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    XM works in Timetrax, not RR

    I have an XM commander box with a DIY serial cable connected to the COM2 header on a VIA MII. When I open TimeTrax, everything works perfectly. When I open up XM inside RR, it doesn't work. I am using the iDrive skin.

    In the RRconfig, I have XM Serial Port set to "2", and have played around with the 'Use Line-In Plugin' and 'XMPCR mode' with no luck. Has anyone else experienced this problem and what can be done to fix it? Everyone once in awhile, perhaps after a reboot, XM will magically in RR, but it usually doesn't.

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    I've never heard of an XM Commander box .. I only know of XMPCR and XMD1000.. so you may be referring to one of the two ... if you have a XMPCR (the USB version of the XM tuner), you need to check the XMPCR mode option in RRConfig or it won't work, if you have the XMD1000 then you need to leave that unchecked.. now, if you have some 3rd version I don't know about.. most likely it will not work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by guino
    I've never heard of an XM Commander box .. I only know of XMPCR and XMD1000.. so you may be referring to one of the two ... if you have a XMPCR (the USB version of the XM tuner), you need to check the XMPCR mode option in RRConfig or it won't work, if you have the XMD1000 then you need to leave that unchecked.. now, if you have some 3rd version I don't know about.. most likely it will not work.
    I'm sorry, it is the XMD1000 which I am powering through the 12V/ACC/GND plug on the box itself instead of power through the serial cable.

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    Now, you're saying it works with TimeTrax.. is this plugged through the TimeTrax Dongle or directly ? I'd suggest you try a 3rd application like FrodoXM, etc.. I'm assuming you are closing out of TimeTrax before launching RR.
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    What is the Timetrax dongle? I have a cable running from the XMD1000 to the COM2 serial header on the VIA MII mobo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guino
    I've never heard of an XM Commander box .. I only know of XMPCR and XMD1000.. so you may be referring to one of the two ... if you have a XMPCR (the USB version of the XM tuner), you need to check the XMPCR mode option in RRConfig or it won't work, if you have the XMD1000 then you need to leave that unchecked.. now, if you have some 3rd version I don't know about.. most likely it will not work.
    I run Commanders in my cars and they are just high end XMD1000 s with an external control head and FM antenna slicer. The XM model # is XM-RVR-FM-001. It is exactly the same size and function as the XMD1000 with the addition of an internal FM transmitter and separate power connector.Because the commander's control head uses the com port they had to add a separate power source connector. I like it cause when my tablet isn't in the car, I can still control/listen to XM using the commander controller and my headunit.

    One drawback I haven't been able to resolve is that it will only display 16 characters as opposed to the 32 available through the XMD.

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    What is the Timetrax dongle? I have a cable running from the XMD1000 to the COM2 serial header on the VIA MII mobo..
    I have both and believe me the serial setup is much better. The serial solution has power and signal in the connector - period - DONE. The Timetrax interface adds cables, connectors, power, and requires additional USB drivers. I thought it would be a cleaner solution since it was USB, but as far as I'm concerned its strictly a last resort for those people with no more serial ports available. And way overpriced at $80.
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    XM Commander Question

    Quote Originally Posted by GizmoQ View Post
    I run Commanders in my cars and they are just high end XMD1000 s with an external control head and FM antenna slicer. The XM model # is XM-RVR-FM-001. It is exactly the same size and function as the XMD1000 with the addition of an internal FM transmitter and separate power connector.Because the commander's control head uses the com port they had to add a separate power source connector. I like it cause when my tablet isn't in the car, I can still control/listen to XM using the commander controller and my headunit.

    One drawback I haven't been able to resolve is that it will only display 16 characters as opposed to the 32 available through the XMD.



    I have both and believe me the serial setup is much better. The serial solution has power and signal in the connector - period - DONE. The Timetrax interface adds cables, connectors, power, and requires additional USB drivers. I thought it would be a cleaner solution since it was USB, but as far as I'm concerned its strictly a last resort for those people with no more serial ports available. And way overpriced at $80.


    GizmoQ,

    On your Xm commander, are you running that with RR and if so, are you having any luck doing so. I am trying to use the same thing but I can only get it to work if I setup to not use xmpcr start/exit rr, then set for xmpcr, start/exit rr, then finally start rr. Strange, but that is the only way my xm works.

    Let me know what you are doing.

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    Guino, I found that if I open Pyro's XMTest program and then close it, it initializes the XM Direct and the XM commander so they both work in RR. Attached is a log of the data over COM2,


    [29/10/2006 19:08:58] - Open COM2 port (C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntvdm.exe)



    [29/10/2006 19:09:01] - Written data

    5a a5 00 03 74 00 01 ed ed 5a a5 00 04 74 02 01
    01 ed ed 5a a5 00 03 74 0b 00 ed ed

    [29/10/2006 19:09:03] - Read data

    5a a5 00 04 e4 01 00 80 02 68 5a a5 00 04 e4 01
    00 82 02 6a

    [29/10/2006 19:09:07] - Written data

    5a a5 00 05 00 10 10 10 01 ed ed 5a a5 00 02 00
    ed ed 5a a5 00 06 10 02 01 00 00 01 ed ed

    [29/10/2006 19:09:10] - Read data

    5a a5 00 1b 80 01 00 00 33 11 06 20 03 05 00 00
    00 09 06 22 20 04 08 52 36 44 31 36 30 52 5a 04
    79 5a a5 00 01 e0 01 e0 5a a5 00 06 90 01 00 01
    01 00 01 98

    [29/10/2006 19:09:17] - Close port

    Is it possible to modify RR so it sends the same commands that the XMTest program sends to the unit?

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    If you make a log using portmon (www.sysinternals.com) I can try to work it out -- but without the unit to test it, it's not going to be simple. IF you do make the log, make sure it has time stamps and that it is showing the data in Hex
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    Quote Originally Posted by guino View Post
    If you make a log using portmon (www.sysinternals.com) I can try to work it out -- but without the unit to test it, it's not going to be simple. IF you do make the log, make sure it has time stamps and that it is showing the data in Hex
    What is the name of the monitoring tool from that website?

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