Re: Pinnacle HD Stick (801e SE) and i2c issues

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On Mon, Apr 13, 2009 at 11:29 PM, John Orth <john@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> First, thanks to all for the wonderful v4l project.  I am able to get
> this card going in Ubuntu 9.04 on my laptop (Dell Vostro 1700) with no
> changes apart from copying the correct firmware.  What fantastic
> progress. :)
> I have been trying very hard to get this USB tuner to work on my Asus
> M3A78-EM board in Ubuntu 9.04 with no success.  I have tried the stock
> Jaunty kernel, the mainline (vanilla?) kernel, the included kernel
> modules, and modules compiled from v4l Mercurial with no success.
> Generally speaking, after a cold boot, the stick will work for a while.
> It will scan channels, lock one or two, and then I will receive a filter
> timeout.  Once the filter has timed out, not even a cold boot will
> revive the stick.  I have to power down the system, remove the stick,
> and place it in a different USB port.  Once I have done this, I am able
> to filter/lock with varying degrees of success.  Sometimes it will allow
> me to generate a full channels.conf, sometimes not.  However, once
> hitting the "filter timeout" error, dmesg gets flooded with:
> ---
> s5h1411_writereg: writereg error 0x19 0xf5 0x0000, ret == 0)
> dib0700: i2c write error (status = -108)
> ---
> The filter timeout occurs after running "scan tuning.dat > channels.conf"
> The file tuning.dat is generated via "w_scan -fa -x > tuning.dat"
> The firmware dvb-fe-xc5000-1.1.fw was copied to /lib/firmware per the
> v4l Wiki instructions.
> lspci of working system:
> lspci of non-working system:
> Is there something major I'm overlooking?  Are there any known issues
> with this hardware combination?  I am willing to test any changes to the
> xc5000 driver if needed.
> Thanks!
> John

Hello John,

I added support for that device.  A couple of questions:

1.  Are you sure the port on the PC supports USB 2.0?

2.  Which application are you using to test with?

3.  Are you doing anything with suspend/resume on the PC?

4.  Are you plugged directly into the USB port, or are you using any
sort of USB extension cable?

Once I know the answers to the above questions, I will see what I can
figure out.



Devin J. Heitmueller
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