[linux-dvb] Possible problem in build system from 061906 pull.
user.vdr at gmail.com
Mon Jun 19 18:11:28 CEST 2006
First time posting to the list, go easy on me...
debian, 2.6.17 kernel, fresh hg pull on 061906, hauppauge nexus-s pci dvb
user: Mauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab at infradead.org>
date: Mon Jun 19 09:16:03 2006 -0300
summary: hex defaults in Kconfig sometimes have "0x", sometimes don't
I've noticed that if you leave the "[ ] Enable drivers not supported by this
kernel" box untouched (unchecked by default), you can turn off all the
unnecessary stuff for nexus-s and the build goes fine, with all the required
elements being compiled. However, if you enable that option you lose
atleast the following:
--- Supported SAA7146 based PCI Adapters
<M> AV7110 cards
[ ] Compile AV7110 firmware into the driver
[*] AV7110 OSD support
Not only do those items vanish from the menuconfig but the required
ttpci_eeprom & dvb_ttpci don't get compiled either. Anyone with a nexus-s
will not be able to load the drivers because these required elements are
missing. If you uncheck the option, the AV7110 stuff does not come back so
you're still out-of-luck.
Additionally, many people seem to be confused by the Help text given for the
"[ ] Enable drivers not supported by this kernel" option. It's recommend
that the text be rewritten more clearly so the average non-developer user
can better understand the purpose of that option.
With the 2.6.17 kernel just being release, a lot of users are updating both
their kernel & drivers now, and I've noticed this causing
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