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post #1 of 34
Thread Starter 
Curious if anyone has tried this since the DVICO PCI version works?

I've also tried asking the Cat's Eye folks but they only have support for their HDTV tuner and they said they currently only have PCI support.

What I'd really like is a PCI-e 1x HDTV tuner, but no one is making one yet :-(
post #2 of 34
Thread Starter 
Thanks to Sam Q at Caloptic.com for digging up the info for me.
He contacted Michael Krufky and found this out:
The driver cannot be built alone -- it requires the linux kernel, or video4linux cvs... I have merged the drivers into the official linux kernel -- users of recent linux kernels do not have to do anything in order to get their fusionhdtv cards working... The are autodetected, and work out-of-the-box.

The linux driver is bundled with the official linux kernel, hosted on www.kernel.org.

Support for FusionHDTV3 Gold [Q/T] is included in Linux version 2.6.13 and later.

Support for FusionHDTV5 Gold is included in Linux version 2.6.14 and later.

Support for FusionHDTV5 Lite is included in unreleased development Linux version 2.6.15 ... This will be released officially in approximately a month or so.

I have only begun working on FusionHDTV5 USB... There is nothing ready yet. This will most likely be ready for linux version 2.6.17.

In order to use the FusionHDTV5 Lite driver, a user will have to either:

A) use an experimental development linux kernel >= 2.6.15-rc2
B) install the code from video4linux cvs and dvb-kernel cvs.

You can acquire these kernels at http://www.kernel.org

If you would like to install the drivers WITHOUT installing a new linux kernel, they are included between linux-dvb cvs and video4linux cvs.
There are instructions for how to install these modules located at:

http://linuxtv.org/v4lwiki/index.php...build_from_CVS

(Requires Linux Kernel >= 2.6.12)
post #3 of 34
Thank you. This information is much appreciated.

/// Motulal
post #4 of 34
Early support has now been added. See this thread for details
post #5 of 34
Thread Starter 
dohh...just bought the Fusion5HDTV PCI version :-P
post #6 of 34
Hey guys,

I'm in the mood to buy another hdtv pci card. I currently have Air2PC in my mythtv. It's been working without any issues for almost a year now.

Which should I buy, Fusion HDTV5 Gold or Lite?

1. Can you please tell/show me the steps that I need to do in Linux when adding a second HDTV card so that it gets properly detected?
2. What drivers do I need to download so that Fusion will work?
3. Will mythtv get confused recording if I have 2 hdtv card?
4. How will I set up my zap2it? I have one channel OTA lineup for my zipcode. I'm actually planning to use this Fusion as QAM for my Comcast.

Thanks! Any help will be greatly appreciated!

Neil
post #7 of 34
If it is working fine, why would you want to get a different brand?
post #8 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by CityK View Post

Early support has now been added. See this thread for details

i don't know much about linux and the dvico cards, but i see dvico has updated their website to include a link to some linux info, threads, forums, mailinglist etc.

here's a link to the new home page:

http://www.fusionhdtv.co.kr/ENG/
post #9 of 34
Hello:

I have the driver installed, as dmesg gives me this:

dvb-usb: found a 'DViCO FusionHDTV5 USB Gold' in cold state, will try to load a firmware
dvb-usb: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-usb-bluebird-01.fw'
usbcore: registered new driver dvb_usb_cxusb
usb 2-2: USB disconnect, address 4
dvb-usb: generic DVB-USB module successfully deinitialized and disconnected.
usb 2-2: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 5
usb 2-2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
dvb-usb: found a 'DViCO FusionHDTV5 USB Gold' in warm state.
dvb-usb: will pass the complete MPEG2 transport stream to the software demuxer.
DVB: registering new adapter (DViCO FusionHDTV5 USB Gold).
dvb-usb: recv bulk message failed: -110
DVB: registering frontend 0 (LG Electronics LGDT3303 VSB/QAM Frontend)...
dvb-usb: DViCO FusionHDTV5 USB Gold successfully initialized and connected.

But I don't know where it is or what program to use, and xawtv doesn't seem to be helping. I'm guessing it's not /dev/video0 or /dev/video1. Can anyone help me tune with this thing?

I'm on Fedora Core 5 Test 3, kernel 2.6.15-1.1991_FC5 (as of this morning, it's updated almost daily).

Thanks for any help!

- Trip
post #10 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trip in VA View Post

dmesg gives me this:
[snip]

Looks good. Don't worry about the -110 error (see: http://www.linuxtv.org/pipermail/lin...ry/007260.html for an explanation).

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But I don't know where it is

Where what is? The driver? There is no single driver for the device. Support is obtained through several driver modules (which generally speaking, will also provide the necessary support for other devices that use the same componentry).

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or what program to use, and xawtv doesn't seem to be helping. I'm guessing it's not /dev/video0 or /dev/video1. Can anyone help me tune with this thing?

I'm on Fedora Core 5 Test 3, kernel 2.6.15-1.1991_FC5 (as of this morning, it's updated almost daily).

Only the digital side of the device is currently working, so a v3.xx of xawtv does you no good (as its only for analog ... v4.xx IIRC will implement dvb stuff). To get you started, follow the applicable steps outlined in http://linuxtv.org/~mkrufky/atscscan/

Once you accomplish that, move on to the particular app you'd wish to use.

You may wish to scan the linux-dvb mailing list archieves for messages in regards to the device. As the link above (Michael Krufky's post) indicates, you only need browse the messages from Jan & Feb /06.
post #11 of 34
By location, I meant, apparently, /dev/dvb/adapter0/dvr0.

Okay, I followed the directions--so far so good. But I'm still having a problem.

I get as far as step 5. But step 6 does not work. mplayer won't play the stream, and I can't get an MPEG out of it.

Thoughts?

EDIT: Here's what mplayer is giving me.

Quote:
Originally Posted by mplayer View Post

[trip@localhost ~]$ mplayer /dev/dvb/adapter0/dvr0
MPlayer 1.0pre7try2-4.0.2 (C) 2000-2005 MPlayer Team
CPU: Intel Pentium 4/Xeon/Celeron Foster (Family: 8, Stepping: 7)
Detected cache-line size is 64 bytes
CPUflags: MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 0 3DNow2: 0 SSE: 1 SSE2: 1


Linux RTC init error in ioctl (rtc_irqp_set 1024): Permission denied
Try adding "echo 1024 > /proc/sys/dev/rtc/max-user-freq" to your system startup scripts.
Opening joystick device /dev/input/js0
Can't open joystick device /dev/input/js0 : No such file or directory
Can't init input joystick
Setting up LIRC support...
mplayer: could not connect to socket
mplayer: No such file or directory
Failed to open LIRC support.
You will not be able to use your remote control.
Playing /dev/dvb/adapter0/dvr0.
Cache fill: 0.00% (0 bytes)

Then it hangs and I never see a picture.

- Trip
post #12 of 34
I solved it. Turns out that -r really is important. :P

But now I have a new problem; it won't display any HD feeds. I can see, for instance, WBVA, the local WB station which is in 480i (17-4 and 20-4), but if I try to tune my Fox (17-3 and 20-3), on the same station but at 720p, mplayer crashes. I imagine it has to do with the fact my resolution is only 1024x768, but it won't even play if I set -x and -y in mplayer to shrink the picture down.

Ideas?

EDIT: I was on my way out the door before, so I didn't get to finish. Also, mplayer seems to be crashing sometimes after a minute or so of showing the feed.

Thanks again in advance for any help.

- Trip
post #13 of 34
Quote:


I imagine it has to do with the fact ... I set -x and -y in mplayer to shrink the picture down9

First off, try without this filtering/decoding option...I suspect you're likely performing this scaling operation in software (thus eating up CPU cycles) as opposed to having it accelerated in hardware. Which brings me to my next point:
- What video card are you using (and with what X driver)? And for that matter, what video output interface/mechanism are you using with Mplayer (i.e. the -vo option) -- XvMC? Xv? GL? Vesa? X11?... blah blah blah.

Some other things to play around with to see if it prevents Mplayer from crashing is
- try increasing the cache
- try the framedrop option
- try with no sound option (just to see if it handles the video stream alright without crashing)
post #14 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by CityK View Post

First off, try without this filtering/decoding option...I suspect you're likely performing this scaling operation in software (thus eating up CPU cycles) as opposed to having it accelerated in hardware. Which brings me to my next point:
- What video card are you using (and with what X driver)? And for that matter, what video output interface/mechanism are you using with Mplayer (i.e. the -vo option) -- XvMC? Xv? GL? Vesa? X11?... blah blah blah.

Some other things to play around with to see if it prevents Mplayer from crashing is
- try increasing the cache
- try the framedrop option
- try with no sound option (just to see if it handles the video stream alright without crashing)

Well, I'm using it with my laptop. It's a Toshiba A15-S157, integrated Intel Graphics, Celeron 2.2 GHz. I know, not exactly top-of-the-line stuff, but on Windows, it works fine.

I hadn't even set the -vo option. Upon trying some things, I found that:

mplayer /dev/dvb/adapter0/dvr0 -cache 32568 -x 960 -y 540 -nosound -vo

xv pops up for a second and crashes
vesa won't run period
gl or gl2 shows a picture, but is very VERY slow
x11 shows a picture, but it's very sluggish and appears chopped off on the edges
aa is quite comical (ASCII) but correct
caca is like aa, except colorized and too slow

Anything not listed doesn't work at all. I had to put in the -x and -y or else I can't see the whole picture. Not that removing them helped--if anything, it made the ones that worked slower.

Thanks again for any help.

- Trip
post #15 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trip in VA View Post

It's a ... integrated Intel Graphics

Its my understanding that the i810 X driver (if that's the driver your using ) does support XvMC ... at least, it offloads the MC, but (unfortunately) not iDCT too ... (still, better then nothing). Try:

mplayer -vo xvmc -vc ffmpeg12mc /dev/dvb/adapter0/dvr0 -cache_adjust_accordingly -nosound

Quote:


Upon trying some things, I found that:

mplayer /dev/dvb/adapter0/dvr0 -cache 32568 -x 960 -y 540 -nosound -vo

xv pops up for a second and crashes

[snip]

Anything not listed doesn't work at all. I had to put in the -x and -y or else I can't see the whole picture. Not that removing them helped--if anything, it made the ones that worked slower.

Sorry, (as you report xv crashes) its not clear to me whether you tried xv without the -x -y options. Try:

mplayer /dev/dvb/adapter0/dvr0 -cache_adjust_accordingly -vo xv -nosound

Other thoughts:
- How recent of a snapshot of mplayer are you using
- what levels of support do you have available to use ( $ mplayer -vo help )
- anything in your ~/.mplayer/config file that might be convoluting the process
post #16 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by CityK View Post

Its my understanding that the i810 X driver (if that's the driver your using ) does support XvMC ... at least, it offloads the MC, but (unfortunately) not iDCT too ... (still, better then nothing). Try:

mplayer -vo xvmc -vc ffmpeg12mc /dev/dvb/adapter0/dvr0 -cache_adjust_accordingly -nosound

MPlayer 1.0pre7try2-4.0.2 (C) 2000-2005 MPlayer Team
CPU: Intel Pentium 4/Xeon/Celeron Foster (Family: 8, Stepping: 7)
Detected cache-line size is 64 bytes
CPUflags: MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 0 3DNow2: 0 SSE: 1 SSE2: 1


Linux RTC init error in ioctl (rtc_irqp_set 1024): Permission denied
Try adding "echo 1024 > /proc/sys/dev/rtc/max-user-freq" to your system startup scripts.
Opening joystick device /dev/input/js0
Can't open joystick device /dev/input/js0 : No such file or directory
Can't init input joystick
Setting up LIRC support...
mplayer: could not connect to socket
mplayer: No such file or directory
Failed to open LIRC support.
You will not be able to use your remote control.
Playing /dev/dvb/adapter0/dvr0.
Cache fill: 19.00% (6258688 bytes) TS file format detected.
DEMUX OPEN, AUDIO_ID: -2, VIDEO_ID: -1, SUBTITLE_ID: -1,
PROBING UP TO 2000000, PROG: 0
VIDEO MPEG2(pid=33)NO AUDIO! NO SUBS (yet)! PROGRAM N. 0
Opened TS demuxer, audio: ffffffff(pid -2), video: 10000002(pid 33)...POS=28764
VIDEO: MPEG2 1280x720 (aspect 3) 59.940 fps 13940.0 kbps (1742.5 kbyte/s)
Error opening/initializing the selected video_out (-vo) device.


Exiting... (End of file)

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Sorry, (as you report xv crashes) its not clear to me whether you tried xv without the -x -y options. Try:

mplayer /dev/dvb/adapter0/dvr0 -cache_adjust_accordingly -vo xv -nosound

MPlayer 1.0pre7try2-4.0.2 (C) 2000-2005 MPlayer Team
CPU: Intel Pentium 4/Xeon/Celeron Foster (Family: 8, Stepping: 7)
Detected cache-line size is 64 bytes
CPUflags: MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 0 3DNow2: 0 SSE: 1 SSE2: 1


Linux RTC init error in ioctl (rtc_irqp_set 1024): Permission denied
Try adding "echo 1024 > /proc/sys/dev/rtc/max-user-freq" to your system startup scripts.
Opening joystick device /dev/input/js0
Can't open joystick device /dev/input/js0 : No such file or directory
Can't init input joystick
Setting up LIRC support...
mplayer: could not connect to socket
mplayer: No such file or directory
Failed to open LIRC support.
You will not be able to use your remote control.
Playing /dev/dvb/adapter0/dvr0.
Cache fill: 19.03% (6266880 bytes) TS file format detected.
DEMUX OPEN, AUDIO_ID: -2, VIDEO_ID: -1, SUBTITLE_ID: -1,
PROBING UP TO 2000000, PROG: 0
VIDEO MPEG2(pid=33)NO AUDIO! NO SUBS (yet)! PROGRAM N. 0
Opened TS demuxer, audio: ffffffff(pid -2), video: 10000002(pid 33)...POS=5076
VIDEO: MPEG2 1280x720 (aspect 3) 59.940 fps 13940.0 kbps (1742.5 kbyte/s)
vo: X11 running at 1024x768 with depth 24 and 32 bpp (":0.0" => local display)
============================================================ ==============
Opening video decoder: [mpegpes] MPEG 1/2 Video passthrough
VDec: vo config request - 1280 x 720 (preferred csp: Mpeg PES)
Could not find matching colorspace - retrying with -vf scale...
Opening video filter: [scale]
The selected video_out device is incompatible with this codec.
VDecoder init failed
Opening video decoder: [libmpeg2] MPEG 1/2 Video decoder libmpeg2-v0.4.0b
Selected video codec: [mpeg12] vfm:libmpeg2 (MPEG-1 or 2 (libmpeg2))
============================================================ ==============
Audio: no sound
Starting playback...
VDec: vo config request - 1280 x 720 (preferred csp: Planar YV12)
VDec: using Planar YV12 as output csp (no 0)
Movie-Aspect is 1.78:1 - prescaling to correct movie aspect.
VO: [xv] 1280x720 => 1280x720 Planar YV12
aspect: Warning: no suitable new res found!
X11 error: BadAlloc (insufficient resources for operation)


MPlayer interrupted by signal 6 in module: vo_check_events
- MPlayer crashed. This shouldn't happen.
It can be a bug in the MPlayer code _or_ in your drivers _or_ in your
gcc version. If you think it's MPlayer's fault, please read
DOCS/HTML/en/bugreports.html and follow the instructions there. We can't and
won't help unless you provide this information when reporting a possible bug.

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Other thoughts:
- How recent of a snapshot of mplayer are you using
- what levels of support do you have available to use ( $ mplayer -vo help )

[trip@localhost ~]$ mplayer -vo help
MPlayer 1.0pre7try2-4.0.2 (C) 2000-2005 MPlayer Team
CPU: Intel Pentium 4/Xeon/Celeron Foster (Family: 8, Stepping: 7)
Detected cache-line size is 64 bytes
CPUflags: MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 0 3DNow2: 0 SSE: 1 SSE2: 1


Available video output drivers:
xv X11/Xv
x11 X11 ( XImage/Shm )
xover General X11 driver for overlay capable video output drivers
gl X11 (OpenGL)
gl2 X11 (OpenGL) - multiple textures version
dga DGA ( Direct Graphic Access V2.0 )
sdl SDL YUV/RGB/BGR renderer (SDL v1.1.7+ only!)
aa AAlib
caca libcaca
dxr3 DXR3/H+ video out
vesa VESA VBE 2.0 video output
directfb Direct Framebuffer Device
dfbmga DirectFB / Matrox G200/G400/G450/G550
xvidix X11 (VIDIX)
cvidix console VIDIX
null Null video output
mpegpes Mpeg-PES to DVB card
yuv4mpeg yuv4mpeg output for mjpegtools
png PNG file
jpeg JPEG file
gif89a animated GIF output
tga Targa output
pnm PPM/PGM/PGMYUV file
md5sum md5sum of each frame

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- anything in your ~/.mplayer/config file that might be convoluting the process

Config file is empty.

Hope that's of some help.

- Trip
post #17 of 34
Any further luck Trip?

Its strange that Xv is crashing on you. I don't see anything particularly unusual in the output. The only things (but I think pretty unlikely) are these:
- "Cache fill: 19.03% (6266880 bytes)" ... you can tone down the cache (to 8MB), as your only using 6MB out of the 32MB you set aside in RAM
- "X11 error: BadAlloc (insufficient resources for operation)" .... how much RAM do you have in the system...also, how much is being allocated to the graphics card ... I doubt you're running out of RAM, but as a precaution, check to see what your resources are like when you attempt this.

However, I think the telltale line is probably:
- "It can be a bug in the MPlayer code _or_ in your drivers _or_ in your gcc version" .... Specifically, I'm thinking maybe in your drivers. You never stated whether you are using the X.org or the Intel binary. I'm guessing its the X.org....which brings me to another point -- you're using Fedora Core 5 Test 3, which Distrowatch indicates is using X11R7.0 ... perhaps there is a bug in the driver of this latest X.org release....or perhaps the MPlayer 1.0pre7try2-4.0.2 conflicts with it somehow.....perhaps grab some recent mplayer sources and build (throw in XvMC too! as it would rather appear that you're Mplayer build is lacking the XvMC support -- and you should look to add this, as it will yeild the best results for you.....provided you can get Xv working).

I'm running out of ideas. Perhaps check FC specific forums to see if others are having problems with a mplayer/Xv/Integrated Intel graphics combo.
post #18 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by CityK View Post

Any further luck Trip?

Its strange that Xv is crashing on you. I don't see anything particularly unusual in the output. The only things (but I think pretty unlikely) are these:
- "Cache fill: 19.03% (6266880 bytes)" ... you can tone down the cache (to 8MB), as your only using 6MB out of the 32MB you set aside in RAM
- "X11 error: BadAlloc (insufficient resources for operation)" .... how much RAM do you have in the system...also, how much is being allocated to the graphics card ... I doubt you're running out of RAM, but as a precaution, check to see what your resources are like when you attempt this.

Well, I have 768MB RAM total (I'm thinking about upgrading yet again to a full 1GB, which is all this thing supports as far as I know), and it shares the memory with the video, I believe up to 32MB.

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However, I think the telltale line is probably:
- "It can be a bug in the MPlayer code _or_ in your drivers _or_ in your gcc version" .... Specifically, I'm thinking maybe in your drivers. You never stated whether you are using the X.org or the Intel binary. I'm guessing its the X.org....which brings me to another point -- you're using Fedora Core 5 Test 3, which Distrowatch indicates is using X11R7.0 ... perhaps there is a bug in the driver of this latest X.org release....or perhaps the MPlayer 1.0pre7try2-4.0.2 conflicts with it somehow.....perhaps grab some recent mplayer sources and build (throw in XvMC too! as it would rather appear that you're Mplayer build is lacking the XvMC support -- and you should look to add this, as it will yeild the best results for you.....provided you can get Xv working).

I'm running out of ideas. Perhaps check FC specific forums to see if others are having problems with a mplayer/Xv/Integrated Intel graphics combo.

Yes, I am using Xorg. And I will certainly look into it. Thank you very much for all of your help. I will let you know if I figure it out.

One more quick thing, I can't seem to get azap to scan unless I chmod a=rwx /dev/dvb/adapter0/* and it seems to reset every time I unplug and replug it. Any thoughts on making the chmod stick?

- Trip
post #19 of 34
I don't really understand a lot of what people are saying in this thread..

What's the status of DVICO Fusion 5 USB with linux? I'm thinking about building a myth TV box and two of these would be great for my setup.

Thanks
post #20 of 34
The support will be in the as yet unreleased 2.6.16 kernel. Right now, if you want to use it, you can either use one of the 2.6.16-rc patches on top of 2.6.15 (latest is 2.6.16-rc6) or you can use 2.6.15 with the v4l-dvb mercurial tree.

I have one coming (birthday gift from hubby) and plan to try it out. I'll post after I have it up and running.

Amy
post #21 of 34
I picked the Dvico Fusion 5 USB Gold (ATSC Version) up from Snapstream media several months ago and have it semi-working with MythTV.

I'm able to schedule recordings pretty consistently with success. I mainly use mythweb to accomplish the scheduling - it's *very* convenient and simple to schedule and search for shows via the mythweb site.

I'm currently working on getting LiveTV optimized for better performance. Had an ATI Radeon 9800 Pro installed and it caused a bit of overheating and I also discovered (after purchasing it, go figure) that ATI has no xvmc support.
Replaced it with a GeForce 6200 a day ago so I'll be working on getting it solidifed and to work with xvmc.

Also, I don't have the remote control working yet. Apparently, nobody has worked on mapping out the remote keys to mythtv commands/lirc. It's supposedly easy to do though - I'm just hoping someone will actually do it I have little experience with CVS, etc.

Initially, in MythTV v.18, things were *really* buggy with HDTV support. Now that .19's been released, things are a little less buggy. There's much work to be done though.

Otherwise, it's pretty sweet. I have it playing back on my Dell 24" screen. All of this on an XPC Shuttle box.

Other specs: Running on Fedora Core 3 2.6.12-1.1381_FC3smp kernel | 3.0ghz HT Northwood processor | SB Audigy 2 | 250gb SATA drive.

I also had concerns with SATA drives and DMA. Apparently, there's no way to enable DMA on SATA drives at least with the kernel version I'm running on. Fortunately, the SATA speeds are fast enough to where playback isn't stunted. I would still like to get this figured out though.

I'll try to post up more details on the install and also responses to those of you who are having issues with yours.

At most, I'd say a majority of us here are early adopters, so there's bound to be lots of rocky spots.
post #22 of 34
Update: 2.6.16 has been released to www.kernel.org so just get it and skip the patch step.


OK, here's what I did to get the USB Dvico fusionhdtv5 going in linux.

I downloaded the linux 2.6.15 kernel sources from kernel.org

I untared them with tar -xvzf linux-2.6.15.tar.bz2 in the directory where I wanted my linux kernel source tree.

I downloaded the 2.6.16-rc6 prepatch from www.kernel.org it's the latest as of today

bunzip2 patch-2.6.16-rc6.bz2 in the top most level of the kernel tree (in my case it was /cache/linux.2.6.15

patch -p1 < patch-2.6.16-rc6 (the 1 tells it to strip the path names because I'm in the kernel tree when doing the patch) Make sure no errors spit out at this time.

make menuconfig (or make config or make oldconfig or whathaveyou) and you'll want to enable under Device Drivers--Multimedia Devices--Video For Linux--Digital Video Broadcasting Devices:

DVB Core
Support For Various USB DVB devices
Conexant USB 2.0 hybrid reference design support

Now build the kernel:
make

Now install the kernel:
make install

Now install the modules
make modules_install

Now add this into lilo or grub (or whatever bootloader is employed) In my case it was lilo so I needed to edit lilo.conf to add it and then run lilo.

Now reboot and select the new kernel

Watch the messages as it boots if possible and make sure things look OK. When linux is back up do a uname -a to make sure you are indeed running the new version.

Now go to your linux source tree e.g.

cd /usr/src/linux-2.6.16-rc6/Documentation/dvb

perl ./get_dvb_firmware bluebird (this will go out to the web and get this for you, checking its integrity too).

Now do as the script directs and move your dvb-usb-bluebird-01.fw file to a location where your firmware manager will handle it (in my case hotplug and the dir was /usr/lib/hotplug/firmware -- as stated by /etc/hotplug/firmware.agent).

Now plug the fusionhdtv 5 usb into the usb 2.0 port. It should light up from the bottom. check dmesg to see if there are any status messages.

From here on out it should act like a normal dvb card. I was able to add it to mythtv with no problem at all. I was also able to do a scan with it and watch TV with it.
post #23 of 34
Congratutlations to those that have it working.
I'm having some problems I am hoping someone can help me out with.

I am running Gentoo with kernel 2.6.15 and the CVS/mercurial verison of linuxtv/dvb. It seems to initialize properly and create all the /dev entries correctly. I run atscscan and only one time have I been able to find channels.
Using those channels and zap I can get a Lock only if I remove the module and reload it, but I have 0 for signal strength SNR is >ff00.

Trying to tune a second channel, results in no lock until I unload and reload the module.

cat'ing the device to a mpeg file after a channel is locked results in a file that VLC says has nothing to play.

I also have a PVR150 in the machine that is functioning properly, not sure if that can interfere.

Also when plugged into my Windows laptop, it tunes into all the channels no problems with 99% signal strength, so I no that is not the issue.

Thanks for any help,
Lee
Code:
dvb-usb: found a 'DViCO FusionHDTV5 USB Gold' in warm state.
dvb-usb: will pass the complete MPEG2 transport stream to the software demuxer.
DVB: registering new adapter (DViCO FusionHDTV5 USB Gold).
dvb-usb: recv bulk message failed: -110
DVB: registering frontend 0 (LG Electronics LGDT3303 VSB/QAM Frontend)...
dvb-usb: DViCO FusionHDTV5 USB Gold successfully initialized and connected.
lsmod:
Code:
Module                  Size  Used by
fglrx                 497600  7
lirc_pvr150            16552  1
lirc_dev               12872  1 lirc_pvr150
tda9887                15760  0
wm8775                  5516  0
cx25840                21904  0
tuner                  53740  0
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post #24 of 34
never minds, seems I loaded the wrong firmware the other day, since I wasn't at home I couldn't get the device in the cold state, to load the right one.

Seems to work now!!!
post #25 of 34
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Originally Posted by jplee3 View Post

I picked the Dvico Fusion 5 USB Gold (ATSC Version) up from Snapstream media several months ago and have it semi-working with MythTV.

I'm trying to get one of these working under the latest .19 MythTV and am having a terrible time of it. After trying unsuccessfully to get any in-the-clear TimeWarner digital channels, I thought I'd go back to square one with over-the-air broadcasts.

Setup options are confusing. Choosing the pcHDTV card type (the DVB card doesn't have proper setup parameters although it does identify the card's LG chipset) and trying just to tune OTA HD broadcasts using a modified Zap2It listing of only local channels get me nothing. I can scan for channels and get a lock on each one, and run dtvsignal and hear the audio on the channels, but cannot seem to get the video.

If you could just post the card/driver/settings choices you used in mythtv-setup it would be a BIG help!
post #26 of 34
Should use dvb style. If it says it can't set it up or can't find a frontend or somesuch then you need to find out why. Look in mythbackend.log to see what it has to say.
Try azap from the command line and read dmesg to see that the usb device is operating properly and the firmware's good etc. Are you using the new 2.6.16 kernel or a pre 2.6.16 kernel?

Good luck.
post #27 of 34
Thanks for the reply.

Quote:
Originally Posted by aovermy001 View Post

Should use dvb style. If it says it can't set it up or can't find a frontend or somesuch then you need to find out why. Look in mythbackend.log to see what it has to say.

Okay...I'll look at that again. It strikes me there was some reason (besides not allowing choice of the S_Video input) that I'd figured the DVB choice was the wrong one.

Quote:
Originally Posted by aovermy001 View Post

Try azap from the command line and read dmesg to see that the usb device is operating properly and the firmware's good etc. Are you using the new 2.6.16 kernel or a pre 2.6.16 kernel?

Good luck.

I have a PCI card, not a USB tuner. I'm also using whatever kernel came in the latest .19 release.
post #28 of 34
The card is now working. I followed the advice to use the DVB driver. What threw me off from using this selection before were the places to enter in 'cartesian coordinates' and LNB data. I thought two things...first, I thought I'd read that DVB was not used in the U.S., and second, "This is for satellite reception." Nonetheless choosing DVB gave me the local OTA HD channels. (I simply left the aforementioned fields blank.) No audio at first, though...I had to choose dsp0 instead of dsp before I got sound.

My next step will be getting the Dvico MCE remote working. I'd read in another forum that the contents of the lircrc and lircmd files had to agree before the remote would work. I'll do that later this week and post results.
post #29 of 34
outa curiosity for you linux guys, any idea if the fusionusb will work on freebsd or if theres any way i can port the linux drivers over? i have significant experience in c,c++ code but hey why do a crazy amount of work if its done already right?
post #30 of 34
Does anyone know if you can two USB versions on the same PC to get dual tuners?

Thanks
Mike
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