[linux-dvb] Fwd: How can I ever succeed using DVB-T on Gentoo Linux?

Jesper Taxbøl jesper at taxboel.dk
Tue Jan 22 22:52:23 CET 2008


Do you know a good reference on how to extract the firmware from
windows drivers?

Thanx :)

Jesper

2008/1/22, John Drescher <drescherjm at gmail.com>:
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> From: John Drescher <drescherjm at gmail.com>
> Date: Jan 22, 2008 4:48 PM
> Subject: Re: [linux-dvb] How can I ever succeed using DVB-T on Gentoo Linux?
> To: Jesper Taxbøl <jesper at taxboel.dk>
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>  On Jan 22, 2008 4:23 PM, Jesper Taxbøl <jesper at taxboel.dk> wrote:
> > Hi John,
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> > I assume you mean v4l-dvb-hg.
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> Yes.  I am briefly using it with a kworld-115 on amd64 and all is well. I
> also use this to get the latest ivtv driver for my pvr150. The nice thing
> here this is kernel independent so this allows me more freedom than what the
> in kernel versions do.
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> > Thanx for the hint, but I already tried that one without success on
> > system. I once nearly got a Nova-T USB stick working(noisy) for a
> > while using that. But I needed to find the source and add the USB ID
> > in the driver.
> >
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> It is possible to add a patch to the ebuild (in your own overlay) so you can
> make this automatic. This is not a beginner step but I have done that quite
> a few times with gentoo.
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> > By the way can you emerge the media-tv/linuxtv-dvb-firmware ebuild? It
> > always fails to download, and I assume it is intended for the
> > v4l-dvb-hg ebuild.
> >
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> For my card I had a little trouble but it was not at the download step. My
> problem was that I could tune but got no watchable signal on any channel
> until I painstakingly spent hours debugging and I finally was able to
> extract the firmware from my cards windows driver and then using that it
> worked. After that I replaced the linuxtv-dvb-firmware and it still works. I
> am confused.
>
> John
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> John M. Drescher
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