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TechniSat SkyStar USB 2 HD CI

Multimedia DVB-S, HD, TechniSat, USB

TechniSat SkyStar USB 2 HD CI
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The TechniSat SkyStar USB 2 HD CI is a USB DVB-S2 receiver with HD support but is only partly supported by Linux.

It is possible to use the receiver since Linux Kernel version 2.6.35.4 together with the Video4Linux driver from http://linuxtv.org/hg/v4l-dvb/. Nonetheless, the CI module is not supported with this module.

The USB receiver has the USB-ID 147f:0001 und is identified by the Kernel in the following way:

Bus 002 Device 005: ID 14f7:0001

The firmware file dvb-usb-az6027-03.fw is necessary for the module. It can be downloaded and installed in the following way:

wget http://linux.terratec.de/files/TERRATEC_S7/20110630_TERRATEC_S7r3_Linux.tar.gz
tar -xf 20110630_TERRATEC_S7r3_Linux.tar.gz
sudo cp 20110630_TERRATEC_S7r3_Linux/dvb-usb-az6027-03.fw /lib/firmware

With the firmware file the card gets initialized. If the firmware file is missing, the kernel reports the following error:

dvb-usb: found a 'Technisat SkyStar USB 2 HD CI' in cold state, will try to load a firmware
dvb-usb: did not find the firmware file. (dvb-usb-az6027-03.fw) Please see linux/Documentation/dvb/ for more details on firmware-problems. (-2)
dvb_usb_az6027: probe of 1-5:1.0 failed with error -2
usbcore: registered new interface driver dvb_usb_az6027

If the driver has to be compiled by hand a detailed description can be found at: http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Technisat_SkyStar_USB_2_HD_CI


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