[mythtv-users] Twinhan DVB-T CI module

Einar Bjarni Halldórsson einarha at hi.is
Sun Jun 26 19:00:07 UTC 2005

Allan Stirling wrote:

> Einar Bjarni Halldórsson wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I've got problems using my cards CI module. Whenever I switch to an
>> encrypted channel in Myth it spews out this immortal error in the logs
>> "CAM doesn't support link layer interface, Caps.slot_type=1". Now, my
>> question is this: What's the link layer and why would I want to support
>> it?
>> I've been messing around with ca_zap from linuxtv.org and talking 
>> with the
>> devs there but we still haven't gotten that to work with my card either.
>> The only thing that did work was in Windows where I got confirmation 
>> that
>> the smartcard from my provider works with my CAM, which in turn worked
>> with my DVB card.
>> Now let's go the bottom of this link layers business. My CAM is a Conax
>> 4.00e and I'm using the official smartcard from my provider here in
>> Iceland.
> Unless I'm misunderstanding you, and the Twinhan you're using is the 
> same as mine, it doesn't support the 'normal' CI methods of access. 
> This is all that Myth (AFAIK, I'd be glad to find otherwise) understands.

Then let's get to work on the "other" support

> ca_zap won't help, unless you call it as part of some fictional 
> 'channel change' script, which gets more messy than even I'd like to 
> consider. Support for the "High level CI" needs added to Myth if you 
> want your card supported.

ca_zap will help me get SOMETHING from the encrypted channels. Getting 
Myth to support the High Level CI should be the next step when ca_zap 
development matures.

> Cheers,
> Allan.
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