Short report with the new ORx 2.4 vers


#1

I have a DIY receiver, with PCTV 461e dvb-s2 receiver. Previously I used it with the first rasbian-based system with tvheadend, and I received lot of contents from the Hotbird sat.
Some weeks ago I made an update to the new system, and some days ago I changed to the 2.4 version image.
That time I havenot too much time to try receive something from the sat. 10 of july was a big storm with heavy wind here, and it turned off my dish at the roof.
Some days ago I made a new repositioning, with a set-top-box, finally I got the Signal level approx in 75 percentage with it. After this in the next days I didnot received anything with the new setup. I was confused, where can I search the problems. I didnot find info, are there any live broadcast from the Hotbird or not.
I regularly checked the System Log (messages) from the Dasboard, and finally I found, there are some update in the /files/tweets part of the download filesystem. It seems, there isnot any regular new files at the Updates part. If I understand well, at the librarian sw we can see visible signals about newly arrived contents if the system sucessfully received any new, outernet-compatible files.
Now it is clear, my setup is working, but it seems me, it would be usefull to follow somewhere, what is the live broadcast on the used satellite, if it has any.
Now it started to download big movie files, it would be successfully receive, if I waiting long time to finishing it. (dont switch on and off, as I used in the previous test periods.)
Here are two short parts of my log file. In the first sequence you can see, how it find and inicialize the PCTV receiver. In the second part you can see the log of the recieved tweetter feeds, and finally some movie files.
It appears many time the ondd daemon warning messages:
14 07:49:57 orxpi user.warn ondd[264]: [main] timed out waiting for PMT
It seems, me, it is “normal” messages, if there isnot any contents for receiving.

Jan 1 00:00:56 orxpi user.info kernel: [ 56.350184] usb 1-1.2: new high-speed USB device number 5 using dwc_otg
Jan 1 00:00:56 orxpi user.info kernel: [ 56.451325] usb 1-1.2: New USB device found, idVendor=2013, idProduct=0258
Jan 1 00:00:56 orxpi user.info kernel: [ 56.453612] usb 1-1.2: New USB device strings: Mfr=3, Product=1, SerialNumber=2
Jan 1 00:00:56 orxpi user.info kernel: [ 56.455776] usb 1-1.2: Product: PCTV 461
Jan 1 00:00:56 orxpi user.info kernel: [ 56.457910] usb 1-1.2: Manufacturer: PCTV
Jan 1 00:00:56 orxpi user.info kernel: [ 56.460121] usb 1-1.2: SerialNumber: 0011317095
Jan 1 00:00:56 orxpi user.info kernel: [ 56.479316] media: Linux media interface: v0.10
Jan 1 00:00:56 orxpi user.info kernel: [ 56.488768] Linux video capture interface: v2.00
Jan 1 00:00:56 orxpi user.info kernel: [ 56.507374] em28xx: New device PCTV PCTV 461 @ 480 Mbps (2013:0258, interface 0, class 0)
Jan 1 00:00:56 orxpi user.info kernel: [ 56.511999] em28xx: DVB interface 0 found: isoc
Jan 1 00:00:56 orxpi user.info kernel: [ 56.538126] em28xx: chip ID is em28178
Jan 1 00:00:56 orxpi user.info kernel: [ 56.935050] em28178 #0: EEPROM ID = 26 00 01 00, EEPROM hash = 0x663c7aa0
Jan 1 00:00:56 orxpi user.info kernel: [ 56.937510] em28178 #0: EEPROM info:
Jan 1 00:00:56 orxpi user.info kernel: [ 56.939828] em28178 #0: microcode start address = 0x0004, boot configuration = 0x01
Jan 1 00:00:56 orxpi user.info kernel: [ 56.951292] em28178 #0: AC97 audio (5 sample rates)
Jan 1 00:00:56 orxpi user.info kernel: [ 56.953710] em28178 #0: 500mA max power
Jan 1 00:00:56 orxpi user.info kernel: [ 56.956011] em28178 #0: Table at offset 0x27, strings=0x148c, 0x1874, 0x0a6a
Jan 1 00:00:56 orxpi user.info kernel: [ 56.958913] em28178 #0: Identified as PCTV DVB-S2 Stick (461e) (card=92)
Jan 1 00:00:56 orxpi user.info kernel: [ 56.961383] em28178 #0: dvb set to isoc mode.
Jan 1 00:00:56 orxpi user.info kernel: [ 56.964009] usbcore: registered new interface driver em28xx
Jan 1 00:00:56 orxpi user.info kernel: [ 56.991447] em28178 #0: Binding DVB extension
Jan 1 00:00:57 orxpi user.info kernel: [ 57.016523] i2c i2c-2: m88ds3103_attach: chip_id=70
Jan 1 00:00:57 orxpi user.info kernel: [ 57.023844] i2c i2c-2: Added multiplexed i2c bus 3
Jan 1 00:00:57 orxpi user.info kernel: [ 57.104280] m88ts2022 3-0060: Montage M88TS2022 successfully identified
Jan 1 00:00:57 orxpi user.info kernel: [ 57.126568] i2c i2c-2: a8293: Allegro A8293 SEC attached
Jan 1 00:00:57 orxpi user.info kernel: [ 57.129239] DVB: registering new adapter (em28178 #0)
Jan 1 00:00:57 orxpi user.info kernel: [ 57.131883] usb 1-1.2: DVB: registering adapter 0 frontend 0 (Montage M88DS3103)…
Jan 1 00:00:57 orxpi user.info kernel: [ 57.144291] em28178 #0: DVB extension successfully initialized
Jan 1 00:00:57 orxpi user.info kernel: [ 57.146980] em28xx: Registered (Em28xx dvb Extension) extension
Jan 1 00:00:57 orxpi user.info kernel: [ 57.229877] em28178 #0: Registering input extension
Jan 1 00:00:57 orxpi user.notice hotplug.dvb: DVB frontend /dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend0 added, restarting ONDD
Jan 1 00:00:57 orxpi user.info kernel: [ 57.280258] Registered IR keymap rc-pinnacle-pctv-hd
Jan 1 00:00:57 orxpi user.info kernel: [ 57.283610] input: em28xx IR (em28178 #0) as /devices/platform/bcm2708_usb/usb1/1-1/1-1.2/rc/rc0/input0
Jan 1 00:00:57 orxpi user.info kernel: [ 57.298775] rc0: em28xx IR (em28178 #0) as /devices/platform/bcm2708_usb/usb1/1-1/1-1.2/rc/rc0
Jan 1 00:00:57 orxpi user.info kernel: [ 57.319417] em28178 #0: Input extension successfully initalized
Jan 1 00:00:57 orxpi user.info kernel: [ 57.322352] em28xx: Registered (Em28xx Input Extension) extension
Jan 1 00:00:58 orxpi user.info ondd[264]: [main] v2.0.0
Jan 1 00:00:58 orxpi user.info kernel: [ 58.409750] i2c i2c-2: m88ds3103: found a ‘Montage M88DS3103’ in cold state
Jan 1 00:00:58 orxpi user.info kernel: [ 58.412913] i2c i2c-2: m88ds3103: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-m88ds3103.fw’
Jan 1 00:00:58 orxpi user.info kernel: [ 58.702350] i2c i2c-2: m88ds3103: found a ‘Montage M88DS3103’ in warm state
Jan 1 00:00:58 orxpi user.info kernel: [ 58.705254] i2c i2c-2: m88ds3103: firmware version 3.B
Jan 1 00:00:58 orxpi user.info ondd[264]: [main] tuning to 1721 Mhz 27500 KSym
Jan 1 00:01:03 orxpi user.warn ondd[264]: [main] timed out waiting for PMT
Jan 1 00:01:05 orxpi user.info ondd[264]: [main] setting time
Jul 14 07:32:02 orxpi user.warn ondd[264]: [main] timed out waiting for PMT
Jul 14 07:32:37 orxpi user.warn ondd[264]: [main] timed out waiting for PMT

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Jul 14 08:20:19 orxpi user.info ondd[264]: [carousel] completed: files/dw-tweets/dw_womentalk/img/620504667491991556.png
Jul 14 08:20:23 orxpi user.info ondd[264]: [carousel] completed: files/dw-tweets/dw_womentalk/img/620504588236402688.jpg
Jul 14 08:21:01 orxpi user.info ondd[264]: [carousel] completed: files/dw-tweets/dw_womentalk/img/620504403825422336.png
Jul 14 08:21:49 orxpi user.info ondd[264]: [carousel] completed: files/dw-tweets/dw_womentalk/img/620504392391766016.png
Jul 14 08:21:51 orxpi user.info ondd[264]: [carousel] completed: files/unicef-tweets/unicefsocpolicy/unicefsocpolicy-0714.json
Jul 14 08:21:58 orxpi user.info ondd[264]: [carousel] completed: files/unicef-tweets/unicefsocpolicy/img/620651031916118016.jpg
Jul 14 08:22:04 orxpi user.info ondd[264]: [carousel] completed: files/unicef-tweets/unicefsocpolicy/img/620584548087296001.jpg
Jul 14 08:22:04 orxpi user.info ondd[264]: [carousel] completed: files/unicef-tweets/teachunicef/teachunicef-0714.json
Jul 14 08:22:04 orxpi user.info ondd[264]: [carousel] completed: files/unicef-tweets/teachunicef/img/620611929556557825.jpg
Jul 14 08:22:09 orxpi user.info ondd[264]: [carousel] completed: files/unicef-tweets/teachunicef/img/620611019489038336.jpg
Jul 14 08:22:10 orxpi user.info ondd[264]: [carousel] completed: files/dw-tweets/dw_sport/dw_sport-0714.json
Jul 14 08:22:12 orxpi user.info ondd[264]: [carousel] completed: files/dw-tweets/dw_sport/img/620602396905844736.jpg
Jul 14 08:22:12 orxpi user.info ondd[264]: [carousel] completed: files/unicef-tweets/unicef_nepal/unicef_nepal-0714.json
Jul 14 08:32:14 orxpi authpriv.info dropbear[207]: Exit (outernet): Disconnect received
Jul 14 16:06:55 orxpi user.warn ondd[264]: [main] timed out waiting for PMT
Jul 14 16:30:57 orxpi user.warn ondd[264]: [main] timed out waiting for PMT
Jul 14 16:33:01 orxpi user.warn ondd[264]: [main] timed out waiting for PMT
Jul 14 16:49:37 orxpi user.warn ondd[264]: [main] timed out waiting for PMT
Jul 14 17:14:18 orxpi user.info ondd[264]: [carousel] completed: files/Star_wars.mov
Jul 14 17:21:58 orxpi user.info ondd[264]: [carousel] completed: files/Supah_man.mp4
Jul 14 17:40:29 orxpi user.warn ondd[264]: [main] timed out waiting for PMT
Jul 14 17:42:17 orxpi user.info ondd[264]: [carousel] completed: files/Another_Star_Wars.mpg


#2

Ops, I run into a loop:
If I restart the ORx, it initializes the /data partition. Consequently I lost all the downloaded contents.
It seems me, it causes, because after some unclean switch off need fsck, but it isnot applied automatically, and the startup script start to reformat the last/data partition.


#3

Yeah, I believe unclean shutdown would cause card corruption and subsequent destruction of data and other partitions. I’ll look into this a bit more in the coming weeks.