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No Signal on TBS6209

No Signal on TBS6209

Postby thatfellow » Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:58 am

I purchased this card over 6 months ago and I have not managed to tune in once with it on Windows system and now on Ubuntu 18.04 server.
The card cost over €300 so I am very upset that it could be this user un-friendly.
My local DVB-T is Saorview in Ireland & I am using the pre-configured kippure muxes

The only change I have made from the guides was to add dvb.conf file as below to sore the adapters:
/etc/modprobe.d/dvb.conf
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#set TBS6209 DVB-T #TBSECP3 driver#
options tbsecp3 adapter_nr=10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18
#set TBS6984 DVB-S2 #SAA716x Budget#
options saa716x_core adapter_nr=21,22,23,24


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Slot:   03:00.0
Class:  Multimedia controller
Vendor: Philips Semiconductors
Device: SAA7160
SVendor:        Unknown vendor 6984
SDevice:        SAA7160
PhySlot:        1
Rev:    02


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Slot:   0f:00.0
Class:  Multimedia controller
Vendor: TBS Technologies
Device: DVB-S2 4 Tuner PCIe Card
SVendor:        TBS Technologies (wrong ID)
SDevice:        TBS6209 DVB-T2/C2/T/C/ISDB-T OctaTV Tuner
PhySlot:        2


Here are some outputs from host.

dmesg | grep frontend
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[   22.141707] TBSECP3 driver 0000:03:00.0: DVB: registering adapter 10 frontend 0 (Turbosight TBS 6209 (Octa DVB-T/T2/C/C2/ISDB-T))...
[   22.269847] TBSECP3 driver 0000:03:00.0: DVB: registering adapter 11 frontend 0 (Turbosight TBS 6209 (Octa DVB-T/T2/C/C2/ISDB-T))...
[   22.397442] TBSECP3 driver 0000:03:00.0: DVB: registering adapter 12 frontend 0 (Turbosight TBS 6209 (Octa DVB-T/T2/C/C2/ISDB-T))...
[   22.525760] TBSECP3 driver 0000:03:00.0: DVB: registering adapter 13 frontend 0 (Turbosight TBS 6209 (Octa DVB-T/T2/C/C2/ISDB-T))...
[   22.645496] TBSECP3 driver 0000:03:00.0: DVB: registering adapter 14 frontend 0 (Turbosight TBS 6209 (Octa DVB-T/T2/C/C2/ISDB-T))...
[   22.773413] TBSECP3 driver 0000:03:00.0: DVB: registering adapter 15 frontend 0 (Turbosight TBS 6209 (Octa DVB-T/T2/C/C2/ISDB-T))...
[   22.902335] TBSECP3 driver 0000:03:00.0: DVB: registering adapter 16 frontend 0 (Turbosight TBS 6209 (Octa DVB-T/T2/C/C2/ISDB-T))...
[   23.029827] TBSECP3 driver 0000:03:00.0: DVB: registering adapter 17 frontend 0 (Turbosight TBS 6209 (Octa DVB-T/T2/C/C2/ISDB-T))...
[   26.128140] i2c i2c-18: cx24117: Attaching frontend 0
[   26.135060] SAA716x Budget 0000:0f:00.0: TurboSight TBS 6984  frontend 0 doesn't seem to have a isl6422b on the i2c bus.
[   26.135356] SAA716x Budget 0000:0f:00.0: DVB: registering adapter 21 frontend 0 (TurboSight TBS 6984 DVB-S/S2)...
[   26.136069] i2c i2c-18: cx24117: Attaching frontend 1
[   26.140527] SAA716x Budget 0000:0f:00.0: TurboSight TBS 6984  frontend 1 doesn't seem to have a isl6422b on the i2c bus.
[   26.140815] SAA716x Budget 0000:0f:00.0: DVB: registering adapter 22 frontend 0 (TurboSight TBS 6984 DVB-S/S2)...
[   26.141618] i2c i2c-17: cx24117: Attaching frontend 0
[   26.146082] SAA716x Budget 0000:0f:00.0: TurboSight TBS 6984  frontend 2 doesn't seem to have a isl6422b on the i2c bus.
[   26.146370] SAA716x Budget 0000:0f:00.0: DVB: registering adapter 23 frontend 0 (TurboSight TBS 6984 DVB-S/S2)...
[   26.147003] i2c i2c-17: cx24117: Attaching frontend 1
[   26.151466] SAA716x Budget 0000:0f:00.0: TurboSight TBS 6984  frontend 3 doesn't seem to have a isl6422b on the i2c bus.
[   26.151754] SAA716x Budget 0000:0f:00.0: DVB: registering adapter 24 frontend 0 (TurboSight TBS 6984 DVB-S/S2)...
[   32.773077] SAA716x Budget 0000:0f:00.0: DVB: adapter 24 frontend 0 frequency 0 out of range (950000..2150000)
[   32.884245] SAA716x Budget 0000:0f:00.0: DVB: adapter 23 frontend 0 frequency 0 out of range (950000..2150000)
[   34.416660] SAA716x Budget 0000:0f:00.0: DVB: adapter 22 frontend 0 frequency 0 out of range (950000..2150000)
[   35.286697] TBSECP3 driver 0000:03:00.0: DVB: adapter 17 frontend 0 frequency 0 out of range (174000000..862000000)
[   35.797837] TBSECP3 driver 0000:03:00.0: DVB: adapter 16 frontend 0 frequency 0 out of range (174000000..862000000)
[   36.668755] TBSECP3 driver 0000:03:00.0: DVB: adapter 15 frontend 0 frequency 0 out of range (174000000..862000000)
[   37.183477] TBSECP3 driver 0000:03:00.0: DVB: adapter 14 frontend 0 frequency 0 out of range (174000000..862000000)
[   38.061351] TBSECP3 driver 0000:03:00.0: DVB: adapter 13 frontend 0 frequency 0 out of range (174000000..862000000)
[   38.586089] TBSECP3 driver 0000:03:00.0: DVB: adapter 12 frontend 0 frequency 0 out of range (174000000..862000000)
[   39.456962] TBSECP3 driver 0000:03:00.0: DVB: adapter 11 frontend 0 frequency 0 out of range (174000000..862000000)
[   39.540686] SAA716x Budget 0000:0f:00.0: DVB: adapter 21 frontend 0 frequency 0 out of range (950000..2150000)
[   40.050801] TBSECP3 driver 0000:03:00.0: DVB: adapter 10 frontend 0 frequency 0 out of range (174000000..862000000)


sudo lsmod
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Module                  Size  Used by
isl6422                16384  0
snd_hda_codec_hdmi     49152  1
gpio_ich               16384  0
si2157                 16384  8
si2183                 24576  8
i2c_mux                16384  1 si2183
intel_powerclamp       16384  0
coretemp               16384  0
kvm_intel             217088  0
kvm                   610304  1 kvm_intel
irqbypass              16384  1 kvm
intel_cstate           20480  0
snd_hda_codec_realtek   106496  1
snd_hda_codec_generic    73728  1 snd_hda_codec_realtek
snd_hda_intel          45056  0
hp_wmi                 16384  0
snd_hda_codec         126976  4 snd_hda_codec_generic,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec_realtek
sparse_keymap          16384  1 hp_wmi
saa716x_tbs_dvb        61440  0
cx24117                36864  5 saa716x_tbs_dvb
wmi_bmof               16384  0
serio_raw              16384  0
snd_hda_core           81920  5 snd_hda_codec_generic,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_codec_realtek
saa716x_core           69632  1 saa716x_tbs_dvb
tbsecp3                40960  3
tas2101                24576  2 tbsecp3,saa716x_tbs_dvb
dvb_core              143360  3 tbsecp3,saa716x_tbs_dvb,saa716x_core
snd_hwdep              20480  1 snd_hda_codec
mac_hid                16384  0
videobuf2_vmalloc      16384  1 dvb_core
snd_pcm                98304  4 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_core
lpc_ich                24576  0
snd_timer              32768  1 snd_pcm
videobuf2_memops       16384  1 videobuf2_vmalloc
i7core_edac            24576  0
videobuf2_common       57344  1 dvb_core
videodev              221184  1 videobuf2_common
snd                    81920  8 snd_hda_codec_generic,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hwdep,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_timer,snd_pcm
mc                     49152  4 videodev,si2157,dvb_core,videobuf2_common
soundcore              16384  1 snd
shpchp                 36864  0
sch_fq_codel           20480  2
ib_iser                49152  0
rdma_cm                61440  1 ib_iser
iw_cm                  45056  1 rdma_cm
ib_cm                  53248  1 rdma_cm
ib_core               221184  4 rdma_cm,iw_cm,ib_iser,ib_cm
iscsi_tcp              20480  0
libiscsi_tcp           20480  1 iscsi_tcp
libiscsi               53248  3 libiscsi_tcp,iscsi_tcp,ib_iser
scsi_transport_iscsi    98304  3 iscsi_tcp,ib_iser,libiscsi
ip_tables              28672  0
x_tables               40960  1 ip_tables
autofs4                40960  2
btrfs                1138688  0
zstd_compress         163840  1 btrfs
raid10                 53248  0
raid456               147456  0
async_raid6_recov      20480  1 raid456
async_memcpy           16384  2 raid456,async_raid6_recov
async_pq               16384  2 raid456,async_raid6_recov
async_xor              16384  3 async_pq,raid456,async_raid6_recov
async_tx               16384  5 async_pq,async_memcpy,async_xor,raid456,async_raid6_recov
xor                    24576  2 async_xor,btrfs
raid6_pq              114688  4 async_pq,btrfs,raid456,async_raid6_recov
libcrc32c              16384  1 raid456
raid1                  40960  0
raid0                  20480  0
multipath              16384  0
linear                 16384  0
nouveau              1708032  0
mxm_wmi                16384  1 nouveau
video                  45056  1 nouveau
i2c_algo_bit           16384  2 saa716x_tbs_dvb,nouveau
crct10dif_pclmul       16384  0
ttm                   106496  1 nouveau
crc32_pclmul           16384  0
ghash_clmulni_intel    16384  0
pcbc                   16384  0
drm_kms_helper        172032  1 nouveau
syscopyarea            16384  1 drm_kms_helper
sysfillrect            16384  1 drm_kms_helper
aesni_intel           188416  0
sysimgblt              16384  1 drm_kms_helper
fb_sys_fops            16384  1 drm_kms_helper
aes_x86_64             20480  1 aesni_intel
tg3                   167936  0
firewire_ohci          40960  0
crypto_simd            16384  1 aesni_intel
ahci                   40960  1
firewire_core          65536  1 firewire_ohci
glue_helper            16384  1 aesni_intel
ptp                    20480  1 tg3
psmouse               151552  0
cryptd                 24576  3 crypto_simd,ghash_clmulni_intel,aesni_intel
drm                   401408  4 drm_kms_helper,ttm,nouveau
libahci                32768  1 ahci
crc_itu_t              16384  1 firewire_core
pps_core               20480  1 ptp
megaraid_sas          143360  0
floppy                 77824  0
wmi                    24576  4 hp_wmi,wmi_bmof,mxm_wmi,nouveau


lspci | grep -i saa
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0f:00.0 Multimedia controller: Philips Semiconductors SAA7160 (rev 02)


lspci | grep -i tbs
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03:00.0 Multimedia controller: TBS Technologies DVB-S2 4 Tuner PCIe Card


lastly, I want to confirm that the feed is indeed 100%. I have tested with USB T2 adapter on same ubuntu server & e2 box with T2 tuner. Both worked flawlessly.
I was hoping to buy the latest TBS-S2 pci tuners to replace my TBS6984 but the problems I am having with this card are making me reconsider. I hope someone from support can help me out here.
Thanks in advance..
thatfellow
 
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Re: No Signal on TBS6209

Postby thatfellow » Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:53 pm

##UPDATE##

I did a fresh install of ubuntu server 18.04.4, update the kernel to 4.16 using this post:
posting.php?mode=quote&f=86&p=54482

Then fresh installed drivers & firmeware using this post:
viewtopic.php?f=86&t=25046&p=54482&hilit=open+linux+driver#p54217

All seems to be good so far..
thatfellow
 
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