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Thread: SS2 IN LINUX

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    Nu te pot ajuta cu mare lucru din simplu motiv ca nu ma intereseaza linux-ul, dar in schimb te anunt ca in noua varianta sa inclus in kernel DVB-ul. Mai departe sper sa te ajute altcineva. Mult succes!!!!!!!

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    Merge pe linux bine, insa doar FTA dedocamdata. Cel putin ce am reusit eu. Eu folosesc asa:

    Mandrake 9.1
    Driverele dee pe din septembrie parca
    xine ca player

    Tot ce tre sa faci e sa compilezi driver-ul (mai multe in fisierul readme din el)

    Apoi pornesti xine cu dvb frontend si merge. In subdirectorul .xine din userul cu care rulezi serverul X tre sa ai channels.conf care se foloseste in programul VDR care e regele pe linux in materie de playere dvb si nu numai.

    In rest tre sa ai kernelul compilat cu suport V4l sau V4l2 si sa instalezi sursele de kernel. Bineintzeles ca tre sa ai instalate si compilatoarele (gcc) si make-ul pe care oricum ti-l instaleaza automat.

    In rest ar fi multe de spus insa chiar nu am timp sa fac un howto pentru treaba asta.

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    SKYSTAR2 and Free to Air channels HOWTO (The quick and dirty way).

    Thanks to Sky4Linux DVB Project:

    This howto explains how to use a SkyStar2 Satellite DVB card on linux

    - Linux Kernel Source 2.4.x (If it is the first time you are using these
    sources you have to "#make menuconfig" in the kernel source root
    directory, usually "/usr/src/linux" and save the configuration)
    - Linux Kernel 2.6 already includes modules for SS2 Card
    - Devfs support in kernel
    - Video4Linux support in kernel

    Here is the quick and dirty way:

    $cvs -d server:[email protected]:/cvs/linuxtv login
    just hit enter when prompt for password

    $cvs -d server:[email protected]:/cvs/linuxtv co dvb-kernel

    when download is finished:
    $cd dvb-kernel/build-2.4


    Now as root:

    #make install

    #insmod dvb-core dvb_shutdown_timeout=0
    #insmod skystar2
    #insmod mt312

    Now your system has support for SS2 DVB card.

    Using SS2 with mplayer:

    download mplayer from cvs:
    $cvs -dserver:[email protected]:/cvsroot/mplayer login
    just hit enter when prompt for password

    $cvs -z3 -dserver:[email protected]:/cvsroot/mplayer co main

    Download Nico's patch from

    $cd main

    patch from mplayer sources root directory with:

    $patch -p1 -i dvbin.diff

    $./configure --enable-dvb

    If you want gui and menu support you have to specify also --enable-gui
    --enable-menu, remember that menu doesn't work at the same time with gui
    (see Appendix C).


    Now as root:

    #make install

    Now you have to configure your channels.conf in the mplayer directory in
    your home (~/.mplayer).

    Here is channels.conf sintax:

    Channel Name:Frequency:Polarityiseq:Symbolrate:VPID:APID:0:0:0

    Diseq variable has four values: 0 if u haven't got a diseq, 1,2,3,4
    for diseq settings.

    You can get an example here:

    play a channel with

    $mplayer dvb://"Channel Name"

    [Appendix A] Compiling LinuxTV with Suse

    If u have a distribution like Suse, Mandrake or RedHat you'll have to
    remove previous installed mplayer packages, also if u are using one of
    their pre-made kernels, you'll probably have to modify the Makefile from
    LinuxTV cvs like this:

    get the modules directory with:

    $ls /lib/modules

    Edit the Makefile and replace the line beginning with "KERNELRELEASE :="
    with this line:
    KERNELRELEASE := "modules directory"

    Now compile as usual, probably you'll have to force modules into kernel
    ($insmod -f <modulename>).


    [Appendix B] Semplify module loading

    Copy compiled modules in:



    # depmod -a

    Edit /etc/modules.conf and add the following lines:

    options dvb-core dvb_shutdown_timeout=0
    alias dvb skystar2
    add below skystar2 mt312

    Now when you need SS2 DVB support just run:

    # modprobe dvb


    [Appendix C] Using OSD Menu

    Remember that this feature doesn't work at the same time with gui!

    Edit two files named input.conf and menu.conf into mplayer directory under
    your home (~/.mplayer).

    Add the following lines into input.conf:

    MOUSE_BTN0 menu up
    y menu down
    y menu ok
    y menu cancel
    y menu hide
    y set_menu general_pref

    Into menu.conf:
    Just after "<filesel ... />" section:

    <dvbsel title="Channel List" name="dvbsel" />

    At the end of the file:

    <cmdlist name="main" title="MPlayer 0.90" ptr="<>" >
    <e name="Pause" ok="pause"/>
    <e name="Prev/Next" ok="pt_step 1" cancel="pt_step -1"/>
    <e name="Jump to ..." ok="set_menu jump_to"/>
    <e name="Open ..." ok="set_menu open_file"/>
    <e name="Open playlist ..." ok="set_menu open_list"/>
    <e name="DVB" ok="set_menu dvbsel"/>
    <e name="Help" ok="set_menu man"/>
    <e name="Pref" ok="set_menu pref_main"/>
    <e name="Console" ok="set_menu console0"/>
    <e name="Quit" ok="quit"/>



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