[linux-dvb] V-Gear MobiDTV Pro

John Pilkington J.Pilk at tesco.net
Thu Jun 7 11:26:59 CEST 2007


I saw one of these in Maplin (UK) with a catalogue writeup that looked 
as if it might be a clone of the Freecom DVB-T pen that I have been 
using for several months.  Cost was  GBP 19.99  'was 49.99'!

I find that it isn't, and I don't want to spend time trying to get it to 
work, so I shall take it back.

Here's a section of the system log when I unplugged the Freecom, plugged 
in and then unplugged the MobiDTV Pro, and plugged in the Freecom again.
I had the af9005.fw file in /lib/firmware, but the response was IIRC 
just the same without it.  Net searches suggested that this is needed 
for a version without the 'Pro' label.

I'm running   2.6.20-1.2316.fc5.i686. I haven't tried it under XP.

The packaging says:

Tuner: Microtune tuner
USB IC: Afa (9015 chip)
Demodulator: Afa COFDM



Jun  6 10:04:51 localhost kernel: usb 4-4: USB disconnect, address 3
## unplug Freecom, insert MobiDTV Pro

Jun  6 10:05:03 localhost kernel: usb 4-4: new high speed USB device 
using ehci_hcd and address 5
Jun  6 10:05:03 localhost kernel: usb 4-4: configuration #1 chosen from 
1 choice
Jun  6 10:05:03 localhost kernel: input: Afatech MobiDTV Pro as 
/class/input/input8
Jun  6 10:05:03 localhost kernel: input: USB HID v1.01 Keyboard [Afatech 
MobiDTV Pro] on usb-0000:00:03.3-4
Jun  6 10:06:54 localhost kernel: usb 4-4: USB disconnect, address 5

####  Unplug MobiDTV Pro, reinsert Freecom into same USB cable end

Jun  6 10:07:35 localhost kernel: usb 4-4: new high speed USB device 
using ehci_hcd and address 6
Jun  6 10:07:35 localhost kernel: usb 4-4: configuration #1 chosen from 
1 choice
Jun  6 10:07:35 localhost kernel: dvb-usb: found a 'WideView WT-220U 
PenType Receiver (Typhoon/Freecom)' in cold state, will try to load a 
firmware
Jun  6 10:07:35 localhost kernel: dvb-usb: downloading firmware from 
file 'dvb-usb-wt220u-fc03.fw'
Jun  6 10:07:35 localhost kernel: usbcore: registered new interface 
driver dvb_usb_dtt200u
Jun  6 10:07:36 localhost kernel: usb 4-4: USB disconnect, address 6
Jun  6 10:07:36 localhost kernel: dvb-usb: generic DVB-USB module 
successfully deinitialized and disconnected.
Jun  6 10:07:38 localhost kernel: usb 4-4: new high speed USB device 
using ehci_hcd and address 7
Jun  6 10:07:38 localhost kernel: usb 4-4: configuration #1 chosen from 
1 choice
Jun  6 10:07:38 localhost kernel: dvb-usb: found a 'WideView WT-220U 
PenType Receiver (Typhoon/Freecom)' in warm state.
Jun  6 10:07:38 localhost kernel: dvb-usb: will use the device's 
hardware PID filter (table count: 15).
Jun  6 10:07:38 localhost kernel: DVB: registering new adapter (WideView 
WT-220U PenType Receiver (Typhoon/Freecom)).
Jun  6 10:07:38 localhost kernel: DVB: registering frontend 0 (WideView 
USB DVB-T)...
Jun  6 10:07:38 localhost kernel: input: IR-receiver inside an USB DVB 
receiver as /class/input/input9
Jun  6 10:07:38 localhost kernel: dvb-usb: schedule remote query 
interval to 300 msecs.
Jun  6 10:07:38 localhost kernel: dvb-usb: WideView WT-220U PenType 
Receiver (Typhoon/Freecom) successfully initialized and connected.
Jun  6 10:07:40 localhost kernel: dvb-usb: recv bulk message failed: -110
### the line above is one that I always get.
Jun  6 10:07:48 localhost kernel: drivers/usb/input/hid-core.c: timeout 
initializing reports
Jun  6 10:07:48 localhost kernel: input: Digital TV Receiver Digital TV 
Receiver as /class/input/input10
Jun  6 10:07:48 localhost kernel: input: USB HID v1.10 Keyboard [Digital 
TV Receiver Digital TV Receiver] on usb-0000:00:03.3-4

I hope this may be useful.

John P



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