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  1. #11
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    Re: HOWTO: Topfield PVR and Ubuntu

    Hi,

    Well, it works after a clean install (for other reasons) and following the above instructions. I guess I'll never really know what the source of the problem was!

    Thanks for your help,

    AW

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    Re: HOWTO: Topfield PVR and Ubuntu

    Thanks belgrave for your tips on how to get guppy working.

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    Re: HOWTO: Topfield PVR and Ubuntu

    In Australia the guys here have made a "Live cd" using DSL to connect to
    our 5000xxx pvrt

    http://www.topfield-australia.com.au...highlight=live


    I think they have posted it at Tapworld

    here's a link anyway, while not using Ubuntu, their work may help you or give you some ideas, the best thing about this project was its simple and non invasive

    http://ozi4ums.homedns.org/downloads...SLTopfield.htm

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    Re: HOWTO: Topfield PVR and Ubuntu

    that's great! good work to the devs on that one, should make the toppy more accessible to everyone, especially new linux users.

    Make sure you let the people over at toppy.org.uk know about this - I'm sure they'll give you some exposure on it. I've added this into the general help section of the howto as I'm sure there are some people out there who don't want to get their hands dirty on a command line and just want to mess around with their PVR.
    Last edited by belgrave; September 8th, 2007 at 07:54 AM.

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    Re: HOWTO: Topfield PVR and Ubuntu

    I've just upgraded to Gutsy and have found that puppy (and unsurprisingly) guppy no longer work. I'm getting the following error from puppy when running
    Code:
    sudo puppy -c dir
    ERROR: Can not perform autodetection.
    ERROR: /proc/bus/usb/devices can not be open for reading.
    ERROR: No such file or directory
    I can see the Topfield listed in the USB devices.

    Has anyone else tried this in Gutsy?

    I'll freely admit to being a noob.

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    Re: HOWTO: Topfield PVR and Ubuntu

    hmmmm..... not gone to Gutsy yet, waiting for the official launch etc.

    Looks like things may have changed in USB handling.....

    But, flying blind, from behind the bleeding edge, some ideas:
    • what does: sudo ls -la /proc/bus show?
    • anything else in /proc that looks like a new home for USB?
    • lsusb -v should give you detail on each USB device connected, and where it is connected. Each entry will be headed with something like Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000 which gives you the (old) location of the device under /proc/bus/usb (using the bus and device numbers)
    • if you can track down where the USB devices hide in Gutsy, then using puppy like puppy -d /proc/bus/usb/001/003 should help


    post whatever you can find and we'll help out if we can.

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    Re: HOWTO: Topfield PVR and Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by belgrave View Post
    hmmmm..... not gone to Gutsy yet, waiting for the official launch etc.

    Looks like things may have changed in USB handling.....

    But, flying blind, from behind the bleeding edge, some ideas:
    • what does: sudo ls -la /proc/bus show?
    • Code:
      dr-xr-xr-x   5 root root 0 2007-10-08 18:40 .
      dr-xr-xr-x 115 root root 0 2007-10-08 18:39 ..
      dr-xr-xr-x   2 root root 0 2007-10-08 19:51 input
      dr-xr-xr-x   4 root root 0 2007-10-08 18:40 pci
      dr-xr-xr-x   2 root root 0 2007-10-08 19:51 usb

      Quote Originally Posted by belgrave View Post
    • anything else in /proc that looks like a new home for USB?
    Not sure on this, this is an ls output
    Code:
    1     28    4816  5     5697  5777  asound       ioports     stat
    152   3     4829  5128  5699  5805  buddyinfo    irq         swaps
    175   3808  4843  5265  5707  5829  bus          kallsyms    sys
    176   3825  4844  5350  5710  5839  cmdline      kcore       sysrq-trigger
    177   4     4863  5351  5711  6     cpuinfo      key-users   sysvipc
    2     4426  4864  5365  5718  7     crypto       kmsg        timer_list
    2022  4427  4905  5387  5720  9359  devices      loadavg     timer_stats
    2023  4430  4906  5397  5723  9371  diskstats    locks       tty
    2136  4432  4907  5398  5728  9375  dma          meminfo     uptime
    229   4433  4908  5404  5729  9391  driver       misc        version
    2364  4434  4909  5437  5737  9396  execdomains  modules     version_signature
    2365  4607  4912  5451  5742  9397  fb           mounts      vmcore
    2371  4637  4962  5570  5751  9655  filesystems  mtrr        vmstat
    2584  4717  4965  5649  5752  9656  fs           net         zoneinfo
    26    4777  4968  5652  5754  9658  ide          partitions
    27    4779  4988  5691  5756  9719  interrupts   scsi
    2789  4800  4989  5693  5758  acpi  iomem        self
    Quote Originally Posted by belgrave View Post
  8. lsusb -v should give you detail on each USB device connected, and where it is connected. Each entry will be headed with something like Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000 which gives you the (old) location of the device under /proc/bus/usb (using the bus and device numbers)
Code:
Bus 003 Device 005: ID 11db:1000 Topfield Co., Ltd. PVR
Device Descriptor:
  bLength                18
  bDescriptorType         1
  bcdUSB               2.00
  bDeviceClass          255 Vendor Specific Class
  bDeviceSubClass         0 
  bDeviceProtocol         0 
  bMaxPacketSize0        64
  idVendor           0x11db Topfield Co., Ltd.
  idProduct          0x1000 PVR
  bcdDevice            1.01
  iManufacturer           1 Topfield Co., Ltd.
  iProduct                2 Topfield (http://www.topfield.co.kr)
  iSerial                 3 1000
  bNumConfigurations      1
  Configuration Descriptor:
    bLength                 9
    bDescriptorType         2
    wTotalLength           32
    bNumInterfaces          1
    bConfigurationValue     1
    iConfiguration          0 
    bmAttributes         0xc0
      Self Powered
    MaxPower                0mA
    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     0x01  EP 1 OUT
        bmAttributes            2
          Transfer Type            Bulk
          Synch Type               None
          Usage Type               Data
        wMaxPacketSize     0x0200  1x 512 bytes
        bInterval               0
      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               0
Device Qualifier (for other device speed):
  bLength                10
  bDescriptorType         6
  bcdUSB               2.00
  bDeviceClass          255 Vendor Specific Class
  bDeviceSubClass         0 
  bDeviceProtocol         0 
  bMaxPacketSize0        64
  bNumConfigurations      1
Device Status:     0x0001
  Self Powered
Quote Originally Posted by belgrave View Post
  • if you can track down where the USB devices hide in Gutsy, then using puppy like puppy -d /proc/bus/usb/001/003 should help
  • Quote Originally Posted by belgrave View Post

    post whatever you can find and we'll help out if we can.
    /proc/bus/usb is empty. I'm not really sure where else to look.

    Thanks for your help so far.
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    Re: HOWTO: Topfield PVR and Ubuntu

    still flying blind on this one, but some more things to try and hunt down what gutsy does with USB devices:

    • ls -la /
    • ls -la /proc/bus/*/
    • unplug the topfield, sudo "tail -f /var/log/udev" then plug in the topfield
    • unplug the topfield, sudo "tail -f /var/log/messages" then plug in the topfield
    • fdisk -l


    any Gutsy users out there? know what it is doing with USB devices?

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    Re: HOWTO: Topfield PVR and Ubuntu

    Thought I'd wait until the official release

    Quote Originally Posted by belgrave View Post
    [LIST][*] ls -la /proc/bus/*/
    Code:
    dr-xr-xr-x 2 root root 0 2007-10-18 22:45 .
    dr-xr-xr-x 5 root root 0 2007-10-18 22:30 ..
    -r--r--r-- 1 root root 0 2007-10-18 22:45 devices
    -r--r--r-- 1 root root 0 2007-10-18 22:45 handlers
    
    /proc/bus/pci/:
    total 0
    dr-xr-xr-x 4 root root 0 2007-10-18 22:30 .
    dr-xr-xr-x 5 root root 0 2007-10-18 22:30 ..
    dr-xr-xr-x 2 root root 0 2007-10-18 22:45 00
    dr-xr-xr-x 2 root root 0 2007-10-18 22:30 02
    -r--r--r-- 1 root root 0 2007-10-18 22:45 devices
    
    /proc/bus/usb/:
    total 0
    dr-xr-xr-x 2 root root 0 2007-10-18 22:45 .
    dr-xr-xr-x 5 root root 0 2007-10-18 22:30 ..
    Quote Originally Posted by belgrave View Post
    [*] unplug the topfield, sudo "tail -f /var/log/udev" then plug in the topfield
    Nothing useful

    Quote Originally Posted by belgrave View Post
    [*] unplug the topfield, sudo "tail -f /var/log/messages" then plug in the topfield
    Code:
    Oct 18 22:39:31 Cassy kernel: [  566.654859] usb 3-1: USB disconnect, address 2
    Oct 18 22:39:31 Cassy kernel: [  566.654865] usb 3-1.1: USB disconnect, address 4
    Plugging back in gives the following

    Code:
    Oct 18 22:39:31 Cassy kernel: [  566.654859] usb 3-1: USB disconnect, address 2
    Oct 18 22:39:31 Cassy kernel: [  566.654865] usb 3-1.1: USB disconnect, address 4
    Oct 18 22:45:55 Cassy kernel: [  950.138518] usb 3-1: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 5
    Oct 18 22:45:55 Cassy kernel: [  950.272261] usb 3-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    Oct 18 22:45:55 Cassy kernel: [  950.272568] hub 3-1:1.0: USB hub found
    Oct 18 22:45:55 Cassy kernel: [  950.272899] hub 3-1:1.0: 4 ports detected
    Oct 18 22:45:55 Cassy kernel: [  950.578583] usb 3-1.1: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 6
    Oct 18 22:45:55 Cassy kernel: [  950.672229] usb 3-1.1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice

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    Re: HOWTO: Topfield PVR and Ubuntu

    Thanks to everyone for all the hints in this thread about getting puppy and guppy to work.

    I just found how out the other thing to do to get puppy and guppy going under Gutsy Gibbon, besides the edit to use python2.4 here:

    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...ox/+bug/151585

    i.e. you need to uncomment the following lines in

    /etc/init.d/mountdevsubfs.sh

    mkdir -p /dev/bus/usb/.usbfs
    domount usbfs "" /dev/bus/usb/.usbfs -obusmode=0700,devmode=0600,listmode=0644
    ln -s .usbfs/devices /dev/bus/usb/devices
    mount --rbind /dev/bus/usb /proc/bus/usb

    then do a restart: sudo /etc/init.d/mountdevsubfs.sh start

    This is my first post in the Ubuntu Forums, so please let me know if there are any issues with this post.

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