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saywot
27th February 2009, 03:55 PM
I am the proud owner of an ASUS My Cinema U3100 TV card (it's a USB dongle) which I plugged into laptop #1 running Ubuntu 8.10, the appropriate light became green and I was able to start watching the various delights that is TV nowadays almost immediately.

I normally use Fedora 10

I thought such a cutting-edge distribution would similarly provide me with televisual delight. I was wrong.

I have the source code (for an eeePC) for the drivers but was wondering before I go into the fiddly task of having to make my own drivers is there a simpler solution ?

saywot
15th May 2009, 06:11 AM
Um

-+*BUMP*=-

saywot
15th May 2009, 06:49 AM
running dmesg says

usb 2-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
dvb-usb: found a 'ASUS My Cinema U3100 Mini DVBT Tuner' in cold state, will try to load a firmware
firmware: requesting dvb-usb-dib0700-1.10.fw
dvb-usb: did not find the firmware file. (dvb-usb-dib0700-1.10.fw) Please see linux/Documentation/dvb/ for more details on firmware-problems. (-2)
usb 2-1: New USB device found, idVendor=0b05, idProduct=173f
usb 2-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
usb 2-1: Product: ASUS DVBT Tuner
usb 2-1: Manufacturer: ASUSTeK
usb 2-1: SerialNumber: 8A03900195


where is it looking for the firmware ?
I have made and installed the appropriate files from http://linuxtv.org/hg/v4l-dvb

and not having any luck so far, so once again I'm back here looking for suggestions

saywot
15th May 2009, 07:41 AM
there's no device at /dev/dvb
so I'm going to guess that the drivers/firmware haven;t been installed properly
or there's something else going on that I'm not aware of
but given the low number of replies so far I'm not going to hold my breath on getting this card to work any time soon

saywot
15th May 2009, 09:55 AM
/lib/firmware

atmel_at76c502_3com.bin iwlwifi-3945-1.ucode
atmel_at76c502_3com-wpa.bin iwlwifi-3945-2.ucode
atmel_at76c502.bin iwlwifi-3945.ucode
atmel_at76c502d.bin iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode
atmel_at76c502d-wpa.bin iwlwifi-4965-2.ucode
atmel_at76c502e.bin iwlwifi-5000-1.ucode
atmel_at76c502e-wpa.bin kaweth
atmel_at76c502-wpa.bin keyspan
atmel_at76c503-i3861.bin keyspan_pda
atmel_at76c503-i3863.bin korg
atmel_at76c503-rfmd-acc.bin LICENSE.ipw2100
atmel_at76c503-rfmd.bin LICENSE.ipw2200-fw
atmel_at76c504_2958-wpa.bin LICENSE.usb8388
atmel_at76c504a_2958-wpa.bin microcode.dat
atmel_at76c504.bin ql2100_fw.bin
atmel_at76c504c-wpa.bin ql2200_fw.bin
atmel_at76c505a-rfmd2958.bin ql2300_fw.bin
atmel_at76c505-rfmd2958.bin ql2322_fw.bin
atmel_at76c505-rfmd.bin ql2400_fw.bin
atmel_at76c506.bin ql2400_fw.bin_mid
atmel_at76c506-wpa.bin README.atmel-firmware
atmsar11.fw README-usb.atmel-firmware
av7110 rt2561.bin
COPYING.atmel-firmware rt2561s.bin
COPYRIGHT-usb.atmel-firmware rt2661.bin
cpia2 rt73.bin
dabusb sb16
dsp56k ti_3410.fw
dvb-usb-dib0700-1.10.fw ti_5052.fw
edgeport tr_smctr.bin
emi26 ttusb-budget
emi62 usb8388.bin
ess v4l-dvb
intelliport2.bin v4l-dvb-0018ed9bbca3
ipw2100-1.3.fw vicam
ipw2100-1.3-i.fw whiteheat.fw
ipw2100-1.3-p.fw whiteheat_loader.fw
ipw2200-bss.fw yamaha
ipw2200-ibss.fw zd1211
ipw2200-sniffer.fw


and there this is !!

but dmesg continues to say


usb 2-2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
dvb-usb: found a 'ASUS My Cinema U3100 Mini DVBT Tuner' in cold state, will try to load a firmware
firmware: requesting dvb-usb-dib0700-1.20.fw
dvb-usb: did not find the firmware file. (dvb-usb-dib0700-1.20.fw) Please see linux/Documentation/dvb/ for more details on firmware-problems. (-2)
usb 2-2: New USB device found, idVendor=0b05, idProduct=173f
usb 2-2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
usb 2-2: Product: ASUS DVBT Tuner
usb 2-2: Manufacturer: ASUSTeK

saywot
15th May 2009, 10:53 AM
dmesg

usb 2-2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
dvb-usb: found a 'ASUS My Cinema U3100 Mini DVBT Tuner' in cold state, will try to load a firmware
firmware: requesting dvb-usb-dib0700-1.20.fw
dvb-usb: did not find the firmware file. (dvb-usb-dib0700-1.20.fw) Please see linux/Documentation/dvb/ for more details on firmware-problems. (-2)
usb 2-2: New USB device found, idVendor=0b05, idProduct=173f
usb 2-2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
usb 2-2: Product: ASUS DVBT Tuner
usb 2-2: Manufacturer: ASUSTeK


and /lib/firmware


isatmel_at76c502_3com.bin iwlwifi-3945-1.ucode
atmel_at76c502_3com-wpa.bin iwlwifi-3945-2.ucode
atmel_at76c502.bin iwlwifi-3945.ucode
atmel_at76c502d.bin iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode
atmel_at76c502d-wpa.bin iwlwifi-4965-2.ucode
atmel_at76c502e.bin iwlwifi-5000-1.ucode
atmel_at76c502e-wpa.bin kaweth
atmel_at76c502-wpa.bin keyspan
atmel_at76c503-i3861.bin keyspan_pda
atmel_at76c503-i3863.bin korg
atmel_at76c503-rfmd-acc.bin LICENSE.ipw2100
atmel_at76c503-rfmd.bin LICENSE.ipw2200-fw
atmel_at76c504_2958-wpa.bin LICENSE.usb8388
atmel_at76c504a_2958-wpa.bin microcode.dat
atmel_at76c504.bin ql2100_fw.bin
atmel_at76c504c-wpa.bin ql2200_fw.bin
atmel_at76c505a-rfmd2958.bin ql2300_fw.bin
atmel_at76c505-rfmd2958.bin ql2322_fw.bin
atmel_at76c505-rfmd.bin ql2400_fw.bin
atmel_at76c506.bin ql2400_fw.bin_mid
atmel_at76c506-wpa.bin README.atmel-firmware
atmsar11.fw README-usb.atmel-firmware
av7110 rt2561.bin
COPYING.atmel-firmware rt2561s.bin
COPYRIGHT-usb.atmel-firmware rt2661.bin
cpia2 rt73.bin
dabusb sb16
dsp56k ti_3410.fw
dvb-usb-dib0700-1.10.fw ti_5052.fw
dvb-usb-dib0700-1.20.fw tr_smctr.bin
edgeport ttusb-budget
emi26 usb8388.bin
emi62 ess
intelliport2.bin v4l-dvb-0018ed9bbca3.tar.bz2
ipw2100-1.3.fw vicam
ipw2100-1.3-i.fw whiteheat.fw
ipw2100-1.3-p.fw whiteheat_loader.fw
ipw2200-bss.fw yamaha
ipw2200-ibss.fw zd1211
ipw2200-sniffer.fw

a few reboots and still nothing
I'm starting to drown here and some help or guidance would be appreciated

saywot
15th May 2009, 04:29 PM
Good, I have managed to get this USB card running with absolutely no help from this forum.

Which is a bit disappointing

Perhaps this isn't a general support issue, but I'm sure that somebody would have told me if I should have raised the matter somewhere else in here

Loki1950
15th May 2009, 04:59 PM
It happens every once in a while i have an orphan post buried in the back pages somewhere that i haven't been able to find to say i resolved the issue involved.But please tell how you did resolve it.As that is fairly new kit and still on the experimental or can't afford list for most.

Enjoy the Choice :)

eagleton
15th May 2009, 07:39 PM
You need to copy a firmware file into /lib/firmware which you can get from here:
http://www.zaik.uni-koeln.de/~mo/dvb-usb-dib0700-1.10.fw

Apart from that, you only need dvb-apps and a media-player. At least it worked for me this way.

saywot
17th May 2009, 05:54 PM
It happens every once in a while ....

As that is fairly new kit and still on the experimental or can't afford list for most.

Enjoy the Choice :)

The "kit" is a $50 USB SD TV card, they have been around for quite a few years, longer than the ASUS eePC so I would say they're not experimental or un-affordable.

I have had too many 'orphan threads' here to have a lot of confidence in this forum having any interest in solving problems for ordinary desktop PC users.

I just did a search for some of the threads I started here that also didn't recieve a single response, one was moved to the community lounge, the other two (that I recall) are gone.

"Once in a while" seems to be every time I come here
- maybe it's just my luck

saywot
17th May 2009, 05:57 PM
You need to copy a firmware file into /lib/firmware which you can get from here:
http://www.zaik.uni-koeln.de/~mo/dvb-usb-dib0700-1.10.fw

Apart from that, you only need dvb-apps and a media-player. At least it worked for me this way.
the firmware was in the appropriate directory - that wasn't the solution

and I have Kaffeine, MythTV and VLC

stevenjd13
17th June 2009, 07:35 AM
saywot - Can you please tell me what you did.

Thanks

saywot
17th June 2009, 07:57 AM
saywot - Can you please tell me what you did.

easy

dumped Fedora, installed Ubuntu

eagleton
17th June 2009, 08:44 AM
I just retested it with a fresh Fedora 11 install:
You need a firmware file, for F11 it is:
http://www.wi-bw.tfh-wildau.de/~pboettch/home/files/dvb-usb-dib0700-1.20.fw

Apart from that:


yum install dvb-apps kaffeine xine-lib-extras-freeworld

stevenjd13
18th June 2009, 01:56 AM
Still does not work for me

My lsusb output is ID 0b05:1721 ASUSTek Computer, Inc.

What is yours?

eagleton
18th June 2009, 09:20 AM
Ah, this explains it. Mine is 0b05:173f

What firmware is asked for in var/log/messages when you plug it in?

stevenjd13
19th June 2009, 03:29 AM
Mine does even get detected. So the Id is not even in v4l-dvb

But any anyway I returned it for a different model. Now it works but I can not see any channels.

PID timeout error do you have any clue of hoe to fix

steven

Villiam
19th June 2009, 04:40 AM
I was about to buy My Cinema when I saw this thread: http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Asus_My_Cinema_U3100_mini
I hope not anybody else had the same thing.

linux (http://www.linux-archive.org/)

eagleton
19th June 2009, 07:34 AM
You could try with me-tv, it's in the repos since Fedora 11. It found less channels than kaffeine for me, but it might be worth a try.

stevenjd13
19th June 2009, 09:02 AM
Eagleton - I'll give that a try. Thanks.

Villiam: I tried that link before. 1. It did not work for me the patches where made wrong.
2. It looks like ASUS keep changing their usb id's that one referred to product Id 1722.

I would stay clear of MyCinema, as I tried my device in Ubuntu using thier drivers, v4l-dvb would not even recognize it. So if it an older device you should be ok. ESP if you are in America or Australia.