Zolid Hybrid TV Card not working

Bug #373857 reported by cumulus007 on 2009-05-08
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Bug Description

Running Kubuntu Linux 9.04, all updates installed on 08-05-2009. Tried with TVTime and KDETV. Original bug post can be found here: http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=13215

The Zolid Hybrid TV Card I bought at the local supermarket doesn't seem to be
recognized by Linux.

This TV card has support for both analog and digital television (DVB-T). The
included software is, of course, Windows-only. The video processing chipset is
the SAA7131/SAA7133/SAA7135 Video Broadcast Decoder, according to lshw. The
Linux kernel loads the saa* drivers for this card.

However, it's not working. Scanning the frequencies doesn't result anything.
dmesg | grep saa results this:

sander@sander-desktop:~$ dmesg | grep saa
[ 11.222137] saa7130/34: v4l2 driver version 0.2.14 loaded
[ 11.228921] saa7134 0000:04:09.0: PCI INT A -> Link[APC2] -> GSI 17 (level,
low) -> IRQ 17
[ 11.228928] saa7133[0]: found at 0000:04:09.0, rev: 209, irq: 17, latency:
32, mmio: 0xfdcfe000
[ 11.228935] saa7133[0]: subsystem: 1131:2004, board: UNKNOWN/GENERIC
[card=0,autodetected]
[ 11.229015] saa7133[0]: board init: gpio is 0
[ 11.384023] saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom 00: 31 11 04 20 54 20 1c 00 43 43 a9 1c
55 d2 b2 92
[ 11.384032] saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom 10: 00 ff 86 0f ff 20 ff ff ff ff ff ff
ff ff ff ff
[ 11.384039] saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom 20: 01 40 01 02 03 01 01 03 08 ff 00 b2
ff ff ff ff
[ 11.384046] saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom 30: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
ff ff ff ff
[ 11.384052] saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom 40: ff 35 00 c0 96 10 03 32 21 05 ff ff
ff ff ff ff
[ 11.384058] saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom 50: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
ff ff ff ff
[ 11.384064] saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom 60: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
ff ff ff ff
[ 11.384071] saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom 70: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
ff ff ff ff
[ 11.384077] saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom 80: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
ff ff ff ff
[ 11.384083] saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom 90: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
ff ff ff ff
[ 11.384090] saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom a0: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
ff ff ff ff
[ 11.384096] saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom b0: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
ff ff ff ff
[ 11.384102] saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom c0: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
ff ff ff ff
[ 11.384108] saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom d0: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
ff ff ff ff
[ 11.384115] saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom e0: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
ff ff ff ff
[ 11.384121] saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom f0: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
ff ff ff ff
[ 11.384574] saa7133[0]: registered device video0 [v4l2]
[ 11.384664] saa7133[0]: registered device vbi0
[ 11.394074] saa7134 ALSA driver for DMA sound loaded
[ 11.394103] saa7133[0]/alsa: saa7133[0] at 0xfdcfe000 irq 17 registered as
card -2
[ 523.060040] saa7133[0]: board init: gpio is 0
[ 525.107542] Modules linked in: aes_i586 aes_generic bridge stp bnep
vboxnetflt vboxdrv video output input_polldev lp arc4 ecb snd_hda_intel
saa7134_alsa snd_pcm_oss snd_mixer_oss snd_pcm rt73usb snd_seq_dummy crc_itu_t
snd_seq_oss rt2x00usb rt2x00lib snd_seq_midi snd_rawmidi led_class
snd_seq_midi_event snd_seq snd_timer snd_seq_device saa7134 mac80211 ir_common
psmouse ppdev videodev v4l1_compat compat_ioctl32 v4l2_common videobuf_dma_sg
videobuf_core tveeprom snd soundcore snd_page_alloc cfg80211 serio_raw pcspkr
k8temp nvidia(P) i2c_nforce2 joydev agpgart parport_pc parport usbhid forcedeth
ohci1394 ieee1394 fbcon tileblit font bitblit softcursor
sander@sander-desktop:~$

As you can see, the driver can't recognize the board, so it uses the default
settings. I'm sure you can fix it by adding a certain ID or board map. Please
fix this, so I can watch TV again :) Thanks in advance.

affects: ubuntu → linux (Ubuntu)
Jeremy Foshee (jeremyfoshee) wrote :

Hi cumulus007,

This bug was reported a while ago and there hasn't been any activity in it recently. We were wondering if this is still an issue? Can you try with the latest development release of Ubuntu? ISO CD images are available from http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/lucid.

If it remains an issue, could you run the following command from a Terminal (Applications->Accessories->Terminal). It will automatically gather and attach updated debug information to this report.

apport-collect -p linux 373857

Also, if you could test the latest upstream kernel available that would be great. It will allow additional upstream developers to examine the issue. Refer to https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelMainlineBuilds . Once you've tested the upstream kernel, please remove the 'needs-upstream-testing' tag. This can be done by clicking on the yellow pencil icon next to the tag located at the bottom of the bug description and deleting the 'needs-upstream-testing' text. Please let us know your results.

Thanks in advance.

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tags: added: needs-kernel-logs
tags: added: needs-upstream-testing
tags: added: kj-triage
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
cumulus007 (cumulus-007) wrote :

The card works flawlessly after completing the instructions at the following page: http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Zolid_Hybrid_TV_Tuner/. For Ubuntu 10.04 and up, only the installation of the firmware is required. This sounds like a task Jockey can take care of.

Jeremy Foshee (jeremyfoshee) wrote :

This bug report was marked as Incomplete and has not had any updated comments for quite some time. As a result this bug is being closed. Please reopen if this is still an issue in the current Ubuntu release http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download . Also, please be sure to provide any requested information that may have been missing. To reopen the bug, click on the current status under the Status column and change the status back to "New". Thanks.

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tags: added: kj-expired
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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