[mythtv-users] AirStar HD-5000 with 2.6.20+ kernels

Preston Crow pc-mythtv07a at crowcastle.net
Wed Aug 29 20:48:29 UTC 2007

On Wed, 2007-08-29 at 16:21 -0400, Bill Omer wrote:
> On 8/29/07, Preston Crow <pc-mythtv07a at crowcastle.net> wrote:
> > I have an AirStar HD-5000, and I'm having some trouble with newer
> > kernels.

> > It works great with, but I would like to upgrade due to issues
> > with unrelated features.  Unfortunately, it fails to tune with any newer
> > kernel.  I've tried several kernels from 2.6.20 through, all
> > with no luck.

> I'm also having a problem with my HD-5000 on a 2.6.20 kernel in Ubuntu
> 7.04.  I can see it in lspci as a network controller I believe, and I
> load the modules without error, but /dev/dvb/ is never created.

> I'm wondering if /dev/dvb/ is still on your system, but left over from
> the 2.6.19 kernel....

I'm running plain kernels, and I compile everything in--no modules
except for ivtv and nVidia.  Under, lspci reports:
01:07.0 Network controller: Techsan Electronics Co Ltd B2C2 FlexCopII DVB chip / Technisat SkyStar2 DVB card (rev 02)

I don't know why it says it's a network instead of multimedia card, but
it works.  When I was experimenting with newer kernels, the /dev/dvb
directory was populated by udev correctly, and Myth could find it in the
setup; it just couldn't tune it.

I'm guessing that you're missing some modules; I think you're further
away from success than I am.  I'm not familiar with Ubuntu kernels, but
distribution kernels usually do everything as modules.

Here's the relevant portion of my kernel configuration:


I'm not sure what else you need to set, and as I don't have it working
perfectly, I may be missing something.

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