Detecting Digital I/O HW on NVR Converted to Manjaro Desktop

Hello, community.

Thank you for taking the time to read this. This is my first post on this forum so some background information.

I’m a first-time Manjaro user. I have some prior exposure to Linux through Debian and Debian-based systems but I’m by no means a daily user. Some of the things I knew have been forgotton, others have changed a lot and of course, things are different between the flavours of Linux.

I work for a company that imports and distributes surveillance and access control solutions. We have some really ancient little NVRs that have been written off long ago. The model is Digistor DS-4205 Pro (I’m by no means familiar with this brand).

It’s an intel-based system that’s simply used to record as any recorder with 4x HDD bays and some internal SoC or USB-like drive to house the default software.

I’ve managed to get the password for the BIOS and decided to install Manjaro on here (on a HDD not on the internal drive so can always revert). The machine is useless as it is now as a recorder anyway.

It has some digital inputs and outputs to trigger upon motion event, but I’d like to see if I can make use of these from within Manjaro. Logic tells me it should be possible, the embedded NVR software on there is Linux-based and that’s what drives it usually.

I did a read on the wiki to see if I can determine if the system “sees” these I/O, but it doesn’t look like it. Perhaps I am missing something.

From the wiki I learned about mhwd -lh -d, the output is here:

06: PCI 300.0: 0200 Ethernet controller
  SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.2/0000:03:00.0
  SysFS BusID: 0000:03:00.0
  Hardware Class: network
  Model: "Realtek RTL8111/8168 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller"
  Vendor: pci 0x10ec "Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd."
  Device: pci 0x8168 "RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller"
  SubVendor: pci 0x10ec "Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd."
  SubDevice: pci 0x8168 "RTL8111/8168 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller"
  Revision: 0x06
  Driver: "r8169"
  Driver Modules: "r8169"
  Device File: enp3s0
  I/O Ports: 0xe000-0xe0ff (rw)
  Memory Range: 0xd0104000-0xd0104fff (ro,non-prefetchable)
  Memory Range: 0xd0100000-0xd0103fff (ro,non-prefetchable)
  IRQ: 18 (2 events)
  HW Address: 20:10:7a:d6:a6:32
  Permanent HW Address: 20:10:7a:d6:a6:32
  Link detected: no
  Module Alias: "pci:v000010ECd00008168sv000010ECsd00008168bc02sc00i00"
  Driver Info #0:
    Driver Status: r8169 is active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe r8169"
  Attached to: #22 (PCI bridge)

07: PCI 1f.2: 0106 SATA controller (AHCI 1.0)
  SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1f.2
  SysFS BusID: 0000:00:1f.2
  Hardware Class: storage
  Model: "Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family 6 port Desktop SATA AHCI Controller"
  Vendor: pci 0x8086 "Intel Corporation"
  Device: pci 0x1c02 "6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family 6 port Desktop SATA AHCI Controller"
  SubVendor: pci 0x1458 "Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd"
  SubDevice: pci 0xb002 
  Revision: 0x05
  Driver: "ahci"
  Driver Modules: "ahci"
  I/O Ports: 0xf0b0-0xf0b7 (rw)
  I/O Ports: 0xf0a0-0xf0a3 (rw)
  I/O Ports: 0xf090-0xf097 (rw)
  I/O Ports: 0xf080-0xf083 (rw)
  I/O Ports: 0xf060-0xf07f (rw)
  Memory Range: 0xfe505000-0xfe5057ff (rw,non-prefetchable)
  IRQ: 29 (395029 events)
  Module Alias: "pci:v00008086d00001C02sv00001458sd0000B002bc01sc06i01"

08: PCI 1c.0: 0604 PCI bridge (Normal decode)
  SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.0
  SysFS BusID: 0000:00:1c.0
  Hardware Class: bridge
  Model: "Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1"
  Vendor: pci 0x8086 "Intel Corporation"
  Device: pci 0x1c10 "6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1"
  SubVendor: pci 0x1458 "Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd"
  SubDevice: pci 0x5001 
  Revision: 0xb5
  Driver: "pcieport"
  IRQ: 24 (no events)
  Module Alias: "pci:v00008086d00001C10sv00001458sd00005001bc06sc04i00"

09: PCI 1f.0: 0601 ISA bridge
  SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1f.0
  SysFS BusID: 0000:00:1f.0
  Hardware Class: bridge
  Model: "Intel H61 Express Chipset LPC Controller"
  Vendor: pci 0x8086 "Intel Corporation"
  Device: pci 0x1c5c "H61 Express Chipset LPC Controller"
  SubVendor: pci 0x1458 "Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd"
  SubDevice: pci 0x5001 
  Revision: 0x05
  Driver: "lpc_ich"
  Driver Modules: "lpc_ich"
  Module Alias: "pci:v00008086d00001C5Csv00001458sd00005001bc06sc01i00"
  Driver Info #0:
    Driver Status: lpc_ich is active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe lpc_ich"

10: PCI 16.0: 0780 Communication controller
  SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:16.0
  SysFS BusID: 0000:00:16.0
  Hardware Class: unknown
  Model: "Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1"
  Vendor: pci 0x8086 "Intel Corporation"
  Device: pci 0x1c3a "6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1"
  SubVendor: pci 0x1458 "Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd"
  SubDevice: pci 0x5007 
  Revision: 0x04
  Driver: "mei_me"
  Driver Modules: "mei_me"
  Memory Range: 0xfe508000-0xfe50800f (rw,non-prefetchable)
  IRQ: 31 (18 events)
  Module Alias: "pci:v00008086d00001C3Asv00001458sd00005007bc07sc80i00"
  Driver Info #0:
    Driver Status: mei_me is active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe mei_me"

11: PCI 1b.0: 0403 Audio device
  SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1b.0
  SysFS BusID: 0000:00:1b.0
  Hardware Class: sound
  Model: "Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller"
  Vendor: pci 0x8086 "Intel Corporation"
  Device: pci 0x1c20 "6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller"
  SubVendor: pci 0x1458 "Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd"
  SubDevice: pci 0xa4e2 
  Revision: 0x05
  Driver: "snd_hda_intel"
  Driver Modules: "snd_hda_intel"
  Memory Range: 0xfe500000-0xfe503fff (rw,non-prefetchable)
  IRQ: 35 (344 events)
  Module Alias: "pci:v00008086d00001C20sv00001458sd0000A4E2bc04sc03i00"
  Driver Info #0:
    Driver Status: snd_hda_intel is active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe snd_hda_intel"

12: PCI 1c.3: 0604 PCI bridge (Normal decode)
  SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.3
  SysFS BusID: 0000:00:1c.3
  Hardware Class: bridge
  Model: "Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 4"
  Vendor: pci 0x8086 "Intel Corporation"
  Device: pci 0x1c16 "6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 4"
  SubVendor: pci 0x1458 "Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd"
  SubDevice: pci 0x5001 
  Revision: 0xb5
  Driver: "pcieport"
  IRQ: 27 (no events)
  Module Alias: "pci:v00008086d00001C16sv00001458sd00005001bc06sc04i00"

13: PCI 1f.3: 0c05 SMBus
  SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1f.3
  SysFS BusID: 0000:00:1f.3
  Hardware Class: unknown
  Model: "Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller"
  Vendor: pci 0x8086 "Intel Corporation"
  Device: pci 0x1c22 "6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller"
  SubVendor: pci 0x1458 "Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd"
  SubDevice: pci 0x5001 
  Revision: 0x05
  Driver: "i801_smbus"
  Driver Modules: "i2c_i801"
  Memory Range: 0xfe504000-0xfe5040ff (rw,non-prefetchable)
  I/O Ports: 0xf040-0xf05f (rw)
  IRQ: 18 (2 events)
  Module Alias: "pci:v00008086d00001C22sv00001458sd00005001bc0Csc05i00"
  Driver Info #0:
    Driver Status: i2c_i801 is active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe i2c_i801"

14: PCI 00.0: 0600 Host bridge
  SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:00.0
  SysFS BusID: 0000:00:00.0
  Hardware Class: bridge
  Model: "Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family DRAM Controller"
  Vendor: pci 0x8086 "Intel Corporation"
  Device: pci 0x0100 "2nd Generation Core Processor Family DRAM Controller"
  SubVendor: pci 0x1458 "Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd"
  SubDevice: pci 0x5000 
  Revision: 0x09
  Driver: "snb_uncore"
  Driver Modules: "intel_uncore"
  Module Alias: "pci:v00008086d00000100sv00001458sd00005000bc06sc00i00"

15: PCI 1c.1: 0604 PCI bridge (Normal decode)
  SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.1
  SysFS BusID: 0000:00:1c.1
  Hardware Class: bridge
  Model: "Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 2"
  Vendor: pci 0x8086 "Intel Corporation"
  Device: pci 0x1c12 "6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 2"
  SubVendor: pci 0x1458 "Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd"
  SubDevice: pci 0x5001 
  Revision: 0xb5
  Driver: "pcieport"
  IRQ: 25 (no events)
  Module Alias: "pci:v00008086d00001C12sv00001458sd00005001bc06sc04i00"

16: PCI 1a.0: 0c03 USB Controller (EHCI)
  SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1a.0
  SysFS BusID: 0000:00:1a.0
  Hardware Class: usb controller
  Model: "Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2"
  Vendor: pci 0x8086 "Intel Corporation"
  Device: pci 0x1c2d "6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2"
  SubVendor: pci 0x1458 "Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd"
  SubDevice: pci 0x5004 
  Revision: 0x05
  Driver: "ehci-pci"
  Driver Modules: "ehci_pci"
  Memory Range: 0xfe507000-0xfe5073ff (rw,non-prefetchable)
  IRQ: 16 (14006 events)
  Module Alias: "pci:v00008086d00001C2Dsv00001458sd00005004bc0Csc03i20"
  Driver Info #0:
    Driver Status: ehci-hcd is active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe ehci-hcd"
  Driver Info #1:
    Driver Status: ehci_pci is active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe ehci_pci"

17: PCI 500.0: 0200 Ethernet controller
  SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.4/0000:05:00.0
  SysFS BusID: 0000:05:00.0
  Hardware Class: network
  Model: "Realtek RTL8111/8168 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller"
  Vendor: pci 0x10ec "Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd."
  Device: pci 0x8168 "RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller"
  SubVendor: pci 0x10ec "Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd."
  SubDevice: pci 0x8168 "RTL8111/8168 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller"
  Revision: 0x06
  Driver: "r8169"
  Driver Modules: "r8169"
  Device File: enp5s0
  I/O Ports: 0xc000-0xc0ff (rw)
  Memory Range: 0xd0004000-0xd0004fff (ro,non-prefetchable)
  Memory Range: 0xd0000000-0xd0003fff (ro,non-prefetchable)
  IRQ: 16 (14006 events)
  HW Address: 20:10:7a:d6:a6:33
  Permanent HW Address: 20:10:7a:d6:a6:33
  Link detected: yes
  Module Alias: "pci:v000010ECd00008168sv000010ECsd00008168bc02sc00i00"
  Driver Info #0:
    Driver Status: r8169 is active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe r8169"
  Attached to: #19 (PCI bridge)

18: PCI 1d.0: 0c03 USB Controller (EHCI)
  SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.0
  SysFS BusID: 0000:00:1d.0
  Hardware Class: usb controller
  Model: "Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1"
  Vendor: pci 0x8086 "Intel Corporation"
  Device: pci 0x1c26 "6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1"
  SubVendor: pci 0x1458 "Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd"
  SubDevice: pci 0x5004 
  Revision: 0x05
  Driver: "ehci-pci"
  Driver Modules: "ehci_pci"
  Memory Range: 0xfe506000-0xfe5063ff (rw,non-prefetchable)
  IRQ: 23 (15484 events)
  Module Alias: "pci:v00008086d00001C26sv00001458sd00005004bc0Csc03i20"
  Driver Info #0:
    Driver Status: ehci-hcd is active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe ehci-hcd"
  Driver Info #1:
    Driver Status: ehci_pci is active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe ehci_pci"

19: PCI 1c.4: 0604 PCI bridge (Normal decode)
  SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.4
  SysFS BusID: 0000:00:1c.4
  Hardware Class: bridge
  Model: "Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 5"
  Vendor: pci 0x8086 "Intel Corporation"
  Device: pci 0x1c18 "6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 5"
  SubVendor: pci 0x1458 "Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd"
  SubDevice: pci 0x5001 
  Revision: 0xb5
  Driver: "pcieport"
  IRQ: 28 (no events)
  Module Alias: "pci:v00008086d00001C18sv00001458sd00005001bc06sc04i00"

20: PCI 400.0: 0106 SATA controller (AHCI 1.0)
  SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.3/0000:04:00.0
  SysFS BusID: 0000:04:00.0
  Hardware Class: storage
  Model: "ASMedia ASM1062 Serial ATA Controller"
  Vendor: pci 0x1b21 "ASMedia Technology Inc."
  Device: pci 0x0612 "ASM1062 Serial ATA Controller"
  SubVendor: pci 0x1b21 "ASMedia Technology Inc."
  SubDevice: pci 0x1060 
  Revision: 0x01
  Driver: "ahci"
  Driver Modules: "ahci"
  I/O Ports: 0xd050-0xd057 (rw)
  I/O Ports: 0xd040-0xd043 (rw)
  I/O Ports: 0xd030-0xd037 (rw)
  I/O Ports: 0xd020-0xd023 (rw)
  I/O Ports: 0xd000-0xd01f (rw)
  Memory Range: 0xfe410000-0xfe4101ff (rw,non-prefetchable)
  Memory Range: 0xfe400000-0xfe40ffff (ro,non-prefetchable,disabled)
  IRQ: 30 (no events)
  Module Alias: "pci:v00001B21d00000612sv00001B21sd00001060bc01sc06i01"
  Attached to: #12 (PCI bridge)

21: PCI 02.0: 0300 VGA compatible controller (VGA)
  SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:02.0
  SysFS BusID: 0000:00:02.0
  Hardware Class: graphics card
  Device Name: "Onboard IGD"
  Model: "Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller"
  Vendor: pci 0x8086 "Intel Corporation"
  Device: pci 0x0102 "2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller"
  SubVendor: pci 0x1458 "Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd"
  SubDevice: pci 0xd000 
  Revision: 0x09
  Driver: "i915"
  Driver Modules: "i915"
  Memory Range: 0xfe000000-0xfe3fffff (rw,non-prefetchable)
  Memory Range: 0xc0000000-0xcfffffff (ro,non-prefetchable)
  I/O Ports: 0xf000-0xf03f (rw)
  Memory Range: 0x000c0000-0x000dffff (rw,non-prefetchable,disabled)
  IRQ: 34 (77321 events)
  I/O Port: 0x00 (rw)
  Module Alias: "pci:v00008086d00000102sv00001458sd0000D000bc03sc00i00"
  Driver Info #0:
    Driver Status: i915 is active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe i915"

22: PCI 1c.2: 0604 PCI bridge (Normal decode)
  SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.2
  SysFS BusID: 0000:00:1c.2
  Hardware Class: bridge
  Model: "Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 3"
  Vendor: pci 0x8086 "Intel Corporation"
  Device: pci 0x1c14 "6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 3"
  SubVendor: pci 0x1458 "Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd"
  SubDevice: pci 0x5001 
  Revision: 0xb5
  Driver: "pcieport"
  IRQ: 26 (no events)
  Module Alias: "pci:v00008086d00001C14sv00001458sd00005001bc06sc04i00"
01: SCSI 800.0: 10600 Disk
  SysFS ID: /class/block/sdb
  SysFS BusID: 8:0:0:0
  SysFS Device Link: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1a.0/usb1/1-1/1-1.1/1-1.1:1.0/host8/target8:0:0/8:0:0:0
  Hardware Class: disk
  Model: "USB DISK MODULE"
  Vendor: usb 0x1005 
  Device: usb 0xb155 "USB DISK MODULE"
  Revision: "PMAP"
  Serial ID: "19CC1600C4C6029B"
  Driver: "usb-storage", "sd"
  Driver Modules: "usb_storage"
  Device File: /dev/sdb (/dev/sg1)
  Device Files: /dev/sdb, /dev/disk/by-path/pci-0000:00:1a.0-usb-0:1.1:1.0-scsi-0:0:0:0, /dev/disk/by-id/usb-_USB_DISK_MODULE_19CC1600C4C6029B-0:0
  Device Number: block 8:16-8:31 (char 21:1)
  Speed: 480 Mbps
  Module Alias: "usb:v1005pB155d0100dc00dsc00dp00ic08isc06ip50in00"
  Driver Info #0:
    Driver Status: uas is active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe uas"
  Driver Info #1:
    Driver Status: usb_storage is active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe usb_storage"
  Drive status: no medium

03: USB 00.0: 10503 USB Mouse
  SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.0/usb2/2-1/2-1.5/2-1.5:1.0
  SysFS BusID: 2-1.5:1.0
  Hardware Class: mouse
  Model: "Pixart Imaging Optical Mouse"
  Hotplug: USB
  Vendor: usb 0x093a "Pixart Imaging, Inc."
  Device: usb 0x2510 "Optical Mouse"
  Revision: "1.00"
  Compatible to: int 0x0210 0x0023
  Driver: "usbhid"
  Driver Modules: "usbhid"
  Device File: /dev/input/mice (/dev/input/mouse0)
  Device Files: /dev/input/mice, /dev/input/mouse0, /dev/input/event7, /dev/input/by-path/pci-0000:00:1d.0-usb-0:1.5:1.0-event-mouse, /dev/input/by-id/usb-PixArt_USB_Optical_Mouse-event-mouse, /dev/input/by-id/usb-PixArt_USB_Optical_Mouse-mouse, /dev/input/by-path/pci-0000:00:1d.0-usb-0:1.5:1.0-mouse
  Device Number: char 13:63 (char 13:32)
  Speed: 1.5 Mbps
  Module Alias: "usb:v093Ap2510d0100dc00dsc00dp00ic03isc01ip02in00"
  Driver Info #0:
    Buttons: 3
    Wheels: 2
    XFree86 Protocol: explorerps/2
    GPM Protocol: exps2
  Attached to: #4 (Hub)

04: USB 00.0: 10a00 Hub
  SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.0/usb2/2-1/2-1:1.0
  SysFS BusID: 2-1:1.0
  Hardware Class: hub
  Model: "Intel Integrated Rate Matching Hub"
  Hotplug: USB
  Vendor: usb 0x8087 "Intel Corp."
  Device: usb 0x0024 "Integrated Rate Matching Hub"
  Driver: "hub"
  Driver Modules: "usbcore"
  Speed: 480 Mbps
  Module Alias: "usb:v8087p0024d0000dc09dsc00dp01ic09isc00ip00in00"
  Attached to: #10 (Hub)

05: USB 00.1: 0000 Unclassified device
  SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1a.0/usb1/1-1/1-1.3/1-1.3:1.1
  SysFS BusID: 1-1.3:1.1
  Hardware Class: unknown
  Model: "Holtek Keyboard"
  Hotplug: USB
  Vendor: usb 0x04d9 "Holtek Semiconductor, Inc."
  Device: usb 0x1503 "Keyboard"
  Revision: "4.03"
  Driver: "usbhid"
  Driver Modules: "usbhid"
  Device File: /dev/input/event5
  Device Number: char 13:69
  Speed: 1.5 Mbps
  Module Alias: "usb:v04D9p1503d0403dc00dsc00dp00ic03isc00ip00in01"
  Driver Info #0:
    Driver Status: usbhid is active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe usbhid"
  Attached to: #9 (Hub)

07: USB 00.0: 10a00 Hub
  SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1a.0/usb1/1-0:1.0
  SysFS BusID: 1-0:1.0
  Hardware Class: hub
  Model: "Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub"
  Hotplug: USB
  Vendor: usb 0x1d6b "Linux Foundation"
  Device: usb 0x0002 "2.0 root hub"
  Revision: "5.09"
  Serial ID: "0000:00:1a.0"
  Driver: "hub"
  Driver Modules: "usbcore"
  Speed: 480 Mbps
  Module Alias: "usb:v1D6Bp0002d0509dc09dsc00dp00ic09isc00ip00in00"

08: USB 00.0: 10800 Keyboard
  SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1a.0/usb1/1-1/1-1.3/1-1.3:1.0
  SysFS BusID: 1-1.3:1.0
  Hardware Class: keyboard
  Model: "Holtek Keyboard"
  Hotplug: USB
  Vendor: usb 0x04d9 "Holtek Semiconductor, Inc."
  Device: usb 0x1503 "Keyboard"
  Revision: "4.03"
  Driver: "usbhid"
  Driver Modules: "usbhid"
  Device File: /dev/input/event4
  Device Files: /dev/input/event4, /dev/input/by-path/pci-0000:00:1a.0-usb-0:1.3:1.0-event-kbd, /dev/input/by-id/usb-_USB_Keyboard-event-kbd
  Device Number: char 13:68
  Speed: 1.5 Mbps
  Module Alias: "usb:v04D9p1503d0403dc00dsc00dp00ic03isc01ip01in00"
  Driver Info #0:
    XkbRules: xfree86
    XkbModel: pc104
  Attached to: #9 (Hub)

09: USB 00.0: 10a00 Hub
  SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1a.0/usb1/1-1/1-1:1.0
  SysFS BusID: 1-1:1.0
  Hardware Class: hub
  Model: "Intel Integrated Rate Matching Hub"
  Hotplug: USB
  Vendor: usb 0x8087 "Intel Corp."
  Device: usb 0x0024 "Integrated Rate Matching Hub"
  Driver: "hub"
  Driver Modules: "usbcore"
  Speed: 480 Mbps
  Module Alias: "usb:v8087p0024d0000dc09dsc00dp01ic09isc00ip00in00"
  Attached to: #7 (Hub)

10: USB 00.0: 10a00 Hub
  SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.0/usb2/2-0:1.0
  SysFS BusID: 2-0:1.0
  Hardware Class: hub
  Model: "Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub"
  Hotplug: USB
  Vendor: usb 0x1d6b "Linux Foundation"
  Device: usb 0x0002 "2.0 root hub"
  Revision: "5.09"
  Serial ID: "0000:00:1d.0"
  Driver: "hub"
  Driver Modules: "usbcore"
  Speed: 480 Mbps
  Module Alias: "usb:v1D6Bp0002d0509dc09dsc00dp00ic09isc00ip00in00"

My question is, can someone help me identify the device either from the above or through another command I can run? If the system is not seeing it is there anything I can do about it?

I presume if I can pinpoint it I may be able to find a driver of sorts and then try making it work.

Pinouts are:

5V
GND
DI 1
DI 2
DI 3
DI 4
DO 1
DO 2

you can check with

inxi -Fxa 
or
inxi -Full -v8

see also in journallog

sudo journalctl -b0 

no nvr/dsp chipset detected

Thank you for your assistance.

There’s a lot to look at. If you have the time, could you please give it a glance.

In order:

https://ulrichh.com/temp/inxi_Fxa.txt
https://ulrichh.com/temp/inxi_Full_v8.txt
https://ulrichh.com/temp/journalctl_-b0.txt

The answer may be a proprietary fix/driver.

[ulrich@euler ~]$ lsblk
NAME   MAJ:MIN RM  SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT
sda      8:0    0  2.7T  0 disk
├─sda1   8:1    0  512M  0 part /boot
├─sda2   8:2    0    8G  0 part [SWAP]
├─sda3   8:3    0  200G  0 part /
└─sda4   8:4    0    1T  0 part /home
sdb      8:16   1  981M  0 disk
├─sdb1   8:17   1  882M  0 part
├─sdb2   8:18   1   10M  0 part
└─sdb3   8:19   1   88M  0 part

sdb = original NVR system.