[linux-dvb] dvb-usb-vp702x-02.fw

Patrick Boettcher patrick.boettcher at desy.de
Sun Nov 11 00:20:11 CET 2007


I once tried to make it work - unfortunately I don't remember where my 
patches are (I think I removed it).

However I think it is not worth spending time on it. The devices I had (I 
sold them, in windows with the native software it worked) where very very 
unstable when for example just scanning for channels. Disconnecting all 
the time and not delivering data after sometime (software-resetting didn't 
help). The StarBox2 was behaving much better.

The conclusion for me was, that the StarBox1 was really a beta-version and 
the customers where the beta-testers. Taiwanese market rules are sometimes 
strange.

Sorry, if you really want to help, spend your time on another device.. It 
will be more fun in the end.

Patrick.

On Mon, 5 Nov 2007, Greg Suarez wrote:

> Patrick,
> 
> I'd like to contribute to the project, so maybe this will be a good
> place for me to start.  Although the starbox 1 is limited by it's
> capabilities, at least I can contribute to the completeness of device
> support of the project.  If you have the time and patience maybe you
> could help me get started with what is required to get the starbox
> working?
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Greg
> 
> On Nov 5, 2007 1:31 AM, Patrick Boettcher <patrick.boettcher at desy.de> wrote:
> > The starbox 1 is quite limited in regards to data streaming: It has only 8
> > PID-filter-entries (Where in my tests I only could use 6). That makes the
> > card quite uncomfortable to use for end-user-software like vdr or mythtv.
> >
> > This is mainly the reason why I skipped adding support for it.
> >
> >
> > Patrick.
> >
> >
> > On Fri, 2 Nov 2007, Greg Suarez wrote:
> >
> > > Brandon,
> > > Considering that Patrick is one of the developers of the vp702x driver
> > > and he says that Starbox I isn't supported so not we can do.
> > >
> > > Patrick,
> > > Are there any plans to add support for the Starbox I?  Can we help in anyway?
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > >
> > > Greg
> > >
> > > On Nov 2, 2007 2:32 PM, Brandon Nolte <brandon at ivyhousebb.com> wrote:
> > > > Greg, I have the 2.6.22-14 kernel under Gusty. I have tried fedora
> > > > slackware knoppmyth and a gentoo derivation.  I am unsure if i have
> > > > the starbox or the starbox 2 I have had some progress. The firmware I
> > > > had downloaded was messed up. I have tried the one of the german site
> > > > that was linked to before. I am now able to get the unit to register
> > > > and create a /dev/dvb/adapter. I seem to be getting the same error as
> > > > you involving the -110. Any eta on support for the starbox. I am more
> > > > than willing to help out in any way.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Bus 001 Device 005: ID 13d3:3207 IMC Networks
> > > > Device Descriptor:
> > > >    bLength                18
> > > >    bDescriptorType         1
> > > >    bcdUSB               2.00
> > > >    bDeviceClass            0 (Defined at Interface level)
> > > >    bDeviceSubClass         0
> > > >    bDeviceProtocol         0
> > > >    bMaxPacketSize0        64
> > > >    idVendor           0x13d3 IMC Networks
> > > >    idProduct          0x3207
> > > >    bcdDevice            2.09
> > > >    iManufacturer           1
> > > >    iProduct                2
> > > >    iSerial                 3
> > > >    bNumConfigurations      1
> > > >    Configuration Descriptor:
> > > >      bLength                 9
> > > >      bDescriptorType         2
> > > >      wTotalLength           32
> > > >      bNumInterfaces          1
> > > >      bConfigurationValue     1
> > > >      iConfiguration          0
> > > >      bmAttributes         0xc0
> > > >        Self Powered
> > > >      MaxPower              100mA
> > > >      Interface Descriptor:
> > > >        bLength                 9
> > > >        bDescriptorType         4
> > > >        bInterfaceNumber        0
> > > >        bAlternateSetting       0
> > > >        bNumEndpoints           2
> > > >        bInterfaceClass       255 Vendor Specific Class
> > > >        bInterfaceSubClass      0
> > > >        bInterfaceProtocol      0
> > > >        iInterface              0
> > > >        Endpoint Descriptor:
> > > >          bLength                 7
> > > >          bDescriptorType         5
> > > >          bEndpointAddress     0x81  EP 1 IN
> > > >          bmAttributes            2
> > > >            Transfer Type            Bulk
> > > >            Synch Type               None
> > > >            Usage Type               Data
> > > >          wMaxPacketSize     0x0200  1x 512 bytes
> > > >          bInterval             100
> > > >        Endpoint Descriptor:
> > > >          bLength                 7
> > > >          bDescriptorType         5
> > > >          bEndpointAddress     0x82  EP 2 IN
> > > >          bmAttributes            2
> > > >            Transfer Type            Bulk
> > > >            Synch Type               None
> > > >            Usage Type               Data
> > > >          wMaxPacketSize     0x0200  1x 512 bytes
> > > >          bInterval               1
> > > > Device Status:     0x0002
> > > >    (Bus Powered)
> > > >   Remote Wakeup Enabled
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > [628036.456000] usb 1-3: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and
> > > > address 5
> > > > [628036.588000] usb 1-3: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
> > > > [628036.588000] dvb-usb: found a 'TwinhanDTV StarBox DVB-S USB2.0
> > > > (VP7021)' in cold state, will try to load a firmware
> > > > [628036.600000] dvb-usb: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-usb-
> > > > vp702x-02.fw'
> > > > [628036.620000] dvb-usb: found a 'TwinhanDTV StarBox DVB-S USB2.0
> > > > (VP7021)' in warm state.
> > > > [628036.620000] dvb-usb: will pass the complete MPEG2 transport
> > > > stream to the software demuxer.
> > > > [628036.620000] DVB: registering new adapter (TwinhanDTV StarBox DVB-
> > > > S USB2.0 (VP7021))
> > > > [628036.624000] dvb-usb: MAC address: 00:08:ca:15:26:48
> > > > [628036.644000] vp702x: system string: USB702X:
> > > > [628036.644000] DVB: registering frontend 0 (Twinhan DST-like
> > > > frontend (VP7021/VP7020) DVB-S)...
> > > > [628036.648000] input: IR-receiver inside an USB DVB receiver as /
> > > > class/input/input7
> > > > [628036.648000] dvb-usb: schedule remote query interval to 400 msecs.
> > > > [628036.648000] dvb-usb: TwinhanDTV StarBox DVB-S USB2.0 (VP7021)
> > > > successfully initialized and connected.
> > > > [628501.800000] vp702x: usb in operation failed. (-110)
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > root at heartofgold:/dev/dvb/adapter0# ls -latr
> > > > total 0
> > > > crw-rw---- 1 root video 212, 7 2007-11-02 17:05 net0
> > > > crw-rw---- 1 root video 212, 3 2007-11-02 17:05 frontend0
> > > > crw-rw---- 1 root video 212, 5 2007-11-02 17:05 dvr0
> > > > crw-rw---- 1 root video 212, 4 2007-11-02 17:05 demux0
> > > > drwxr-xr-x 3 root root      60 2007-11-02 17:05 ..
> > > > drwxr-xr-x 2 root root     120 2007-11-02 17:05 .
> > > >
> > > > root at heartofgold:/dev/dvb/adapter0# scan  ~/61.5w
> > > > scanning /root/61.5w
> > > > using '/dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend0' and '/dev/dvb/adapter0/demux0'
> > > > initial transponder 12224000 V 27500000 3
> > > >  >>> tune to: 12224:v:0:27500
> > > > WARNING: >>> tuning failed!!!
> > > >  >>> tune to: 12224:v:0:27500 (tuning failed)
> > > > WARNING: >>> tuning failed!!!
> > > > ERROR: initial tuning failed
> > > > dumping lists (0 services)
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Hi Patrick,
> > > >
> > > > Thank you for your the response.  I've read that the Starbox one
> > > > displays the model as 7021 while the Starbox II shows 7021A.  Not sure
> > > > how accurate that is.
> > > >
> > > > Thanks again, I'll go get a Starbox II then.
> > > >
> > > > Greg
> > > >
> > > > On Nov 2, 2007 11:01 AM, Patrick Boettcher <patrick.boettcher at
> > > > desy.de> wrote:
> > > >  > There are two versions.
> > > >  >
> > > >  > Only the StarBox2 is supported. There is no way (at least I don't
> > > > know it)
> > > >  > to figure out whether you have a 2 or a 1.
> > > >  >
> > > >  > If it it does not work I guess you have a StarBox1.
> > > >  >
> > > >  > Patrick.
> > > >  >
> > > >  >
> > > >  >
> > > >  >
> > > >  > On Fri, 2 Nov 2007, Greg Suarez wrote:
> > > >  >
> > > >  > > Which kernel version are you using?  I'm running 2.6.20 on
> > > > Ubuntu Feisty.
> > > >  > >
> > > >  > > Mine isn't getting disconnected immediately but my scan always
> > > > fails and I get
> > > >  > > "usb in operation failed. (-110)", looks like the errno is
> > > > ETIMEDOUT
> > > >  > > from usb_start_wait_urb().
> > > >  > >
> > > >  > > Has anyone gotten the TwinHann Starbox (7021) working?
> > > >  > >
> > > >  > > Thanks,
> > > >  > >
> > > >  > > Greg
> > > >  > >
> > > >  > > On Nov 2, 2007 4:06 AM, brandon at ivyhousebb.com <brandon at
> > > >
> > > > ivyhousebb.com> wrote:
> > > >  > > >
> > > >  > > >
> > > >  > > > I am also having an issue getting the TwinHan Starbox
> > > >  > > > to work. However aside from the kernel providing a
> > > >  > > > link to a firmware that does not exist... the
> > > >  > > > interface immediately gets deinitialized and
> > > >  > > > disconnected when I connect it "see dmesg excerpt".
> > > >  > > >
> > > >  > > > Oct 24 16:41:31 heartofgold kernel: [117625.772000]
> > > >  > > > usb 1-4: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and
> > > >  > > > address 3
> > > >  > > > Oct 24 16:41:32 heartofgold kernel: [117625.904000]
> > > >  > > > usb 1-4: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
> > > >  > > > Oct 24 16:41:32 heartofgold kernel: [117626.020000]
> > > >  > > > dvb-usb: found a 'TwinhanDTV StarBox DVB-S USB2.0
> > > >  > > > (VP7021)' in cold state, will try to load a firmware
> > > >  > > > Oct 24 16:41:32 heartofgold kernel: [117626.052000]
> > > >  > > > dvb-usb: downloading firmware from file
> > > >  > > > 'dvb-usb-vp702x-02.fw'
> > > >  > > > Oct 24 16:41:32 heartofgold kernel: [117626.120000]
> > > >  > > > dvb-usb: found a 'TwinhanDTV StarBox DVB-S USB2.0
> > > >  > > > (VP7021)' in warm state.
> > > >  > > > Oct 24 16:41:32 heartofgold kernel: [117626.120000]
> > > >  > > > dvb-usb: will pass the complete MPEG2 transport
> > > >  > > > stream to the software demuxer.
> > > >  > > > Oct 24 16:41:32 heartofgold kernel: [117626.120000]
> > > >  > > > usb 1-4: USB disconnect, address 3
> > > >  > > > Oct 24 16:41:32 heartofgold kernel: [117626.120000]
> > > >  > > > DVB: registering new adapter (TwinhanDTV StarBox
> > > >  > > > DVB-S USB2.0 (VP7021)).
> > > >  > > > Oct 24 16:41:32 heartofgold kernel: [117626.120000]
> > > >  > > > vp702x: usb in operation failed. (-19)
> > > >  > > > Oct 24 16:41:32 heartofgold last message repeated 5 times
> > > >  > > > Oct 24 16:41:32 heartofgold kernel: [117626.120000]
> > > >  > > > dvb-usb: MAC address: 00:00:00:00:00:00
> > > >  > > > Oct 24 16:41:32 heartofgold kernel: [117626.124000]
> > > >  > > > vp702x: usb out operation failed. (-19)
> > > >  > > > Oct 24 16:41:32 heartofgold kernel: [117626.124000]
> > > >  > > > vp702x: usb out operation failed. (-19)
> > > >  > > > Oct 24 16:41:32 heartofgold kernel: [117626.140000]
> > > >  > > > vp702x: usb in operation failed. (-19)
> > > >  > > > Oct 24 16:41:32 heartofgold kernel: [117626.140000]
> > > >  > > > input: IR-receiver inside an USB DVB receiver as
> > > >  > > > /class/input/input6
> > > >  > > > Oct 24 16:41:32 heartofgold kernel: [117626.140000]
> > > >  > > > dvb-usb: schedule remote query interval to 400 msecs.
> > > >  > > > Oct 24 16:41:32 heartofgold kernel: [117626.140000]
> > > >  > > > dvb-usb: TwinhanDTV StarBox DVB-S USB2.0 (VP7021)
> > > >  > > > successfully initialized and connected.
> > > >  > > > Oct 24 16:41:32 heartofgold kernel: [117626.140000]
> > > >  > > > dvb-usb: TwinhanDTV StarBox DVB-S USB2.0 (VP7021)
> > > >  > > > successfully deinitialized and disconnected.
> > > >  > > > Oct 24 16:41:32 heartofgold kernel: [117626.268000]
> > > >  > > > usbcore: registered new interface driver dvb_usb_vp702x
> > > >  > > >
> > > >  > > >
> > > >  > > >
> > > >  > > >
> > > >  > > >
> > > >  > > > ------- Original Message -------
> > > >  > > > From    :
> > > >  > > > brandon at ivyhousebb.com[mailto:brandon at ivyhousebb.com]
> > > >  > > > Sent    : 11/2/2007 6:53:57 AM
> > > >
> > > >  > > > To      : linux-dvb at linuxtv.org
> > > >  > > > Cc      :
> > > >  > > > Subject : RE: [linux-dvb] dvb-usb-vp702x-02.fw
> > > >  > > >
> > > >  > > >  Greg Suarez wrote:
> > > >  > > > > I'm trying to get my TwinHann Starbox (7021) to
> > > >  > > > work but the driver is
> > > >  > > > > looking for the firmware dvb-usb-vp702x-02.fw but I
> > > >  > > > can only find
> > > >  > > > > dvb-usb-vp702x-01.fw.  Does anyone know where I can
> > > >  > > > get a hold of the
> > > >  > > > > -02 firmware?
> > > >  > > >
> > > >  > > > >Found it on a German forum:
> > > >  > > >
> > > >  > > > >
> > > >  > > > http://www.slackforum.de/forum/index.php?
> > > > t=msg&th=2706&start=0&&PHPSESSID=anenqvsmugl3u985m8366f55i3
> > > >  > > >
> > > >  > > >
> > > >  > > > >Search for the filename - there is a download link.
> > > >  > > >
> > > >  > > >
> > > >  > > > >Nils
> > > >  > > >
> > > >  > > >
> > > >  > > > Is there any way we can get this posted on
> > > >  > > >  http://www.linuxtv.org/downloads/firmware/  it really
> > > >  > > > is a pain to find thing across multiple languages
> > > >  > > > buried in forums :).
> > > >  > > >
> > > >  > > >
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