[mythtv-users] I got my Ceton InfiniTV 4 working in 0.24-fixes (compiled with custom code)

Ken Truesdale kat at tiac.net
Thu Jul 28 20:31:49 UTC 2011

Oh, hell....  it was the web browser.  Google Chrome wasn't updating the Program box correctly but Firefox did.  That was the problem all along.  Selected the program and then was able to use the primary mplayer command without issue.  

Thanks to Ron and Tom for their tips about how things should work so I knew what to look for.  

(Note that the network problems would still have gotten me on the next boot but they were unlikely to be contributing to the problem.)  

I may send Ceton a note about the page not working in Chrome!  


On Jul 28, 2011, at 4:29 PM, Ken Truesdale wrote:

> On Jul 28, 2011, at 12:01 PM, Ronald Frazier wrote:
>> The page should reload and the select box labeled Program: should pop
>> up with a list of channels available on the tuned multiplex. If you
>> don't get anything, then either you entered an invalid frequency, you
>> forgot to hook up the coax cable, or something else is wrong somewhere
>> (bad cable line or bad card).
> Something indeed was wrong elsewhere.  To try and figure out my problem, I decided to reboot which I hadn't done after the install.  (The instructions say you can just modprobe, so I did.)  Rebooting didn't fix it and in fact, now I couldn't even access the Ceton card at all.  Nor could I hit any web sites.  The name server resolution was hosed.  Turns out that on the reboot, the install of the Ceton had caused my system to enable the ctn0 interface in network manager which I was not using for the static IP for eth0.  That means that the resolv.conf stuff got blown away so no more nameserver entries.  It also meant that the computer was trying to use ctn0 for "regular" network traffic instead of eth0.  And hits to the IP for ctn0 came up with the mythweb because the IP pointed to the same place.  What a mess.  
> It was torturous but I finally got both network interfaces playing nicely in network manager.  (I do not recall now why eth0 wasn't in network manager originally but may have something to do with mythbuntu install or may just be I did the way I knew.)  eth0 is the primary for "real" network stuff with a static IP and ctn0 is active with a dynamic IP.  (I may want to change it later like Ron did but based on the pain to get here, I'm going to be a little gunshy about that.)  When I hit the ctn0 IP, I get the Ceton web page.  Whew.  
> I also had a card seat problem where when I checked the connection on the coax adapter cable, the whole computer froze.  It's the first time I've used the x1 connector so I don't know if this connector is loose or if the board is a little narrower than usual.  
> So, tips for others:  Check to make sure the board is seated well and securely.  Use network manager for your network connection before proceeding with the Ceton install.  Reboot the computer after the Ceton install just so you make sure everything is holding together.  
>> Once you get a list of programs, select one and click the Set Program
>> button. The page will again refresh, and you should see the frequency,
>> modulation, and program all filled in. Carrier lock and Digital lock
>> should both be 1 (I don't recall for sure, but I think one or both of
>> them should have turned to 1 after the Tune step)
> Still stuck here, though.  I do get a carrier lock and a digital lock set to 1 as soon as I enter the frequency.  But the Program block never loads.  It always says "Loading".  I know I have the frequency right because I use the existing MythTV setup with an HDHomeRun to tune the channel and watch in the HDHomeRun window in the status box where it says "qam256:729000000".  So in the Ceton web page, I'm entering "729000".  I also think I'm getting it right because otherwise, I wouldn't be getting a carrier and digital lock, I'm assuming.  
> Ken.
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