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Re: Techisat Skystar-2 card revisions and Linux

a_van_belle
 

Thanks for reporting Graham,

Good to hear you did manage to get this new 2.8A version working under Linux. Although the windows driver may make install under windows easy, we are interested in reports on how the new receiver is handling.

Greetings,
Arne van Belle

--- In MSG-1@yahoogroups.com, "Graham D. Purcocks M.A. (Oxon)" <grahamp@...> wrote:

FYI

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.

Graham


Re: Techisat Skystar-2 card revisions and Linux

Graham D. Purcocks M.A. (Oxon) <grahamp@...>
 

FYI

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.

Graham

On Wed, 2009-05-13 at 16:44, Purcocks, Graham wrote:

Arne

Very helpful thanks. Just so others don't bang their heads against a
brick wall. Centos 5 standard kernel does *NOT* contain dvb drivers.
So
it was only when I built my own from the link below that I actually
got
it to recognise any Skystar 2 card.

I have now actually got Centos 5 to recognise the 2.8A card but szap
is
not showing a lock, so I am now suspicious of our LNB/dish so getting
it
checked out tomorrow.

I now know how to recognise 5V and 3.3V PCI slots! BTW the 2.8A card
is
currently in a 3.3V slot so that will widen the choice of PC hardware
if
it actually starts to deliver data!

Will let you know what transpires.

Graham

From: MSG-1@yahoogroups.com [mailto:MSG-1@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of
a_van_belle
Sent: 06 May 2009 23:14
To: MSG-1@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [MSG-1] Re: Techisat Skystar-2 card revisions and Linux

Hello Graham,

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.
http://www.linuxtv.org/pipermail/linux-dvb/2008-March/024709.html

Maybe the link below can help you.
http://www.dvbskystar.com/
Search for : "2.8 for linux" on that page.

As your are not the first user having problems with this new Skystar
2.8
version, I think we better avoid this version until driver issues are
sorted !

Greetings,
Arne van Belle






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Re: Windows7

Ian Deans <isdeans1.-_@...>
 

I am not 100% sure if the problem I had was to do with failure to retain the route command.

I had spent quite a few hours trying to get Eumetcast working on Windows 7 using my Dexatek Box, but could not progress beyond a yellow "T" I then entered the route command used for Vista, re-booted but still had the yellow"T"
However I shut down my computer for a couple of hours and that included a mains switch off which powered off the router. When I re-booted 2 hours later I quickly had another try and to my amazement all was working. Now the only change to the previous boot up was that the router had been switched off, but why that has made a difference is beyond me and makes no sense.

Eumetcast has now been working perfectly for nearly 4 days now and I do not run overnight, so require a boot up every morning which is giving me no issues at all.

Regards
Ian.

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From: "David J Taylor" <gm8arv@yahoo.co.uk>
Sent: Saturday, May 16, 2009 2:17 PM
To: <MSG-1@yahoogroups.com>
Subject: Re: [MSG-1] Re: Windows7


If you mean the apparent failure to retain the route command, it's a
problem I haven't seen, so I can't really contibute more. Prem Holdaway
and Ian Deans have seen this problem, though.

Cheers,
David


Re: Ch 1 ch 2 difference

cosmosgeo <errect00@...>
 

thanks david,

that is a realy handy source of info, so much information brain overload.......

--- In MSG-1@yahoogroups.com, "David J Taylor" <gm8arv@...> wrote:

cosmosgeo wrote:
Can anyone tell me the difference between ch1 vis 0.6 and ch2 0.8
what does the 0.6 and 0.8 mean?

many thanks
Take a look here, Marc:

http://oiswww.eumetsat.org/WEBOPS/msg_interpretation/index.html

and this 2.5MB Power Point presentation:

http://oiswww.eumetsat.org/WEBOPS/msg_interpretation/PowerPoints/Channels/solarguide.ppt

Cheers,
David
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Web: www.satsignal.eu
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Re: Windows7

cosmosgeo <errect00@...>
 

hello david,

i have a couple of guys at work running windows 7 let me get them to have a play they are programming guys you never know








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-- In MSG-1@yahoogroups.com, "David J Taylor" <gm8arv@...> wrote:

cosmosgeo wrote:
David,

Thats weird i have never known that to happen, i wonder if its a bug
in windows 7?

marc
Marc,

You have lost me slightly. if what is a bug?

If you mean the apparent failure to retain the route command, it's a
problem I haven't seen, so I can't really contibute more. Prem Holdaway
and Ian Deans have seen this problem, though.

Cheers,
David
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Web: www.satsignal.eu
Email: davidtaylor@...


Re: Windows7

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

cosmosgeo wrote:
David,

Thats weird i have never known that to happen, i wonder if its a bug
in windows 7?

marc
Marc,

You have lost me slightly. if what is a bug?

If you mean the apparent failure to retain the route command, it's a problem I haven't seen, so I can't really contibute more. Prem Holdaway and Ian Deans have seen this problem, though.

Cheers,
David
--
SatSignal software - quality software written to your requirements
Web: www.satsignal.eu
Email: davidtaylor@writeme.com


Re: Ch 1 ch 2 difference

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

cosmosgeo wrote:
Can anyone tell me the difference between ch1 vis 0.6 and ch2 0.8
what does the 0.6 and 0.8 mean?

many thanks
Take a look here, Marc:

http://oiswww.eumetsat.org/WEBOPS/msg_interpretation/index.html

and this 2.5MB Power Point presentation:

http://oiswww.eumetsat.org/WEBOPS/msg_interpretation/PowerPoints/Channels/solarguide.ppt

Cheers,
David
--
SatSignal software - quality software written to your requirements
Web: www.satsignal.eu
Email: davidtaylor@writeme.com


Ch 1 ch 2 difference

cosmosgeo <errect00@...>
 

Can anyone tell me the difference between ch1 vis 0.6 and ch2 0.8 what does the 0.6 and 0.8 mean?

many thanks


Re: Windows7

cosmosgeo <errect00@...>
 

David,

Thats weird i have never known that to happen, i wonder if its a bug in windows 7?

marc

--- In MSG-1@yahoogroups.com, "David J Taylor" <gm8arv@...> wrote:

cosmosgeo wrote:
Hello david,

A silly question but i done this, are you sure you are changing the
IP address for the DVB adaptor and not your normal network adaptor,
as the router will always change the ip address on the normal network
adaptor.

regards

marc
Marc,

Yes, I am sure. The results from IP CONFIG /ALL show what adapter has
been set. Look for "DVB" in the description of the adapter with the
192.168.238.238 address.

I use fixed IPs on most of my network, rather than DHCP, and a separate
router to talk to the cable modem. Only the router has a DHCP address.

Cheers,
David
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Web: www.satsignal.eu
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Re: Windows7

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

cosmosgeo wrote:
Hello david,

A silly question but i done this, are you sure you are changing the
IP address for the DVB adaptor and not your normal network adaptor,
as the router will always change the ip address on the normal network
adaptor.

regards

marc
Marc,

Yes, I am sure. The results from IP CONFIG /ALL show what adapter has been set. Look for "DVB" in the description of the adapter with the 192.168.238.238 address.

I use fixed IPs on most of my network, rather than DHCP, and a separate router to talk to the cable modem. Only the router has a DHCP address.

Cheers,
David
--
SatSignal software - quality software written to your requirements
Web: www.satsignal.eu
Email: davidtaylor@writeme.com


Re: Windows7

cosmosgeo <errect00@...>
 

Hello david,

A silly question but i done this, are you sure you are changing the IP address for the DVB adaptor and not your normal network adaptor, as the router will always change the ip address on the normal network adaptor.

regards

marc

--- In MSG-1@yahoogroups.com, Prem Holdaway <phold@...> wrote:


Hi David,



Apologies for not getting back to you sooner but I have been scratching my head on this one. It just will not retained by IP address on a reboot even though I have set up a route and permed it.



Once I have set the address up I have no problems and a pink T until I next boot. If I find the answer I will let everybody know.

Prem Holdaway
phold@...



To: MSG-1@yahoogroups.com
From: gm8arv@...
Date: Wed, 13 May 2009 17:41:41 +0100
Subject: Re: [MSG-1] Windows7

Prem Holdaway wrote:
hi David, Thank you for your information on getting things working. I
still have to keep renewing the IP address when I reboot though. For
some reason windows uses its own address. Even though 192.168.238.238
is still in the settings.

I wonder if anybody else is having this problem and if not, how did
you manage to correct it.

Prem Holdaway
Prem,

I would be inclined to check:

- from the command line: ipconfig or ipconfig /all and see if there are
other devices which might be claiming 192.168.238.238 (before you
configure the card). You see a lot of devices, though, including IP V6
ones.

- I don't recall doing anything special from the networks control panel to
make the address persist across reboots. Form memory, just uncheck
"automatic", enter the IP address and the mask, and click OK. You get a
warning about empty DNS or whatever.

Do you have a pink T-icon yet?

Cheers,
David
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Web: www.satsignal.eu
Email: davidtaylor@...
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Re: Windows7

Prem Holdaway <phold@...>
 

Hi David,



Apologies for not getting back to you sooner but I have been scratching my head on this one. It just will not retained by IP address on a reboot even though I have set up a route and permed it.



Once I have set the address up I have no problems and a pink T until I next boot. If I find the answer I will let everybody know.

Prem Holdaway
phold@ukonline.co.uk



To: MSG-1@yahoogroups.com
From: gm8arv@yahoo.co.uk
Date: Wed, 13 May 2009 17:41:41 +0100
Subject: Re: [MSG-1] Windows7

Prem Holdaway wrote:
hi David, Thank you for your information on getting things working. I
still have to keep renewing the IP address when I reboot though. For
some reason windows uses its own address. Even though 192.168.238.238
is still in the settings.

I wonder if anybody else is having this problem and if not, how did
you manage to correct it.

Prem Holdaway
Prem,

I would be inclined to check:

- from the command line: ipconfig or ipconfig /all and see if there are
other devices which might be claiming 192.168.238.238 (before you
configure the card). You see a lot of devices, though, including IP V6
ones.

- I don't recall doing anything special from the networks control panel to
make the address persist across reboots. Form memory, just uncheck
"automatic", enter the IP address and the mask, and click OK. You get a
warning about empty DNS or whatever.

Do you have a pink T-icon yet?

Cheers,
David
--
SatSignal software - quality software written to your requirements
Web: www.satsignal.eu
Email: davidtaylor@writeme.com
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Re: Message selection

cosmosgeo <errect00@...>
 

Excellent many thanks david,

the more i use this software the more i like it,wish i can get the animator working though i have not even got to the metop software yet.... im glad you give us 30 days trial i need it :)

many thanks

--- In MSG-1@yahoogroups.com, "David J Taylor" <gm8arv@...> wrote:

cosmosgeo wrote:
Many thanks david,

channel 9 how is that abbreviated in your program is it vis, ir or vw
as i forgot what ones i turned off...

many thanks
Channel 9 is the IR 10.8um, Marc, and labelled IR_108.

Cheers,
David
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Re: Message selection

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

cosmosgeo wrote:
Many thanks david,
channel 9 how is that abbreviated in your program is it vis, ir or vw
as i forgot what ones i turned off...
many thanks
Channel 9 is the IR 10.8um, Marc, and labelled IR_108.

Cheers,
David
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Re: Message selection

cosmosgeo <errect00@...>
 

Many thanks david,

channel 9 how is that abbreviated in your program is it vis, ir or vw
as i forgot what ones i turned off...

many thanks

--- In MSG-1@yahoogroups.com, "David J Taylor" <gm8arv@...> wrote:

cosmosgeo wrote:
Hello everyone,

a bit of help my question is can i tell telicast to only give me
certain channels on msg i.e only channels 1,2 and 12 i think alan
mentioned earlier briefly how but i got confused (again) this will
help with my disk space and processor load

thanks all
Marc,

May I recommend taking at least one thermal channel - channel 9 - as
well? That way, you can get a 24-hour image which may help with
animations, and it's particularly useful in the winter time.

The channel selection on EUMETCast is not fine-grained enough to do what
you want be eidting the recv-channels.ini file, as you can see here:

http://www.satsignal.eu/wxsat/atovs/index.html#DataChannels

You need [EUMETSAT Data Channel 2] for any of the HRIT data, so in terms
of reception it's all HRIT data or none. As Rob and Giuseppe have
mentioned, you can lighten the processing load in the MSG Data Manager by
using the Setup, Channel selection function to check Process only for
those channels you want.

Similarly, to get the world-wide geostationary data sent over EUMETCast
you also need [EUMETSAT Data Channel 3], and for the hourly foreign
satellite data (FSD) you also need [EUMETSAT Data Channel 4].

But setting the MSG Data Manager will certainly help with processor load,
RAM usage, and disk space.

Cheers,
David
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Re: Message selection

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

cosmosgeo wrote:
Hello everyone,

a bit of help my question is can i tell telicast to only give me
certain channels on msg i.e only channels 1,2 and 12 i think alan
mentioned earlier briefly how but i got confused (again) this will
help with my disk space and processor load

thanks all
Marc,

May I recommend taking at least one thermal channel - channel 9 - as well? That way, you can get a 24-hour image which may help with animations, and it's particularly useful in the winter time.

The channel selection on EUMETCast is not fine-grained enough to do what you want be eidting the recv-channels.ini file, as you can see here:

http://www.satsignal.eu/wxsat/atovs/index.html#DataChannels

You need [EUMETSAT Data Channel 2] for any of the HRIT data, so in terms of reception it's all HRIT data or none. As Rob and Giuseppe have mentioned, you can lighten the processing load in the MSG Data Manager by using the Setup, Channel selection function to check Process only for those channels you want.

Similarly, to get the world-wide geostationary data sent over EUMETCast you also need [EUMETSAT Data Channel 3], and for the hourly foreign satellite data (FSD) you also need [EUMETSAT Data Channel 4].

But setting the MSG Data Manager will certainly help with processor load, RAM usage, and disk space.

Cheers,
David
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Re: Message selection

Giuseppe Cico
 

On Fri, May 15, 2009 15:59, cosmosgeo wrote:

hello giuseppe,

many thanks i have done that so msg manager will only process channels
1,2
and 12 but i want to go one step before that and tell tellicast to only
store those channels before they are processed by msgmanager.

many thanks

--- In MSG-1@yahoogroups.com, "Giuseppe Cico" <giuseppe.cico@...> wrote:
On Fri, May 15, 2009 15:43, cosmosgeo wrote:
Hello everyone,

a bit of help my question is can i tell telicast to only give me
certain
channels on msg i.e only channels 1,2 and 12 i think alan mentioned
earlier briefly how but i got confused (again) this will help with my
disk
space and processor load

thanks all
Hello,
you can set on MsgDataManager which files/channels you want to store : I'm
not in front of my receiving pc, but it should be in setup/advanced...
Ciao
Giuseppe
So you need /only/ HRIT channels 1,2 & 12...
Rob led me to correctly understand your request... ( ciao Rob )
Set "recv-channels.ini" file to receive just "channel 2" ( HRIT ), by
removing the general wildcard ( see how to do on
http://www.satsignal.eu/wxsat/atovs/hints+tips.html ).

Ciao

Giuseppe


Re: Message selection

Robert Denton
 

--- In MSG-1@yahoogroups.com, "Giuseppe Cico" <giuseppe.cico@...> wrote:

Hello,
you can set on MsgDataManager which files/channels you want to store : I'm
not in front of my receiving pc, but it should be in setup/advanced...

Ciao

Giuseppe
But if you want to lighten your processor load edit the recv-channels file, that way it's not making the pc work harder.
Rob.


Re: Message selection

cosmosgeo <errect00@...>
 

hello giuseppe,

many thanks i have done that so msg manager will only process channels 1,2 and 12 but i want to go one step before that and tell tellicast to only store those channels before they are processed by msgmanager.

many thanks

--- In MSG-1@yahoogroups.com, "Giuseppe Cico" <giuseppe.cico@...> wrote:

On Fri, May 15, 2009 15:43, cosmosgeo wrote:
Hello everyone,

a bit of help my question is can i tell telicast to only give me certain
channels on msg i.e only channels 1,2 and 12 i think alan mentioned
earlier briefly how but i got confused (again) this will help with my disk
space and processor load

thanks all
Hello,
you can set on MsgDataManager which files/channels you want to store : I'm
not in front of my receiving pc, but it should be in setup/advanced...

Ciao

Giuseppe


Re: Message selection

Giuseppe Cico
 

On Fri, May 15, 2009 15:43, cosmosgeo wrote:
Hello everyone,

a bit of help my question is can i tell telicast to only give me certain
channels on msg i.e only channels 1,2 and 12 i think alan mentioned
earlier briefly how but i got confused (again) this will help with my disk
space and processor load

thanks all
Hello,
you can set on MsgDataManager which files/channels you want to store : I'm
not in front of my receiving pc, but it should be in setup/advanced...

Ciao

Giuseppe

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