DVB-S support on FreeBSD

Max Laier max at love2party.net
Wed Jan 20 15:15:13 UTC 2010

On Wednesday 20 January 2010 15:26:01 Stephen Blott wrote:
> Hi,
> 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[2] 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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