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Saa7162 in M11 (and/or M8)?

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Saa7162 in M11 (and/or M8)?

#1 Post by TenderFoot » Sat Sep 20, 2014 2:58 pm

This is a different rig to ones involving my recent threads but ! a new challenge for you super-gurus at Mepis (don't groan)!

A Pinnacle 3010x DVB-T is physically installed (and working in Win7).

[A Videomate S350 DVB-S that uses saa7133/4/5 chip- which will later also be added - has been relatively easily set up previously because required modules are partly already available by default and a little research plus suck-it-and-see did the trick acroos platforms.]

However, although seen by lspci there is no reference to saa7162 from dmesg.

Some research has taken me to what seems to be the most useful link at http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/NXP_SAA716x but am floundering with links from there!

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Re: Saa7162 in M11 (and/or M8)?

#2 Post by TenderFoot » Sun Sep 21, 2014 10:02 am

It would seem that support will not arrive until kernel 3.17. Think that will exclude Mepis though MX-14 may have a chance in the future?

So once again my h/w is to "new" - at only 5 years old! I don't mean that unkindly, only ironically!

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Re: Saa7162 in M11 (and/or M8)?

#3 Post by kmathern » Sun Sep 21, 2014 10:34 am

TenderFoot wrote:It would seem that support will not arrive until kernel 3.17. Think that will exclude Mepis though MX-14 may have a chance in the future?

So once again my h/w is to "new" - at only 5 years old! I don't mean that unkindly, only ironically!

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$ inxi -Sxxx
System:    Host: mx1 Kernel: 3.17-rc5-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 4.8.3) 
           Desktop: Xfce 4.10.2 (Gtk 2.24.10) info: xfce4-panel dm: lightdm Distro: MX-14 Symbiosis 24 March 2014

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Re: Saa7162 in M11 (and/or M8)?

#4 Post by TenderFoot » Sun Sep 21, 2014 10:49 am

Ok - I get the hint! I'll try and find room for MX-14 on that rig (even before I treat it to a larger hdd than the current 250Gb "salvage")!
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Re: Saa7162 in M11 (and/or M8)?

#5 Post by kmathern » Sun Sep 21, 2014 10:54 am

That's just what I'm using, officially MX14 uses a 3.12 series kernel.

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Re: Saa7162 in M11 (and/or M8)?

#6 Post by TenderFoot » Sun Sep 21, 2014 10:58 am

Do you happen to know whether it does indeed support Saa7162 or does one need such a device actually installed to find out?

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Re: Saa7162 in M11 (and/or M8)?

#7 Post by kmathern » Sun Sep 21, 2014 11:02 am

TenderFoot wrote:Do you happen to know whether it does indeed support Saa7162 or does one need such a device actually installed to find out?
I'm not really sure how to check that.

Where did you see that it was going to be supported in the 3.17 kernel? If I knew what module was supposed to support it, I could probably check it with the modinfo command.

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Re: Saa7162 in M11 (and/or M8)?

#8 Post by TenderFoot » Sun Sep 21, 2014 11:30 am

If it's not too traiterous to admit it, I made a similar enquiry here http://www.pclinuxos.com/forum/index.ph ... l#lastPost - but news is regressing!

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Re: Saa7162 in M11 (and/or M8)?

#9 Post by kmathern » Sun Sep 21, 2014 11:49 am

I do see that there are several saaxxxx modules in the 3.17 kernel, this is what I get when I type in "sudo modinfo saa" and press the tab key to autocomplete:

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$ sudo modinfo saa
saa6588          saa7110          saa7127          saa7134-alsa     saa7134-empress  saa7146_vv       saa717x          
saa6752hs        saa7115          saa7134          saa7134-dvb      saa7146          saa7164          saa7185 
, but no saa7162 module.


And here's the modinfo on what's closest, the saa7164 module:

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$ sudo modinfo saa7164
filename:       /lib/modules/3.17-rc5-amd64/kernel/drivers/media/pci/saa7164/saa7164.ko
license:        GPL
author:         Steven Toth <stoth@kernellabs.com>
description:    Driver for NXP SAA7164 based TV cards
alias:          pci:v00001131d00007164sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
depends:        dvb-core,videodev,tveeprom,i2ccore,v4l2-common
intree:         Y
vermagic:       3.17-rc5-amd64 SMP mod_unload modversions 
parm:           adapter_nr:DVB adapter numbers (array of short)
parm:           debug:enable debug messages (int)
parm:           fw_debug:Firmware debug level def:2 (int)
parm:           encoder_buffers:Total buffers in read queue 16-512 def:64 (int)
parm:           vbi_buffers:Total buffers in read queue 16-512 def:64 (int)
parm:           waitsecs:timeout on firmware messages (int)
parm:           card:card type (array of int)
parm:           print_histogram:print histogram values once (int)
parm:           crc_checking:enable crc sanity checking on buffers (int)
parm:           guard_checking:enable dma sanity checking for buffer overruns (int)
I don't really feel like trying to build the source you linked to yesterday, I don't have the 3.17 headers installed (and they're probably not installable anyway on a Wheezy base).

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Re: Saa7162 in M11 (and/or M8)?

#10 Post by Jerry3904 » Sun Sep 21, 2014 11:51 am

the saa7164 module
That's in 3.14 as well
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