[linux-dvb] Problem with remote on ASUSTek P7131 Dual

hermann pitton hermann-pitton at arcor.de
Mon Jan 22 02:19:12 CET 2007


Hi!

Am Montag, den 22.01.2007, 01:56 +0100 schrieb Vincent Penne:
> Robert W. Fuller a écrit :
> > >/ To give a bit more informations on my system, it is an ATI chipset based/
> > >/ motherboard, the model is RS482-M from Elitegroup, and it has in/
> > >/ particular problems with acpi as well as usb. The kernel is 2.6.19 with/
> > >/ gentoo patches. Originally I had to remove completely ACPI from the/
> > >/ kernel to have it boot, now I can boot with acpi, but with the option/
> > >/ acpi=noirq ./
> >
> > The problem is more likely related to the BIOS than the chipset.  I have
> > a couple of RS482-M's here as well.  One has to be booted with the
> > option "acpi_skip_timer_override" in order for it to keep time correctly
> > and eliminate some APIC errors.  The other one does not need any special
> > flags.  ACPI in general works fine on both boards, even for interrupt
> > routing.
> >
> > >/ Now about usb, it is more interesting  : usb wouldn't work until I put/
> > >/ the following options usb-handoff and irqpoll. The description of the/
> > >/ latter option is as follow : "When an interrupt is not handled search/
> > >/ all handlers for it. Also check all handlers each timer interrupt./
> > >/ Intended to get systems with badly broken firmware running."/
> >
> > Note that it says "broken firmware."  That means BIOS in this case.  I
> > would contact the vendor and ask them to fix their BIOS.  If you do not
> > ask them now, they may not be willing to fix the BIOS later when the
> > board is no longer being sold.  (I had this experience with Tyan.  In
> > all fairness I was asking them for a BIOS fix years late.)
> >
> > Have you upgraded your BIOS on the board?  If you do, make sure you have
> > the system connected to an uninterruptible power supply.  Also, a BIOS
> > recovery floppy may not be a bad idea.  There's a super secret key
> > sequence that will reload the BIOS from a floppy in the event of a bad
> > flash.  You can google that.
> >
> > Vincent,
> >
> > you maybe did not see Rob's mail and hints on the video4linux list.
> > http://www.spinics.net/lists/vfl/msg30964.html
> >
> > Rob thanks!
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Hermann
> >
> >
> >   
> Hi Robert,
> 
> Thanks for the forward Hermann, I am now subscribed on video4linux too.
> 
> A week ago, I upgraded my BIOS to the latest available version , that is 
> dated 10/17/2006 , version 6.00 PG. My rs492-m model is one with the 
> optionnal firewire interface (v1.0a).
> 
> May I ask you what version of the kernel are you using ? I am using 
> 2.6.19 currently (with gentoo patches).
> 

We also have an outstanding patch of Dmitry concerning timings,
which doesn't apply currently anymore because of the changes for the
remote.
http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=linux-video&m=116817515302126&w=2

Mauro, should we try to adopt and test it?

Cheers,
Hermann








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