Hi list, my CAM drops out every once in a while, too. It's rather annoying, but I don't know how to fix the problem, so I decided to work around it. Whenever my CAM fails, the kernel/DVB driver seems to notice, and the debug ringbuffer contents reflect this. An error message like
"dvb_ca adapter 0: DVB CAM link initialisation failed :(" also makes its way into syslog that way (because rsyslog retrieves messages from /dev/kmsg). I wrote a simple Python program that monitors a given logfile for the appearance of this message, and then tries to trigger the appropriate SVDRP HITK sequence via a plain and simple socket connection. So far, it works quite well (no manual CAM resets had to be performed by my parents for the last four weeks this way). If anyone happens to know a more reliable way to externally trigger a CAM reset via VDR/SVDRP, please let me know - right now, everything depends on the unchanged ordering of main menu entries, which is kind of annoying. @OP: If your drivers produce a similar message to mine when your CAM flakes out, I could provide my (inelegant, but tiny and apparently working) script to you. Let me know if you want to try it :) -- with best regards: - Johannes Truschnigg ( johan...@truschnigg.info ) www: http://johannes.truschnigg.info/ phone: +43 650 2 133337 xmpp: johan...@truschnigg.info Please do not bother me with HTML-eMail or attachments. Thank you.
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