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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:19 am 
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Let's get the first issue figured out with why ctn0 isn't being created.

Please post all of the ifconfig output.
Post lspci output.
Post ls -al /etc/net/ifaces/
Post ls -al /sys/class/net/


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:16 pm 
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brfransen wrote:
Let's get the first issue figured out with why ctn0 isn't being created.

Please post all of the ifconfig output.
Post lspci output.
Post ls -al /etc/net/ifaces/
Post ls -al /sys/class/net/

THE Ceton INFINITV 4 IS WORKING!!!

First, thanks for replying. i am extremely grateful to you, and others on this forum, who have posted replies to many messages asking for help over the past eight months.

I post the output of the above commands so that I document the correct output to the commands for this tuner card. The lspci command returned help that included options to use with the command. I did the other two commands.
Code:
ls -al /etc/net/ifaces/
drwxr-xr-x  2  root root 4096  Sep 24  7:58  ctn0

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ls -al /sys/class/net/
lrwxrwxrwx  1  root  root  0  Nov 10  13:10  ctn0  ->  ../../devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:lc.2/0000:04:00.0/net/ctn0

What did I do to make the InfiniTV 4 work?

I kept googling and noticed the mythtv wiki page for the InfiniTV 4 specified an ip address of 192.168.200.200, which is different from the README file that is included with the Ceton InfiniTV 4 driver zip file (i.e., 192.168.200.0).
https://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Ceton_InfiniTV_4#Ubuntu

Note: I did not install the ceton driver manually. LinHES 8.x includes the ceton driver.

I also found the following post at another forum, https://forum.mythtv.org/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=785#p3724
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The ctn0 card (really a NIC like eth0) should
be configured to some other address in the same subnet e.g. .3.

https://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Ceton#Setti ... ork_Driver suggests
the .200.1 address is for the tuners too, where the ctn0 would be .200.200.

I agree, it's getting the correct address that's important now. I'd change the
entry in /etc/interfaces for ctn0 to 192.168.200.200 (or anything other than
.0, .1 or .255.)

So, I replaced the ip address I manually assigned to the ctn0 by first flushing the address and route.
Code:
sudo ip addr flush dev ctn0

Code:
sudo ip route flush dev ctn0

Code:
sudo ip link set ctn0 down

Note: These commands are at the Arch Linux wiki, https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Ne ... assignment

Then, I assigned the new address and route
Code:
sudo ip link set ctn0 up

Code:
sudo ip addr add 192.168.200.200/24 broadcast 192.168.200.255 dev ctn0

I then confirmed that the ctn0 network interface is up and assigned the new address.
Code:
sudo ifconfig ctn0
ctn0:     flags=4163<UP, BROADCAST, RUNNING, MULTICAST>   mtu 1500
     inet: 192.168.200.200    netmask  255.255.255.0   broadcast  192.168.200.255

I then confirmed that the InfiniTV tuners were accessible via the LinHES web browser and address 192.168.200.1, which took me to ceton infiniTV web page where I can view info about each tuner, as well as confirm that the cablecard is authenticated.

At this point, the ceton tuners need to be configured in the mythtv backend. Because I had already configured the backend, the ceton tuners worked straight away.

I did not end up using the autocard.py today (I cannot recall if I had used it previously, check previous threads); however, this script may have already served its useful purpose without my intervention (my guess).

Again, a HUGE thanks goes to brfransen and others who have helped me along the way. I hope my messages help anyone else who has a ceton card. I learned more about LinHES and its underlying Arch system.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:39 pm 
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I am glad you got it working. But I would like to understand why it didn't work out of the box for you as it has for other users. There should be no need for you to have to use any of the ip commands. There are some things you have reported that seem like there might be issues with your system. lspci should give you a listing of the pci devices not just the help screen. And both /etc/net/ifaces and /sys/class/net/ should have eth0 and lo unless you don't have a network card. Do you have a network connection?


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:28 pm 
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brfransen wrote:
I am glad you got it working. But I would like to understand why it didn't work out of the box for you as it has for other users. There should be no need for you to have to use any of the ip commands. There are some things you have reported that seem like there might be issues with your system. lspci should give you a listing of the pci devices not just the help screen. And both /etc/net/ifaces and /sys/class/net/ should have eth0 and lo unless you don't have a network card. Do you have a network connection?

Thank you for raising these concerns. I can address some but not all.

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Do you have a network connection?

Yes. eth0 is working well in LinHES.

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And both /etc/net/ifaces and /sys/class/net/ should have eth0 and lo unless you don't have a network card.

The output of both of these commands includes lo and eth0, I did not include them because I don't know how to copy text from the LinHES xterm. So, I write manually xterm info into LinHES Chrome browser. The keyboard I am using is small and slow to type, so I include only the most pertinent info.
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lspci should give you a listing of the pci devices not just the help screen.

I must apologize. I repeated the lspci command and it does work with the expected output. I scrolled through the xterm history and discovered I had entered 'lspci output' as the command and the system did not recognize the 'output' part. The lspci command returns a long list; however, below is lspci info pertinent to the ceton tuner.
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07:00.0  Multimedia video controller: Conexant Systems, Inc. CX23880/1/2/3 PCI Video and Audio Decoder (rev 05)
07:00.1  Multimedia video controller: Conexant Systems, Inc. CX23880/1/2/3 PCI Video and Audio Decoder [Audio Port] (rev 05)
07:00.2  Multimedia video controller: Conexant Systems, Inc. CX23880/1/2/3 PCI Video and Audio Decoder [MPEG Port] (rev 05)
07:00.4  Multimedia video controller: Conexant Systems, Inc. CX23880/1/2/3 PCI Video and Audio Decoder [IR Port] (rev 05)

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But I would like to understand why it didn't work out of the box for you as it has for other users. There should be no need for you to have to use any of the ip commands.

I would trust the other users experience because I cannot rule out the possibility that I caused LinHES system not to complete the configuration of the ceton infiniTV 4 card during the initial installation. I no longer recall the installation steps, but if there was a question that gave me an option not to configure this tuner card, then I could have selected this option not realizing the outcome. If this is not possible, then I still could be the cause but for an unknown reason at this time. Should I reinstall LinHES, I will be sure to pay attention and report whether the experience is different.

Note: I have a second pcHDTV 5500 tuner card that did work automagically.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:14 pm 
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There isn't any setting that you could have missed. It should have been done automatically. My only theory right now is maybe the card was holding onto a previous configuration and because of that it autocard.py failed to set it up.

That lspci output look like it is for the pcHDTV 5500.

Copy and paste from xterm should be as easy as highlighting the section with the mouse and then paste (ctrl-v or use menus) in Chrome.


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