Somehow I seem unable to setup my GC100 properly, even after using workarounds. The CM11 works fine on both the core (with USB-serial cable) and a media director (with serial cable), right up to the point where I hook it up to the GC100's serial port.
Is there anyone around who has experience with this?
I have eventually added the gc100 successfully (or so it seems) to the LMCE system, tried both workarounds on the LMCE
gc100 wiki page. They both seem to work fine and get the device added (the latter one leaves the device unlocked, which can be handy for testing).
I have set the parameters on the serial port to "4800 8N1" as listed among other places on the pluto gc100 page. According to GCSupport
aparently every browser but IE is broken (funny how I never noticed that before, not to mention ping being broken under linux as well, I mean come on). Whether this broken firmware can ever be upgraded is anybodies guess (and I'm not desperate enough yet to email their techsupport), but I digress.
Meanwhile there is a new serial device on the core available in the web-admin: /dev/ttyS_84_0
it would seem to me that this has to be the serial port on the GC100 (which just happens to be device #84). Now this is where things get confusing for me.
When I reconfigure the CM11 in the web-admin to use that serial port (like I've done moving back and forth between the core and MD) it doesn't work anymore. Then I noticed that the gc100 also has a "Com Port on PC" setting, so I tried setting that to /dev/ttyS_84_0
as well, which was accepted but with the same disappointing result. I have no idea how this is supposed to work, but here is what baffles me: the /dev/ttyS_84_0
"device" is actually a symlink to /dev/null
. Any thoughts on this are more then welcome.
In the mean time I guess as a last resort I can put this device under my arm and go visit a windows-using friend, just to reconfigure it with IE (ffs). Not that I expect much of that as the settings are reported what they should be, but just to rule that out and who knows...
PS. I got a GC100-06 with Firmware Version : 2.4-06 and a CM11A (w/opt. USB cable) for what it's worth.