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Users / Lifeview TV Walker Twin - m920x
« on: April 19, 2008, 03:41:41 pm »
I finally got this device working with an out of the box install of Beta4 (almost), but there's two issues which I thought i'd run by people that have a bit more know how ;)

1) I have to add the relevant module (m920x) to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist and load the module manually after the system has booted to get it to work, otherwise the card will appear as "ERROR IN USE" or similar in MythTV Setup, obviously without the backend running so nothing is actually using it as far as I can tell.  Attempts to try and rmmod -f the module don't work either.  Is there something i'm missing about the module loading order or anything else that could be causing this?

2) The out of the box kernel that comes with Beta4 seems to have an older driver which does not support the "Dual tuners" feature of this device, i.e. i'm only getting /dev/dvb/adapter0 not adapter1 as well.  I attempted to fetch the source from the linuxtv git repositories using mercurial from which seems to have put a lot of unnecessary junk on the pc, but means that the device is actual detected and brings up to tuners, adapter0 and adapter1.  The only difference now is that when mythbackend runs it seems to segfault.  It looks like I only really have to change one line that's important in m920x.c (  I'm only Gentoo experienced so Ubuntu backends still freak me out a bit but basically:
Is there a way that I can compile just that driver only, to see if it's the driver itself causing the problem or if it's the entire dvb tree?

I attempted to apt-get the kernel sources, modified m920x.c, and just ran make modules_install, but after a reboot I receive the "Unknown Symbol in module, or unknown parameter error" and dmesg reports that m920x disagrees with version of dvb_usb_device_init so I've probably botched the install. Am I going about it the wrong way?  Is there a way to reverse what i've done, or easily reload the old modules without wiping the system?

It'd definitely come in handy for me

Users / Re: Fiire Chief
« on: January 24, 2008, 03:47:59 am »
If anything mate, we should be paying you!! Much appreciated for donating some Express Bags to the cause!! ;)

Mine arrived this morning and i'm just testing it out - it's pretty sweet.  Mine wasn't quite plug and play though, it went through some weird issues until I rebooted the PC, now everything is fine.

Awesome work with the bags Colin, thanks for putting in the extra effort!

In the next day or two I'll send everyone the invoice details for the remotes so you have the paperwork if you need to deal with any warranty issues.

Let me know if you guys want to do another bulk buy again in the future, as I'm sure as soon as I show everyone my setup when I perfect it, they'll want one too :)

Users / Re: Fiire Chief
« on: January 22, 2008, 01:50:40 pm »
Any news mate?

Users / Re: Fiire Chief
« on: January 21, 2008, 12:40:32 am »
BTW, mortar got hit hard with Google conversion fees, if you could pop another $6 in his account, split 5 ways that will cover it. I have already transferred mine.

lol thanks but I wouldn't bother too much, I'm still saving heaps just because you guys wanted one ;)

Users / Re: Fiire
« on: January 19, 2008, 08:32:14 am »
We ordered 5 fire chief remotes on the 16th, and they shipped on the 16th.

Users / Re: Fiire Chief
« on: January 19, 2008, 08:29:46 am »
With any luck, Colin will see the packages Tuesday... That's if everything goes perfectly.

Users / Re: Fiire Chief
« on: January 16, 2008, 09:42:59 pm »
OK so received $233.00 from Darren, $199 from Justin, $270 from Richard?, Money from Colin coming and i've obviously paid so we're all good.. You'd all be happy to know I made payment yesterday and have received confirmation that the order has been received and polywell are organising the remotes.

Users / Re: Fiire Chief
« on: January 16, 2008, 02:18:57 am »

Users / Re: Fiire Chief
« on: January 16, 2008, 02:12:37 am »
The post bags are Express post and the dimensions are 400 x 300 x 70 and 3kg limit.

1xFiire Chief is 1 lbs, 12x4x2" that is about 300 x 100 x 50 and less than 500g

I have just tried a box that measures 300 x 200 x 60 and there is room to spare so they should fit ok.


Thanks Justin! Great work!

Cool, Justin, so you are going to mail me the post bags x5? Did I send you my street address yet?

As it's being sent to you, and based on whether or not Darren wants to pick his up, it'd only be 3 or 4.

Users / Re: Fiire Chief
« on: January 16, 2008, 01:14:38 am »
As per, I can only assume 12"x4"x2".  They seem pretty big.... Maybe it's gonna be more?

Users / Re: Fiire Chief
« on: January 16, 2008, 12:58:06 am »
Finally received a reply from Fiire this morning - Please read the whole post in full before payment.

Ok.. The cost for 5 Remotes and 4 Additional Dongles is $865.00US
Shipping is $131.35US to Colin.  So everyone pays $26.27US for Freight.

So if everyone wants to go ahead please direct deposit these amounts to me ASAP - for details please PM me.
Mortar - 1 Remote - $199.00($149US + $26.27US)
Jo006 - 1 Remote - $199.00($149US + $26.27US)
RichardP - 1 Remote & 2* Extra Dongles - $267.00($149US + $30US + $30US + $26.27US)
Darrenmason - 1 Remote & 1* Extra Dongle - $233.00($149US + $30US + $26.27US)
colinjones  - 1 Remote & 1* Extra Dongle - $233.00($149US + $30US + $26.27US)

All amounts calculated via (although I just found out Google Checkout which is fiire's system uses Reuters, so I rounded up everything to the nearest dollar to make it easy, and also to allow for currency rate differences)

By my count, the total value of the goods will be $981.07AU which keeps us under the customs value, and the freight will be $148.98AU, which is $1130.14AU.  Everyone's payments total $1131.00AU so it leaves us with 86c to play with incase of currency difference.

As soon as everyone pays, I'll make payment, provide a copy of the receipt etc etc.

The only thing left is to work out what's happening with Justin and the Express Post bags - Do we send you money mate?

Once again I stress this is no profit just a saving on freight exercise - Any DOAs or Warranty issues will have to be dealt directly with Fiire.

Users / Re: Fiire Chief
« on: January 10, 2008, 11:05:17 am »
Getting closer ;)

Users / Re: Fiire Chief
« on: January 09, 2008, 08:02:29 am »
I'm easy - I'll go with that. I wasn't too fussed about the extra GST, becuause it means me paying an additional AUD25, as opposed to around US150 for freight if I ordered directly from Fiire.

If we do organise another group buy it must be sent to someone elses address - the page you referred to mentions something about that.

So - looks like we are pretty close! Great stuff.

Best Regards,

Yes we're all saving quite a bit of money which is good!  I read the part about the multiple packages to the same addressee that arrive at about the same time.  I'll chase them up and clarify what "about the same time" means exactly, but i'd say if we're ready to order again within a few weeks after the arrival of this lot it would be fine.

Users / Re: Fiire Chief
« on: January 09, 2008, 07:35:14 am »
Ok so just waiting on final confirmation on the order with, and to make sure that I can pay it if it's being sent to someone else.

If it's all good, the prices should be as I quoted above and not much different although Richard will pay $30US extra for his additional dongle, jo006 and I will have no additional dongles, and darren and colin will have one each.

If all goes well, i'll grab some more remotes and dongles, and we'll organise another group buy for whoever is interested.

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