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authorUwe Bugla <uwe.bugla@gmx.de>2006-03-16 20:37:05 -0300
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@g5.osdl.org>2006-03-21 08:53:59 -0800
commit8abe58aee6c682b5d300ce8e792821475646d79d (patch)
treeb002b77108c8f2e1bb021f9db7ae4b40d8f50a77 /Documentation/dvb
parenta8733ca5141c256322ab5ea9fd3074942a209bba (diff)
V4L/DVB (3538): Bt8xx documentation update
Signed-off-by: Uwe Bugla <uwe.bugla@gmx.de> Signed-off-by: Manu Abraham <manu@linuxtv.org> Signed-off-by: Mauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab@infradead.org>
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diff --git a/Documentation/dvb/bt8xx.txt b/Documentation/dvb/bt8xx.txt
index 52ed462061d..4e7614e606c 100644
--- a/Documentation/dvb/bt8xx.txt
+++ b/Documentation/dvb/bt8xx.txt
@@ -1,118 +1,78 @@
-How to get the Nebula, PCTV, FusionHDTV Lite and Twinhan DST cards working
+How to get the bt8xx cards working
-This class of cards has a bt878a as the PCI interface, and
-require the bttv driver.
+1) General information
-Please pay close attention to the warning about the bttv module
-options below for the DST card.
+This class of cards has a bt878a as the PCI interface, and require the bttv driver
+for accessing the i2c bus and the gpio pins of the bt8xx chipset.
+Please see Documentation/dvb/cards.txt => o Cards based on the Conexant Bt8xx PCI bridge:
-1) General informations
-These drivers require the bttv driver to provide the means to access
-the i2c bus and the gpio pins of the bt8xx chipset.
-Because of this, you need to enable
-"Device drivers" => "Multimedia devices"
- => "Video For Linux" => "BT848 Video For Linux"
-Furthermore you need to enable
-"Device drivers" => "Multimedia devices" => "Digital Video Broadcasting Devices"
- => "DVB for Linux" "DVB Core Support" "BT8xx based PCI cards"
+Compiling kernel please enable:
+a.)"Device drivers" => "Multimedia devices" => "Video For Linux" => "BT848 Video For Linux"
+b.)"Device drivers" => "Multimedia devices" => "Digital Video Broadcasting Devices"
+ => "DVB for Linux" "DVB Core Support" "Bt8xx based PCI Cards"
2) Loading Modules
-In general you need to load the bttv driver, which will handle the gpio and
-i2c communication for us, plus the common dvb-bt8xx device driver.
-The frontends for Nebula (nxt6000), Pinnacle PCTV (cx24110), TwinHan (dst),
-FusionHDTV DVB-T Lite (mt352) and FusionHDTV5 Lite (lgdt330x) are loaded
-automatically by the dvb-bt8xx device driver.
-3a) Nebula / Pinnacle PCTV / FusionHDTV Lite
- $ modprobe bttv (normally bttv is being loaded automatically by kmod)
- $ modprobe dvb-bt8xx
-(or just place dvb-bt8xx in /etc/modules for automatic loading)
-3b) TwinHan and Clones
+In default cases bttv is loaded automatically.
+To load the backend either place dvb-bt8xx in etc/modules, or apply manually:
- $ modprobe bttv card=0x71
- $ modprobe dvb-bt8xx
- $ modprobe dst
+ $ modprobe dvb-bt8xx
-The value 0x71 will override the PCI type detection for dvb-bt8xx,
-which is necessary for TwinHan cards. Omission of this parameter might result
-in a system lockup.
+All frontends will be loaded automatically.
+People running udev please see Documentation/dvb/udev.txt.
-If you're having an older card (blue color PCB) and card=0x71 locks up
-your machine, try using 0x68, too. If that does not work, ask on the
-mailing list.
+In the following cases overriding the PCI type detection for dvb-bt8xx might be necessary:
-The DST module takes a couple of useful parameters.
+2a) Running TwinHan and Clones
-verbose takes values 0 to 4. These values control the verbosity level,
-and can be used to debug also.
+ $ modprobe bttv card=113
+ $ modprobe dvb-bt8xx
+ $ modprobe dst
-verbose=0 means complete disabling of messages
- 1 only error messages are displayed
- 2 notifications are also displayed
- 3 informational messages are also displayed
- 4 debug setting
+Useful parameters for verbosity level and debugging the dst module:
-dst_addons takes values 0 and 0x20. A value of 0 means it is a FTA card.
-0x20 means it has a Conditional Access slot.
+verbose=0: messages are disabled
+ 1: only error messages are displayed
+ 2: notifications are displayed
+ 3: other useful messages are displayed
+ 4: debug setting
+dst_addons=0: card is a free to air (FTA) card only
+ 0x20: card has a conditional access slot for scrambled channels
-The autodetected values are determined by the cards 'response string'
-which you can see in your logs e.g.
+The autodetected values are determined by the cards' "response string".
+In your logs see f. ex.: dst_get_device_id: Recognize [DSTMCI].
+For bug reports please send in a complete log with verbose=4 activated.
+Please also see Documentation/dvb/ci.txt.
-dst_get_device_id: Recognise [DSTMCI]
-If you need to sent in bug reports on the dst, please do send in a complete
-log with the verbose=4 module parameter. For general usage, the default setting
-of verbose=1 is ideal.
-4) Multiple cards
+2b) Running multiple cards
-If you happen to be running multiple cards, it would be advisable to load
-the bttv module with the card id. This would help to solve any module loading
-problems that you might face.
-For example, if you have a Twinhan and Clones card along with a FusionHDTV5 Lite
+Examples of card ID's:
- $ modprobe bttv card=0x71 card=0x87
-Here the order of the card id is important and should be the same as that of the
-physical order of the cards. Here card=0x71 represents the Twinhan and clones
-and card=0x87 represents Fusion HDTV5 Lite. These arguments can also be
-specified in decimal, rather than hex:
+Pinnacle PCTV Sat: 94
+Nebula Electronics Digi TV: 104
+pcHDTV HD-2000 TV: 112
+Twinhan DST and clones: 113
+Avermedia AverTV DVB-T 771: 123
+Avermedia AverTV DVB-T 761: 124
+DViCO FusionHDTV DVB-T Lite: 128
+DViCO FusionHDTV 5 Lite: 135
+Notice: The order of the card ID should be uprising:
$ modprobe bttv card=113 card=135
+ $ modprobe dvb-bt8xx
-Some examples of card-id's
-Pinnacle Sat 0x5e (94)
-Nebula Digi TV 0x68 (104)
-PC HDTV 0x70 (112)
-Twinhan 0x71 (113)
-FusionHDTV DVB-T Lite 0x80 (128)
-FusionHDTV5 Lite 0x87 (135)
-For a full list of card-id's, see the V4L Documentation within the kernel
-source: linux/Documentation/video4linux/CARDLIST.bttv
-If you have problems with this please do ask on the mailing list.
+For a full list of card ID's please see Documentation/video4linux/CARDLIST.bttv.
+In case of further problems send questions to the mailing list: www.linuxdvb.org.
Authors: Richard Walker,
Jamie Honan,
Michael Hunold,
Manu Abraham,
+ Uwe Bugla,
Michael Krufky