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TBS-6922 DVB-S2 (TV Card, PCIe, DVB-S, DVB-S2)

Multimedia DVB-S, HDTV, PCI-Express, TV

TBS-6922 DVB-S2 (TV Card, PCIe, DVB-S, DVB-S2)
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Updated: 06/03/2016 23:33

Review of Linux Compatibility

The DVB-S and DVB-S2 PCI-Express card TBS-6922 from TBS has the PCI ID 1131:7160 and is recognized by the Linux kernel in the following way:

02:00.0 Multimedia controller: Philips Semiconductors SAA7160 (rev 03)
Subsystem: Device 6922:0001
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 18
Memory at fd600000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1M]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: SAA716x TBS
Kernel modules: saa716x_tbs-dvb

The card is controlled by the kernel module saa718x_tbs-dvb:

tbs6922fe: module license 'TurboSight Proprietary:' taints kernel.
Disabling lock debugging due to kernel taint
SAA716x TBS 0000:02:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 18 (level, low) -> IRQ 18
SAA716x TBS 0000:02:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
DVB: registering new adapter (SAA716x dvb adapter)
TurboSight TBS 6922 Frontend Attaching...
TurboSight TBS6922 DVB-S2 card MAC=aa:bb:cc:dd:ee:ff
DVB: registering adapter 0 frontend 0 (TurboSight TBS 6922 DVBS/S2 frontend)...

Unfortunately the needed kernel module for the TBS-6922 is not yet integrated into the standard kernel (Ubuntu 12.04) and therefore has to be compiled by hand:
Driver and firmware can be fond at

The following packages are needed under Ubuntu to compile the modules:

apt-get install build-essential unzip linux-headers-`uname -r`

After downloading the driver package from the TBS Homepage, the file has to be extracted

mkdir tbs && cd tbs
tar xfv linux-tbs-drivers.tar.bz2

The installation scripts for 64bit ( or 32bit ( platforms be found in the newly created folder linux-tbs-drivers/v4l/. Depending on the used platform the necessary scipt has to be executed:

cd linux-tbs-drivers/

The compilation is performed by the following command:

make && make install

Manufacturer specifications can be fount at

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