[pvrusb2] Only 6 lines in dmesg for OnAir GT
red1 at linuxstation.net
Sun Feb 28 19:52:04 CST 2010
Mike Isely wrote:
> On Sun, 28 Feb 2010, Dean wrote:
>> I tried your suggestions only with Mandriva, not the other four
>> distros. So far I've not been able to load the driver in Mandriva.
>> By the way, it looks like all of Mandriva's kernel drivers/modules
>> exist on the disk only as .gz files.
> Well there must be something in that distro that auto-unzips modules as
> they are needed. First I've ever heard of that, though it does make
> some sense to have something like that.
>> I looked in some of my log files for any record of the USB stack
>> calling the kernel module. I don't know much about it but it seems
>> like there should be some log that says a certain module has been
>> called and found/not found. Unfortunately I didn't find any such
>> logs, and as this is not my area of expertise I opened a Mandriva bug
>> report about the issue.
> You won't find any such thing in the log.
>> I have a working HVR-850 which uses the em28xx kernel module. I was
>> able to replicate the pvrusb2 problem with the HVR-850 just by
>> renaming the em28xx directory where it's .gz drivers are stored.
>> After renaming, connecting the HVR-850 resulted in just a few lines,
>> maybe 6, in dmesg buffer, and no error message.
> What is *supposed* to happen is that the USB ID of the device should
> trigger the loading of the pvrusb2 module. Once loaded, the pvrusb2
> module is logically attached to the pvrusb2 module and everything works.
> Everything you've described to this point suggests that your device is
> not being associated with the pvrusb2 module. This is surprising since
> the device you are trying to run has worked with the pvrusb2 module for
> quite some time. The kernel version you listed should have been recent
> I just realized something here, and I'm sorry I didn't realize this
> earlier. You're running an OnAir GT? That is an entirely different
> device, not supported by the pvrusb2 driver. That would explain
> everything you've observed.
Yes, I have the OnAir GT. Initially I had confused it with the OnAir Creator.
How can I find out what chips are used in the GT model? Is there some software tool you guys use, or do you just open the units and have a look at what's inside?
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