[linux-dvb] dib0700 remote control support fixed

petercarm linuxtv at hotair.fastmail.co.uk
Mon Dec 1 18:31:30 CET 2008

On Sun, 30 Nov 2008 23:59:51 -0500, "Devin Heitmueller"
<devin.heitmueller at gmail.com> said:
> On Thu, Nov 20, 2008 at 7:40 PM, petercarm
> <linuxtv at hotair.fastmail.co.uk> wrote:
> > OK it is working on the Nova-T 500 but it is throwing up "Unknown remote
> > controller key" messages in dmesg in amongst correctly processing the
> > correct key presses.  I'll try using irrecord to work on a new
> > lircd.conf and see if it goes away.
> Hello Peter,
> I am following up on your issue with your Nova-T 500.  I noticed the
> following update to the linuxtv.org wiki:
> http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php?title=Template:Firmware:dvb-usb-dib0700&curid=3008&diff=18052&oldid=17297
> If there is a problem with the dib0700 1.20 firmware, I would like to
> get to the bottom of it (and get Patrick Boettcher involved as
> necessary).  I am especially concerned since this code is going into
> 2.6.27 and the behavior you are describing could definitely be
> considered a regression.
> As far as I have heard, most people have reported considerable
> improvement with the 1.20 firmware, including users of the Nova-T 500.
>  So I would like to better understand what is different about your
> environment.

First off I'd like to point out that I had considerable success with fw
1.20 and the drivers that I tested on mid-November.  At the time, the
driver had the issues with the repeating remote control messages.  Since
the update (I think November 16th) I have not been able to get a stable
build, suffering from the i2c problem.

My test environment consists of 2 different VIA Epia boards (SP8000 and
CN10000).  I have both a PCI Nova-T 500 2040:9950 and a USB stick
Nova-TD 2040:5200 which are dibcom devices.  I also have a Hauppauge
Nova-T PCI (cx88xx) and a Kworld 399U dual tuner USB stick 1b80:e399

The build is a scripted build of gentoo, built as a livecd (which means
it is very repeatable).  The snapshot of gentoo portage dates from
20081028 which gives me a 2.6.25 kernel.  I'm using gentoo-sources so I
get 2.6.25-gentoo-r7.

In one of my previous posts I mentioned that I am testing remote control
functionality using lirc.  This is using devinput and allows me to
abstract the key bindings for different applications.

What else can I tell you?

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