[mythtv-users] OT: Winter Hill work 2nd December?

Ian Barton lists at manor-farm.org
Wed Dec 2 12:31:38 UTC 2009

Mike Holden wrote:
> Simon Hobson wrote:
>> Mike Holden wrote:
>>> This failed initially, due to the correct frequency information
>>> being wrong in the file
>>> /usr/share/dvb-apps/dvb-t/uk-WinterHill
>> On my Debian setup it's /usr/share/dvb/dvb-t/uk-WinterHill
> This will obviously vary slightly from one distro to another!
>>> It lists only the 2k settings, not 8k. I assume the dvb people and
>>> the packagers will
>>> catch up with this at some point.
>>> If you update this file to include the following line (as root), and
>>> save it, then
>>> scandvb will work correctly and produce a channels.conf file.
>>> T 801833000 8MHz 3/4 NONE QAM64 8k 1/32 NONE
>>> Running a channels.conf scan works using the generated file. Just
>>> checking using LiveTV
>>> (only time I use it!), and the first few channels look fine.
>> No luck here :-(
>> I'm on version 0.21.svn20080706-0.0, I guess it's fairly old, but I
>> don't really want to change anything at the moment.
>> dvbscan just fails with "Unable to query frontend status" which
>> Google tells me is (or was ?) a common bug. However scan worked and
>> found the five muxes I expected to be present.
> Did you stop your backend first; maybe that has locked the card? Is your dvbscan package
> up to date?
>> Bug when I go into mythtv-setup and tell it to import channels.conf,
>> it just says "Timeout Scanning n -- no signal" where n goes from 0 to
>> 4. Ticking the "Ignore timeout" button makes now difference.
> How can you run this if you haven't generated a channels.conf in the previous dvbscan step?

This is my scan command line:

scan -a0 -o zap /usr/share/dvb/dvb-t/uk-WinterHill > channels.conf

-a0 sets adaptor zerp and -o zap forces vdr format.

You will need to update the uk-WinterHill frequencies first. I am using 
Ubuntu Karmic.


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