Asus My Cinema U3100 Mini Digital TV Receiver not recognized from 9.10 and 10.04

Asked by manshar on 2010-09-24

My Asus My CInema U3100 Mini Digital TV Receiver is not recognised by my desktop Karmic 9.10 nor my HP Mini notebook running 10.04. lsusb gives Bus 001 Device 005: ID 0b05:173f ASUSTek Computer, Inc and the last few lines of dmesg gives

[ 187.789916] dvb-usb: found a 'ASUS My Cinema U3100 Mini DVBT Tuner' in cold state, will try to load a firmware
[ 187.789923] usb 1-2: firmware: requesting dvb-usb-dib0700-1.20.fw
[ 187.857350] dvb-usb: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-usb-dib0700-1.20.fw'
[ 188.060934] dib0700: firmware started successfully.
[ 188.564020] dvb-usb: found a 'ASUS My Cinema U3100 Mini DVBT Tuner' in warm state.
[ 188.564077] dvb-usb: will pass the complete MPEG2 transport stream to the software demuxer.
[ 188.564480] DVB: registering new adapter (ASUS My Cinema U3100 Mini DVBT Tuner)
[ 188.769352] DVB: registering adapter 0 frontend 0 (DiBcom 7000PC)...
[ 188.943767] DiB0070: successfully identified
[ 188.943867] input: IR-receiver inside an USB DVB receiver as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.7/usb1/1-2/input/input6
[ 188.943930] dvb-usb: schedule remote query interval to 50 msecs.
[ 188.943934] dvb-usb: ASUS My Cinema U3100 Mini DVBT Tuner successfully initialized and connected.
[ 188.946375] usbcore: registered new interface driver dvb_usb_dib0700
[ 408.426927] lo: Disabled Privacy Extensions
[ 1110.160943] UDF-fs: No VRS found
[ 1110.160949] UDF-fs: No partition found (1)
[ 1110.195173] ISO 9660 Extensions: Microsoft Joliet Level 3
[ 1110.209133] ISOFS: changing to secondary root
So it seems like it should be working but I cant see it. I should mention the dongle came with a cd containing drivers for an eepc running linux which I did not install given that the dmesg seems to indicate it is installed and recognised and the driver dvb_usb_dib0700 is registered. I think i shoud see the asus somewhere on the desktop or the pull down Places menu or Applications Sound and Video. I hope this is enough info. Thanks

I will add some more information:

I entered this command after some research and it shows that "w_scan" can see and access the asus 3100 and created channel.conf and populated it with all my local channels. So some part of the system can see the asus but programs like xine and vlc and me-tv cannot. What does this mean? Thankyou.

chuangtzu@chuangtzu-desktop:~$ w_scan -c au /usr/share/dvb/dvb-t/au-canberra > channel.conf
w_scan version 20090808 (compiled for DVB API 5.0)
using settings for AUSTRALIA
DVB aerial
DVB-T AU
frontend_type DVB-T, channellist 3
output format vdr-1.6
Info: using DVB adapter auto detection.
 /dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend0 -> DVB-T "DiBcom 7000PC": good :-)
Using DVB-T frontend (adapter /dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend0)
-_-_-_-_ Getting frontend capabilities-_-_-_-_
Using DVB API 5.0
frontend DiBcom 7000PC supports
INVERSION_AUTO
QAM_AUTO
TRANSMISSION_MODE_AUTO
GUARD_INTERVAL_AUTO
HIERARCHY_AUTO
FEC_AUTO
-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_
Scanning 7MHz frequencies...
177500: (time: 00:00)
177625: (time: 00:03)
184500: (time: 00:07)
184625: (time: 00:10)
191500: (time: 00:13)
191625: (time: 00:16)
198500: (time: 00:19)
198625: (time: 00:23) ^C
ERROR: interrupted by SIGINT, dumping partial result...
dumping lists (0 services)
Done.
chuangtzu@chuangtzu-desktop:~$

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Scott Evans
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2010-09-25
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2010-09-25
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2010-09-25
Scott Evans (vk7hse) said : #1

Hi,

Given that w_scan was able to communicate with your device indicates (at
least to me) that's its working as it should. What version of Me TV are you
using?

Sent from my HTC Desire

manshar (manshar1) said : #2

I'm using Version 1.0.0 which I installed from Synaptic in Karmic 9.10.

> To: <email address hidden>
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> Subject: Re: [Question #126669]: Asus My Cinema U3100 Mini Digital TV Receiver not recognized from 9.10 and 10.04
> Date: Sat, 25 Sep 2010 11:24:27 +0000
>
> Your question #126669 on me-tv in ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/me-tv/+question/126669
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> Scott Evans proposed the following answer:
> Hi,
>
> Given that w_scan was able to communicate with your device indicates (at
> least to me) that's its working as it should. What version of Me TV are you
> using?
>
> Sent from my HTC Desire
>
> --
> If this answers your question, please go to the following page to let us
> know that it is solved:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/me-tv/+question/126669/+confirm?answer_id=0
>
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manshar (manshar1) said : #3

Yes I'm still getting the same error message "There are no available DVB tuner devices"By the way what is HTC Desire

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> Subject: RE: [Question #126669]: Asus My Cinema U3100 Mini Digital TV Receiver not recognized from 9.10 and 10.04
> Date: Sat, 25 Sep 2010 11:33:27 +0000
>
> Your question #126669 on me-tv in ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/me-tv/+question/126669
>
> Status: Answered => Open
>
> You are still having a problem:
>
> I'm using Version 1.0.0 which I installed from Synaptic in Karmic 9.10.
>
> > To: <email address hidden>
> > From: <email address hidden>
> > Subject: Re: [Question #126669]: Asus My Cinema U3100 Mini Digital TV Receiver not recognized from 9.10 and 10.04
> > Date: Sat, 25 Sep 2010 11:24:27 +0000
> >
> > Your question #126669 on me-tv in ubuntu changed:
> > https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/me-tv/+question/126669
> >
> > Status: Open => Answered
> >
> > Scott Evans proposed the following answer:
> > Hi,
> >
> > Given that w_scan was able to communicate with your device indicates (at
> > least to me) that's its working as it should. What version of Me TV are you
> > using?
> >
> > Sent from my HTC Desire
> >
> > --
> > If this answers your question, please go to the following page to let us
> > know that it is solved:
> > https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/me-tv/+question/126669/+confirm?answer_id=0
> >
> > If you still need help, you can reply to this email or go to the
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Best Scott Evans (vk7hse) said : #4

Ok well the latest version is 1.3.2 you can get this version by visiting
launched.net and on the front page you will see in the featured programs a
link for Me TV from there you can install the development ppa (instructions
are provided on that page) then you will be kept up to date for future
releases, iirc there was a lot of work done on the fronted detection...
please advise how you go ;-)

Sent from my HTC Desire

manshar (manshar1) said : #5

Thanks Scott Evans, that solved my question.