DVB-S support on FreeBSD
max at love2party.net
Wed Jan 20 15:15:13 UTC 2010
On Wednesday 20 January 2010 15:26:01 Stephen Blott wrote:
> Are there any DVB-S (or DVB-S2) cards that are likely to work with FreeBSD?
> In particular, I'm interested in Freesat, but I'm guessing that any DVB-S
> card would do the trick. There appears to be support for digital
> television through the cx88 port. But from reading various websites it
> seems that that's only functional for DVB-T.
> What card might I buy? Or should I just give up?
Not at all. You could try to find a mantis driven card (e.g. TechniSat
SkyStar or certain Terratec Cinergy). My mantis base driver is stable and
functional by now and the userland is coming together, too.
You will have to put a little work into the userland driver part to setup the
tuner and frontend, but this is a relatively simple copy&paste job from the
linux driver and I'm willing to help with that, too.
Get in touch if you are interested in this.
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