So, I got myself a Vero 4K. So far, very happy with it! It runs sooo smoothly, design is nice, and managed to get pretty much everything set up the way I had my rpi3. Very good experience (though I dislike the clicking sound of the remote controller, but I’m using my tv remote anyway, so no biggie).
The only thing I can’t get to work is my tv tuner, a Terratec Cinergy USB XS DVB-C. When I insert the cable to the Vero and reboot, I’m seeing a “Please stand by”, and within 10 seconds, it reboots - and keeps looping.
It worked nicely on my RPI3 - when I coped the dvb-usb-terratec-htc-stick-drxk.fw from the OpenELEC dvb-firmware library to lib/firmware. So I tried the same thing here on the Vero 4K, but to no avail.
@sam_nazarko, do you have any idea if I can get this to work somehow? Or will it never be supported? If not, can you provide me with a list of nicely working and fully supported DVB-C tuners?
Well if the Vero doesn’t crash if you plug the stick in after it booted no need to switch back to the Pi. You should be able to share the lsusb from the Vero.
Also after you plug it in provide dmesg via dmesg | paste-log
Here’s my lsusb (Vero 4K) with the Terratec Cinergy USB XS tv tuner plugged in:
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0bc2:3312 Seagate RSS LLC
Bus 001 Device 006: ID 0ccd:008e TerraTec Electronic GmbH Cinergy HTC XS
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 2252:1037
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 05e3:0608 Genesys Logic, Inc. USB-2.0 4-Port HUB
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 05e3:0608 Genesys Logic, Inc. USB-2.0 4-Port HUB
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
I think I know what you meant now, Sam. When I plug in the tuner, I do get a folder inside /dev/dvb, named adapter0. Tried to copy the files to my pc, but I couldn’t. Filenames inside it are: net0, frontend0, dvr0, demux0. I hope that was what you meant. Otherwise, let me know.
So, am I reading this correctly, that you’re working on what might be the solution? And do you think it is something that will come within the next months? If so, I’ll just leave the tuner unplugged until then.
Let me know if there’s anything else I can do to help or diagnose the problem.
I compared the two dmesg (Vero and Pi) and they look similar.
Actually I understand you initial problem is the Vero crashes when you boot with the stick plugged in.
But did you actually try to use the stick when you plug it in after you booted the Vero. From what I read in the dmesg it is detected and should actually work.
I think I’ve misunderstood your request.
We do not have DVB backports presently. It’s unclear if the dongle works for you after boot. Yes – it will work when we have newer DVB drivers. We hope we can do this before a mainline kernel.
However I’m not sure what the cause of the boot loop is. If it’s a kernel panic caused by an issue with the driver that will be fixed indirectly as a result.