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Old 07-19-2013, 08:47 PM   #1
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virgin drm module


Hello,
my ISP is Virgin, when I tried to access 'virgin anywhere' telly it (virgin) tried to use a DRM module, I used Debian6 in this case, it said that the module was downloaded but virgin timed me out for usage. Syslog showed problems with drm memory, are these two different things or are virgin trying to access my kernel?
 
Old 07-20-2013, 09:15 AM   #2
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I tried to access 'virgin anywhere' telly it (virgin) tried to use a DRM module
In this context, I take DRM to mean Digital Restrictions Management
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it said that the module was downloaded but virgin timed me out for usage
Just a guess, but it is probably a Windows nugget that failed to run on your machine and since the proper connections and handshaking weren't established, your viewing timed out.
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yslog showed problems with drm memory
Without evidence or log entries to examine, my educated guess is that these are unrelated and that drm in this case is referring to some kind of dynamic memory (typical ram).
In order to install something into or access the 'kernel', would require root privilege and would be considered a root kit. Even if Virgin were to try such a thing, and they wouldn't be the first, in order to succeed you would have had to give proper permissions.
 
Old 07-20-2013, 10:36 PM   #3
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Noway2,
thanks. Yes, they (ISP) do not have root access (I hope), just what the Windows "nuggets" are remains a mystery.
Why use the term "module" (can't spell)?
If 'Virgin' do not "support" linux then how can they seemly be so precise? Perhaps it is my system reacting in the way that it will or ISP is looking for a way in that is not there?

Fred.
 
Old 07-21-2013, 04:42 AM   #4
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It's likely you're misinterpreting things as in DRM == "Direct Rendering Management", GPU-related stuff. Best post actual syslog messages if unsure.
 
Old 07-21-2013, 08:45 PM   #5
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unSpawn,
yes, I think you are right on "rendering" (will look at syslog) but it seems that Virgin is trying to install something you have not asked for and if you were using WindoZe you would be unlucky. Even if it is a facility you have not paid for, on paying you would have something added automatically that you did not know about and did not ask for. Log will follow.

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