[linux-dvb] AVerTV Hybrid+FM PCI

Jose Alberto Reguero jareguero at telefonica.net
Wed Jan 11 18:22:26 CET 2006


If you have RPM drivers for x86_64 FC4, can you send to me?
Thanks

Jose Alberto

El Viernes, 6 de Enero de 2006 13:52, Albert the Mildly Deranged escribió:
> Hello there.  I'm new to all this DVB malarky, but I'm interested in
> changing that with one of these cards.
>
> I want to know about compatibility first, though, before I shell out
> £60 [100USD-ish] and find I've wasted my money.  I was wondering if
> you fine people might help me out (if I help you a bit)?  I've been
> Googling around for it and there seems to be a lot of speculation
> about this board - how many chips does it use, what are they, how
> standard is the interface, etc - but little hard fact.  AVerMedia
> Support tell me that the board uses a chipset which is undocumented,
> and has no open-source Linux driver.  However, the folks at Aver have
> been beavering away on a closed-source Linux driver - closed-source
> due to licensing issues with the manufacturer, I'm told.
>
> The very helpful guy answering my emails sent me what they've got so
> far - what seems to be an RPM-based package for FC3 and FC4.  I'm on
> Gentoo (and I don't have the card) so I can't test it out for myself.
>
> However, the files inside the RPM are very helpfully named - the
> /lib/modules/2.6.11-1.1369_FC4/kernel/drivers/media/video/ directory
>
> looks like this:
> > mt352.ko
> > saa7134/saa713x.ko
>
> Now I've just looked inside my kernel configuration (2.6.14-gentoo-r4)
> and there's an option to support the mt352 digital tuner.  The
> Phillips SAA7146 also appears to be supported, but not the 713x
> mentioned.  Are they one and the same?  I don't know.
>
> I hope you'll consider that I've done enough of my own poking around
> to be worthy of your help, but that's about as far as my poking stick
> will reach.  With any luck this email will spark off a good discussion
> about the board, and we'll get some real facts.
>
> Cheers (and apologies for length),
> Tom :)
>
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