PCTV 292e triplestick wont scan

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jameswilson1977
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PCTV 292e triplestick wont scan

Post by jameswilson1977 » Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:38 pm

Hi all
Stupidly I bought 2 of these to add to my existing and working well 290 sticks
Assumed all would just work
However the 292's showed up in setup but wont scan just timing out on all

I have added the firmware file to /lib/firmware
rebooted etc

im on 0.30 myth on ubuntu 18.4

Any suggestions please?

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Re: PCTV 292e triplestick wont scan

Post by MikeB2013 » Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:57 pm

Here are a couple of things to try in a terminal session:

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dmesg | grep -i frontend
dmesg | grep -i fw
The first command shows which dvb devices have been detected.
The second command should show firmware being downloaded or not.

In mythtv-setup Capture Card try increasing the signal and tuning timeouts, the defaults are often too low especially for usb devices. I generally use Signal timeout 7000 (default 1000) and Tuning timeout 10000 (default 3000). These higher values do slow down channel scannning in mythtv-setup, but in normal mythbackend operation they have little effect as the timeouts are cancelled as soon as tuning is achieved.

Just in case you don't already know (apologies in advance):
Using the menu option for MythTV Backend setup or mythtv-setup in a terminal session does not currently work properly, it claims, wrongly, to have stopped mythbackend, leading to all sorts of problems with Capture Cards and channel scanning.
So to run mythtv-setup use a terminal session :

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sudo systemctl stop mythtv-backend
mythtv-setup
sudo systemctl start mythtv-backend
check mythtv-backend is running

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systemctl status mythtv-backend
If it is not running try

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sudo systemctl daemon-reload
sudo systemctl start mythtv-backend
Mike

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Re: PCTV 292e triplestick wont scan

Post by jameswilson1977 » Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:52 pm

jameswilson@myth-master:~$ dmesg | grep -i frontend
[ 8.669496] em28xx 3-3:1.0: DVB: registering adapter 0 frontend 0 (Sony CXD2820R)...
[ 8.679146] em28xx 7-1:1.0: DVB: registering adapter 1 frontend 0 (Silicon Labs Si2168)...
[ 8.982671] em28xx 3-4:1.0: DVB: registering adapter 2 frontend 0 (Sony CXD2820R)...
[ 8.987597] em28xx 7-2:1.0: DVB: registering adapter 3 frontend 0 (Silicon Labs Si2168)…

jameswilson@myth-master:~$ dmesg | grep -i fw
[ 31.571987] si2168 6-0064: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw'
[ 31.627612] si2168 6-0064: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw'
[ 31.640686] si2168 6-0064: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw'
[ 34.910810] si2168 10-0064: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw'
[ 34.964994] si2168 10-0064: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw'
[ 34.969833] si2168 10-0064: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw'
[ 103.574864] si2168 6-0064: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw'
[ 103.579114] si2168 6-0064: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw'
[ 103.622502] si2168 6-0064: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw'
[ 103.626676] si2168 6-0064: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw'
[ 103.703670] si2168 6-0064: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw'
[ 103.708049] si2168 6-0064: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw'
[ 103.714599] si2168 6-0064: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw'
[ 103.719201] si2168 6-0064: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw'
[ 103.724557] si2168 6-0064: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw'
[ 103.730048] si2168 6-0064: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw'
[ 103.735424] si2168 6-0064: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw'
[ 104.120678] si2168 10-0064: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw'
[ 104.124713] si2168 10-0064: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw'
[ 104.165721] si2168 10-0064: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw'
[ 104.169787] si2168 10-0064: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw'
[ 104.230086] si2168 10-0064: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw'
[ 104.234327] si2168 10-0064: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw'
[ 104.240246] si2168 10-0064: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw'
[ 104.245515] si2168 10-0064: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw'
[ 104.250528] si2168 10-0064: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw'
[ 104.256057] si2168 10-0064: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw'
[ 104.261307] si2168 10-0064: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw'
[ 116.987313] si2168 6-0064: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw'
[ 116.991915] si2168 6-0064: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw'
[ 117.034303] si2168 6-0064: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw'
[ 117.038525] si2168 6-0064: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw'
[ 117.053362] si2168 6-0064: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw'
[ 117.058776] si2168 6-0064: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw'
[ 117.063178] si2168 6-0064: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw'
[ 117.067201] si2168 6-0064: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw'
[ 117.072011] si2168 6-0064: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw'
[ 117.076511] si2168 6-0064: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw'
[ 117.081030] si2168 6-0064: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw'
[ 117.393127] si2168 10-0064: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw'
[ 117.435376] si2168 10-0064: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw'
[ 117.439715] si2168 10-0064: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw'
[ 117.454771] si2168 10-0064: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw'
[ 117.459904] si2168 10-0064: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw'
[ 117.464273] si2168 10-0064: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw'
[ 117.468260] si2168 10-0064: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw'
[ 117.472330] si2168 10-0064: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw'
[ 117.477831] si2168 10-0064: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw'
[ 117.482595] si2168 10-0064: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw'
[ 129.462681] si2168 6-0064: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw'
[ 129.467311] si2168 6-0064: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw'
[ 129.511020] si2168 6-0064: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw'
[ 129.515262] si2168 6-0064: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw'
[ 129.530511] si2168 6-0064: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw'
[ 129.534785] si2168 6-0064: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw'
[ 129.539117] si2168 6-0064: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw'
[ 129.543131] si2168 6-0064: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw'
[ 129.547944] si2168 6-0064: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw'
[ 129.552547] si2168 6-0064: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw'
[ 129.557113] si2168 6-0064: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw'
[ 129.895618] si2168 10-0064: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw'
[ 129.900166] si2168 10-0064: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw'
[ 129.942480] si2168 10-0064: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw'
[ 129.946580] si2168 10-0064: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw'
[ 129.964327] si2168 10-0064: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw'
[ 129.968285] si2168 10-0064: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw'
[ 129.972504] si2168 10-0064: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw'
[ 129.976587] si2168 10-0064: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw'
[ 129.981080] si2168 10-0064: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw'
[ 129.985782] si2168 10-0064: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw'
[ 129.990033] si2168 10-0064: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw'
[ 145.154775] si2168 10-0064: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw'
[ 145.158817] si2168 10-0064: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw'
[ 145.162399] si2168 6-0064: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw'
[ 145.166433] si2168 6-0064: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw'
[ 148.213386] si2168 6-0064: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw'
[ 148.217528] si2168 6-0064: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw'
[ 148.221647] si2168 6-0064: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw'
[ 148.225861] si2168 6-0064: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw'


I have extending the timouts to 10 seconds on both affected sticks
Thanks for looking
James

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Re: PCTV 292e triplestick wont scan

Post by jameswilson1977 » Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:09 pm

update
I downloaded a new driver from here
https://github.com/OpenELEC/dvb-firmwar ... -b40-01.fw

and now im getting some channels but no signal strength or signal to noise info.
still scanning ill update

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Re: PCTV 292e triplestick wont scan

Post by jameswilson1977 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:09 pm

Update
Yes the above seems to have fixed it
I have missed 1 recording on this tuner but thats all

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