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Hello,

super. I am experiencing nearly nothing but trouble since Februrary, bought four DVB cards, did four installations,

- spent about 40 hours to try with different DVB cards
- spent about 10 hours with xorg.conf and NVIDIA TV-Out
- spent about 5 hours to make the optical output of the sound card work
- spent about 5 hours to make networking work with an external DHCP server, disable firewall
- spent about 6 hours to make boot grub with two hard disks attached to the controller
- spent about 14 hours to make the remote control work partially (only cursor keys and OK key work by now)

The technotrend 1500 DVB card worked for two weeks, until the update from beta3 to release fu***d everying up again.... I don´t think I did something wrong...

and now there is nobody who can even tell me what I can try?

frustated...

Off topic: The user surface for browsing media is a bad joke... I have 50.000 MP3 files, and not even the keyboard works while searching, and I can´t use vanity style letter entry on my remote control...

If I make that thing work some day, I would like to contribute by improving documentation and bring in usability know-how... But I would be glad to be able to tell my wife this summer that she can record TV shows, and how she can play complete albums from our audio library...

Thanks for your help
Thorsten

17
1.) So I finally found this in /var/log/mesasges - could it be that the hardware is defect?

May 18 14:44:48 dcerouter kernel: [   41.763586] cx2388x dvb driver version 0.0.6 loaded
May 18 14:44:48 dcerouter kernel: [   41.685726] tveeprom 0-0050: decoder processor is CX883 (idx 22)
May 18 14:44:48 dcerouter kernel: [   41.685728] tveeprom 0-0050: has no radio, has IR receiver, has no IR transmitter
May 18 14:44:48 dcerouter kernel: [   41.685731] cx88[0]: hauppauge eeprom: model=92001
May 18 14:44:48 dcerouter kernel: [   41.685820] input: cx88 IR (Hauppauge Nova-S-Plus  as /class/input/input5
May 18 14:44:48 dcerouter kernel: [   41.685859] cx88[0]/2: cx2388x 8802 Driver Manager
May 18 14:44:48 dcerouter kernel: [   41.685883] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:02:02.2[A] -> GSI 18 (level, low) -> IRQ 18
May 18 14:44:48 dcerouter kernel: [   41.685895] cx88[0]/2: found at 0000:02:02.2, rev: 5, irq: 18, latency: 64, mmio: 0xfc000000
May 18 14:44:48 dcerouter kernel: [   41.685994] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:02:02.0[A] -> GSI 18 (level, low) -> IRQ 18
May 18 14:44:48 dcerouter kernel: [   41.685820] input: cx88 IR (Hauppauge Nova-S-Plus  as /class/input/input5
May 18 14:44:48 dcerouter kernel: [   41.685859] cx88[0]/2: cx2388x 8802 Driver Manager
May 18 14:44:48 dcerouter kernel: [   41.685883] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:02:02.2[A] -> GSI 18 (level, low) -> IRQ 18
May 18 14:44:48 dcerouter kernel: [   41.685895] cx88[0]/2: found at 0000:02:02.2, rev: 5, irq: 18, latency: 64, mmio: 0xfc000000
May 18 14:44:48 dcerouter kernel: [   41.685994] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:02:02.0[A] -> GSI 18 (level, low) -> IRQ 18
May 18 14:44:48 dcerouter kernel: [   41.686009] cx88[0]/0: found at 0000:02:02.0, rev: 5, irq: 18, latency: 64, mmio: 0xfa000000
May 18 14:44:48 dcerouter kernel: [   41.686058] cx88[0]/0: registered device video0 [v4l2]
May 18 14:44:48 dcerouter kernel: [   41.686084] cx88[0]/0: registered device vbi0
May 18 14:44:48 dcerouter kernel: [   41.763586] cx2388x dvb driver version 0.0.6 loaded
May 18 14:44:48 dcerouter kernel: [   41.763592] cx8802_register_driver() ->registering driver type=dvb access=shared
May 18 14:44:48 dcerouter kernel: [   41.763598] CORE cx88[0]: subsystem: 0070:9202, board: Hauppauge Nova-S-Plus DVB-S [card=37]
May 18 14:44:48 dcerouter kernel: [   41.763603] cx88[0]/2: cx2388x based dvb card
May 18 14:44:48 dcerouter kernel: [   41.815278] cx24123_readreg: reg=0x0 (error=-121)
May 18 14:44:48 dcerouter kernel: [   41.815284] Version != d1 or e1
May 18 14:44:48 dcerouter kernel: [   41.815369] cx88[0]: frontend initialization failed
May 18 14:44:48 dcerouter kernel: [   41.815372] cx8802_dvb_probe dvb_register failed err = -1

2.) I don´t find any messages for the TechnoTrend 1500 card in /var/log/messages.

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Feature requests & roadmap / Media organisation, some additions.
« on: May 20, 2008, 12:40:45 am »
Hi,

two "feature requests" or "ideas" for media browsing:

1.) Being able to use the PC keyboard for typing something in the orbiters (Media Director Onscreen Orbiter or remote PC orbiter) would help a lot, too.

(I am mainly wishing to use a laptop for browsing media and playing it on a media director PC that is connected to my A/V equipment...)

2.) I have some thousands of MP3 audio files, and I hope that the system can be set up to search for and select albums by album artists (ID3-field "BAND"), and for compilations by album title, and omitting the display of artists of single tracks in compilation albums unless I explicitly search for them...

Good examples for browsing large audio libraries are TwonkyVision (shareware UPNP-Server) or MediaMonkey (Windows shareware).

Regards

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Hello,

I finally have a xorg.conf that works with the NVidia native driver and TV-Out for PAL.

Please note that I only post the snippets that are for video, so the file is not complete!
--------------------------------------------------
Section "Device"
   Identifier   "nVidia Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5500]"
   Driver      "nvidia"
   BusID      "PCI:1:0:0"
   Option "XvmcUsesTextures" "true"
   Option "renderAccel" "true"
   Option "UseEDID" "false"
   Option "ExactModeTimingsDVI" "true"
   Option "NoLogo" "true"
   Option "NoBandWidthTest" "true"
   Option "ModeValidation" "NoDFPNativeResolutionCheck, NoEdidMaxPClkCheck, NoMaxPClkCheck, AllowInterlacedModes, AllowNon60HzDFPModes"
   Option "DynamicTwinView" "false"
   Option "UseEvents" "true"
   Option "ConnectedMonitor" "TV"
   Option "TVStandard"   "PAL-G"
   Option "TVOutFormat" "SVIDEO"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
   Identifier   "TV"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
   Identifier   "TV Screen"
   Device      "nVidia Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5500]"
   Monitor      "TV"
   DefaultDepth   24
   SubSection "Display"
      Modes      "720x576"
      Virtual      720 576
   EndSubSection

   Option "UseDisplayDevice" "TV"
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
   Identifier   "Default Layout"
   Screen      "TV Screen"
   InputDevice   "Generic Keyboard"
   InputDevice   "Configured Mouse"
EndSection

Section "Extensions"
   Option "Composite" "false"
   Option "RENDER" "true"
EndSection
--------------------------------------------------
I don´t know how to change the settings that are used by the linuxMCE A/V wizard, so the xorg.conf is always overwritten when anyone uses it, but the settings that the wizard provides lead to error/crash on xorg startup, even after selecting PAL-B and the DVB resolution...

I think the A/V wizard just does not know how to handle NVidia here, and tries to add a modeline of its own - which is NOT SUPPORTED by later NVidia drivers. So the name of the mode  ("720x576") MUST NOT be changed, and any modeline is IGNORED by the driver!

Please, dear DEVELOPERS, could you use my information to add it to the A/V wizard? It took nearly a complete day to figure it out.

Thank you!

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Hello,

I hope you can help me with a driver problem... I already searched the internet and as far I can read that both of my cards should work without doing anything manually...

I have two DVB-S cards: A Hauppauge Nova S-Plus PCI (should work with cx88, budget-ci) and a Technotrend 1500 PCI (ttpci).

The Hauppauge card is recognised during system startup, but there is an error:

linuxmce@dcerouter:/dev$ dmesg|grep dvb
[   38.642514] cx88/2: cx2388x dvb driver version 0.0.6 loaded
[   38.642520] cx88/2: registering cx8802 driver, type: dvb access: shared
[   38.683307] cx88[0]/2: dvb_register failed (err = -22)

It is trying to do something with the TechnoTrend card as well:

[   39.013102] saa7146: register extension 'budget_ci dvb'.

The Technotrend card I wanted to set up with "sudo modprobe dvb-ttpci" - after that dmesg shows:

[  709.602894] saa7146: register extension 'dvb'.

But after all, The Hauppauge card only shows up as /dev/video0, and there is no directory /dev/dvb. udev is running.

I am now using the 7.10 release. I already tried downloading and installing the latest V4L drivers - no change.

HISTORY: With 7.10b3, the TechnoTrend card was working. I bought it because the Hauppauge card did not provide /dev/dvb, but after finding out that the infrared receiver of the TT card did not receive any signals I added the Hauppauge card again just to be able to use the infrared control. After putting it in, the TT card still worked, and I could use the Hauppauge infrared receiver. Since update to 7.10RC3 I have the problem described above... My goal is to make both cards work with DVB, and one of them with infrared, but I would already be happy if one of both DVB cards worked.

lsmod|grep dvb shows
dvb_ttpci             104776  0
saa7146_vv             50688  1 dvb_ttpci
saa7146                20360  4 dvb_ttpci,saa7146_vv,budget_ci,budget_core
ttpci_eeprom            3456  2 dvb_ttpci,budget_core
videobuf_dvb            7812  0
dvb_core               81052  4 dvb_ttpci,budget_ci,budget_core,videobuf_dvb
videobuf_core          19588  6 saa7146_vv,videobuf_dvb,cx8800,cx8802,cx88xx,videobuf_dma_sg
i2c_core               26112  11 dvb_ttpci,budget_ci,budget_core,ttpci_eeprom,cx24123,cx88_vp3054_i2c,cx88xx,i2c_algo_bit,tveeprom,v4l2_common,nvidia

Any hint?

21
Hello,

It is about general driver installation procedure, which I just don´t understand.

My LinuxMCE 7.0.4 finally seems to be installed very well. But it did not recognice my hauppauge WinTV Nova S-Plus PCI card. I read in the internet that this card is supported, including the remote control interface. So I tryed to install the driver - and this is how I do it:

- I open the LinuxMCE Admin Website
- I go to "Drivers"
- I don´t know if it is "Interfaces" or "A/V Equipment". According to the documentation, none of the two matches what I have in mind, because under "Interfaces" there is just mentioned everything else but TV cards, and under A/V equipment, there is just mentioned external devices...
- OK, so I choose "Interfaces" because every other choice seems to be worse. Then I click "Add device". The window "Pick device template" opens. I select "Hauppauge" als manufacturer. For "Device category", i choose "-Please select-", then "apply filter". In the dropdown "Device template", 11 available drivers appear. But none of them matches the driver I always read about in the internet:  ISL6421   CX24123  CX88_DVB. So I decided to try every single one of the listed options...
- After selecting "Pick device template" the window closes. But the list of installed interfaces just stays empty. I try again and again with different device templates, but always the same.
- I click "Show devices tree" in the left frame. There some of my selected drivers appear, but not all at the same place. Most of them appear under "CORE" (f.ex. lircms.conf.hauppauge), one (Hauppauge A415-HPG) appears beneath CORE, as top level device.

So I finally think that I just haven´t got it. But in the Wiki documentation, there is no driver installation tutorial, no FAQ entry on general procecure of driver installation, and no normal chapter as well. This is why I decided to ask you here. Can you help me?

I am using a single-PC installation, Core, MediaDirector and Orbiter on the same PC.

It is a plain installation (just Kubuntu 7.0.4 Live-CD, then LinuxMCE Two-CD Installation). I just added one WLAN stick driver (AVM Fritz WLAN) in the mean time, which works well.


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