[mythtv-users] Fire-wire / Motorola DCX-3200M

robert Larson dewmanstl at gmail.com
Thu Mar 3 17:14:38 UTC 2011


Just a quick thank you to Jarod W about a post that I had found back
from 2009 that explained the fire-wire stack (old vs new) from there I
was finally able to figure out that I had the old fire-wire stack
enabled and not the new stack.

I am finally able to get a good test using the firewire_tester script
using broadcase mode ( i think )

rob at dell:/usr/local/bin$ sudo ./firewire_tester -B -P 0 -n 0
Action: Attempt to fix broadcast connection 1 times, node 0
Broadcast: Testing...Success, 173 packets
Broadcast: Testing...Success, 37 packets
Broadcast: Testing...Success, 186 packets
Broadcast: Testing...Success, 28 packets
Broadcast: Testing...Success, 216 packets
Broadcast Fix: Success (already stable)

Next I deleted all tuners and all video sources and re-added the
firewire capture, grabbed the channels updated the database with the
listings and it fails. So I checked the backend logs and it reports:

2011-03-03 11:58:00.919 FireChan(E48399FFFE4AC6E7), Error: Model:
'DCX-3200' is not supported.
2011-03-03 11:58:00.985 mythbackend: Problem with capture cards: Card
8failed init
2011-03-03 11:58:01.016 MythBackend, Warning: No valid capture cards
are defined in the database.
2011-03-03 11:58:01.110 mythbackend: No capture cards are defined:
This backend will not be used for recording.

I checked the wiki and it appears that others are using this
particular model but I dont know how to get around the not supported

Any advice that you can pass along would be great!

I am using ubuntu 10.04.2 LTS with the following for myth:
MythTV Version   : v0.24-198-g0d3d3a4
MythTV Branch    : fixes/0.24
Network Protocol : 63
Library API      : 0.24.20101129-1
QT Version       : 4.6.2

Output of lsmod:
lsmod | grep 'firewire\|1394'
firewire_ohci          21002  0
firewire_core          44510  1 firewire_ohci
crc_itu_t               1371  1 firewire_core

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