LE 8.9 / TVH 4.3 (nightly) + DVBSKY S960 = POLL TIMEOUT

  • Hi!

    I updated to LE 8.9 a couple of days ago. Today I noticed that Tvheadend is not working properly anymore, putting out error:

    2018-11-08 09:00:13.081 linuxdvb: Montage Technology M88DS3103 : DVB-S #0 - poll TIMEOUT
    2018-11-08 09:00:13.277 linuxdvb: Montage Technology M88DS3103 : DVB-S #0 - retune nodata

    I then uninstalled the Tvheadend service and reinstalled the latest nightly build. I can access the webinterface and TVH 4.3 seems to be working fine, but I still have that issue.

    The adapter is a DVBSKY S960 (info here: https://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/dvbsky_s960).

    Libreelec 8.90.006 on RPi3.

    Tvheadend Build: 4.3-1522 ~ LibreELEC Tvh-addon v9.0.444 (2018-11-07T21:24:22+0000

    Is there a conflict or missing drivers in the new versions or do I need to check cabling? I have not changed anything to the physical setup, just updated LE.

    Please help - thanks!

    //EDIT: I have since seen here that the S960 device may not be compatible with LE 8.9. I will later today try reverting to 8.2 via Kodi hoping it will work again. Will report back here.

    Edited once, last by janw ().

  • I have a Geniatech mdstar (v3) and the bug is present before the 4.18 kernel, with all libreelec 9.0 builds.

    Only crazycat drivers and LE 8.2.5 work.

    V4l-Updatelee drivers from Chris Lee / v4l-updatelee · GitLab work too.

    By the way, there's a chance to add these drivers to Libreelec 9.0? They seem by far the best and most stable dvb drivers for Linux.

    Thank you