Hello all you lovely Linux people! I'm tearing my hair out trying to get this Happuauger HVR2200 installed, and I badly need your help.
Just so you know where I'm cmoing from, I wouldn't call myself a Linux Noob, but I'm not far from it. Usually I'll read forums until I find the answer to my problem, and I almost never post on forums for help. But, in this case, I've
read all the forums I can and now find myself going in circles after 2 days of trying..
Please help! I feel that I'm really close, but missing something very simple...
Here's how thiings stand.
I'm trying to install the card on a headless Open Media Vault box, which is running debian 2.6.32 64 bit kernel. I plan to use Tvheadend to get the output to another computer, if it ever works...
Basically, the card appears to be installed properly, and femon reports a good signal, but w_scan does not find any channels. The only slightly non-standard aspect of my build is that the TV card is inserted in the pci-e 16x slot. I
should also say that I'm not sure what signal/s I'm getting into my card, as I live in a block, with some kind of shared arial. But, as femon tells me I'm getting a very strong signal, that doesn't appear to be the problem.
The module was inserted like this:
insmod saa7164 card=4
lspci -v produces:
04:00.0 Multimedia controller: Philips Semiconductors SAA7164 (rev 81)
Subsystem: Hauppauge computer works Inc. WinTV HVR-2200 (submodel 89619)
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
Memory at fd400000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4M]
Memory at fd000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4M]
Capabilities:  MSI: Enable- Count=1/16 Maskable- 64bit+
Capabilities:  Express Endpoint, MSI 00
Capabilities:  Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [7c] Vendor Specific Information: Len=84 <?>
Capabilities:  Vendor Specific Information: ID=0000 Rev=0 Len=060 <?>
Capabilities:  Virtual Channel
Kernel driver in use: saa7164
saa7164 44937 0
tda18271 40933 2
FE: NXP TDA10048HN DVB-T (DVBT)
status | signal fdfd | snr 00d7 | ber 0000ffff | unc 00000000 |
status | signal ffff | snr 0000 | ber 0000ffff | unc 00000000 |
status | signal fbfb | snr 00b9 | ber 0000ffff | unc 00000000 |
w_scan -c PL produces:
w_scan version 20100316 (compiled for DVB API 5.1)
using settings for POLAND
frontend_type DVB-T, channellist 4
output format vdr-1.6
Info: using DVB adapter auto detection.
/dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend0 -> DVB-T "NXP TDA10048HN DVB-T": good
/dev/dvb/adapter1/frontend0 -> DVB-T "NXP TDA10048HN DVB-T": good
Using DVB-T frontend (adapter /dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend0)
-_-_-_-_ Getting frontend capabilities-_-_-_-_
Using DVB API 5.2
frontend NXP TDA10048HN DVB-T supports
Scanning 7MHz frequencies...
177500: (time: 00:00)
184500: (time: 00:03)
191500: (time: 00:05)
Scanning 8MHz frequencies...
474000: (time: 00:20)
482000: (time: 00:23)
490000: (time: 00:26)
ERROR: Sorry - i couldn't get any working frequency/transponder
Nothing to scan!!
I get a warning at when the module is loaded at boot that I'm using an outdated/obsolete driver, but when I try to compile the latest Video for Linux Drivers the compilation fails with:
build failed at ./build line 452.
I've tried patching the build as per the instructions here:
but I don't really understand the instructions, so my attempt to apply the patch/es doesn't make any difference to the build error.
$ hg clone http://kernellabs.com/hg/saa7164-stable/
$ make menuconfig
make: *** No rule to make target `/lib/modules/2.6.32-5-686/source/scripts/basic/Makefile'. Stop.
make: *** [scripts_basic] Error 2
make: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.32-5-686'
make: *** [/lib/modules/2.6.32-5-686/build/scripts/kconfig/mconf] Error 2
make: Leaving directory `/home/mike/saa7164-stable/v4l'
make: *** [menuconfig] Error 2
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sorry to bump, but bump!
I managed to get the card installed properly after upgrading my kernel. At least it *appears* to be installed properly, but now I can't get any results from tuning it.
Strangely, femon shows very good signal strength, whether or not the antenna is attached.
w_scan -c PL
w_scan version 20120605 (compiled for DVB API 5.4) using settings for POLAND DVB aerial DVB-T Europe scan type TERRESTRIAL, channellist 4 output format vdr-1.6 WARNING: could not guess your codepage. Falling back to 'UTF-8' output charset 'UTF-8', use -C <charset> to override Info: using DVB adapter auto detection. /dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend0 -> TERRESTRIAL "NXP TDA10048HN DVB-T": good :-) /dev/dvb/adapter1/frontend0 -> TERRESTRIAL "NXP TDA10048HN DVB-T": good :-) Using TERRESTRIAL frontend (adapter /dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend0) -_-_-_-_ Getting frontend capabilities-_-_-_-_ Using DVB API 5.4 frontend 'NXP TDA10048HN DVB-T' supports INVERSION_AUTO QAM_AUTO TRANSMISSION_MODE_AUTO GUARD_INTERVAL_AUTO HIERARCHY_AUTO FEC_AUTO FREQ (177.00MHz ... 858.00MHz) -_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_ Scanning 7MHz frequencies... 177500: (time: 00:01) 184500: (time: 00:03) 191500: (time: 00:06) 198500: (time: 00:08) 205500: (time: 00:11) 212500: (time: 00:14) 219500: (time: 00:16) 226500: (time: 00:19) Scanning 8MHz frequencies... 474000: (time: 00:21) 482000: (time: 00:24) 490000: (time: 00:26) 498000: (time: 00:29) 506000: (time: 00:32) 514000: (time: 00:34) 522000: (time: 00:37) 530000: (time: 00:39) 538000: (time: 00:42) 546000: (time: 00:44) 554000: (time: 00:47) 562000: (time: 00:50) 570000: (time: 00:52) 578000: (time: 00:55) 586000: (time: 00:57) 594000: (time: 01:00) 602000: (time: 01:02) 610000: (time: 01:05) 618000: (time: 01:08) 626000: (time: 01:10) 634000: (time: 01:13) 642000: (time: 01:15) 650000: (time: 01:18) 658000: (time: 01:20) 666000: (time: 01:23) 674000: (time: 01:26) 682000: (time: 01:28) 690000: (time: 01:31) 698000: (time: 01:33) 706000: (time: 01:36) 714000: (time: 01:38) 722000: (time: 01:41) 730000: (time: 01:43) 738000: (time: 01:46) 746000: (time: 01:49) 754000: (time: 01:51) 762000: (time: 01:54) 770000: (time: 01:56) 778000: (time: 01:59) 786000: (time: 02:01) 794000: (time: 02:04) 802000: (time: 02:07) 810000: (time: 02:09) 818000: (time: 02:12) 826000: (time: 02:14) 834000: (time: 02:17) 842000: (time: 02:19) 850000: (time: 02:22) 858000: (time: 02:25) ERROR: Sorry - i couldn't get any working frequency/transponder Nothing to scan!!