[Wolves] Ott installing dvb pci express card

Daniel Boos danielboos at aol.com
Thu Apr 8 18:27:22 UTC 2021


AFAIR one of the devices has to inject power. In most of the setups I came across it was supplied by the multi switch. There are also powered LNBs and dedicated power injectors.

If you normally have a receiver connected check its settings, it should have switch to enable or disable power.

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> On 8 Apr 2021, at 18:15, Adam Sweet via Wolves <wolves at mailman.lug.org.uk> wrote:
> ´╗┐On 08/04/2021 18:02, Adam Sweet wrote:
>>> On 08/04/2021 10:16, Mark Croft Redditch Linux Mint via Wolves wrote:
>>> https://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/File:6981_4.jpg 
>>> I found a computer in my garage that will take low profile card tbs 6981..
>>> https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TBS-TBS-6981-PCIe-Satellite-TV-Dual-Tuner-Card-/254756399148?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286 
>>> The card seems too need too be connected too power? Correct white socket at the top right corner?
>>> Maybe why it can not find any channels cos card has not got enuff power..
> Supplemental links which may be of use:
> https://freetoairamerica.wordpress.com/2014/11/08/do-you-run-one-or-more-tbs-pcie-cards-under-linux-check-your-irqs/
> The following hideous monstrosity contains what appears to be the manual for this card and others by the same manufacturer. You can read the first few pages, then about halfway down after the download/join links it says "35 pages left unread, continue reading". If you click that you can read the rest without signing up.
> https://wenku.baidu.com/view/b424726f58fafab069dc023e.html?re=view
> Of course you could just sign up if you wanted to download it. I couldn't find the manual anywhere better. I'm not sure the manual helps, it doesn't seem to say you need the additional power (makes no mention of it at all), but the specs of the card could come in useful for the diagnostic process.
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