Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12

Thread: XM "connecting..." forever

  1. #1
    Newbie millc5's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    CA
    Posts
    53

    XM "connecting..." forever

    I just installed the trial. One issue I have is the XM will not work. Its on com1, I use it all the time with Frodos xm application but in SD it does not detect the xm direct unit on com1. The direct option is checked. I am using a modified serial cable, no usb. Any suggestions?

    thanks

  2. #2
    FLAC strohj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Pearland
    Posts
    1,345
    I have had that happen and I had to reset the power to my XM-direct unit...

    basically I shutdown my carpc... unplugged the power to the XM unit.. waited 30 secs.. plugged it back in.. booted up my carpc.. and it has worked every time since then...

    I think the XM-direct unit sometimes gets hung when it receives the initialization strings
    Pentium 4m 1.5GHz|MB896|Roadie Extreme|XM-Direct|Rikaline 6010|T-View 7"|Streetdeck|160gb Western Digital|1Gb DDR2-533 Ram

  3. #3
    Newbie millc5's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    CA
    Posts
    53
    Whats strange is I can use the frodo app and it works every time. Shut down SD, run Fordo it works. Very strange.

    Rick

    Quote Originally Posted by strohj View Post
    I have had that happen and I had to reset the power to my XM-direct unit...

    basically I shutdown my carpc... unplugged the power to the XM unit.. waited 30 secs.. plugged it back in.. booted up my carpc.. and it has worked every time since then...

    I think the XM-direct unit sometimes gets hung when it receives the initialization strings

  4. #4
    FLAC strohj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Pearland
    Posts
    1,345
    frodo's XM checks to see if the direct unit has been initialized already.. I dont think streetdeck does
    Pentium 4m 1.5GHz|MB896|Roadie Extreme|XM-Direct|Rikaline 6010|T-View 7"|Streetdeck|160gb Western Digital|1Gb DDR2-533 Ram

  5. #5
    Low Bitrate geekinsc's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Greenville, SC
    Posts
    60
    you need to go into settings for XM and check the XM Direct Compatibility mode.
    -----
    2006 Audi A4 S-Line. 70% Complete.
    My Worklog

  6. #6
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    6
    I am having the same problem. I will have XM working in Streetdeck. I will then close Streetdeck, open it back up (no restart, shutdown...just start it back up) and in just says "connecting" and will not connect. I am using a usb connection but that should only have trouble on restart.
    I went into the Sat Radio settings and hit the "clear channels" button and checked that I am in XM Direct compatibility mode, then shutdown and removed all power as suggested by strohj...no good. Still sometimes when I open Streetdeck it will not connect. Any other ideas?

  7. #7
    Newbie millc5's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    CA
    Posts
    53
    Still no fix. It just plain does not work. Any help would be appreciated. I really want to use this FE.

  8. #8
    Low Bitrate geekinsc's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Greenville, SC
    Posts
    60
    Did you make sure your XM isnt getting recognized as a mouse? sometimes windows will see the xm direct on com1 and build a mouse device for it. Go into device manager and see if one is there, if so disable it. I had this problem at first.
    -----
    2006 Audi A4 S-Line. 70% Complete.
    My Worklog

  9. #9
    Newbie millc5's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    CA
    Posts
    53
    Yeah, I have been using it with Frodo for over a year now without issue.

    Quote Originally Posted by geekinsc View Post
    Did you make sure your XM isnt getting recognized as a mouse? sometimes windows will see the xm direct on com1 and build a mouse device for it. Go into device manager and see if one is there, if so disable it. I had this problem at first.

  10. #10
    Variable Bitrate
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Boston, Ma Area
    Posts
    235
    I'm having this problem, has anyone found the solution? I've tried the suggestions above.
    "The text that you have entered is too long (12638 characters). Please shorten it to 10000 characters long."

    Dam it!

    "The text that you have entered is too long (10418 characters). Please shorten it to 10000 characters long."

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 42
    Last Post: 12-11-2009, 02:36 PM
  2. Got XM to work, then it took a dump
    By DuDs in forum StreetDeck
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 05-06-2006, 05:42 PM
  3. XM Satellite Radio to Unveil XM Advanced Services at 2006 Consumer
    By Will Albers in forum General MP3Car Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-27-2006, 08:49 PM
  4. Pre-Release Thread: Frodo XM Service
    By frodobaggins in forum Software & Software Development
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 08-04-2005, 04:10 PM
  5. Using an XM direct as an XMPCR
    By dacndar in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 10-17-2004, 01:21 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •