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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 3:20 pm Reply with quote
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Yes this is a dumb question, and I am sorry I have to ask it but I cannot figure out how to get the 5500 to work. The install docs and everything seems to just say "install the drivers" and then the card should work. I have tried reading posts on here, gentoo-wiki, mythtv-wiki, and the gentoo forums with little luck. I have worked with many cards in the past, and was previously running Dual PVR-250's with no problem. I have reformatted since getting rid of these cards and started fresh. I purchased two of the 5500's with only one currently plugged in.

So here is what I have:
A 32 bit pentium processor.
Gentoo running gentoo-sources kernel version: 2.6.17 ( 2.6.17-gentoo-r8 )
Comcast Cable (Ann Arbor/MI)

udev device system with udev rule:
KERNEL="dvb*", PROGRAM="/etc/udev/scripts/dvb.sh %k", NAME="%c"
and the script dvb.sh being:

well it seems I cannot actually post this file, every time i try and post the two lines i get a service unaval error. But basically the contents are what is suggested by the udev.txt in the documents folder.

I have tried both with V4L and DVB not installed at all, installed as modules, and installed into kernel.

With it installed into kernel videodev conflicts with the kernel. With it as modules or not all the results seem the same:

I have tried the v4l-dvb-HD-5500-driver.tar.gz tarball on the cd and http://www.pchdtv.com/downloads/v4l-dvb-HD-5500-driver.tar.gz with just make and then make install. Then doing:

Upon running modprobe cx88-dvb
I get the following in dmsg:
cx2388x dvb driver version 0.0.5 loaded
CORE cx88[0]: subsystem: 7063:5500, board: pcHDTV HD5500 HDTV [card=47,autodetected]
TV tuner 64 at 0x1fe, Radio tuner -1 at 0x1fe
cx88[0]/2: found at 0000:00:08.2, rev: 5, irq: 11, latency: 32, mmio: 0xe2000000
cx88[0]/2: cx2388x based dvb card
DVB: registering new adapter (cx88[0]).
DVB: registering frontend 0 (LG Electronics LGDT3303 VSB/QAM Frontend)...

and then in lsmod:

cx88_dvb               14852  0
cx8802                 14212  1 cx88_dvb
cx88xx                 64548  2 cx88_dvb,cx8802
ir_common              28420  1 cx88xx
btcx_risc               6152  2 cx8802,cx88xx
tveeprom               16528  1 cx88xx
videodev               10496  1 cx88xx
cx88_vp3054_i2c         5504  1 cx88_dvb
mt352                   8068  1 cx88_dvb
or51132                10756  1 cx88_dvb
video_buf_dvb           7812  1 cx88_dvb
video_buf              26500  4 cx88_dvb,cx8802,cx88xx,video_buf_dvb
nxt200x                16900  1 cx88_dvb
firmware_class         11520  2 or51132,nxt200x
zl10353                 6660  1 cx88_dvb
cx24123                15752  1 cx88_dvb
lgdt330x               10012  1 cx88_dvb
dvb_core               83496  3 or51132,video_buf_dvb,lgdt330x
cx22702                 8068  1 cx88_dvb
dvb_pll                13700  4 cx88_dvb,or51132,nxt200x,cx22702

The first problem I notice is that there is no /dev/video devices registered, why is this? Do i need another module for NTSC support?

I do get :

So then I run
"dtvscan -q -o out" from the CD tar (http://www.pchdtv.com/downloads/CD_pcHDTV_2006-v2.0.tar.gz) from FEDORA CORE tools and I get a bunch of channel = 1-158 messages, but nothing in the output file.
In addition in dmesg a bunch of:
lgdt330x: lgdt330x_set_parameters: Modulation type(6) UNSUPPORTED

If I run dtvscan from the latest tools(http://www.pchdtv.com/downloads/dvb-atsc-tools-1.0.4.tar.gz) I get:
channel = 2 QAM_256
channel = 2 QAM_64
but no output,
Even after replacing the FE_READ_SIGNAL_STRENGTH with the SNR.

If i run ./test_dvr test.mpg 0x2000
i get a file of 0 size and dmesgs of:
cx88[0]/2: cx8802_timeout

So what am I doing wrong?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 9:09 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 16 Dec 2004
Posts: 295

To get /dev/video* devices you just need to modprobe cx8800 This will give you the analog TV side of the card. and you can use tvtime or what have you. Is your comcast digital cable? If not, you just need the analog side of the card working.

Other than those two things, everything you posted looks like the cards drivers are loaded correctly and responding.

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