[mythtv-users] Re: Air2PC HD5000 not working

Kirby Bakken kirby at magnaspeed.net
Wed Nov 16 20:19:40 EST 2005

Boleslaw Ciesielski wrote:

> Len Reed wrote:
>> I'm not getting far setting up my new Air2PC HD5000.  I've been to a 
>> lot sites, but I'm having trouble separating out the information on 
>> 2.4 kernels, old air2pc cards, satellite and European formats, etc., 
>> etc. I'm an experienced mythtv user (I have a separate two PVR-250 
>> system with multiple front ends).
> You will probably have better luck on the linux-dvb list 
> (www.linuxtv.org).

There's also www.hd5000.com.  This helped me get the right patches, etc.

>> 2. What modules need to be compiled and loaded?  I loaded everything 
>> everything in kernel/drivers/media: v4l2-common, videodev, 
>> v4l1-compat, lgdt330x, dvb-pll, and dvb-core.
> I believe the main module that you need to load is b2c2-flexcop-pci. 
> It should pull in all the others.
>> 5. In mythtv-setup, do I want to select pcHDTV DTV card or DVB DTV 
>> capture card (v3.x)?  The latter seems more promising, but I get 
>> "Frontend ID: Could not open card #0!"  Neither works.
> Yes, you need to select DVB choice.

Correct, and if the device drivers aren't loaded, and the subsequent 
/dev/dvb 'tree' of files, this won't work.

>> 6. Is there a simple application that can stand in for mythtv while 
>> I'm trying to get basic card functionality working?  (I don't want to 
>> load and configure all of KDE for such a purpose.)  Really, being 
>> able to cat mpeg2 A+V from a device file to a disk file and then 
>> playing it with mplayer would suffice, but I'm going to have to be 
>> able to tune the card.
> Yes, you need to start with the utilities from the dvb-apps package 
> (www.linuxtv.org again). In particular see azap, atscscan, dvbscan and 
> dvbtraffic.
> Bolek
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I've been working extensively with this this card...  I'm running Gentoo 
2.6.13-r3, and I've got it to work on three different motherboards with 
three different 'sound chips', and two different video cards.  Feel free 
to email me directly with questions: kirby at magnaspeed.net

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