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Linux support for Soundgraph iMON USB IR/VFD modules used in Ahanix, Silverstone, Uneed, Accent and other cases.

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m3s3lf
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$20 REWARD!! PLEASE HELP!!

Post by m3s3lf » Sat Apr 14, 2007 3:28 pm

That's right... I'll give $20 to the person who helps me get this up and running!!

I've probably got a good 20 hours invested into searching alone. These forums, linuxquestions, ubuntuforums, google, etc... and I just can not figure this thing out!

The most recent time I installed... I followed the directions HERE, to the letter. I didn't get a single error (just the same warnings that are posted in that thread).

-The VFD is lit up (whenever there is power to the PSU)
-Running irw works just like it should.
-mode2 doesn't work.
-/dev/lcd0 and /dev/lirc exist and are chmod'd to 666 (after every reboot)
-echo "testing" > /dev/lcd0 returns no errors, but doesn't show anything on the VFD either.
-The whole package works perfectly in Windows 2000.

My lsusb output is this:

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billy@ubuntu-mythtv:~$ lsusb
Bus 006 Device 002: ID 05e3:070e Genesys Logic, Inc. 
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 0000:0000  
Bus 007 Device 001: ID 0000:0000  
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000  
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 0000:0000  
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000  
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 062a:0000 Creative Labs 
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000  
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 15c2:ffdc SoundGraph Inc. iMON PAD Remote Controller
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000 
My lsmod output is this:

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billy@ubuntu-mythtv:~$ lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
binfmt_misc            13448  1 
rfcomm                 42260  0 
l2cap                  27136  5 rfcomm
bluetooth              53476  4 rfcomm,l2cap
speedstep_centrino      9760  1 
cpufreq_userspace       5408  0 
cpufreq_stats           7744  0 
freq_table              6048  2 speedstep_centrino,cpufreq_stats
cpufreq_powersave       2944  0 
cpufreq_ondemand        8876  2 
cpufreq_conservative     8712  0 
video                  17540  0 
tc1100_wmi              8324  0 
sbs                    16804  0 
sony_acpi               6412  0 
pcc_acpi               14080  0 
i2c_ec                  6272  1 sbs
hotkey                 11556  0 
dev_acpi               12292  0 
button                  7952  0 
battery                11652  0 
container               5632  0 
ac                      6788  0 
asus_acpi              17688  0 
xfs                   621272  1 
sbp2                   24584  0 
lp                     12964  0 
ipv6                  272288  21 
wm8775                  7180  0 
cx25840                24720  0 
tda9887                18448  0 
tuner                  54828  0 
v4l2_common            17280  1 tuner
af_packet              24584  2 
nvidia               4554836  12 
ivtv                  199056  0 
i2c_algo_bit           10376  1 ivtv
snd_hda_intel          20116  1 
snd_hda_codec         164608  1 snd_hda_intel
usb_storage            75072  0 
v4l1_compat            15108  1 ivtv
tveeprom               16144  1 ivtv
snd_pcm_oss            47360  0 
snd_mixer_oss          19584  1 snd_pcm_oss
sg                     37404  0 
sr_mod                 18212  0 
i2c_core               23424  9 i2c_ec,wm8775,cx25840,tda9887,tuner,nvidia,ivtv,i2c_algo_bit,tveeprom
snd_pcm                84612  3 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_pcm_oss
cdrom                  38944  1 sr_mod
videodev               10752  1 ivtv
libusual               17040  1 usb_storage
pata_marvell            7168  0 
snd_timer              25348  1 snd_pcm
tsdev                   9152  0 
snd                    58372  8 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer
usbhid                 45152  0 
lirc_imon              17796  0 
lirc_dev               16500  1 lirc_imon
psmouse                41352  0 
parport_pc             37796  1 
parport                39496  2 lp,parport_pc
e1000                 128452  0 
intel_agp              26012  1 
agpgart                34888  2 nvidia,intel_agp
soundcore              11232  1 snd
snd_page_alloc         11400  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
shpchp                 42144  0 
serio_raw               8452  0 
hw_random               7320  0 
pci_hotplug            32828  1 shpchp
evdev                  11392  1 
pcspkr                  4352  0 
ext3                  142856  1 
jbd                    62228  1 ext3
ohci1394               37040  0 
ieee1394              306104  2 sbp2,ohci1394
ehci_hcd               34696  0 
uhci_hcd               24968  0 
usbcore               134912  7 usb_storage,libusual,usbhid,lirc_imon,ehci_hcd,uhci_hcd
ide_generic             2432  0 
sd_mod                 22656  4 
generic                 6276  0 
ata_piix               11780  3 
libata                 74892  2 pata_marvell,ata_piix
scsi_mod              144648  6 sbp2,usb_storage,sg,sr_mod,sd_mod,libata
thermal                15624  0 
processor              31560  2 speedstep_centrino,thermal
fan                     6020  0 
fbcon                  41504  0 
tileblit                3840  1 fbcon
font                    9344  1 fbcon
bitblit                 7168  1 fbcon
softcursor              3328  1 bitblit
vesafb                  9244  0 
capability              5896  0 
commoncap               8704  1 capability
After running "echo "testing" > /dev/lcd0" my dmesg output is this:

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[17179830.764000] /home/billy/lirc/drivers/lirc_imon/lirc_imon.c: VFD port opened
[17179830.820000] /home/billy/lirc/drivers/lirc_imon/lirc_imon.c: VFD port closed
Running Ubuntu 6.10 / 2.6.17-11-generic

I would greatly appreciate any help!

Thank you!
Billy
Last edited by m3s3lf on Wed Apr 18, 2007 8:06 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Post by moosy » Tue Apr 17, 2007 1:45 pm


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Post by m3s3lf » Wed Apr 18, 2007 6:28 pm

Yes, unfortunately, I have. It's very incomplete, but I did attempt the instructions there.

Thank you for the reply though,
Billy

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Post by Scorpuk » Fri Apr 20, 2007 2:38 am

Can you give the output for the following please?

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ls -l /dev/lir*

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ls -l /dev/lcd*


Have you tried the usb connector in a different port?


When you say irw works do you mean that you get the appropriate button response as listed in lircd.conf?


Can you do the following and let me know what you get?

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sudo chmod 666 /dev/lcd0

sudo LCDd

lcdproc T
I know you say its 666'd at every reboot, but may as well make sure. :D

lcdproc T should show you the date and time.

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Post by m3s3lf » Fri Apr 20, 2007 10:07 am

Thanks very much for the response Scorpuk. I screwed with it since I posted this message trying somebody else's suggestion, and now I'll have to start over to get back where I was.

In the meantime, I think I've realized that suspicions in THIS THREAD are correct - that the new iMon LCD is not supported in Linux yet. I'm encouraging everyone to post HERE to let iMon know how much we would appreciate their help.

I'll get back to you with the answers to your questions... just in case ;)

Thanks again,
Billy

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Post by Scorpuk » Fri Apr 20, 2007 12:31 pm

Ahh

Yeah if you have the new LCD screen and not the 2 line VFD screen then the drivers mentioned on this site won't work.


Hopefully you will find a solution. I will have a quick scan through the web, now that I'm away from the works inane restrictions, to see if there is anything out there. :)

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Post by m3s3lf » Fri Apr 20, 2007 12:35 pm

I emailed SoundGraph too. I'll post if I get any response.
Thanks,
Billy

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