[linux-dvb] Anubis Electronics "Lifeview"(0x10fd:0x1513)

Pierre Willenbrock pierre at pirsoft.dnsalias.org
Sun Feb 25 14:15:49 CET 2007

Nick Andrew schrieb:
> This is very interesting to me because it's so similar to my
> "LifeView TV Walker Twin" (10fd:0514).
> I modified the m920x driver to detect my device and tried to
> send firmware to the device, but I found the firmware files I
> downloaded using Documentation/dvb/get_dvb_firmware are the
> wrong format. So I posted here yesterday asking if anyone can
> help me obtain firmware.
> Since posting I tried to make the device work under windows inside
> a VMWare virtual machine. I used the "LifeView MVP" software which
> comes on CD with the device. The software doesn't work (I get the
> error "Cannot init dvb!") but I noticed that my device's ID changed
> from 10fd:0514 to 10fd:0513 afterward, so I suspected that Windows
> was loading the firmware.
> Today I tried to monitor the USB device transactions with usbmon
> and I got a 50k logfile to analyse. Then I found your posting
> with the attachment dvb-usb-digivox-02-0001.obj, and I compared
> the hex dump of that file against the usbmon output. I was right;
> Windows is sending firmware to the device, and furthermore it is
> nearly identical to your file.
> usbmon by default only logs the first 32 bytes of every packet but
> I could verify that it's sending the entire firmware. I'm about to
> rebuild the kernel to log all 64 bytes and then I will be able to
> easily extract the exact firmware for my device.
> By the way, the Windows device driver is from the LifeView MVP
> cdrom, specifically M9207BDA.sys, how about yours?

The windows driver for my device is named M9207_543.sys. MSI did their
own software bundle.

> After I have the firmware loaded I will start to explore the
> differences between my (very poorly) hacked m920x.c driver and yours.

Good luck.


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