dmesg gives me this:

cx2388x v4l2 driver version 0.0.5 loaded
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNK4] enabled at IRQ 12
PCI: setting IRQ 12 as level-triggered
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:02:07.0[A] -> Link [LNK4] -> GSI 12 (level, low) -> IRQ 12
CORE cx88[0]: subsystem: 7063:3000, board: pcHDTV HD3000 HDTV [card=22,autodetected]
TV tuner 52 at 0x1fe, Radio tuner -1 at 0x1fe
tuner 3-0061: chip found @ 0xc2 (cx88[0])
tuner 3-0061: type set to 52 (Thomson DDT 7610 (ATSC/NTSC))
tda9887 3-0043: chip found @ 0x86 (cx88[0])
cx88[0]/0: found at 0000:02:07.0, rev: 5, irq: 12, latency: 32, mmio: 0xe2000000
cx88[0]/0: registered device video1 [v4l2]
cx88[0]/0: registered device vbi1
cx88[0]/0: registered device radio0
cx2388x blackbird driver version 0.0.5 loaded

So once everything loads up, this gets me /dev/video1/.

So then I Googled around some more and found that you need to unload/load some modules:

# modprobe -rv cx88_blackbird
# modprobe -rv cx88-dvb
# modprobe -rv cx8800
# modprobe -v cx88-dvb

dmesg gave me this:

ivtv0: i2c attach to card #0 ok [client=tveeprom, addr=50]
cx2388x dvb driver version 0.0.5 loaded
CORE cx88[0]: subsystem: 7063:3000, board: pcHDTV HD3000 HDTV [card=22,autodetected]
TV tuner 52 at 0x1fe, Radio tuner -1 at 0x1fe
tuner 3-0061: chip found @ 0xc2 (cx88[0])
tuner 3-0061: type set to 52 (Thomson DDT 7610 (ATSC/NTSC))
tda9887 3-0043: chip found @ 0x86 (cx88[0])
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:02:07.2[A] -> Link [LNK4] -> GSI 12 (level, low) -> IRQ 12
cx88[0]/2: found at 0000:02:07.2, rev: 5, irq: 12, latency: 32, mmio: 0xe3000000
cx88[0]/2: cx2388x based dvb card
DVB: registering new adapter (cx88[0]).
DVB: registering frontend 0 (Oren OR51132 VSB/QAM Frontend)...

So now /dev/video1 is gone, and I have /dev/dvb/adapter0, which contains demux0, dvr0, frontend0, and net0. I also have /dev/video24 and /dev/video32. I tried running dtvsignal on all of these and reported 0% signal on all channels.

Am I doing things correctly so far?

It sounds like the next step for me is to install dvb-apps and do some testing as described here:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=530806

Is that right?

Thanks for any advice you can provide. I'll be happy to write up a guide for all of this when I'm done, I just have to get things working first. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 2:28 am Reply with quote
rightonbro
 
Joined: 09 Mar 2006
Posts: 3
Location: Los Angeles




Okay. I think I installed dvb-apps correctly by doing this:

cvs -d :pserver:anonymous@cvs.linuxtv.org:/cvs/linuxtv login (use an empty password)
cvs -z3 -d :pserver:anonymous@cvs.linuxtv.org:/cvs/linuxtv co dvb-apps
make
make install

from here:

http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/Dvb_Apps

So then I did this:

cd dvb-apps/util/szap/channels-conf/atsc
perl make_atsc_chanconf.pl 92107 > ~/.azap/channels.conf

But then I get:

bash: /root/.azap/channels.conf: No such file or directory

What do I need to do? I am running as root.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 10:38 am Reply with quote
rightonbro
 
Joined: 09 Mar 2006
Posts: 3
Location: Los Angeles




Okay, I got atscscan to work, and szap to lock into a local channel...so it looks like I'm getting there...
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