Linux PC -- No supported device found. WTF?

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EIKA
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Linux PC -- No supported device found. WTF?

Post by EIKA » Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:02 pm

Hi all!

I successfully installed Debian Linux 10.7 and passed all the steps for PC:

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apt update
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echo 'blacklist dvb_usb_rtl28xxu' | sudo tee --append /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-dvb_usb_rtl28xxu.conf
No errors were reported.

Restarted PC, and tried to test the receivers.
Sadly, all test commands

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rtl_test -d 0 
rtl_test -d 1
rtl_test -d 2
rtl_test -d 3
says No supported device found (all 4 vartiants).

All 4 DIP switches is in the bottom position (when 40 pin header is at directed the bottom as well).

Kerberos is brand new.
Powered from PC and at the same time powered from HQ 3A USB power supply.
All cables is HQ tool - from Nokia, Logitech, Motorola, etc. devices. Replaced a few cables, restarted PC a few times, but no luck.

But something is lit inside the Kerberos.

WTF?

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Re: Linux PC -- No supported device found. WTF?

Post by EIKA » Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:11 pm

lsusb shows 4 devices and they are all has nothing common with SDR. If I unplug KSDR, lsusb remains the same.

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Re: Linux PC -- No supported device found. WTF?

Post by EIKA » Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:15 pm

Both mouse and USB flash sticks works fine when plugged to the same ports.
Also, they appear in lsusb output as should.

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Re: Linux PC -- No supported device found. WTF?

Post by EIKA » Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:19 pm

When plugged to the PC with Windows 7, device appear as Generic USB Hub with Code 10 error.
HW IDs:

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USB\VID_0424&PID_2517&REV_0002
USB\VID_0424&PID_2517

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Re: Linux PC -- No supported device found. WTF?

Post by EIKA » Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:19 pm

Meanwhile dmesg shows:

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usb usb1-port1: Cannot enable. Maybe the USB cable is bad?
usb usb1-port1: Cannot enable. Maybe the USB cable is bad?
usb usb1-port1: unable to enumerate USB device
Switching to other USB port doesn't help:

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usb usb1-port2: Cannot enable. Maybe the USB cable is bad?
usb usb1-port2: Cannot enable. Maybe the USB cable is bad?
usb usb1-port2: unable to enumerate USB device
PC cable to KSDR replacement doesn't help any. Tried 3 cables from famous brands. Tried short cable - just 1 inch - and the same story. Tried one new cable from fresh Chinese smartphone. No luck.

Both ports are USB 3.2 Gen 1.

PC is Laptop powered from the mains.

Linux run on bare hardware.

What it this?

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Re: Linux PC -- No supported device found. WTF?

Post by EIKA » Sun Jan 03, 2021 2:12 pm

Problem was solved by adding external USB hub. The solution doesn't look beautiful, but it works.
A lot of wires and power sources around, looks ugly and unreliable, but it's better than just a silver brick.

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Re: Linux PC -- No supported device found. WTF?

Post by carsonc » Mon Jan 04, 2021 4:45 pm

Hello,

I am running into this same problem and running it through a hub doesn't help. Can you post some of the text from dmesg when this is running properly, such as the idVendor? I still don't know what to look for in dmesg if the Kerberos SDR is running properly. Certainly, the rtl_test isn't working.

Thanks!

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Re: Linux PC -- No supported device found. WTF?

Post by ckoval7 » Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:46 pm

carsonc wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 4:45 pm
Hello,

I am running into this same problem and running it through a hub doesn't help. Can you post some of the text from dmesg when this is running properly, such as the idVendor? I still don't know what to look for in dmesg if the Kerberos SDR is running properly. Certainly, the rtl_test isn't working.

Thanks!
dmesg:

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[  354.525653] usb 1-1: new high-speed USB device number 5 using xhci_hcd
[  354.673839] usb 1-1: New USB device found, idVendor=0424, idProduct=2517, bcdDevice= 0.02
[  354.673845] usb 1-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=0, Product=0, SerialNumber=0
[  354.674876] hub 1-1:1.0: USB hub found
[  354.674911] hub 1-1:1.0: 7 ports detected
[  354.961663] usb 1-1.2: new high-speed USB device number 6 using xhci_hcd
[  355.074896] usb 1-1.2: New USB device found, idVendor=0bda, idProduct=2838, bcdDevice= 1.00
[  355.074898] usb 1-1.2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
[  355.074899] usb 1-1.2: Product: KerberosSDR
[  355.074900] usb 1-1.2: Manufacturer: RTL-SDR
[  355.074901] usb 1-1.2: SerialNumber: 004
[  355.165547] usb 1-1.3: new high-speed USB device number 7 using xhci_hcd
[  355.278956] usb 1-1.3: New USB device found, idVendor=0bda, idProduct=2838, bcdDevice= 1.00
[  355.278961] usb 1-1.3: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
[  355.278965] usb 1-1.3: Product: KerberosSDR
[  355.278967] usb 1-1.3: Manufacturer: RTL-SDR
[  355.278970] usb 1-1.3: SerialNumber: 003
[  355.365657] usb 1-1.4: new high-speed USB device number 8 using xhci_hcd
[  355.479094] usb 1-1.4: New USB device found, idVendor=0bda, idProduct=2838, bcdDevice= 1.00
[  355.479099] usb 1-1.4: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
[  355.479103] usb 1-1.4: Product: KerberosSDR
[  355.479105] usb 1-1.4: Manufacturer: RTL-SDR
[  355.479108] usb 1-1.4: SerialNumber: 002
[  355.569668] usb 1-1.5: new high-speed USB device number 9 using xhci_hcd
[  355.682967] usb 1-1.5: New USB device found, idVendor=0bda, idProduct=2838, bcdDevice= 1.00
[  355.682972] usb 1-1.5: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
[  355.682976] usb 1-1.5: Product: KerberosSDR
[  355.682978] usb 1-1.5: Manufacturer: RTL-SDR
[  355.682981] usb 1-1.5: SerialNumber: 001
lsusb:

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Bus 001 Device 009: ID 0bda:2838 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL2838 DVB-T
Bus 001 Device 008: ID 0bda:2838 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL2838 DVB-T
Bus 001 Device 007: ID 0bda:2838 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL2838 DVB-T
Bus 001 Device 006: ID 0bda:2838 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL2838 DVB-T
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 0424:2517 Standard Microsystems Corp. Hub
rtl_test:

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Found 4 device(s):
  0:  RTL-SDR, KerberosSDR, SN: 001
  1:  RTL-SDR, KerberosSDR, SN: 002
  2:  RTL-SDR, KerberosSDR, SN: 003
  3:  RTL-SDR, KerberosSDR, SN: 004

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Re: Linux PC -- No supported device found. WTF?

Post by EIKA » Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:29 pm

carsonc wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 4:45 pm
Hello,

I am running into this same problem and running it through a hub doesn't help.
Get a good active USB hub. With 3A power supply. Pay attention to DLink DUB-H7, TP-Lnk UH700 or TPLink UH720.

This one eBay link works just file.

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Re: Linux PC -- No supported device found. WTF?

Post by marius » Sat Feb 27, 2021 7:46 pm

I'm running into the same problem as @EIKA and @ckoval7 : got a brand new KerberosSDR device connected to a Raspberry Pi 4 Model B 4GB, running a patched IMG 1.6.1, according to this thread, otherwise it wouldn't boot.

I tried using a powered USB hub (Kensignton K39122EU), but I get the same result: the device isn't recognized.
When connecting the KerberosSDR to the powered hub, on either of the micro-USB ports, I see a white light in the box, I assume this means there's enough power but just to be safe, I'm connecting both micro-USB ports to the hub.

Tried various cables from different manufacturers that work just fine for other devices.

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$ rtl_test -d 0
No supported device found

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$ lsusb
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

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$ dmesg | grep Kerberos
yields nothing.

I'm beginning to suspect the OS might be the issue. I'll try a couple of older IMGs and post back.

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