[mythtv-users] No GUID showing up in Firewire capture card setup
bhaskins at chartermi.net
bhaskins at chartermi.net
Sat May 15 01:48:38 UTC 2010
---- Bob Shanteau <rmshant at gmail.com> wrote:
> Greg Woods wrote:
> > How about dmesg? You should see something like this:
> > # dmesg | fgrep firewire
> > firewire_ohci 0000:04:00.0: PCI INT A -> Link[LNEB] -> GSI 19 (level,
> > low) -> IRQ 19
> > firewire_ohci 0000:04:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
> > firewire_ohci: Added fw-ohci device 0000:04:00.0, OHCI version 1.10
> > firewire_core: BM lock failed, making local node (ffc1) root.
> > firewire_core: phy config: card 0, new root=ffc1, gap_count=7
> > firewire_core: created device fw0: GUID 001b8c00000101bd, S400
> > firewire_core: created device fw1: GUID 00152ffffeda33ac, S400
> > firewire_core: created device fw2: GUID 0023a3fffe547059, S400
> Here's the result on my old FIC AU13 motherboard:
> # dmesg | fgrep firewire
> firewire_ohci 0000:00:0d.0: PCI INT A -> Link[APCM] -> GSI 22 (level,
> high) -> IRQ 22
> firewire_ohci 0000:00:0d.0: setting latency timer to 64
> firewire_ohci: Added fw-ohci device 0000:00:0d.0, OHCI version 1.10
> firewire_ohci: isochronous cycle inconsistent
> firewire_core: created device fw0: GUID 0040ca07010422ec, S400
> firewire_core: giving up on config rom for node id ffc1
> And here's the result on a Startech 2+1 Firewire PCI card with a VIA
> VT6307 chip that I just from OfficeDepot.com:
> [mythtv at localhost ~]$ dmesg | fgrep firewire
> firewire_ohci 0000:01:09.0: PCI INT A -> Link[LNKB] -> GSI 19 (level,
> low) -> IRQ 19
> firewire_ohci: Failed to reset ohci card.
> firewire_ohci 0000:01:09.0: PCI INT A disabled
> firewire_ohci: probe of 0000:01:09.0 failed with error
> > If you really aren't getting anything, it may be that your firewire chip is not supported in Linux. I had a devil of a time getting a firewire card that worked. The one I am using doesn't work for any large data transfer (such as connecting my camcorder), but it works fine for channel changing.
> You can't be serious!!!!! You mean that I have to buy a bunch of
> Firewire cards before I find one that works in Linux???? That makes me
> very unhappy.
This works for me with a DCH3200:
01:07.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6306 Fire II IEEE 1394 OHCI Link Layer Controller (rev 80)
Strange though, it does not work with a 6 x 6 cable but does work with a 6 ( STB side ) x 4 ( comp side ) cable.
The 6 x 6 cable checks out on a static test ( ESR meter + Tektronix scope ).
I use the port that is closest to the power cord.
IMHO, FW on the DCH3200 and DCH3416 can be a really strange beast.
When it works, it's a dream. When it doesn't it's a nightmare.
For example, a short time ago, I was trying to do a mythtv setup and could
not get anywhere.
Tried it the next day, everything the same and had it all set up in less than five minutes.
> At least tell me what card you're using so I can buy one like it.
> > Or, as someone else suggested, perhaps the cable boxes don't actually have active firewire ports.
> I checked with Comcast and they showed me the hidden diagnostic menu
> that shows the firewire ports are enabled but not active.
> > Have you tried connecting any other firewire devices to see if they at least show up in plugreport?
> The cable box is the only Firewire device I have.
> Bob Shanteau
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