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Re: VDR Setup Issue
« Reply #30 on: May 13, 2009, 12:32:53 am »
Evening Andrew,

I connected the unit up and I am now getting a 65% signal strength on BBC and an 82% on ITV MUX's so I hope that is enough to rule out the signal but I just tried to tune it again and got the same response

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dcerouter_112507:~# sudo scan -o vdr -p -u /usr/share/doc/dvb-utils/examples/scan/dvb-t/uk-CrystalPalace > channels.conf
scanning /usr/share/doc/dvb-utils/examples/scan/dvb-t/uk-CrystalPalace
using '/dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend0' and '/dev/dvb/adapter0/demux0'
initial transponder 505833333 0 3 9 1 0 0 0
>>> tune to: 505833:I999B8C34D999M16T2G32Y0:T:27500:
WARNING: >>> tuning failed!!!
>>> tune to: 505833:I999B8C34D999M16T2G32Y0:T:27500: (tuning failed)
WARNING: >>> tuning failed!!!
ERROR: initial tuning failed
dumping lists (0 services)
Done.
dcerouter_112507:~#

Is 65%-82% not enough? I cannot find a 'signal quality' percentage though...

Everything else has worked really well but I am battling with this big time mate

Hmmm...just read the above. Can you confirm that you are doing a;

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sudo /etc/init.d/vdr stop

Before running the scan command?

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Re: VDR Setup Issue
« Reply #31 on: May 13, 2009, 11:43:29 am »
Hi Mate, Yes that is my first step

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Re: VDR Setup Issue
« Reply #32 on: May 13, 2009, 11:57:51 am »
I have to run a 'sudo su -' before I can run the scan command, does this matter? If I try to run the command 'sudo scan...' it fails with 'file does not exist (or something like that. If you need clarification on this I can advise when I get home from work tonight.

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Re: VDR Setup Issue
« Reply #33 on: May 14, 2009, 10:39:46 am »
Sorry, didn't have any time last night, needed to spend some time with my wife because I am off for a stag doo tomorrow in scotland! Perhaps I should download the latest alpha for 8.10 on Monday and start there? You reckon its a good idea?

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Re: VDR Setup Issue
« Reply #34 on: May 14, 2009, 03:48:42 pm »
Sorry, didn't have any time last night, needed to spend some time with my wife because I am off for a stag doo tomorrow in scotland! Perhaps I should download the latest alpha for 8.10 on Monday and start there? You reckon its a good idea?

Hmmm...no I would wait at least until the Beta's ;-)

Can you fire up Konsole in kde's desktop and run the following ls command for me;

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ls /lib/firmware/2.6.22-14-generic/<return>

Copy/Paste the output from the above command in a reply here please.

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PS Enjoy the stag night...hope you've been in 'training'...the Scots know how to do a stag night ;-)



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Re: VDR Setup Issue
« Reply #35 on: May 18, 2009, 08:19:20 pm »
Stag doo was good, feeling rather rough now though!!!

here is the output mate

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acx                                 dvb-usb-vp702x-01.fw
aic94xx-seq.fw                      dvb-usb-vp7045-01.fw
atmel_at76c502_3com.bin             dvb-usb-wt220u-01.fw
atmel_at76c502_3com-wpa.bin         ipw2100-1.3.fw
atmel_at76c502.bin                  ipw2100-1.3-i.fw
atmel_at76c502d.bin                 ipw2100-1.3-p.fw
atmel_at76c502d-wpa.bin             ipw2200-bss.fw
atmel_at76c502e.bin                 ipw2200-ibss.fw
atmel_at76c502e-wpa.bin             ipw2200-sniffer.fw
atmel_at76c502-wpa.bin              ipw3945.ucode
atmel_at76c503-i3861.bin            isl3877
atmel_at76c503-i3863.bin            isl3886
atmel_at76c503-rfmd-0.90.2-140.bin  isl3887usb_bare
atmel_at76c503-rfmd-acc.bin         isl3890
atmel_at76c503-rfmd.bin             isl3890usb
atmel_at76c504_2958-wpa.bin         iwlwifi-3945-1.ucode
atmel_at76c504a_2958-wpa.bin        iwlwifi-3945.ucode
atmel_at76c504.bin                  iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode
atmel_at76c504c-wpa.bin             iwlwifi-4965.ucode
atmel_at76c505a-rfmd2958.bin        license-end-user.txt
atmel_at76c505-rfmd2958.bin         license-oemihvisv.txt
atmel_at76c505-rfmd.bin             ql2100_fw.bin
atmel_at76c506.bin                  ql2200_fw.bin
atmel_at76c506-wpa.bin              ql2300_fw.bin
dvb-fe-cx24116.fw                   ql2322_fw.bin
dvb-fe-or51132-qam.fw               ql2400_fw.bin
dvb-fe-or51132-vsb.fw               rt2561.bin
dvb-fe-or51211.fw                   rt2561s.bin
dvb-ttpci-01.fw                     rt2661.bin
dvb-usb-af9015.fw                   rt73.bin
dvb-usb-avertv-a800-02.fw           v4l-cx2341x-dec.fw
dvb-usb-dib0700-01.fw               v4l-cx2341x-enc.fw
dvb-usb-dib0700-1.20.fw             v4l-cx2341x-init.mpg
dvb-usb-dibusb-5.0.0.11.fw          v4l-cx25840.fw
dvb-usb-dibusb-6.0.0.8.fw           v4l-pvrusb2-24xxx-01.fw
dvb-usb-dtt200u-01.fw               v4l-pvrusb2-29xxx-01.fw
dvb-usb-umt-010-02.fw               zd1211
linuxmce@dcerouter:~$

I tried again and did not need to run the sudo su - , this is the output...still no joy...

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linuxmce@dcerouter:~$ sudo /etc/init.d/vdr stop
[sudo] password for linuxmce:
Stopping LMCE-Linux Video Disk Recorder   -= LMCE VERSION 0710-7 =- : vdr.
linuxmce@dcerouter:~$ sudo scan -o vdr -p -u /usr/share/doc/dvb-utils/examples/scan/dvb-t/uk-CrystalPalace > channels.conf
scanning /usr/share/doc/dvb-utils/examples/scan/dvb-t/uk-CrystalPalace
using '/dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend0' and '/dev/dvb/adapter0/demux0'
initial transponder 505833333 0 3 9 1 0 0 0
>>> tune to: 505833:I999B8C34D999M16T2G32Y0:T:27500:
WARNING: >>> tuning failed!!!
>>> tune to: 505833:I999B8C34D999M16T2G32Y0:T:27500: (tuning failed)
WARNING: >>> tuning failed!!!
ERROR: initial tuning failed
dumping lists (0 services)
Done.
linuxmce@dcerouter:~$

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Re: VDR Setup Issue
« Reply #36 on: May 18, 2009, 11:39:03 pm »
Stag doo was good, feeling rather rough now though!!!

here is the output mate

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acx                                 dvb-usb-vp702x-01.fw
aic94xx-seq.fw                      dvb-usb-vp7045-01.fw
atmel_at76c502_3com.bin             dvb-usb-wt220u-01.fw
atmel_at76c502_3com-wpa.bin         ipw2100-1.3.fw
atmel_at76c502.bin                  ipw2100-1.3-i.fw
atmel_at76c502d.bin                 ipw2100-1.3-p.fw
atmel_at76c502d-wpa.bin             ipw2200-bss.fw
atmel_at76c502e.bin                 ipw2200-ibss.fw
atmel_at76c502e-wpa.bin             ipw2200-sniffer.fw
atmel_at76c502-wpa.bin              ipw3945.ucode
atmel_at76c503-i3861.bin            isl3877
atmel_at76c503-i3863.bin            isl3886
atmel_at76c503-rfmd-0.90.2-140.bin  isl3887usb_bare
atmel_at76c503-rfmd-acc.bin         isl3890
atmel_at76c503-rfmd.bin             isl3890usb
atmel_at76c504_2958-wpa.bin         iwlwifi-3945-1.ucode
atmel_at76c504a_2958-wpa.bin        iwlwifi-3945.ucode
atmel_at76c504.bin                  iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode
atmel_at76c504c-wpa.bin             iwlwifi-4965.ucode
atmel_at76c505a-rfmd2958.bin        license-end-user.txt
atmel_at76c505-rfmd2958.bin         license-oemihvisv.txt
atmel_at76c505-rfmd.bin             ql2100_fw.bin
atmel_at76c506.bin                  ql2200_fw.bin
atmel_at76c506-wpa.bin              ql2300_fw.bin
dvb-fe-cx24116.fw                   ql2322_fw.bin
dvb-fe-or51132-qam.fw               ql2400_fw.bin
dvb-fe-or51132-vsb.fw               rt2561.bin
dvb-fe-or51211.fw                   rt2561s.bin
dvb-ttpci-01.fw                     rt2661.bin
dvb-usb-af9015.fw                   rt73.bin
dvb-usb-avertv-a800-02.fw           v4l-cx2341x-dec.fw
dvb-usb-dib0700-01.fw               v4l-cx2341x-enc.fw
dvb-usb-dib0700-1.20.fw             v4l-cx2341x-init.mpg
dvb-usb-dibusb-5.0.0.11.fw          v4l-cx25840.fw
dvb-usb-dibusb-6.0.0.8.fw           v4l-pvrusb2-24xxx-01.fw
dvb-usb-dtt200u-01.fw               v4l-pvrusb2-29xxx-01.fw
dvb-usb-umt-010-02.fw               zd1211
linuxmce@dcerouter:~$

I tried again and did not need to run the sudo su - , this is the output...still no joy...

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linuxmce@dcerouter:~$ sudo /etc/init.d/vdr stop
[sudo] password for linuxmce:
Stopping LinuxMCE-Linux Video Disk Recorder   -= LinuxMCE VERSION 0710-7 =- : vdr.
linuxmce@dcerouter:~$ sudo scan -o vdr -p -u /usr/share/doc/dvb-utils/examples/scan/dvb-t/uk-CrystalPalace > channels.conf
scanning /usr/share/doc/dvb-utils/examples/scan/dvb-t/uk-CrystalPalace
using '/dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend0' and '/dev/dvb/adapter0/demux0'
initial transponder 505833333 0 3 9 1 0 0 0
>>> tune to: 505833:I999B8C34D999M16T2G32Y0:T:27500:
WARNING: >>> tuning failed!!!
>>> tune to: 505833:I999B8C34D999M16T2G32Y0:T:27500: (tuning failed)
WARNING: >>> tuning failed!!!
ERROR: initial tuning failed
dumping lists (0 services)
Done.
linuxmce@dcerouter:~$

Hmmm... ok you have the right firmware in place. Can you type the following into a console and paste the output into a reply here please;

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lsmod | grep dvb<return>

You should see some output that looks similar to mine below;

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dcerouter_31340:~# lsmod | grep dvb
saa7134_dvb            24972  13
videobuf_dvb           10500  1 saa7134_dvb
dvb_bt8xx              19076  13
bt878                  12344  1 dvb_bt8xx
saa7134               158028  1 saa7134_dvb
bttv                  129044  2 dvb_bt8xx,bt878
dvb_usb_af9015         27552  22
dvb_usb                23564  1 dvb_usb_af9015
dvb_core               90524  4 videobuf_dvb,dvb_bt8xx,dvb_usb
videobuf_dma_sg        15108  3 saa7134_dvb,saa7134,bttv
videobuf_core          20100  4 videobuf_dvb,saa7134,bttv,videobuf_dma_sg
i2c_core               26112  18 tuner_simple,saa7134_dvb,mt352,dvb_bt8xx,tda988                   7,tda8290,tea5767,mxl5005s,tuner,af9013,saa7134,bttv,i2c_algo_bit,dvb_usb_af9015                   ,dvb_usb,v4l2_common,nvidia,tveeprom
usbcore               138632  9 pl2303,dvb_usb_af9015,dvb_usb,usbserial,lirc_mce                   usb2,usbhid,ehci_hcd,uhci_hcd

All the best

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Re: VDR Setup Issue
« Reply #37 on: May 19, 2009, 08:38:24 pm »
Hey mate, here it is...not looking like yours...

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linuxmce@dcerouter:~$ lsmod | grep dvb
dvb_usb_af9015         27552  8
dvb_usb                23564  1 dvb_usb_af9015
dvb_core               90524  1 dvb_usb
i2c_core               26112  5 mxl5005s,af9013,dvb_usb_af9015,dvb_usb,nvidia
usbcore               138632  8 dvb_usb_af9015,dvb_usb,ftdi_sio,usbserial,usbhid,ehci_hcd,ohci_hcd

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Re: VDR Setup Issue
« Reply #38 on: May 19, 2009, 10:54:08 pm »
Hey mate, here it is...not looking like yours...

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linuxmce@dcerouter:~$ lsmod | grep dvb
dvb_usb_af9015         27552  8
dvb_usb                23564  1 dvb_usb_af9015
dvb_core               90524  1 dvb_usb
i2c_core               26112  5 mxl5005s,af9013,dvb_usb_af9015,dvb_usb,nvidia
usbcore               138632  8 dvb_usb_af9015,dvb_usb,ftdi_sio,usbserial,usbhid,ehci_hcd,ohci_hcd

I have some other modules loaded because I have some TV cards and some other devices attached to my Core that you don't have installed. Apart from those differences your Core seems to have all the expected modules.

Could you attach a copy of your /var/log/syslog file please to your next post here. I can then see whether your KWorld Dual-Tuner is starting up correctly.

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Re: VDR Setup Issue
« Reply #39 on: May 20, 2009, 07:50:26 pm »
here we go mate. there were 2 from todays startup had to compress one

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« Reply #40 on: May 20, 2009, 11:45:45 pm »
here we go mate. there were 2 from todays startup had to compress one

Hmmm...ok it looks like the modules needed by the KWorld are not loading - see the af9013 & af9015 errors in the syslog.

I would suggest re-installing the package again as described on my Wiki page here http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Kworld_KW-DVB-T_399U

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Re: VDR Setup Issue
« Reply #41 on: May 21, 2009, 11:18:56 pm »
Hey mate, I have reinstalled the package, same problem.

I have attached my syslog file again...do you reckon the tuner could be faulty? Maybe I should plug it into my windows box just to double-check....anyway the wife is calling so I look forward to your response and will check back tomorrow!

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« Reply #42 on: May 26, 2009, 12:00:21 am »
Howdy Andrew,

Well oddly enough I plugged the K-World into my vista machine and it scanned and picked up all of the channels so at least I know that its working. Do you have any other suggestions. Maybe I should try and build from the CD's instead of the DVD's? Really stuck mate and really keen to get this box running...

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« Reply #43 on: May 26, 2009, 07:28:03 pm »
Howdy Andrew,

Well oddly enough I plugged the K-World into my vista machine and it scanned and picked up all of the channels so at least I know that its working. Do you have any other suggestions. Maybe I should try and build from the CD's instead of the DVD's? Really stuck mate and really keen to get this box running...

Cheers
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ok...so the KWorld is working fine. It must be that there is a problem with the installation of the driver package. Can you explain in detail each step you have taken (and what you see on screen) to install the driver package. There maybe a small error somewhere.

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Re: VDR Setup Issue
« Reply #44 on: May 26, 2009, 10:20:18 pm »
Ok, I download the tarball from your link, open it with ark and extract the V4L2xxxxxxx.deb file into the default location (/home/linuxmce). Also ensure that 'open location' is ticked. Once it is extracted, I click on it, this launches the Package installer. I select reinstall package, enter the linuxmce password and it loads successfully. I then reboot and then
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sudo /etc/init.d/vdr stop and then run the scan command as in your post. Is there something else that I am missing?