More USB gadgets

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As if I didn't have enough USB gadgets sticking out of my laptop already, I just traded the two extra RAM modules I had for a Twinhan starbox USB DVB-S device. Clearly a winning bargain, thanks Nabil; you're the best.

Connecting it for the first time to a stock hardy kernel it got recognized but complained about firmware. For some reason this was not easily available, but eventually I found it. I'll attach it here, stick it in /lib/firmware and you're all set. Here's what the kernel should say if everything is kosher :


dvb-usb: found a 'TwinhanDTV StarBox DVB-S USB2.0 (VP7021)' in cold state, will try to load a firmware
dvb-usb: dwnloading firmware from file 'dvb-usb-vp702x-02.fw'
dvb-usb: found a 'TwinhanDTV StarBox DVB-S USB2.0 (VP7021)' in warm state.
dvb-usb: will pass the complete MPEG2 transport stream to the software demuxer.
DVB: registering new adapter (TwinhanDTV StarBox DVB-S USB2.0 (VP7021))
dvb-usb: MAC address: 00:08:ca:15:6e:86
vp702x: system string: USB702X
DVB: registering frontend 0 (Twinhan DST-like frontend (VP7021/VP7020) DVB-S)...
input: IR-receiver inside an USB DVB receiver as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:0b.1/usb2/2-6/input/input13
dvb-usb: schedule remote query interval to 400 msecs.
dvb-usb: TwinhanDTV StarBox DVB-S USB2.0 (VP7021) successfully initialized and connected.

It shows up in lsusb with a useless name :


13d3:3207 IMC Networks

I am also attaching an initial tuning file and ready channels.conf for nilesat because it is not always easy to get them.

* Here's how I generated the channels.conf ( make sure you have dvb-utils installed )


scan Nilesat101+102-7.0W > channels.cof

* I am currently using mplayer to watch DVB, clumsy but it works.


cp channels.conf ~/.mplayer/
mplayer dvb://"channel name"

I still need to play with the remote control and see if it works.

AttachmentSize
dvb-usb-vp702x-02.fw8.63 KB
Nilesat101+102-7.0W975 bytes
channels.conf23.03 KB

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wget

wget http://www.phobos.ca/dvb/files/linuxtv-dvb-apps-na-1.1.2.tar.bz2

tar xfj linuxtv-dvb-apps-na-1.1.2.tar.bz2

cd linuxtv-dvb-apps-na-1.1.2/util/scan

make

# Scan echostar 119W on diseqc port 0
./dvbscan -G -lDBS -o vdr -e 3 -s 0 -x 1800 -p dvb-s/echostar-119w > channels.conf.119w

# Scan echostar 110W on diseqc port 1
./dvbscan -G -lDBS -o vdr -e 3 -s 1 -x 1800 -p dvb-s/echostar-110w > channels.conf.110w

# Scan nimiq 91W on diseqc port 2
./dvbscan -lDBS -o vdr -e 3 -s 2 -x 1234 -R 2 -p dvb-s/Nimiq1-91.0W > channels.conf.91w

# convert to vdr 1.3.x channels.conf format
cat channels.conf.119w channels.conf.110w channels.conf.91w > channels.conf

is this file "channels.conf" valid ?

hello,
what I need to do is to get the line of Heya TV channel from channels.conf and then convert it using this tool : http://lab.infodatei.de/conf2dvb/
add it to channels.dvb for kaffeine player.
when this is done it would be good to do the same for the whole file :)

Heya line in the posted channels.conf could not be converted. so please if possible do it for me since i have problems scanning satellites using scandvb.

$ scandvb Nilesat101+102-7.0W
scanning Nilesat101+102-7.0W
using '/dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend0' and '/dev/dvb/adapter0/demux0'
initial transponder 12130000 V 27500000 9
>>> tune to: 12130:v:0:27500
WARNING: >>> tuning failed!!!

I also compiled me-tv and tried to scan Nilesat the same problem occures,
there is no channels :s

$ me-tv
Me TV 0.8.13
05/23/2009 17:36:12: Waiting for signal lock ...

that means the same as tuning failed for scandvb

please do not hesitate to contact me by email.
thanks so much for your help.

NB:
I have SkyStar 2 (dvb-s) and Fedora 10 as OS
I am sure my skystar is installed and running well, I could see some channels on kaffeine (but it has a bug scanning for channels, the list is very limited and there is no Heya TV)

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