[linux-dvb] cx2388x support - 90002

Steve Toth steve at toth.demon.co.uk
Tue Apr 26 10:54:58 CEST 2005


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>The by far easiest way for the users is to simply take a vanilla
>kernel.org tarball and have it "just work".  Most of my dvb/v4l stuff
>is in 2.6.12-rc now, especially the ts/dvb code, so with 2.6.12 we
>should be much closer to that goal.
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Thanks for the positive response. That's certainly good news, getting 
back to a vanilla kernel make tech support easier for this group, and 
other companies.

>>Does anyone have a good reason why the standalone PCI bridge driver
>>should not be submitted for inclusion into the linux dvb tv project,
>>to simplify DVB product support?
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>Having two drivers for the same hardware isn't a good idea IMHO.  It's
>confusing for the users as well, and I'd prefeare to have _one_
>well-tested code base.
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I can accept that, especially since the scenario will cool down when 
2.6.12 is released. Thank you for a fair assessment.

>Also note that there are combo cards, which support both analog and
>digital tv.  At the moment only using the saa7134 chip, but the
>cx2388x can do that in theory as well, and I wouldn't be surprised to
>see such cards soon ...
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Combo cards, we have those now via the 88x we've also had those 
available through OEMs for sometime. I'm currently patching that support 
into the v4l and DVB projects. You are correct.





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