Discussion:
em28xx: new board id [eb1a:5051]
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Reuben Stokes
2011-12-29 23:13:16 UTC
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Hi,

Not nearly as linux-savvy as most of the users here, but I attempted to operate a "Raygo USB Video Recorder" (audio/video capture device). Don't know if my efforts qualify as a "test".


Model Number:
R12-41373

Display name:
USB 2861 Device

lsusb:
Bus 001 Device 002: ID eb1a:5051 eMPIA Technology, Inc.

dmesg:
[ 7182.076058] usb 1-1: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 3
[ 7182.212702] usb 1-1: New USB device found, idVendor=eb1a, idProduct=5051
[ 7182.212714] usb 1-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=0, Product=1, SerialNumber=2
[ 7182.212723] usb 1-1: Product: USB 2861 Device
[ 7182.212729] usb 1-1: SerialNumber: 0

System:
HP Pavilion dv6910 laptop
AMD Turion X2 CPU (64 bit)
Mepis 11; 64 bit( based on Debian Squeeze)


Tried
-------
* Installed em28xx drivers using instructions found at linuxtv.org.
I note however that this particular vendor/product ID is not validated in the em28xx devices list.
* As new drivers do not automatically load, I use command: modprobe em28xx
After this "modprobe -l | grep em28xx" yields
kernel/drivers/media/video/em28xx/em28xx-alsa.ko
kernel/drivers/media/video/em28xx/em28xx.ko
kernel/drivers/media/video/em28xx/em28xx-dvb.ko
* Device comes with a driver CD for Windows which does work in Windows.

End result is the device is not recognized as a capture device option in any software tried including vlc, cheese, guvcview, kdenlive.

Any help getting this to work in Linux would be appreciated as it completely sucks in my bloated, memory-hogging, 32-bit Windows Vista.

Reuben <***@gohighspeed.com>
Gareth Williams
2011-12-30 10:01:35 UTC
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Post by Reuben Stokes
Hi,
Not nearly as linux-savvy as most of the users here, but I attempted to operate a "Raygo USB Video Recorder" (audio/video capture device). Don't know if my efforts qualify as a "test".
R12-41373
USB 2861 Device
Bus 001 Device 002: ID eb1a:5051 eMPIA Technology, Inc.
[ 7182.076058] usb 1-1: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 3
[ 7182.212702] usb 1-1: New USB device found, idVendor=eb1a, idProduct=5051
[ 7182.212714] usb 1-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=0, Product=1, SerialNumber=2
[ 7182.212723] usb 1-1: Product: USB 2861 Device
[ 7182.212729] usb 1-1: SerialNumber: 0
HP Pavilion dv6910 laptop
AMD Turion X2 CPU (64 bit)
Mepis 11; 64 bit( based on Debian Squeeze)
Tried
-------
* Installed em28xx drivers using instructions found at linuxtv.org.
I note however that this particular vendor/product ID is not validated in the em28xx devices list.
* As new drivers do not automatically load, I use command: modprobe em28xx
After this "modprobe -l | grep em28xx" yields
kernel/drivers/media/video/em28xx/em28xx-alsa.ko
kernel/drivers/media/video/em28xx/em28xx.ko
kernel/drivers/media/video/em28xx/em28xx-dvb.ko
* Device comes with a driver CD for Windows which does work in Windows.
End result is the device is not recognized as a capture device option in any software tried including vlc, cheese, guvcview, kdenlive.
Any help getting this to work in Linux would be appreciated as it completely sucks in my bloated, memory-hogging, 32-bit Windows Vista.
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Reuben,

If you're willing, then open up the device and see what the chips within
are. You believe it's em28xx based, but there may well be additional
devices in there for audio and video.

Once you've found out what's inside it will be easier to get it working.
It may be as simple as getting the driver to recognise the USB Vendor ID
or it may require much more work.

Regards,

Gareth
Reuben Stokes
2011-12-30 13:04:46 UTC
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Post by Gareth Williams
Post by Reuben Stokes
Hi,
Not nearly as linux-savvy as most of the users here, but I attempted to operate a "Raygo USB Video Recorder" (audio/video capture device). Don't know if my efforts qualify as a "test".
R12-41373
USB 2861 Device
Bus 001 Device 002: ID eb1a:5051 eMPIA Technology, Inc.
[ 7182.076058] usb 1-1: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 3
[ 7182.212702] usb 1-1: New USB device found, idVendor=eb1a, idProduct=5051
[ 7182.212714] usb 1-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=0, Product=1, SerialNumber=2
[ 7182.212723] usb 1-1: Product: USB 2861 Device
[ 7182.212729] usb 1-1: SerialNumber: 0
HP Pavilion dv6910 laptop
AMD Turion X2 CPU (64 bit)
Mepis 11; 64 bit( based on Debian Squeeze)
Tried
-------
* Installed em28xx drivers using instructions found at linuxtv.org.
I note however that this particular vendor/product ID is not validated in the em28xx devices list.
* As new drivers do not automatically load, I use command: modprobe em28xx
After this "modprobe -l | grep em28xx" yields
kernel/drivers/media/video/em28xx/em28xx-alsa.ko
kernel/drivers/media/video/em28xx/em28xx.ko
kernel/drivers/media/video/em28xx/em28xx-dvb.ko
* Device comes with a driver CD for Windows which does work in Windows.
End result is the device is not recognized as a capture device option in any software tried including vlc, cheese, guvcview, kdenlive.
Any help getting this to work in Linux would be appreciated as it completely sucks in my bloated, memory-hogging, 32-bit Windows Vista.
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Reuben,
If you're willing, then open up the device and see what the chips within
are. You believe it's em28xx based, but there may well be additional
devices in there for audio and video.
Once you've found out what's inside it will be easier to get it working.
It may be as simple as getting the driver to recognise the USB Vendor ID
or it may require much more work.
Regards,
Gareth
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Thank you very much for the response.

Okay, opening it was easier than first suspected.

The main (biggest) chip reads with nice big letters and a logo:
eMPIA
EM2860
P86J3-011
201047-01AG

Less useful information inlcudes:

A smaller chip on the flip side of the circuit board, in letters visible only through a magnifying glass, reads:
eMPIA
TECHNOLOGY
EMP202
T10164
1052

The circuit board itself is stamped:
PM22860-2GOB

Again, thank you.

Reuben
Gareth Williams
2011-12-30 22:27:57 UTC
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Post by Reuben Stokes
Post by Gareth Williams
Post by Reuben Stokes
Hi,
Not nearly as linux-savvy as most of the users here, but I attempted to operate a "Raygo USB Video Recorder" (audio/video capture device). Don't know if my efforts qualify as a "test".
R12-41373
USB 2861 Device
Bus 001 Device 002: ID eb1a:5051 eMPIA Technology, Inc.
[ 7182.076058] usb 1-1: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 3
[ 7182.212702] usb 1-1: New USB device found, idVendor=eb1a, idProduct=5051
[ 7182.212714] usb 1-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=0, Product=1, SerialNumber=2
[ 7182.212723] usb 1-1: Product: USB 2861 Device
[ 7182.212729] usb 1-1: SerialNumber: 0
HP Pavilion dv6910 laptop
AMD Turion X2 CPU (64 bit)
Mepis 11; 64 bit( based on Debian Squeeze)
Tried
-------
* Installed em28xx drivers using instructions found at linuxtv.org.
I note however that this particular vendor/product ID is not validated in the em28xx devices list.
* As new drivers do not automatically load, I use command: modprobe em28xx
After this "modprobe -l | grep em28xx" yields
kernel/drivers/media/video/em28xx/em28xx-alsa.ko
kernel/drivers/media/video/em28xx/em28xx.ko
kernel/drivers/media/video/em28xx/em28xx-dvb.ko
* Device comes with a driver CD for Windows which does work in Windows.
End result is the device is not recognized as a capture device option in any software tried including vlc, cheese, guvcview, kdenlive.
Any help getting this to work in Linux would be appreciated as it completely sucks in my bloated, memory-hogging, 32-bit Windows Vista.
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Reuben,
If you're willing, then open up the device and see what the chips within
are. You believe it's em28xx based, but there may well be additional
devices in there for audio and video.
Once you've found out what's inside it will be easier to get it working.
It may be as simple as getting the driver to recognise the USB Vendor ID
or it may require much more work.
Regards,
Gareth
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Thank you very much for the response.
Okay, opening it was easier than first suspected.
eMPIA
EM2860
P86J3-011
201047-01AG
eMPIA
TECHNOLOGY
EMP202
T10164
1052
PM22860-2GOB
Again, thank you.
Reuben
Reuben,

Was there another chip on there? The EMP202 is an audio chip that can
covert analogue audio to digital PCM (and vice versa). The EM2860 sends
this digital audio along with digital video over USB. For this to work
though, the device will need to convert analogue video to digital and
will need another chip to do this. An example would be a SAA7113 from
Philips. Have another look and post back here.

The two chips you've identified are commonly used in for this type of
device and should be easily configurable in the em28xx driver. We just
need the video chip now! And a tail wind...

Regards,

Gareth
Reuben Stokes
2011-12-30 23:16:55 UTC
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Post by Gareth Williams
Post by Reuben Stokes
Post by Gareth Williams
Post by Reuben Stokes
Hi,
Not nearly as linux-savvy as most of the users here, but I attempted to operate a "Raygo USB Video Recorder" (audio/video capture device). Don't know if my efforts qualify as a "test".
R12-41373
USB 2861 Device
Bus 001 Device 002: ID eb1a:5051 eMPIA Technology, Inc.
[ 7182.076058] usb 1-1: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 3
[ 7182.212702] usb 1-1: New USB device found, idVendor=eb1a, idProduct=5051
[ 7182.212714] usb 1-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=0, Product=1, SerialNumber=2
[ 7182.212723] usb 1-1: Product: USB 2861 Device
[ 7182.212729] usb 1-1: SerialNumber: 0
HP Pavilion dv6910 laptop
AMD Turion X2 CPU (64 bit)
Mepis 11; 64 bit( based on Debian Squeeze)
Tried
-------
* Installed em28xx drivers using instructions found at linuxtv.org.
I note however that this particular vendor/product ID is not validated in the em28xx devices list.
* As new drivers do not automatically load, I use command: modprobe em28xx
After this "modprobe -l | grep em28xx" yields
kernel/drivers/media/video/em28xx/em28xx-alsa.ko
kernel/drivers/media/video/em28xx/em28xx.ko
kernel/drivers/media/video/em28xx/em28xx-dvb.ko
* Device comes with a driver CD for Windows which does work in Windows.
End result is the device is not recognized as a capture device option in any software tried including vlc, cheese, guvcview, kdenlive.
Any help getting this to work in Linux would be appreciated as it completely sucks in my bloated, memory-hogging, 32-bit Windows Vista.
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Reuben,
If you're willing, then open up the device and see what the chips within
are. You believe it's em28xx based, but there may well be additional
devices in there for audio and video.
Once you've found out what's inside it will be easier to get it working.
It may be as simple as getting the driver to recognise the USB Vendor ID
or it may require much more work.
Regards,
Gareth
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Thank you very much for the response.
Okay, opening it was easier than first suspected.
eMPIA
EM2860
P86J3-011
201047-01AG
eMPIA
TECHNOLOGY
EMP202
T10164
1052
PM22860-2GOB
Again, thank you.
Reuben
Reuben,
Was there another chip on there? The EMP202 is an audio chip that can
covert analogue audio to digital PCM (and vice versa). The EM2860 sends
this digital audio along with digital video over USB. For this to work
though, the device will need to convert analogue video to digital and
will need another chip to do this. An example would be a SAA7113 from
Philips. Have another look and post back here.
The two chips you've identified are commonly used in for this type of
device and should be easily configurable in the em28xx driver. We just
need the video chip now! And a tail wind...
Regards,
Gareth
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Good call. There is another chip. The logo appears to be the Texas Instrument logo. It's stamped:
5150AM1
09T
C9JJ

lsusb lists the product ID as "5051", but the chip clearly reads "5150...". I have no idea if those two numbers are suppose to be the same of if they have nothing to do with each other, but I thought I'd confirm the numbers.

Also, I noted in my earlier post that the circuit board was stamped " PM22860-2GOB", but I made a typo. It's actually, " PM42860-2GOB".

Thank you for the continued help!!

Reuben
Gareth Williams
2011-12-31 09:51:45 UTC
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Post by Reuben Stokes
Post by Gareth Williams
Post by Reuben Stokes
Post by Gareth Williams
Post by Reuben Stokes
Hi,
Not nearly as linux-savvy as most of the users here, but I attempted to operate a "Raygo USB Video Recorder" (audio/video capture device). Don't know if my efforts qualify as a "test".
R12-41373
USB 2861 Device
Bus 001 Device 002: ID eb1a:5051 eMPIA Technology, Inc.
[ 7182.076058] usb 1-1: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 3
[ 7182.212702] usb 1-1: New USB device found, idVendor=eb1a, idProduct=5051
[ 7182.212714] usb 1-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=0, Product=1, SerialNumber=2
[ 7182.212723] usb 1-1: Product: USB 2861 Device
[ 7182.212729] usb 1-1: SerialNumber: 0
HP Pavilion dv6910 laptop
AMD Turion X2 CPU (64 bit)
Mepis 11; 64 bit( based on Debian Squeeze)
Tried
-------
* Installed em28xx drivers using instructions found at linuxtv.org.
I note however that this particular vendor/product ID is not validated in the em28xx devices list.
* As new drivers do not automatically load, I use command: modprobe em28xx
After this "modprobe -l | grep em28xx" yields
kernel/drivers/media/video/em28xx/em28xx-alsa.ko
kernel/drivers/media/video/em28xx/em28xx.ko
kernel/drivers/media/video/em28xx/em28xx-dvb.ko
* Device comes with a driver CD for Windows which does work in Windows.
End result is the device is not recognized as a capture device option in any software tried including vlc, cheese, guvcview, kdenlive.
Any help getting this to work in Linux would be appreciated as it completely sucks in my bloated, memory-hogging, 32-bit Windows Vista.
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Reuben,
If you're willing, then open up the device and see what the chips within
are. You believe it's em28xx based, but there may well be additional
devices in there for audio and video.
Once you've found out what's inside it will be easier to get it working.
It may be as simple as getting the driver to recognise the USB Vendor ID
or it may require much more work.
Regards,
Gareth
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Thank you very much for the response.
Okay, opening it was easier than first suspected.
eMPIA
EM2860
P86J3-011
201047-01AG
eMPIA
TECHNOLOGY
EMP202
T10164
1052
PM22860-2GOB
Again, thank you.
Reuben
Reuben,
Was there another chip on there? The EMP202 is an audio chip that can
covert analogue audio to digital PCM (and vice versa). The EM2860 sends
this digital audio along with digital video over USB. For this to work
though, the device will need to convert analogue video to digital and
will need another chip to do this. An example would be a SAA7113 from
Philips. Have another look and post back here.
The two chips you've identified are commonly used in for this type of
device and should be easily configurable in the em28xx driver. We just
need the video chip now! And a tail wind...
Regards,
Gareth
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5150AM1
09T
C9JJ
lsusb lists the product ID as "5051", but the chip clearly reads "5150...". I have no idea if those two numbers are suppose to be the same of if they have nothing to do with each other, but I thought I'd confirm the numbers.
Also, I noted in my earlier post that the circuit board was stamped " PM22860-2GOB", but I made a typo. It's actually, " PM42860-2GOB".
Thank you for the continued help!!
Reuben
Reuben,

A Google of that chip brings 'Ultralow Power NTSC/PAL/SECAM Video
Decoder w/Robust Sync Detector' - exactly what we were looking for.

You now need to download the video4linux drivers source code, modify it
so that your device is recognised and configured correctly, then finally
install the new driver. It's not a daunting as it sounds.

I don't know what Linux distro you're using, but somehow you need to
install 'git' and other tools to compile C source. On my Ubuntu based
machine, 'build-essential' is a package that will download all I need.
However, if you have a different distro, then you will need to work out
what's needed to compile the source. As a minimum, you will need
'make', 'gcc', 'libc' I'd have thought.

Once you have a system capable of downloading the source and building
it, download the v4l source from git using:-

cd ~
git clone git://linuxtv.org/media_build.git v4l_driver

This will download a copy of the v4l drivers into a directory called
v4l_driver within your home directory.

Next, 'cd v4l_driver' and 'make download untar' to extract some
compressed files.

Next 'make config' to check that make works - it may ask you to download
some libs for building the config gui.

Finally, 'make' by itself will build the drivers. This will build all
drivers and as we haven't modified it yet, will be of no use apart from
showing that your system is capable of building these drivers.

Let me know how you get on with this and then we'll attempt to configure
the drivers for your device - the exciting bit ;-)

Apologies for only replying to you once a day, but I think the 8 hour
time difference has a lot to do with it!

Regards,

Gareth
Reuben Stokes
2012-01-01 01:01:57 UTC
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Post by Gareth Williams
Post by Reuben Stokes
Post by Gareth Williams
Post by Reuben Stokes
Post by Gareth Williams
Post by Reuben Stokes
Hi,
Not nearly as linux-savvy as most of the users here, but I attempted to operate a "Raygo USB Video Recorder" (audio/video capture device). Don't know if my efforts qualify as a "test".
R12-41373
USB 2861 Device
Bus 001 Device 002: ID eb1a:5051 eMPIA Technology, Inc.
[ 7182.076058] usb 1-1: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 3
[ 7182.212702] usb 1-1: New USB device found, idVendor=eb1a, idProduct=5051
[ 7182.212714] usb 1-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=0, Product=1, SerialNumber=2
[ 7182.212723] usb 1-1: Product: USB 2861 Device
[ 7182.212729] usb 1-1: SerialNumber: 0
HP Pavilion dv6910 laptop
AMD Turion X2 CPU (64 bit)
Mepis 11; 64 bit( based on Debian Squeeze)
Tried
-------
* Installed em28xx drivers using instructions found at linuxtv.org.
I note however that this particular vendor/product ID is not validated in the em28xx devices list.
* As new drivers do not automatically load, I use command: modprobe em28xx
After this "modprobe -l | grep em28xx" yields
kernel/drivers/media/video/em28xx/em28xx-alsa.ko
kernel/drivers/media/video/em28xx/em28xx.ko
kernel/drivers/media/video/em28xx/em28xx-dvb.ko
* Device comes with a driver CD for Windows which does work in Windows.
End result is the device is not recognized as a capture device option in any software tried including vlc, cheese, guvcview, kdenlive.
Any help getting this to work in Linux would be appreciated as it completely sucks in my bloated, memory-hogging, 32-bit Windows Vista.
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Reuben,
If you're willing, then open up the device and see what the chips within
are. You believe it's em28xx based, but there may well be additional
devices in there for audio and video.
Once you've found out what's inside it will be easier to get it working.
It may be as simple as getting the driver to recognise the USB Vendor ID
or it may require much more work.
Regards,
Gareth
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Thank you very much for the response.
Okay, opening it was easier than first suspected.
eMPIA
EM2860
P86J3-011
201047-01AG
eMPIA
TECHNOLOGY
EMP202
T10164
1052
PM22860-2GOB
Again, thank you.
Reuben
Reuben,
Was there another chip on there? The EMP202 is an audio chip that can
covert analogue audio to digital PCM (and vice versa). The EM2860 sends
this digital audio along with digital video over USB. For this to work
though, the device will need to convert analogue video to digital and
will need another chip to do this. An example would be a SAA7113 from
Philips. Have another look and post back here.
The two chips you've identified are commonly used in for this type of
device and should be easily configurable in the em28xx driver. We just
need the video chip now! And a tail wind...
Regards,
Gareth
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5150AM1
09T
C9JJ
lsusb lists the product ID as "5051", but the chip clearly reads "5150...". I have no idea if those two numbers are suppose to be the same of if they have nothing to do with each other, but I thought I'd confirm the numbers.
Also, I noted in my earlier post that the circuit board was stamped " PM22860-2GOB", but I made a typo. It's actually, " PM42860-2GOB".
Thank you for the continued help!!
Reuben
Reuben,
A Google of that chip brings 'Ultralow Power NTSC/PAL/SECAM Video
Decoder w/Robust Sync Detector' - exactly what we were looking for.
You now need to download the video4linux drivers source code, modify it
so that your device is recognised and configured correctly, then finally
install the new driver. It's not a daunting as it sounds.
I don't know what Linux distro you're using, but somehow you need to
install 'git' and other tools to compile C source. On my Ubuntu based
machine, 'build-essential' is a package that will download all I need.
However, if you have a different distro, then you will need to work out
what's needed to compile the source. As a minimum, you will need
'make', 'gcc', 'libc' I'd have thought.
Once you have a system capable of downloading the source and building
it, download the v4l source from git using:-
cd ~
git clone git://linuxtv.org/media_build.git v4l_driver
This will download a copy of the v4l drivers into a directory called
v4l_driver within your home directory.
Next, 'cd v4l_driver' and 'make download untar' to extract some
compressed files.
Next 'make config' to check that make works - it may ask you to download
some libs for building the config gui.
Finally, 'make' by itself will build the drivers. This will build all
drivers and as we haven't modified it yet, will be of no use apart from
showing that your system is capable of building these drivers.
Let me know how you get on with this and then we'll attempt to configure
the drivers for your device - the exciting bit ;-)
Apologies for only replying to you once a day, but I think the 8 hour
time difference has a lot to do with it!
Regards,
Gareth
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Okay. Followed your perfect directions.
Incidentally, I'm using a Debian based distro called Mepis. Although it uses it's own modified kernel, I believe it's a derivative of kernel 2.6.36.

I seemed to have had all the make/build components in place when I started. At least, it all seemed to work without a hitch.

The 'make config' command never did result in me having to download any libs to build a config gui, but it did ask me a series of questions in regular command line format. I answered with the default option on all of them.

As for the one answer a day you're providing, I am appreciative and humbled I'm getting so much. I think I would feel guilty if I took up any more of your time than that. Especially during the holiday season, especially for a device I purchased because I was too cheap to get a quality video/audio capture device.

Speaking of holidays, I hope you're having a Happy New Year.

I'm ready for the next step at your convenience.

Thanks again,
Reuben
Gareth Williams
2012-01-01 13:56:11 UTC
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Hi,
Not nearly as linux-savvy as most of the users here, but I attempted to operate a "Raygo USB Video Recorder" (audio/video capture device). Don't know if my efforts qualify as a "test".
R12-41373
USB 2861 Device
Bus 001 Device 002: ID eb1a:5051 eMPIA Technology, Inc.
[ 7182.076058] usb 1-1: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 3
[ 7182.212702] usb 1-1: New USB device found, idVendor=eb1a, idProduct=5051
[ 7182.212714] usb 1-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=0, Product=1, SerialNumber=2
[ 7182.212723] usb 1-1: Product: USB 2861 Device
[ 7182.212729] usb 1-1: SerialNumber: 0
HP Pavilion dv6910 laptop
AMD Turion X2 CPU (64 bit)
Mepis 11; 64 bit( based on Debian Squeeze)
Tried
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* Installed em28xx drivers using instructions found at linuxtv.org.
I note however that this particular vendor/product ID is not validated in the em28xx devices list.
* As new drivers do not automatically load, I use command: modprobe em28xx
After this "modprobe -l | grep em28xx" yields
kernel/drivers/media/video/em28xx/em28xx-alsa.ko
kernel/drivers/media/video/em28xx/em28xx.ko
kernel/drivers/media/video/em28xx/em28xx-dvb.ko
* Device comes with a driver CD for Windows which does work in Windows.
End result is the device is not recognized as a capture device option in any software tried including vlc, cheese, guvcview, kdenlive.
Any help getting this to work in Linux would be appreciated as it completely sucks in my bloated, memory-hogging, 32-bit Windows Vista.
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Reuben,
If you're willing, then open up the device and see what the chips within
are. You believe it's em28xx based, but there may well be additional
devices in there for audio and video.
Once you've found out what's inside it will be easier to get it working.
It may be as simple as getting the driver to recognise the USB Vendor ID
or it may require much more work.
Regards,
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Thank you very much for the response.
Okay, opening it was easier than first suspected.
eMPIA
EM2860
P86J3-011
201047-01AG
eMPIA
TECHNOLOGY
EMP202
T10164
1052
PM22860-2GOB
Again, thank you.
Reuben
Reuben,
Was there another chip on there? The EMP202 is an audio chip that can
covert analogue audio to digital PCM (and vice versa). The EM2860 sends
this digital audio along with digital video over USB. For this to work
though, the device will need to convert analogue video to digital and
will need another chip to do this. An example would be a SAA7113 from
Philips. Have another look and post back here.
The two chips you've identified are commonly used in for this type of
device and should be easily configurable in the em28xx driver. We just
need the video chip now! And a tail wind...
Regards,
Gareth
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5150AM1
09T
C9JJ
lsusb lists the product ID as "5051", but the chip clearly reads "5150...". I have no idea if those two numbers are suppose to be the same of if they have nothing to do with each other, but I thought I'd confirm the numbers.
Also, I noted in my earlier post that the circuit board was stamped " PM22860-2GOB", but I made a typo. It's actually, " PM42860-2GOB".
Thank you for the continued help!!
Reuben
Reuben,
A Google of that chip brings 'Ultralow Power NTSC/PAL/SECAM Video
Decoder w/Robust Sync Detector' - exactly what we were looking for.
You now need to download the video4linux drivers source code, modify it
so that your device is recognised and configured correctly, then finally
install the new driver. It's not a daunting as it sounds.
I don't know what Linux distro you're using, but somehow you need to
install 'git' and other tools to compile C source. On my Ubuntu based
machine, 'build-essential' is a package that will download all I need.
However, if you have a different distro, then you will need to work out
what's needed to compile the source. As a minimum, you will need
'make', 'gcc', 'libc' I'd have thought.
Once you have a system capable of downloading the source and building
it, download the v4l source from git using:-
cd ~
git clone git://linuxtv.org/media_build.git v4l_driver
This will download a copy of the v4l drivers into a directory called
v4l_driver within your home directory.
Next, 'cd v4l_driver' and 'make download untar' to extract some
compressed files.
Next 'make config' to check that make works - it may ask you to download
some libs for building the config gui.
Finally, 'make' by itself will build the drivers. This will build all
drivers and as we haven't modified it yet, will be of no use apart from
showing that your system is capable of building these drivers.
Let me know how you get on with this and then we'll attempt to configure
the drivers for your device - the exciting bit ;-)
Apologies for only replying to you once a day, but I think the 8 hour
time difference has a lot to do with it!
Regards,
Gareth
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Okay. Followed your perfect directions.
Incidentally, I'm using a Debian based distro called Mepis. Although it uses it's own modified kernel, I believe it's a derivative of kernel 2.6.36.
I seemed to have had all the make/build components in place when I started. At least, it all seemed to work without a hitch.
The 'make config' command never did result in me having to download any libs to build a config gui, but it did ask me a series of questions in regular command line format. I answered with the default option on all of them.
As for the one answer a day you're providing, I am appreciative and humbled I'm getting so much. I think I would feel guilty if I took up any more of your time than that. Especially during the holiday season, especially for a device I purchased because I was too cheap to get a quality video/audio capture device.
Speaking of holidays, I hope you're having a Happy New Year.
I'm ready for the next step at your convenience.
Thanks again,
Reuben
Reuben,

Now that we know that we can build the drivers, it is time to go ahead
and configure, build and install them.

The 'make config' option allows you to chose which drivers you want to
build. By default, it will build most drivers. As you are only
interested in a very small subset of those, then it is worth configuring
the build so that only the ones you need are built.

Also, 'make xconfig' (preceding 'x') is a much nicer GUI based
configuration (although you may need the qt-dev libraries installed).
You basically, need to configure it so that only EM2860, EMP202 and
TVP5150 is built. However, be aware, that many of these configuration
options are well and truly hidden amongst all the others.

As a starter, try disabling everything except:
Enable 'Multimedia support\Video For Linux'
Enable 'Multimedia support\Customize analog and hybrid tuner modules to
build' so that you can disable all tuners in 'Multimedia support
\Customize TV tuners'

As a quick test, when I ran 'grep =m v4l/.config | wc -l' within the
'~/v4l_driver' directory (or whatever you named it), it return 28. It
checks how many modules are going to be built from your config. If
you're near that number then it should be OK; if it's much larger then
you are probably configured to build too much. Try again, if you have
the patience!

Once you're happy, run 'make' again. If you get no errors, then it's
time to go for it and modify the source code for your device.

Change to directory 'linux/drivers/media/video/em28xx/' within your work
area ('~/v4l_driver') and look at the file called 'em28xx-cards.c'. At
around line 797 you should see a section that starts:
[EM2860_BOARD_TVP5150_REFERENCE_DESIGN] =
By luck, this seems to have the same video chipset as you: EM2860 &
TVP5150. You can therefore configure the driver so that it recognises
your USB Id as this card - it may work, it may not.

At around line 2045 of the same file you should see two lines that
start: { USB_DEVICE(0x2040, 0x1605),
.driver_info = EM2884_BOARD_HAUPPAUGE_WINTV_HVR_930C },
(this may show as three lines due to word-wrapping in your mail reader)
Create a similar line after this with the USB Id of your device and the
configuration you will use:-
{ USB_DEVICE(0xeb1a, 0x5051),
.driver_info = EM2860_BOARD_TVP5150_REFERENCE_DESIGN },
Note again: 1st line starts '{ USB_DEVICE' and 2nd line starts
'.driver'. There is NO third line and there IS a comma at the end.
Save the file.
The simple modification above will tell the driver that it is
responsible for that USB Id.

Back in your working directory '~/v4l_driver' type 'make'. If all goes
well (no errors), follow it with 'sudo make install' to copy the newly
built files into your working system.

When you next plug in the device, it should be recognised. Type 'dmesg
| grep em28xx' to see what the system thinks. You should see it being
recognised. It might work, or it might not! Let me know how it goes.
We can tweak the configuration etc to see if we can make the device work
in Linux.

If it does look OK in 'dmesg' then quickly run:-

mplayer tv:// -tv
driver=v4l2:device=/dev/video0:audiorate=48000:immediatemode=0:forceaudio:alsa:adevice=hw.1:buffersize=64

(again one line) and you should see the video from composite and hear
audio (you may need to turn the capture level up on your system).

Good luck and a Happy New Year!

Regards,

Gareth
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Hi,
Not nearly as linux-savvy as most of the users here, but I
attempted to operate a "Raygo USB Video Recorder"
(audio/video capture device). Don't know if my efforts
qualify as a "test".
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R12-41373
USB 2861 Device
Bus 001 Device 002: ID eb1a:5051 eMPIA Technology, Inc.
[ 7182.076058] usb 1-1: new high speed USB device using
ehci_hcd and address 3
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[ 7182.212702] usb 1-1: New USB device found, idVendor=eb1a,
idProduct=5051
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[ 7182.212714] usb 1-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=0,
Product=1, SerialNumber=2
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[ 7182.212723] usb 1-1: Product: USB 2861 Device
[ 7182.212729] usb 1-1: SerialNumber: 0
HP Pavilion dv6910 laptop
AMD Turion X2 CPU (64 bit)
Mepis 11; 64 bit( based on Debian Squeeze)
Tried
-------
* Installed em28xx drivers using instructions found at
linuxtv.org.
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I note however that this particular vendor/product ID is
not validated in the em28xx devices list.
modprobe em28xx
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After this "modprobe -l | grep em28xx" yields
kernel/drivers/media/video/em28xx/em28xx-alsa.ko
kernel/drivers/media/video/em28xx/em28xx.ko
kernel/drivers/media/video/em28xx/em28xx-dvb.ko
* Device comes with a driver CD for Windows which does work
in Windows.
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End result is the device is not recognized as a capture
device option in any software tried including vlc, cheese,
guvcview, kdenlive.
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Any help getting this to work in Linux would be appreciated
as it completely sucks in my bloated, memory-hogging, 32-bit
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Reuben,
If you're willing, then open up the device and see what the
chips within
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additional
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devices in there for audio and video.
Once you've found out what's inside it will be easier to get
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It may be as simple as getting the driver to recognise the USB
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Thank you very much for the response.
Okay, opening it was easier than first suspected.
eMPIA
EM2860
P86J3-011
201047-01AG
A smaller chip on the flip side of the circuit board, in letters
eMPIA
TECHNOLOGY
EMP202
T10164
1052
PM22860-2GOB
Again, thank you.
Reuben
Reuben,
Was there another chip on there? The EMP202 is an audio chip that
can
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covert analogue audio to digital PCM (and vice versa). The EM2860
sends
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this digital audio along with digital video over USB. For this to
work
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though, the device will need to convert analogue video to digital
and
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will need another chip to do this. An example would be a SAA7113
from
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Philips. Have another look and post back here.
The two chips you've identified are commonly used in for this type
of
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device and should be easily configurable in the em28xx driver. We
just
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need the video chip now! And a tail wind...
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Good call. There is another chip. The logo appears to be the Texas
5150AM1
09T
C9JJ
lsusb lists the product ID as "5051", but the chip clearly reads
"5150...". I have no idea if those two numbers are suppose to be the
same of if they have nothing to do with each other, but I thought
I'd confirm the numbers.
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Also, I noted in my earlier post that the circuit board was stamped
" PM22860-2GOB", but I made a typo. It's actually, " PM42860-2GOB".
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Thank you for the continued help!!
Reuben
Reuben,
A Google of that chip brings 'Ultralow Power NTSC/PAL/SECAM Video
Decoder w/Robust Sync Detector' - exactly what we were looking for.
You now need to download the video4linux drivers source code, modify
it
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so that your device is recognised and configured correctly, then
finally
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install the new driver. It's not a daunting as it sounds.
I don't know what Linux distro you're using, but somehow you need to
install 'git' and other tools to compile C source. On my Ubuntu based
machine, 'build-essential' is a package that will download all I need.
However, if you have a different distro, then you will need to work
out
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what's needed to compile the source. As a minimum, you will need
'make', 'gcc', 'libc' I'd have thought.
Once you have a system capable of downloading the source and building
it, download the v4l source from git using:-
cd ~
git clone git://linuxtv.org/media_build.git v4l_driver
This will download a copy of the v4l drivers into a directory called
v4l_driver within your home directory.
Next, 'cd v4l_driver' and 'make download untar' to extract some
compressed files.
Next 'make config' to check that make works - it may ask you to
download
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some libs for building the config gui.
Finally, 'make' by itself will build the drivers. This will build all
drivers and as we haven't modified it yet, will be of no use apart
from
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showing that your system is capable of building these drivers.
Let me know how you get on with this and then we'll attempt to
configure
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the drivers for your device - the exciting bit ;-)
Apologies for only replying to you once a day, but I think the 8 hour
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Gareth
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Okay. Followed your perfect directions.
Incidentally, I'm using a Debian based distro called Mepis. Although it
uses it's own modified kernel, I believe it's a derivative of kernel
2.6.36.
I seemed to have had all the make/build components in place when I
started. At least, it all seemed to work without a hitch.
The 'make config' command never did result in me having to download any
libs to build a config gui, but it did ask me a series of questions in
regular command line format. I answered with the default option on all
of them.
As for the one answer a day you're providing, I am appreciative and
humbled I'm getting so much. I think I would feel guilty if I took up
any more of your time than that. Especially during the holiday season,
especially for a device I purchased because I was too cheap to get a
quality video/audio capture device.
Speaking of holidays, I hope you're having a Happy New Year.
I'm ready for the next step at your convenience.
Thanks again,
Reuben
Reuben,
Now that we know that we can build the drivers, it is time to go ahead
and configure, build and install them.
The 'make config' option allows you to chose which drivers you want to
build. By default, it will build most drivers. As you are only
interested in a very small subset of those, then it is worth configuring
the build so that only the ones you need are built.
Also, 'make xconfig' (preceding 'x') is a much nicer GUI based
configuration (although you may need the qt-dev libraries installed).
You basically, need to configure it so that only EM2860, EMP202 and
TVP5150 is built. However, be aware, that many of these configuration
options are well and truly hidden amongst all the others.
Enable 'Multimedia support\Video For Linux'
Enable 'Multimedia support\Customize analog and hybrid tuner modules to
build' so that you can disable all tuners in 'Multimedia support
\Customize TV tuners'
As a quick test, when I ran 'grep =m v4l/.config | wc -l' within the
'~/v4l_driver' directory (or whatever you named it), it return 28. It
checks how many modules are going to be built from your config. If
you're near that number then it should be OK; if it's much larger then
you are probably configured to build too much. Try again, if you have
the patience!
Once you're happy, run 'make' again. If you get no errors, then it's
time to go for it and modify the source code for your device.
Change to directory 'linux/drivers/media/video/em28xx/' within your work
area ('~/v4l_driver') and look at the file called 'em28xx-cards.c'. At
[EM2860_BOARD_TVP5150_REFERENCE_DESIGN] =
By luck, this seems to have the same video chipset as you: EM2860 &
TVP5150. You can therefore configure the driver so that it recognises
your USB Id as this card - it may work, it may not.
At around line 2045 of the same file you should see two lines that
start: { USB_DEVICE(0x2040, 0x1605),
.driver_info = EM2884_BOARD_HAUPPAUGE_WINTV_HVR_930C },
(this may show as three lines due to word-wrapping in your mail reader)
Create a similar line after this with the USB Id of your device and the
configuration you will use:-
{ USB_DEVICE(0xeb1a, 0x5051),
.driver_info = EM2860_BOARD_TVP5150_REFERENCE_DESIGN },
Note again: 1st line starts '{ USB_DEVICE' and 2nd line starts
'.driver'. There is NO third line and there IS a comma at the end.
Save the file.
The simple modification above will tell the driver that it is
responsible for that USB Id.
Back in your working directory '~/v4l_driver' type 'make'. If all goes
well (no errors), follow it with 'sudo make install' to copy the newly
built files into your working system.
When you next plug in the device, it should be recognised. Type 'dmesg
| grep em28xx' to see what the system thinks. You should see it being
recognised. It might work, or it might not! Let me know how it goes.
We can tweak the configuration etc to see if we can make the device work
in Linux.
If it does look OK in 'dmesg' then quickly run:-
mplayer tv:// -tv
driver=v4l2:device=/dev/video0:audiorate=48000:immediatemode=0:forceaudio:alsa:adevice=hw.1:buffersize=64
(again one line) and you should see the video from composite and hear
audio (you may need to turn the capture level up on your system).
Good luck and a Happy New Year!
Regards,
Gareth
The end result is the device is still not recognized fully, but I see
glimmers of hope.

To begin with, the 'make xconfig' did not work. Trouble started with the
line,
"/lib/modules/2.6.36-1-mepis64-smp/source/scripts/basic/Makefile: No such
file or directory", and it went downhill from there. I didn't spend any
time worrying about this and just used the regular command line "make
config'.

Hopefully, I found all the right options to enable, but I fear because I
did not see any options for anything with 'emp202'.
Incidentally, the return on 'grep =m v4l/.config | wc -l' for me was 56.
Precisely double what you got, but manageable, I thought. It shows, sadly,
that my direction following is not as precise as hoped or intended.
Still, better to have too many drivers than not enough (I think).

The 'make' command, the addition to the em28xx.cards.c, and the 'make
install' command as root all seemed to work without errors.

At this point 'lsmod | grep em28xx' yielded nothing. As root I did
'modprobe em28xx' and did another lsmod. This time I got
em28xx 77393 0
v4l2_common 5075 1 em28xx
videobuf_vmalloc 3773 1 em28xx
videobuf_core 12892 2 em28xx,videobuf_vmalloc
tveeprom 12753 1 em28xx
videodev 66396 3 em28xx,v4l2_common,uvcvideo
i2c_core 16325 6
em28xx,v4l2_common,tveeprom,nvidia,videodev,i2c_nforce2

I plugged the device in and looked at dmesg:
dmesg | grep usb:
[ 6454.048064] usb 1-1: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and
address 5
[ 6454.184432] usb 1-1: New USB device found, idVendor=eb1a, idProduct=5051
[ 6454.184443] usb 1-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=0, Product=1,
SerialNumber=2
[ 6454.184452] usb 1-1: Product: USB 2861 Device
[ 6454.184457] usb 1-1: SerialNumber: 0

dmesg | grep em28xx:
[ 553.016820] usbcore: registered new interface driver em28xx
[ 553.016830] em28xx driver loaded
(note: I don't think I ever got linux to recognize it before, so this
seems like major progress and the reason I have a glimmer of hope.)

It looked fine, but the mplayer command turned on my built-in webcam. I
knew the darn thing was my /dev/video0 device, but I wasn't thinking. I
changed the command to read '/dev/video1' and got:
MPlayer SVN-r32610-snapshot-Ubuntu-RVM (C) 2000-2010 MPlayer Team
Can't open joystick device /dev/input/js0: No such file or directory
Can't init input joystick
mplayer: could not connect to socket
mplayer: No such file or directory
Failed to open LIRC support. You will not be able to use your remote control.
Playing tv://.
TV file format detected.
Selected driver: v4l2
name: Video 4 Linux 2 input
author: Martin Olschewski <***@zpr.uni-koeln.de>
comment: first try, more to come ;-)
v4l2: unable to open '/dev/video1': No such file or directory
v4l2: ioctl set mute failed: Bad file descriptor
v4l2: 0 frames successfully processed, 0 frames dropped.

I rebooted the machine and tried the device again with the same results.
I even had to do the 'modprobe em28xx' to get the drivers loaded. Still
nothing.

None of my other video capture programs (vlc, cheese, guvcview) recognized
it at all.

Did I do something amiss, or do you think further tweaking is in order?

Again, thank you.

Reuben
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Hi,
Not nearly as linux-savvy as most of the users here, but I
attempted to operate a "Raygo USB Video Recorder"
(audio/video capture device). Don't know if my efforts
qualify as a "test".
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Bus 001 Device 002: ID eb1a:5051 eMPIA Technology, Inc.
[ 7182.076058] usb 1-1: new high speed USB device using
ehci_hcd and address 3
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[ 7182.212702] usb 1-1: New USB device found, idVendor=eb1a,
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[ 7182.212714] usb 1-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=0,
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[ 7182.212723] usb 1-1: Product: USB 2861 Device
[ 7182.212729] usb 1-1: SerialNumber: 0
HP Pavilion dv6910 laptop
AMD Turion X2 CPU (64 bit)
Mepis 11; 64 bit( based on Debian Squeeze)
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I note however that this particular vendor/product ID is
not validated in the em28xx devices list.
modprobe em28xx
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After this "modprobe -l | grep em28xx" yields
kernel/drivers/media/video/em28xx/em28xx-alsa.ko
kernel/drivers/media/video/em28xx/em28xx.ko
kernel/drivers/media/video/em28xx/em28xx-dvb.ko
* Device comes with a driver CD for Windows which does work
in Windows.
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End result is the device is not recognized as a capture
device option in any software tried including vlc, cheese,
guvcview, kdenlive.
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Any help getting this to work in Linux would be appreciated
as it completely sucks in my bloated, memory-hogging, 32-bit
Windows Vista.
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Reuben,
If you're willing, then open up the device and see what the
chips within
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are. You believe it's em28xx based, but there may well be
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devices in there for audio and video.
Once you've found out what's inside it will be easier to get
it working.
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It may be as simple as getting the driver to recognise the USB
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Thank you very much for the response.
Okay, opening it was easier than first suspected.
eMPIA
EM2860
P86J3-011
201047-01AG
A smaller chip on the flip side of the circuit board, in letters
eMPIA
TECHNOLOGY
EMP202
T10164
1052
PM22860-2GOB
Again, thank you.
Reuben
Reuben,
Was there another chip on there? The EMP202 is an audio chip that
can
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covert analogue audio to digital PCM (and vice versa). The EM2860
sends
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this digital audio along with digital video over USB. For this to
work
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though, the device will need to convert analogue video to digital
and
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will need another chip to do this. An example would be a SAA7113
from
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Philips. Have another look and post back here.
The two chips you've identified are commonly used in for this type
of
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device and should be easily configurable in the em28xx driver. We
just
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need the video chip now! And a tail wind...
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Good call. There is another chip. The logo appears to be the Texas
5150AM1
09T
C9JJ
lsusb lists the product ID as "5051", but the chip clearly reads
"5150...". I have no idea if those two numbers are suppose to be the
same of if they have nothing to do with each other, but I thought
I'd confirm the numbers.
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" PM22860-2GOB", but I made a typo. It's actually, " PM42860-2GOB".
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Thank you for the continued help!!
Reuben
Reuben,
A Google of that chip brings 'Ultralow Power NTSC/PAL/SECAM Video
Decoder w/Robust Sync Detector' - exactly what we were looking for.
You now need to download the video4linux drivers source code, modify
it
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finally
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install the new driver. It's not a daunting as it sounds.
I don't know what Linux distro you're using, but somehow you need to
install 'git' and other tools to compile C source. On my Ubuntu based
machine, 'build-essential' is a package that will download all I need.
However, if you have a different distro, then you will need to work
out
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what's needed to compile the source. As a minimum, you will need
'make', 'gcc', 'libc' I'd have thought.
Once you have a system capable of downloading the source and building
it, download the v4l source from git using:-
cd ~
git clone git://linuxtv.org/media_build.git v4l_driver
This will download a copy of the v4l drivers into a directory called
v4l_driver within your home directory.
Next, 'cd v4l_driver' and 'make download untar' to extract some
compressed files.
Next 'make config' to check that make works - it may ask you to
download
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Finally, 'make' by itself will build the drivers. This will build all
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Let me know how you get on with this and then we'll attempt to
configure
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the drivers for your device - the exciting bit ;-)
Apologies for only replying to you once a day, but I think the 8 hour
time difference has a lot to do with it!
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Okay. Followed your perfect directions.
Incidentally, I'm using a Debian based distro called Mepis. Although it
uses it's own modified kernel, I believe it's a derivative of kernel
2.6.36.
I seemed to have had all the make/build components in place when I
started. At least, it all seemed to work without a hitch.
The 'make config' command never did result in me having to download any
libs to build a config gui, but it did ask me a series of questions in
regular command line format. I answered with the default option on all
of them.
As for the one answer a day you're providing, I am appreciative and
humbled I'm getting so much. I think I would feel guilty if I took up
any more of your time than that. Especially during the holiday season,
especially for a device I purchased because I was too cheap to get a
quality video/audio capture device.
Speaking of holidays, I hope you're having a Happy New Year.
I'm ready for the next step at your convenience.
Thanks again,
Reuben
Reuben,
Now that we know that we can build the drivers, it is time to go ahead
and configure, build and install them.
The 'make config' option allows you to chose which drivers you want to
build. By default, it will build most drivers. As you are only
interested in a very small subset of those, then it is worth configuring
the build so that only the ones you need are built.
Also, 'make xconfig' (preceding 'x') is a much nicer GUI based
configuration (although you may need the qt-dev libraries installed).
You basically, need to configure it so that only EM2860, EMP202 and
TVP5150 is built. However, be aware, that many of these configuration
options are well and truly hidden amongst all the others.
Enable 'Multimedia support\Video For Linux'
Enable 'Multimedia support\Customize analog and hybrid tuner modules to
build' so that you can disable all tuners in 'Multimedia support
\Customize TV tuners'
As a quick test, when I ran 'grep =m v4l/.config | wc -l' within the
'~/v4l_driver' directory (or whatever you named it), it return 28. It
checks how many modules are going to be built from your config. If
you're near that number then it should be OK; if it's much larger then
you are probably configured to build too much. Try again, if you have
the patience!
Once you're happy, run 'make' again. If you get no errors, then it's
time to go for it and modify the source code for your device.
Change to directory 'linux/drivers/media/video/em28xx/' within your work
area ('~/v4l_driver') and look at the file called 'em28xx-cards.c'. At
[EM2860_BOARD_TVP5150_REFERENCE_DESIGN] =
By luck, this seems to have the same video chipset as you: EM2860 &
TVP5150. You can therefore configure the driver so that it recognises
your USB Id as this card - it may work, it may not.
At around line 2045 of the same file you should see two lines that
start: { USB_DEVICE(0x2040, 0x1605),
.driver_info = EM2884_BOARD_HAUPPAUGE_WINTV_HVR_930C },
(this may show as three lines due to word-wrapping in your mail reader)
Create a similar line after this with the USB Id of your device and the
configuration you will use:-
{ USB_DEVICE(0xeb1a, 0x5051),
.driver_info = EM2860_BOARD_TVP5150_REFERENCE_DESIGN },
Note again: 1st line starts '{ USB_DEVICE' and 2nd line starts
'.driver'. There is NO third line and there IS a comma at the end.
Save the file.
The simple modification above will tell the driver that it is
responsible for that USB Id.
Back in your working directory '~/v4l_driver' type 'make'. If all goes
well (no errors), follow it with 'sudo make install' to copy the newly
built files into your working system.
When you next plug in the device, it should be recognised. Type 'dmesg
| grep em28xx' to see what the system thinks. You should see it being
recognised. It might work, or it might not! Let me know how it goes.
We can tweak the configuration etc to see if we can make the device work
in Linux.
If it does look OK in 'dmesg' then quickly run:-
mplayer tv:// -tv
driver=v4l2:device=/dev/video0:audiorate=48000:immediatemode=0:forceaudio:alsa:adevice=hw.1:buffersize=64
(again one line) and you should see the video from composite and hear
audio (you may need to turn the capture level up on your system).
Good luck and a Happy New Year!
Regards,
Gareth
The end result is the device is still not recognized fully, but I see
glimmers of hope.
To begin with, the 'make xconfig' did not work. Trouble started with the
line,
"/lib/modules/2.6.36-1-mepis64-smp/source/scripts/basic/Makefile: No such
file or directory", and it went downhill from there. I didn't spend any
time worrying about this and just used the regular command line "make
config'.
Hopefully, I found all the right options to enable, but I fear because I
did not see any options for anything with 'emp202'.
Incidentally, the return on 'grep =m v4l/.config | wc -l' for me was 56.
Precisely double what you got, but manageable, I thought. It shows, sadly,
that my direction following is not as precise as hoped or intended.
Still, better to have too many drivers than not enough (I think).
The 'make' command, the addition to the em28xx.cards.c, and the 'make
install' command as root all seemed to work without errors.
At this point 'lsmod | grep em28xx' yielded nothing. As root I did
'modprobe em28xx' and did another lsmod. This time I got
em28xx 77393 0
v4l2_common 5075 1 em28xx
videobuf_vmalloc 3773 1 em28xx
videobuf_core 12892 2 em28xx,videobuf_vmalloc
tveeprom 12753 1 em28xx
videodev 66396 3 em28xx,v4l2_common,uvcvideo
i2c_core 16325 6
em28xx,v4l2_common,tveeprom,nvidia,videodev,i2c_nforce2
[ 6454.048064] usb 1-1: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and
address 5
[ 6454.184432] usb 1-1: New USB device found, idVendor=eb1a, idProduct=5051
[ 6454.184443] usb 1-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=0, Product=1,
SerialNumber=2
[ 6454.184452] usb 1-1: Product: USB 2861 Device
[ 6454.184457] usb 1-1: SerialNumber: 0
[ 553.016820] usbcore: registered new interface driver em28xx
[ 553.016830] em28xx driver loaded
(note: I don't think I ever got linux to recognize it before, so this
seems like major progress and the reason I have a glimmer of hope.)
It looked fine, but the mplayer command turned on my built-in webcam. I
knew the darn thing was my /dev/video0 device, but I wasn't thinking. I
MPlayer SVN-r32610-snapshot-Ubuntu-RVM (C) 2000-2010 MPlayer Team
Can't open joystick device /dev/input/js0: No such file or directory
Can't init input joystick
mplayer: could not connect to socket
mplayer: No such file or directory
Failed to open LIRC support. You will not be able to use your remote control.
Playing tv://.
TV file format detected.
Selected driver: v4l2
name: Video 4 Linux 2 input
comment: first try, more to come ;-)
v4l2: unable to open '/dev/video1': No such file or directory
v4l2: ioctl set mute failed: Bad file descriptor
v4l2: 0 frames successfully processed, 0 frames dropped.
I rebooted the machine and tried the device again with the same results.
I even had to do the 'modprobe em28xx' to get the drivers loaded. Still
nothing.
None of my other video capture programs (vlc, cheese, guvcview) recognized
it at all.
Did I do something amiss, or do you think further tweaking is in order?
Again, thank you.
Reuben
Reuben,

I don't think the driver has recognised your USB Id. Double check that
the two hex values you placed in your edits of the file are the same
number as is shown by 'lsusb'. All you've seen in the result of 'dmesg'
is the driver loading. If the driver recognises your USB device (which
it should do if your modification worked ok) then you will get quite a
few lines from dmesg. Here is mine when I fit a similar device into my
machine:-

[ 65.774296] usb 2-1.2: new high speed USB device number 3 using
ehci_hcd
[ 65.984316] em28xx: New device USB VIDBOX Audio @ 480 Mbps
(eb1a:5006, interface 0, class 0)
[ 65.984478] em28xx #0: chip ID is em2860
[ 66.112534] em28xx #0: i2c eeprom 00: 1a eb 67 95 1a eb 06 50 50 00
20 03 6a 24 8e 28
[ 66.112550] em28xx #0: i2c eeprom 10: 00 00 24 57 06 02 00 00 00 00
00 00 00 00 00 00
[ 66.112565] em28xx #0: i2c eeprom 20: 02 00 01 00 f0 10 01 00 00 00
00 00 5b 00 00 00
[ 66.112579] em28xx #0: i2c eeprom 30: 00 00 20 40 20 80 02 20 01 01
00 00 00 00 00 00
[ 66.112593] em28xx #0: i2c eeprom 40: 00 00 03 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
00 00 00 00 00 00
[ 66.112607] em28xx #0: i2c eeprom 50: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
00 00 00 00 00 00
[ 66.112621] em28xx #0: i2c eeprom 60: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
24 03 55 00 53 00
[ 66.112634] em28xx #0: i2c eeprom 70: 42 00 20 00 56 00 49 00 44 00
42 00 4f 00 58 00
[ 66.112648] em28xx #0: i2c eeprom 80: 20 00 41 00 75 00 64 00 69 00
6f 00 00 00 28 03
[ 66.112662] em28xx #0: i2c eeprom 90: 55 00 53 00 42 00 32 00 2e 00
30 00 20 00 56 00
[ 66.112676] em28xx #0: i2c eeprom a0: 49 00 44 00 42 00 4f 00 58 00
20 00 4e 00 57 00
[ 66.112690] em28xx #0: i2c eeprom b0: 30 00 33 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
00 00 00 00 00 00
[ 66.112696] em28xx #0: i2c eeprom c0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
00 00 00 00 00 00
[ 66.112702] em28xx #0: i2c eeprom d0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
00 00 00 00 00 00
[ 66.112708] em28xx #0: i2c eeprom e0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
00 00 00 00 00 00
[ 66.112714] em28xx #0: i2c eeprom f0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
00 00 00 00 00 00
[ 66.112721] em28xx #0: EEPROM ID= 0x9567eb1a, EEPROM hash =
0x5129e4d9
[ 66.112723] em28xx #0: EEPROM info:
[ 66.112724] em28xx #0: AC97 audio (5 sample rates)
[ 66.112725] em28xx #0: 500mA max power
[ 66.112726] em28xx #0: Table at 0x24, strings=0x246a, 0x288e, 0x0000
[ 66.113891] em28xx #0: Identified as Honestech Vidbox NW03 (card=83)
[ 66.485024] saa7115 15-0025: saa7113 found (1f7113d0e100000) @ 0x4a
(em28xx #0)
[ 67.255220] em28xx #0: Config register raw data: 0x50
[ 67.278929] em28xx #0: AC97 vendor ID = 0x83847650
[ 67.291041] em28xx #0: AC97 features = 0x6a90
[ 67.291045] em28xx #0: Empia 202 AC97 audio processor detected
[ 67.750130] em28xx #0: v4l2 driver version 0.1.3
[ 68.771595] em28xx #0: V4L2 video device registered as video0
[ 68.771599] em28xx #0: V4L2 VBI device registered as vbi0
[ 68.771619] em28xx audio device (eb1a:5006): interface 1, class 1
[ 68.771632] em28xx audio device (eb1a:5006): interface 2, class 1
[ 68.771651] usbcore: registered new interface driver em28xx
[ 68.771653] em28xx driver loaded
[ 68.814917] usbcore: registered new interface driver snd-usb-audio

Also, 'lsmod | grep em28xx' gives:-

em28xx 93080 0
v4l2_common 15793 2 saa7115,em28xx
videobuf_vmalloc 13336 1 em28xx
videobuf_core 25097 2 em28xx,videobuf_vmalloc
tveeprom 17009 1 em28xx
videodev 86252 3 saa7115,em28xx,v4l2_common

You will see the em28xx driver loaded and also, in my case, the saa7115
video decoder. You will have the 5051 chip shown here, not saa7115
though.

I'll send you my '.config' file which I've changed to build your video
driver and now has 29 modules as a separate email.

So, to confirm:-

1. Make sure your device is not connected to the USB port.
2. Modify the file to add the USB Id of your device as in my previous
post, checking that the USB Id you add is the same as that given by
'lsusb' (they should both be prefixed by 0x to signify hex values).
3. Either use 'make config' to configure only the drivers you need, or
use the one I've sent you.
4. Run 'make' and ensure no errors.
5. Run 'sudo make install' and ensure no errors.
6. Connect your device to the USB port.
7. Check the result of 'dmesg'.

Let me know how it goes.

Regards,

Gareth
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Hi,
Not nearly as linux-savvy as most of the users here, but I
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[ 7182.212723] usb 1-1: Product: USB 2861 Device
[ 7182.212729] usb 1-1: SerialNumber: 0
HP Pavilion dv6910 laptop
AMD Turion X2 CPU (64 bit)
Mepis 11; 64 bit( based on Debian Squeeze)
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After this "modprobe -l | grep em28xx" yields
kernel/drivers/media/video/em28xx/em28xx-alsa.ko
kernel/drivers/media/video/em28xx/em28xx.ko
kernel/drivers/media/video/em28xx/em28xx-dvb.ko
* Device comes with a driver CD for Windows which does work
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Any help getting this to work in Linux would be appreciated
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Thank you very much for the response.
Okay, opening it was easier than first suspected.
eMPIA
EM2860
P86J3-011
201047-01AG
A smaller chip on the flip side of the circuit board, in letters
eMPIA
TECHNOLOGY
EMP202
T10164
1052
PM22860-2GOB
Again, thank you.
Reuben
Reuben,
Was there another chip on there? The EMP202 is an audio chip that
can
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Philips. Have another look and post back here.
The two chips you've identified are commonly used in for this type
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Good call. There is another chip. The logo appears to be the Texas
5150AM1
09T
C9JJ
lsusb lists the product ID as "5051", but the chip clearly reads
"5150...". I have no idea if those two numbers are suppose to be the
same of if they have nothing to do with each other, but I thought
I'd confirm the numbers.
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Also, I noted in my earlier post that the circuit board was stamped
" PM22860-2GOB", but I made a typo. It's actually, " PM42860-2GOB".
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Thank you for the continued help!!
Reuben
Reuben,
A Google of that chip brings 'Ultralow Power NTSC/PAL/SECAM Video
Decoder w/Robust Sync Detector' - exactly what we were looking for.
You now need to download the video4linux drivers source code, modify
it
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so that your device is recognised and configured correctly, then
finally
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install the new driver. It's not a daunting as it sounds.
I don't know what Linux distro you're using, but somehow you need to
install 'git' and other tools to compile C source. On my Ubuntu based
machine, 'build-essential' is a package that will download all I need.
However, if you have a different distro, then you will need to work
out
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what's needed to compile the source. As a minimum, you will need
'make', 'gcc', 'libc' I'd have thought.
Once you have a system capable of downloading the source and building
it, download the v4l source from git using:-
cd ~
git clone git://linuxtv.org/media_build.git v4l_driver
This will download a copy of the v4l drivers into a directory called
v4l_driver within your home directory.
Next, 'cd v4l_driver' and 'make download untar' to extract some
compressed files.
Next 'make config' to check that make works - it may ask you to
download
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some libs for building the config gui.
Finally, 'make' by itself will build the drivers. This will build all
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showing that your system is capable of building these drivers.
Let me know how you get on with this and then we'll attempt to
configure
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the drivers for your device - the exciting bit ;-)
Apologies for only replying to you once a day, but I think the 8 hour
time difference has a lot to do with it!
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Okay. Followed your perfect directions.
Incidentally, I'm using a Debian based distro called Mepis. Although it
uses it's own modified kernel, I believe it's a derivative of kernel
2.6.36.
I seemed to have had all the make/build components in place when I
started. At least, it all seemed to work without a hitch.
The 'make config' command never did result in me having to download any
libs to build a config gui, but it did ask me a series of questions in
regular command line format. I answered with the default option on all
of them.
As for the one answer a day you're providing, I am appreciative and
humbled I'm getting so much. I think I would feel guilty if I took up
any more of your time than that. Especially during the holiday season,
especially for a device I purchased because I was too cheap to get a
quality video/audio capture device.
Speaking of holidays, I hope you're having a Happy New Year.
I'm ready for the next step at your convenience.
Thanks again,
Reuben
Reuben,
Now that we know that we can build the drivers, it is time to go ahead
and configure, build and install them.
The 'make config' option allows you to chose which drivers you want to
build. By default, it will build most drivers. As you are only
interested in a very small subset of those, then it is worth configuring
the build so that only the ones you need are built.
Also, 'make xconfig' (preceding 'x') is a much nicer GUI based
configuration (although you may need the qt-dev libraries installed).
You basically, need to configure it so that only EM2860, EMP202 and
TVP5150 is built. However, be aware, that many of these configuration
options are well and truly hidden amongst all the others.
Enable 'Multimedia support\Video For Linux'
Enable 'Multimedia support\Customize analog and hybrid tuner modules to
build' so that you can disable all tuners in 'Multimedia support
\Customize TV tuners'
As a quick test, when I ran 'grep =m v4l/.config | wc -l' within the
'~/v4l_driver' directory (or whatever you named it), it return 28. It
checks how many modules are going to be built from your config. If
you're near that number then it should be OK; if it's much larger then
you are probably configured to build too much. Try again, if you have
the patience!
Once you're happy, run 'make' again. If you get no errors, then it's
time to go for it and modify the source code for your device.
Change to directory 'linux/drivers/media/video/em28xx/' within your work
area ('~/v4l_driver') and look at the file called 'em28xx-cards.c'. At
[EM2860_BOARD_TVP5150_REFERENCE_DESIGN] =
By luck, this seems to have the same video chipset as you: EM2860 &
TVP5150. You can therefore configure the driver so that it recognises
your USB Id as this card - it may work, it may not.
At around line 2045 of the same file you should see two lines that
start: { USB_DEVICE(0x2040, 0x1605),
.driver_info = EM2884_BOARD_HAUPPAUGE_WINTV_HVR_930C },
(this may show as three lines due to word-wrapping in your mail reader)
Create a similar line after this with the USB Id of your device and the
configuration you will use:-
{ USB_DEVICE(0xeb1a, 0x5051),
.driver_info = EM2860_BOARD_TVP5150_REFERENCE_DESIGN },
Note again: 1st line starts '{ USB_DEVICE' and 2nd line starts
'.driver'. There is NO third line and there IS a comma at the end.
Save the file.
The simple modification above will tell the driver that it is
responsible for that USB Id.
Back in your working directory '~/v4l_driver' type 'make'. If all goes
well (no errors), follow it with 'sudo make install' to copy the newly
built files into your working system.
When you next plug in the device, it should be recognised. Type 'dmesg
| grep em28xx' to see what the system thinks. You should see it being
recognised. It might work, or it might not! Let me know how it goes.
We can tweak the configuration etc to see if we can make the device work
in Linux.
If it does look OK in 'dmesg' then quickly run:-
mplayer tv:// -tv
driver=v4l2:device=/dev/video0:audiorate=48000:immediatemode=0:forceaudio:alsa:adevice=hw.1:buffersize=64
(again one line) and you should see the video from composite and hear
audio (you may need to turn the capture level up on your system).
Good luck and a Happy New Year!
Regards,
Gareth
The end result is the device is still not recognized fully, but I see
glimmers of hope.
To begin with, the 'make xconfig' did not work. Trouble started with the
line,
"/lib/modules/2.6.36-1-mepis64-smp/source/scripts/basic/Makefile: No such
file or directory", and it went downhill from there. I didn't spend any
time worrying about this and just used the regular command line "make
config'.
Hopefully, I found all the right options to enable, but I fear because I
did not see any options for anything with 'emp202'.
Incidentally, the return on 'grep =m v4l/.config | wc -l' for me was 56.
Precisely double what you got, but manageable, I thought. It shows, sadly,
that my direction following is not as precise as hoped or intended.
Still, better to have too many drivers than not enough (I think).
The 'make' command, the addition to the em28xx.cards.c, and the 'make
install' command as root all seemed to work without errors.
At this point 'lsmod | grep em28xx' yielded nothing. As root I did
'modprobe em28xx' and did another lsmod. This time I got
em28xx 77393 0
v4l2_common 5075 1 em28xx
videobuf_vmalloc 3773 1 em28xx
videobuf_core 12892 2 em28xx,videobuf_vmalloc
tveeprom 12753 1 em28xx
videodev 66396 3 em28xx,v4l2_common,uvcvideo
i2c_core 16325 6
em28xx,v4l2_common,tveeprom,nvidia,videodev,i2c_nforce2
[ 6454.048064] usb 1-1: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and
address 5
[ 6454.184432] usb 1-1: New USB device found, idVendor=eb1a, idProduct=5051
[ 6454.184443] usb 1-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=0, Product=1,
SerialNumber=2
[ 6454.184452] usb 1-1: Product: USB 2861 Device
[ 6454.184457] usb 1-1: SerialNumber: 0
[ 553.016820] usbcore: registered new interface driver em28xx
[ 553.016830] em28xx driver loaded
(note: I don't think I ever got linux to recognize it before, so this
seems like major progress and the reason I have a glimmer of hope.)
It looked fine, but the mplayer command turned on my built-in webcam. I
knew the darn thing was my /dev/video0 device, but I wasn't thinking. I
MPlayer SVN-r32610-snapshot-Ubuntu-RVM (C) 2000-2010 MPlayer Team
Can't open joystick device /dev/input/js0: No such file or directory
Can't init input joystick
mplayer: could not connect to socket
mplayer: No such file or directory
Failed to open LIRC support. You will not be able to use your remote control.
Playing tv://.
TV file format detected.
Selected driver: v4l2
name: Video 4 Linux 2 input
comment: first try, more to come ;-)
v4l2: unable to open '/dev/video1': No such file or directory
v4l2: ioctl set mute failed: Bad file descriptor
v4l2: 0 frames successfully processed, 0 frames dropped.
I rebooted the machine and tried the device again with the same results.
I even had to do the 'modprobe em28xx' to get the drivers loaded. Still
nothing.
None of my other video capture programs (vlc, cheese, guvcview) recognized
it at all.
Did I do something amiss, or do you think further tweaking is in order?
Again, thank you.
Reuben
Reuben,
I don't think the driver has recognised your USB Id. Double check that
the two hex values you placed in your edits of the file are the same
number as is shown by 'lsusb'. All you've seen in the result of 'dmesg'
is the driver loading. If the driver recognises your USB device (which
it should do if your modification worked ok) then you will get quite a
few lines from dmesg. Here is mine when I fit a similar device into my
machine:-
[ 65.774296] usb 2-1.2: new high speed USB device number 3 using
ehci_hcd
(eb1a:5006, interface 0, class 0)
[ 65.984478] em28xx #0: chip ID is em2860
[ 66.112534] em28xx #0: i2c eeprom 00: 1a eb 67 95 1a eb 06 50 50 00
20 03 6a 24 8e 28
[ 66.112550] em28xx #0: i2c eeprom 10: 00 00 24 57 06 02 00 00 00 00
00 00 00 00 00 00
[ 66.112565] em28xx #0: i2c eeprom 20: 02 00 01 00 f0 10 01 00 00 00
00 00 5b 00 00 00
[ 66.112579] em28xx #0: i2c eeprom 30: 00 00 20 40 20 80 02 20 01 01
00 00 00 00 00 00
[ 66.112593] em28xx #0: i2c eeprom 40: 00 00 03 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
00 00 00 00 00 00
[ 66.112607] em28xx #0: i2c eeprom 50: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
00 00 00 00 00 00
[ 66.112621] em28xx #0: i2c eeprom 60: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
24 03 55 00 53 00
[ 66.112634] em28xx #0: i2c eeprom 70: 42 00 20 00 56 00 49 00 44 00
42 00 4f 00 58 00
[ 66.112648] em28xx #0: i2c eeprom 80: 20 00 41 00 75 00 64 00 69 00
6f 00 00 00 28 03
[ 66.112662] em28xx #0: i2c eeprom 90: 55 00 53 00 42 00 32 00 2e 00
30 00 20 00 56 00
[ 66.112676] em28xx #0: i2c eeprom a0: 49 00 44 00 42 00 4f 00 58 00
20 00 4e 00 57 00
[ 66.112690] em28xx #0: i2c eeprom b0: 30 00 33 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
00 00 00 00 00 00
[ 66.112696] em28xx #0: i2c eeprom c0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
00 00 00 00 00 00
[ 66.112702] em28xx #0: i2c eeprom d0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
00 00 00 00 00 00
[ 66.112708] em28xx #0: i2c eeprom e0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
00 00 00 00 00 00
[ 66.112714] em28xx #0: i2c eeprom f0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
00 00 00 00 00 00
[ 66.112721] em28xx #0: EEPROM ID= 0x9567eb1a, EEPROM hash =
0x5129e4d9
[ 66.112724] em28xx #0: AC97 audio (5 sample rates)
[ 66.112725] em28xx #0: 500mA max power
[ 66.112726] em28xx #0: Table at 0x24, strings=0x246a, 0x288e, 0x0000
[ 66.113891] em28xx #0: Identified as Honestech Vidbox NW03 (card=83)
(em28xx #0)
[ 67.255220] em28xx #0: Config register raw data: 0x50
[ 67.278929] em28xx #0: AC97 vendor ID = 0x83847650
[ 67.291041] em28xx #0: AC97 features = 0x6a90
[ 67.291045] em28xx #0: Empia 202 AC97 audio processor detected
[ 67.750130] em28xx #0: v4l2 driver version 0.1.3
[ 68.771595] em28xx #0: V4L2 video device registered as video0
[ 68.771599] em28xx #0: V4L2 VBI device registered as vbi0
[ 68.771619] em28xx audio device (eb1a:5006): interface 1, class 1
[ 68.771632] em28xx audio device (eb1a:5006): interface 2, class 1
[ 68.771651] usbcore: registered new interface driver em28xx
[ 68.771653] em28xx driver loaded
[ 68.814917] usbcore: registered new interface driver snd-usb-audio
Also, 'lsmod | grep em28xx' gives:-
em28xx 93080 0
v4l2_common 15793 2 saa7115,em28xx
videobuf_vmalloc 13336 1 em28xx
videobuf_core 25097 2 em28xx,videobuf_vmalloc
tveeprom 17009 1 em28xx
videodev 86252 3 saa7115,em28xx,v4l2_common
You will see the em28xx driver loaded and also, in my case, the saa7115
video decoder. You will have the 5051 chip shown here, not saa7115
though.
I'll send you my '.config' file which I've changed to build your video
driver and now has 29 modules as a separate email.
So, to confirm:-
1. Make sure your device is not connected to the USB port.
2. Modify the file to add the USB Id of your device as in my previous
post, checking that the USB Id you add is the same as that given by
'lsusb' (they should both be prefixed by 0x to signify hex values).
3. Either use 'make config' to configure only the drivers you need, or
use the one I've sent you.
4. Run 'make' and ensure no errors.
5. Run 'sudo make install' and ensure no errors.
6. Connect your device to the USB port.
7. Check the result of 'dmesg'.
Let me know how it goes.
Regards,
Gareth
Very, very close. The device appears to be recognized and the lsmod and dmesg outputs are now similar to yours but reflecting the 5150 chip rather than the saa7115 as you noted. Incidentally, this happened only after I rebooted. The mplayer command you provided above does one of two things depending on how the device is hooked up the camcorder.

1) If using the s-video line: The screen is black with a slim green bar at the bottom. No video image at all. The sound works great.

2) If using composite video line: The green bar at the bottom takes up a quarter of the screen (i.e. video window). The top of part of the screen does show the video! (sort of). The video seems to be split horizontally so that the top part of the video is below the bottom part as if the video scrolled upwards and wrapped around to the bottom. All of the video lacks color and appears to be black and white (except of course for the green bar at the bottom). The sound works great.

Vlc and guvcview both recognize the device and give me the exact same results as mplayer. My built-in webcam no longer works, but I am not worried about that at the moment.

I'm very excited that life seems to breathed into the thing now and am in awe of your knowledge, expertise, and patience. I certainly hope that there is a way to get the video working properly.

Continued thanks.

Reuben
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Hi,
Not nearly as linux-savvy as most of the users here, but I
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R12-41373
USB 2861 Device
Bus 001 Device 002: ID eb1a:5051 eMPIA Technology, Inc.
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[ 7182.212702] usb 1-1: New USB device found, idVendor=eb1a,
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[ 7182.212714] usb 1-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=0,
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[ 7182.212723] usb 1-1: Product: USB 2861 Device
[ 7182.212729] usb 1-1: SerialNumber: 0
HP Pavilion dv6910 laptop
AMD Turion X2 CPU (64 bit)
Mepis 11; 64 bit( based on Debian Squeeze)
Tried
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* Installed em28xx drivers using instructions found at
linuxtv.org.
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I note however that this particular vendor/product ID is
not validated in the em28xx devices list.
modprobe em28xx
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After this "modprobe -l | grep em28xx" yields
kernel/drivers/media/video/em28xx/em28xx-alsa.ko
kernel/drivers/media/video/em28xx/em28xx.ko
kernel/drivers/media/video/em28xx/em28xx-dvb.ko
* Device comes with a driver CD for Windows which does work
in Windows.
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End result is the device is not recognized as a capture
device option in any software tried including vlc, cheese,
guvcview, kdenlive.
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Any help getting this to work in Linux would be appreciated
as it completely sucks in my bloated, memory-hogging, 32-bit
Windows Vista.
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Reuben,
If you're willing, then open up the device and see what the
chips within
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devices in there for audio and video.
Once you've found out what's inside it will be easier to get
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Thank you very much for the response.
Okay, opening it was easier than first suspected.
eMPIA
EM2860
P86J3-011
201047-01AG
A smaller chip on the flip side of the circuit board, in letters
eMPIA
TECHNOLOGY
EMP202
T10164
1052
PM22860-2GOB
Again, thank you.
Reuben
Reuben,
Was there another chip on there? The EMP202 is an audio chip that
can
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covert analogue audio to digital PCM (and vice versa). The EM2860
sends
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this digital audio along with digital video over USB. For this to
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Philips. Have another look and post back here.
The two chips you've identified are commonly used in for this type
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device and should be easily configurable in the em28xx driver. We
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Good call. There is another chip. The logo appears to be the Texas
5150AM1
09T
C9JJ
lsusb lists the product ID as "5051", but the chip clearly reads
"5150...". I have no idea if those two numbers are suppose to be the
same of if they have nothing to do with each other, but I thought
I'd confirm the numbers.
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Also, I noted in my earlier post that the circuit board was stamped
" PM22860-2GOB", but I made a typo. It's actually, " PM42860-2GOB".
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Thank you for the continued help!!
Reuben
Reuben,
A Google of that chip brings 'Ultralow Power NTSC/PAL/SECAM Video
Decoder w/Robust Sync Detector' - exactly what we were looking for.
You now need to download the video4linux drivers source code, modify
it
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install the new driver. It's not a daunting as it sounds.
I don't know what Linux distro you're using, but somehow you need to
install 'git' and other tools to compile C source. On my Ubuntu based
machine, 'build-essential' is a package that will download all I need.
However, if you have a different distro, then you will need to work
out
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what's needed to compile the source. As a minimum, you will need
'make', 'gcc', 'libc' I'd have thought.
Once you have a system capable of downloading the source and building
it, download the v4l source from git using:-
cd ~
git clone git://linuxtv.org/media_build.git v4l_driver
This will download a copy of the v4l drivers into a directory called
v4l_driver within your home directory.
Next, 'cd v4l_driver' and 'make download untar' to extract some
compressed files.
Next 'make config' to check that make works - it may ask you to
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some libs for building the config gui.
Finally, 'make' by itself will build the drivers. This will build all
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showing that your system is capable of building these drivers.
Let me know how you get on with this and then we'll attempt to
configure
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the drivers for your device - the exciting bit ;-)
Apologies for only replying to you once a day, but I think the 8 hour
time difference has a lot to do with it!
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Okay. Followed your perfect directions.
Incidentally, I'm using a Debian based distro called Mepis. Although it
uses it's own modified kernel, I believe it's a derivative of kernel
2.6.36.
I seemed to have had all the make/build components in place when I
started. At least, it all seemed to work without a hitch.
The 'make config' command never did result in me having to download any
libs to build a config gui, but it did ask me a series of questions in
regular command line format. I answered with the default option on all
of them.
As for the one answer a day you're providing, I am appreciative and
humbled I'm getting so much. I think I would feel guilty if I took up
any more of your time than that. Especially during the holiday season,
especially for a device I purchased because I was too cheap to get a
quality video/audio capture device.
Speaking of holidays, I hope you're having a Happy New Year.
I'm ready for the next step at your convenience.
Thanks again,
Reuben
Reuben,
Now that we know that we can build the drivers, it is time to go ahead
and configure, build and install them.
The 'make config' option allows you to chose which drivers you want to
build. By default, it will build most drivers. As you are only
interested in a very small subset of those, then it is worth configuring
the build so that only the ones you need are built.
Also, 'make xconfig' (preceding 'x') is a much nicer GUI based
configuration (although you may need the qt-dev libraries installed).
You basically, need to configure it so that only EM2860, EMP202 and
TVP5150 is built. However, be aware, that many of these configuration
options are well and truly hidden amongst all the others.
Enable 'Multimedia support\Video For Linux'
Enable 'Multimedia support\Customize analog and hybrid tuner modules to
build' so that you can disable all tuners in 'Multimedia support
\Customize TV tuners'
As a quick test, when I ran 'grep =m v4l/.config | wc -l' within the
'~/v4l_driver' directory (or whatever you named it), it return 28. It
checks how many modules are going to be built from your config. If
you're near that number then it should be OK; if it's much larger then
you are probably configured to build too much. Try again, if you have
the patience!
Once you're happy, run 'make' again. If you get no errors, then it's
time to go for it and modify the source code for your device.
Change to directory 'linux/drivers/media/video/em28xx/' within your work
area ('~/v4l_driver') and look at the file called 'em28xx-cards.c'. At
[EM2860_BOARD_TVP5150_REFERENCE_DESIGN] =
By luck, this seems to have the same video chipset as you: EM2860 &
TVP5150. You can therefore configure the driver so that it recognises
your USB Id as this card - it may work, it may not.
At around line 2045 of the same file you should see two lines that
start: { USB_DEVICE(0x2040, 0x1605),
.driver_info = EM2884_BOARD_HAUPPAUGE_WINTV_HVR_930C },
(this may show as three lines due to word-wrapping in your mail reader)
Create a similar line after this with the USB Id of your device and the
configuration you will use:-
{ USB_DEVICE(0xeb1a, 0x5051),
.driver_info = EM2860_BOARD_TVP5150_REFERENCE_DESIGN },
Note again: 1st line starts '{ USB_DEVICE' and 2nd line starts
'.driver'. There is NO third line and there IS a comma at the end.
Save the file.
The simple modification above will tell the driver that it is
responsible for that USB Id.
Back in your working directory '~/v4l_driver' type 'make'. If all goes
well (no errors), follow it with 'sudo make install' to copy the newly
built files into your working system.
When you next plug in the device, it should be recognised. Type 'dmesg
| grep em28xx' to see what the system thinks. You should see it being
recognised. It might work, or it might not! Let me know how it goes.
We can tweak the configuration etc to see if we can make the device work
in Linux.
If it does look OK in 'dmesg' then quickly run:-
mplayer tv:// -tv
driver=v4l2:device=/dev/video0:audiorate=48000:immediatemode=0:forceaudio:alsa:adevice=hw.1:buffersize=64
(again one line) and you should see the video from composite and hear
audio (you may need to turn the capture level up on your system).
Good luck and a Happy New Year!
Regards,
Gareth
The end result is the device is still not recognized fully, but I see
glimmers of hope.
To begin with, the 'make xconfig' did not work. Trouble started with the
line,
"/lib/modules/2.6.36-1-mepis64-smp/source/scripts/basic/Makefile: No such
file or directory", and it went downhill from there. I didn't spend any
time worrying about this and just used the regular command line "make
config'.
Hopefully, I found all the right options to enable, but I fear because I
did not see any options for anything with 'emp202'.
Incidentally, the return on 'grep =m v4l/.config | wc -l' for me was 56.
Precisely double what you got, but manageable, I thought. It shows, sadly,
that my direction following is not as precise as hoped or intended.
Still, better to have too many drivers than not enough (I think).
The 'make' command, the addition to the em28xx.cards.c, and the 'make
install' command as root all seemed to work without errors.
At this point 'lsmod | grep em28xx' yielded nothing. As root I did
'modprobe em28xx' and did another lsmod. This time I got
em28xx 77393 0
v4l2_common 5075 1 em28xx
videobuf_vmalloc 3773 1 em28xx
videobuf_core 12892 2 em28xx,videobuf_vmalloc
tveeprom 12753 1 em28xx
videodev 66396 3 em28xx,v4l2_common,uvcvideo
i2c_core 16325 6
em28xx,v4l2_common,tveeprom,nvidia,videodev,i2c_nforce2
[ 6454.048064] usb 1-1: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and
address 5
[ 6454.184432] usb 1-1: New USB device found, idVendor=eb1a, idProduct=5051
[ 6454.184443] usb 1-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=0, Product=1,
SerialNumber=2
[ 6454.184452] usb 1-1: Product: USB 2861 Device
[ 6454.184457] usb 1-1: SerialNumber: 0
[ 553.016820] usbcore: registered new interface driver em28xx
[ 553.016830] em28xx driver loaded
(note: I don't think I ever got linux to recognize it before, so this
seems like major progress and the reason I have a glimmer of hope.)
It looked fine, but the mplayer command turned on my built-in webcam. I
knew the darn thing was my /dev/video0 device, but I wasn't thinking. I
MPlayer SVN-r32610-snapshot-Ubuntu-RVM (C) 2000-2010 MPlayer Team
Can't open joystick device /dev/input/js0: No such file or directory
Can't init input joystick
mplayer: could not connect to socket
mplayer: No such file or directory
Failed to open LIRC support. You will not be able to use your remote control.
Playing tv://.
TV file format detected.
Selected driver: v4l2
name: Video 4 Linux 2 input
comment: first try, more to come ;-)
v4l2: unable to open '/dev/video1': No such file or directory
v4l2: ioctl set mute failed: Bad file descriptor
v4l2: 0 frames successfully processed, 0 frames dropped.
I rebooted the machine and tried the device again with the same results.
I even had to do the 'modprobe em28xx' to get the drivers loaded. Still
nothing.
None of my other video capture programs (vlc, cheese, guvcview) recognized
it at all.
Did I do something amiss, or do you think further tweaking is in order?
Again, thank you.
Reuben
Reuben,
I don't think the driver has recognised your USB Id. Double check that
the two hex values you placed in your edits of the file are the same
number as is shown by 'lsusb'. All you've seen in the result of 'dmesg'
is the driver loading. If the driver recognises your USB device (which
it should do if your modification worked ok) then you will get quite a
few lines from dmesg. Here is mine when I fit a similar device into my
machine:-
[ 65.774296] usb 2-1.2: new high speed USB device number 3 using
ehci_hcd
(eb1a:5006, interface 0, class 0)
[ 65.984478] em28xx #0: chip ID is em2860
[ 66.112534] em28xx #0: i2c eeprom 00: 1a eb 67 95 1a eb 06 50 50 00
20 03 6a 24 8e 28
[ 66.112550] em28xx #0: i2c eeprom 10: 00 00 24 57 06 02 00 00 00 00
00 00 00 00 00 00
[ 66.112565] em28xx #0: i2c eeprom 20: 02 00 01 00 f0 10 01 00 00 00
00 00 5b 00 00 00
[ 66.112579] em28xx #0: i2c eeprom 30: 00 00 20 40 20 80 02 20 01 01
00 00 00 00 00 00
[ 66.112593] em28xx #0: i2c eeprom 40: 00 00 03 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
00 00 00 00 00 00
[ 66.112607] em28xx #0: i2c eeprom 50: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
00 00 00 00 00 00
[ 66.112621] em28xx #0: i2c eeprom 60: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
24 03 55 00 53 00
[ 66.112634] em28xx #0: i2c eeprom 70: 42 00 20 00 56 00 49 00 44 00
42 00 4f 00 58 00
[ 66.112648] em28xx #0: i2c eeprom 80: 20 00 41 00 75 00 64 00 69 00
6f 00 00 00 28 03
[ 66.112662] em28xx #0: i2c eeprom 90: 55 00 53 00 42 00 32 00 2e 00
30 00 20 00 56 00
[ 66.112676] em28xx #0: i2c eeprom a0: 49 00 44 00 42 00 4f 00 58 00
20 00 4e 00 57 00
[ 66.112690] em28xx #0: i2c eeprom b0: 30 00 33 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
00 00 00 00 00 00
[ 66.112696] em28xx #0: i2c eeprom c0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
00 00 00 00 00 00
[ 66.112702] em28xx #0: i2c eeprom d0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
00 00 00 00 00 00
[ 66.112708] em28xx #0: i2c eeprom e0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
00 00 00 00 00 00
[ 66.112714] em28xx #0: i2c eeprom f0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
00 00 00 00 00 00
[ 66.112721] em28xx #0: EEPROM ID= 0x9567eb1a, EEPROM hash =
0x5129e4d9
[ 66.112724] em28xx #0: AC97 audio (5 sample rates)
[ 66.112725] em28xx #0: 500mA max power
[ 66.112726] em28xx #0: Table at 0x24, strings=0x246a, 0x288e, 0x0000
[ 66.113891] em28xx #0: Identified as Honestech Vidbox NW03 (card=83)
(em28xx #0)
[ 67.255220] em28xx #0: Config register raw data: 0x50
[ 67.278929] em28xx #0: AC97 vendor ID = 0x83847650
[ 67.291041] em28xx #0: AC97 features = 0x6a90
[ 67.291045] em28xx #0: Empia 202 AC97 audio processor detected
[ 67.750130] em28xx #0: v4l2 driver version 0.1.3
[ 68.771595] em28xx #0: V4L2 video device registered as video0
[ 68.771599] em28xx #0: V4L2 VBI device registered as vbi0
[ 68.771619] em28xx audio device (eb1a:5006): interface 1, class 1
[ 68.771632] em28xx audio device (eb1a:5006): interface 2, class 1
[ 68.771651] usbcore: registered new interface driver em28xx
[ 68.771653] em28xx driver loaded
[ 68.814917] usbcore: registered new interface driver snd-usb-audio
Also, 'lsmod | grep em28xx' gives:-
em28xx 93080 0
v4l2_common 15793 2 saa7115,em28xx
videobuf_vmalloc 13336 1 em28xx
videobuf_core 25097 2 em28xx,videobuf_vmalloc
tveeprom 17009 1 em28xx
videodev 86252 3 saa7115,em28xx,v4l2_common
You will see the em28xx driver loaded and also, in my case, the saa7115
video decoder. You will have the 5051 chip shown here, not saa7115
though.
I'll send you my '.config' file which I've changed to build your video
driver and now has 29 modules as a separate email.
So, to confirm:-
1. Make sure your device is not connected to the USB port.
2. Modify the file to add the USB Id of your device as in my previous
post, checking that the USB Id you add is the same as that given by
'lsusb' (they should both be prefixed by 0x to signify hex values).
3. Either use 'make config' to configure only the drivers you need, or
use the one I've sent you.
4. Run 'make' and ensure no errors.
5. Run 'sudo make install' and ensure no errors.
6. Connect your device to the USB port.
7. Check the result of 'dmesg'.
Let me know how it goes.
Regards,
Gareth
Very, very close. The device appears to be recognized and the lsmod and dmesg outputs are now similar to yours but reflecting the 5150 chip rather than the saa7115 as you noted. Incidentally, this happened only after I rebooted. The mplayer command you provided above does one of two things depending on how the device is hooked up the camcorder.
1) If using the s-video line: The screen is black with a slim green bar at the bottom. No video image at all. The sound works great.
2) If using composite video line: The green bar at the bottom takes up a quarter of the screen (i.e. video window). The top of part of the screen does show the video! (sort of). The video seems to be split horizontally so that the top part of the video is below the bottom part as if the video scrolled upwards and wrapped around to the bottom. All of the video lacks color and appears to be black and white (except of course for the green bar at the bottom). The sound works great.
Vlc and guvcview both recognize the device and give me the exact same results as mplayer. My built-in webcam no longer works, but I am not worried about that at the moment.
I'm very excited that life seems to breathed into the thing now and am in awe of your knowledge, expertise, and patience. I certainly hope that there is a way to get the video working properly.
Continued thanks.
Reuben
Reuben,

Hopefully we'll continue to 'get there' and not stall at the last
hurdle!

Try installing 'qv4l2' (hopefully available on your system too as it's
Debian based, like mine). This gives you a Qt based GUI with which to
configure your video capture settings. It has a preview option which
opens 'mplayer' configured correctly for the settings.

I'm just wondering (and that's all it is) that maybe you are not
capturing NTSC - assuming that you live in a NTSC part of the world.

If that doesn't help, post the tail end of 'dmesg' from when you insert
the device. Don't use 'dmesg | grep em28xx' as that misses out on a few
lines. Instead, run 'dmesg' and note the last entry, then run 'dmesg >
dmesg.txt' and edit the resulting file ('dmesg.txt') so that you only
have the entries since you inserted the device. Then post it here.

Good luck.

Regards,

Gareth

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