[linux-dvb] FusionHDTV5 IR not working.

Steven Toth stoth at linuxtv.org
Wed Aug 13 18:11:45 CEST 2008


Chaogui Zhang wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 13, 2008 at 5:33 AM, Paul Marks <paul at pmarks.net> wrote:
>> On Tue, Aug 12, 2008 at 12:58 AM, Paul Marks <paul at pmarks.net> wrote:
>>> I have a DViCO FusionHDTV5 RT Gold, with an IR sensor that connects to
>>> the back of the card.  The remote is a "Fusion Remote MCE".  The video
>>> capture stuff works just fine, but I've had no such luck with the
>>> remote.
>> Just to confirm some things:
>> - The remote control works using DViCO's software on Windows Vista x64.
>> - The remote is not detected in Ubuntu 8.04.1
>>
>> I normally run Gentoo with kernel 2.6.26, but I tested with an Ubuntu
>> Live CD, to be sure I wasn't forgetting some trivial kernel module.
>>
> 
> Do the following and see if it works:
> 
> Power off your system (don't just reboot), then unplug power, wait for
> 20 seconds and plug it back in then start your Ubuntu.
> 
> If this works, that means the IR receiver got messed up somehow and
> only a complete power cut can reset it. I have seen this happening
> tons of times when I tried to get the IR on my HDTV5 RT Gold to work
> last summer.
> 

If this is true, and the IR device reset line is wired to the bridge, we 
should try to identify the GPIO and force a device reset on driver load.

... assuming it's actually wired and reset capable.

- Steve



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