[arch-general] wintv-hvr 850 (hybrid) not detecting any signal.
j.e.vasquez.v at gmail.com
Mon Oct 10 23:57:04 EDT 2011
On Mon, Oct 10, 2011 at 10:15 AM, Sergey Manucharian
<ingeniware at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Javier,
> Excerpts from Javier Vasquez's message from Sun 09-Oct-11 11:40:
>> On Sun, Oct 9, 2011 at 11:29 AM, Sergey Manucharian
>> <ingeniware at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > ...
>> > I used to use wintv-hvr 950 a year or two ago - it worked fine. Will try find those old configs and run it again with the recent kernel etc.
>> > (Not sure if 850 and 950 similar though).
>> > I'let you know the results.
>> Thanks a lot, that'll be of great help.
>> BTW, they used to need different drivers:
>> But nowadays I don't know... The dirvers selected by udev + kernel
>> seem to be the right ones (I've tried several things like combining
>> them with the ones mentioned in the above links, and blacklisting
>> them), since without them the gadget doesn't even turn on, but they
>> just don't work, :-)
> They are indeed different, mine has xc2028 chip, while yours - cx231xx, the dmesg file is attached.
> Mine could not catch any signal (although did not show any error) until I installed the firmware. I've found it in aur (xc3028-fw 27-1), you can see the corresponding line in dmesg:
> xc2028 16-0061: Loading 80 firmware images from xc3028-v27.fw, type: xc2028 firmware, ver 2.7
> I believe you need to install fw for your device as well from:
> http://www.linuxtv.org/downloads/firmware/ (v4l-cx231xx-avcore-01.fw)
> After that everything is straight forward, you can run w_scan (from aur) to create the cahnnel list, put it in /etc/mplayer/channels.conf (if you use mplayer - I never used tvtime) and run "mplayer dvb://".
Hi Sergev, and thanks again for the help.
See, I didn't think I had to download firmware, since I had it
already. As far as I can tell:
% ls /lib/firmware/v4l-cx231xx-avcore-01.fw
Any ways I downloaded the one you pointed out and made a diff, and it
to my surprise differed from the one I had. So I moved to old and
place downloaded one, and tried again, but it didn't work, :-(
See from my first post (with dmesg copied), you can notice that the
firmware was loaded:
[ 143.911324] cx231xx #0: cx231xx_dif_set_standard: setStandard to ffffffff
[ 143.933691] cx25840 3-0044: cx23102 A/V decoder found @ 0x88 (cx231xx #0)
[ 143.951787] cx25840 3-0044: Firmware download size changed to 16
bytes max length
[ 145.954902] cx25840 3-0044: loaded v4l-cx231xx-avcore-01.fw
firmware (16382 bytes)
So I'm not sure it's a FW issue. Any ways, I hoped it was...
Any other thing you might think of, even involving FW, it'll be welcome...
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