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Old 08-07-2002, 06:36 AM   #1
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dxr3 / hw+ compilation/config probs


After messing around with various other distros, not finding one that did everything i want... I've come back to slackware

After a bit of work almost everything is working great...

Only thing that isn't is my hollywood plus mpeg decoder card

I've tried following the Howto but my xine installation isn't seeing it...

anyone succeded at this?
 
Old 08-22-2002, 11:49 PM   #2
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Yes....what version of xine are you using and did you pass the --enable-dxr3 option to ./configure?
Also do you have any trouble uploading the microcode?
 
Old 08-27-2002, 05:01 AM   #3
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Am using the latest version... can't actually remember the version number at mo...

been away for two weeks... so haven't looked at this for a while
pretty sure i was unable to get the microcode working correctly
 
Old 08-27-2002, 05:43 AM   #4
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The microcode is essential, nothing will work if that dosn't upload correctly. I'm using dxr3-0.12.0 and xine-0.9.13
 
Old 08-27-2002, 05:52 AM   #5
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I seem to remember when trying to set up the microcode that i had two different documents explaining how to do it.. each contradicting the other slightly...

Did you follow any particular documents in order to get it working..

I've gotta reinstall slackware 8.1 from a pukka Cd tonight (after discovering my previous CD had a bad checksum) If I get round to setting up the hw+ i'll post some more details about where i got stuck...


cheers
 
Old 08-27-2002, 06:14 AM   #6
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First I did ./configure && make && make install in the main dxr3 directory to get the tools installed, then I installed the modules and made the device entries. Last of all I tested the module options untill I got the tv out working.
 
Old 08-28-2002, 02:02 PM   #7
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I've been following the Dxr3 & hw+ howto...

ran make && make install
make devices (in /modules)

the howto clamed that with v0.12.0 i don't need to mess around with micro code...just need to run em8300init, however I don't seem to have the program...
 
Old 08-28-2002, 02:22 PM   #8
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If you do ./configure && make && make install in /em8300-0.12.0 it will install em8300init, which is really microcode_upload.pl renamed and installed into /usr/bin along with the microcode and some other tools.

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Old 08-28-2002, 03:00 PM   #9
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I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong...

I've ran ./configure && make && make install (in the modules directory)

I then seemed to have em8300init

did modprobe em8300
and then em8300init

It paused a while and then timed out...

Is there anyway I un-make what I've made and start from scratch??
 
Old 08-28-2002, 03:19 PM   #10
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What was the eror you got when it timed out? Can you post it here?
 
Old 08-28-2002, 04:03 PM   #11
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Microcode upload to /dev/em8300-0 failed: Timer expired

recieved after modprobing em8300
then em8300init
 
Old 08-28-2002, 04:19 PM   #12
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Thats usually caused by an IRQ conflict, I got a lot of those and had to do the pci slot shuffle before I got it working.
 
Old 08-28-2002, 04:27 PM   #13
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Oh Bollocks!!!

Oh well I'll get the screwdriver...
 
Old 08-28-2002, 04:52 PM   #14
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Thats about what I said
Mine is happily sharing an IRQ with my usb controllers ATM, I had time outs when it was sharing with my NIC and sound card. Don't try it with your video card though. You might need to have a play around in the bios as well untill you find the magic setup.
 
Old 08-29-2002, 02:45 AM   #15
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Is it gonna be a case of simply moving the cards around a bit..?

I've been putting off opening pc for a while, as it's hassle.. but i got to remove an old modem, also tighten a screw somewhere as it rattles like anything...

How can I find out what it's clashing with??

I did an lspci and got this...

00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-760 [IGD4-1P] System Controller (rev 13)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-760 [IGD4-1P] AGP Bridge
00:09.0 Multimedia controller: Sigma Designs, Inc. REALmagic Hollywood Plus DVD Decoder (rev 02)
00:0a.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Audigy (rev 03)
00:0a.1 Input device controller: Creative Labs SB Audigy MIDI/Game port (rev 03)
00:0a.2 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Creative Labs SB Audigy FireWire Port
00:0b.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C (rev 10)
00:0c.0 Communication controller: Conexant HCF 56k Data/Fax/Voice Modem (rev 08)
00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8231 [PCI-to-ISA Bridge] (rev 10)
00:11.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. Bus Master IDE (rev 06)
00:11.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB (rev 1e)
00:11.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB (re! v 1e)
00:11.4 Non-VGA unclassified device: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8235 ACPI (rev 10)
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV25 [GeForce4 Ti4600] (rev a2)

However none of that seems to tell me much...
 
  


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