I started receiving data using Centos 5 O/S and the Linuxtv v4l driver
tree including the binary patch for the Skystar 2 Version 2.8A card
using the V2.8A card running in a 3.3V PCI slot.
Processing has yet to be achieved, but that is a known quantity. The
main thing will be system stability which was poor for us with a RedHat
3 O/S and Eumetcast supplied drivers for Skystar 2 2.6D card.
I thought people might be interested in this information.
On Wed, 2009-05-13 at 16:44, Purcocks, Graham wrote:
Very helpful thanks. Just so others don't bang their heads against a
brick wall. Centos 5 standard kernel does *NOT* contain dvb drivers.
it was only when I built my own from the link below that I actually
it to recognise any Skystar 2 card.
I have now actually got Centos 5 to recognise the 2.8A card but szap
not showing a lock, so I am now suspicious of our LNB/dish so getting
checked out tomorrow.
I now know how to recognise 5V and 3.3V PCI slots! BTW the 2.8A card
currently in a 3.3V slot so that will widen the choice of PC hardware
it actually starts to deliver data!
Will let you know what transpires.
From: MSGfirstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:MSGemail@example.com] On Behalf
Sent: 06 May 2009 23:14
Subject: [MSG-1] Re: Techisat Skystar-2 card revisions and Linux
Have heard that the new 2.8 version is both 3.3V and 5V compatible but
uses a different front-end and needs new drivers.
Maybe the link below can help you.
Search for : "2.8 for linux" on that page.
As your are not the first user having problems with this new Skystar
version, I think we better avoid this version until driver issues are
Arne van Belle