Hi Aurelio,

On Thu, 5 Nov 2009, Aurelio Grego wrote:

Hi Patrick,
I'm writing you about a problem with Terratec Cinergy T-Express DVB-T
USB card.
The card is recognized by kernel, after compiling v4l-dvb sources
Despite all, kaffeine and w_scan utility are not able to receive any
I've downloaded the required firmware from here:
What can I do? I used recent Linux distributions with kernel 2.6.31, but
with no luck.
Thanks for your help and support.

dy...@linux-t9fm:~> dmesg | grep dvb
dvb-usb: found a 'Terratec Cinergy T Express' in cold state, will try to load a 
dvb-usb: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-usb-dib0700-1.20.fw'
dvb-usb: found a 'Terratec Cinergy T Express' in warm state.
dvb-usb: will pass the complete MPEG2 transport stream to the software demuxer.
dvb-usb: schedule remote query interval to 50 msecs.
dvb-usb: Terratec Cinergy T Express successfully initialized and connected.
usbcore: registered new interface driver dvb_usb_dib0700

dy...@linux-t9fm:~> lsusb
Bus 007 Device 005: ID 0ccd:0062 TerraTec Electronic GmbH

dy...@linux-t9fm:~/Desktop/w_scan-20090504> ./w_scan -ft -c IT -X >> /home/dylan
w_scan version 20090502 (compiled for DVB API 5.0)
using settings for ITALY
DVB aerial
DVB-T Europe
frontend_type DVB-T, channellist 4
output format czap/tzap/szap/xine
Info: using DVB adapter auto detection.
       /dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend0 -> DVB-T "DiBcom 7000PC": good  :-)
Using DVB-T frontend (adapter /dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend0)
-_-_-_-_ Getting frontend capabilities-_-_-_-_
Using DVB API 5.0
frontend DiBcom 7000PC supports
Scanning 7MHz frequencies...
177500: (time: 00:00)
184500: (time: 00:03)
191500: (time: 00:06)
198500: (time: 00:09)
205500: (time: 00:12)
212500: (time: 00:16)
219500: (time: 00:19)
226500: (time: 00:22)
Scanning 8MHz frequencies...
474000: (time: 00:25) (time: 00:27) signal ok:
       QAM_AUTO f = 474000 kHz I999B8C999D999T999G999Y999

It seems that your reception quality is not good enough. Which means, that either the antenna or the hardware or the driver are not correctly set-up/written for your board.

Can you try the windows driver which with the same antenna position?

best regards,


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