[linux-dvb] request driver for cards

H. Langos henrik-dvb at prak.org
Thu Oct 15 12:45:09 CEST 2009


On Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 03:07:00PM +0200, Theunis Potgieter wrote:
> Hi, what is the procedure to request drivers for specific new, perhaps
> unknown supported cards?

The "procedure" is to hit google with something 
like "linux <vendor> <model>" and see what you find. :-)

Especially links to mailing list archives like linux-media and linux-dvb
are worth a read.


> Perhaps I shouldn't waste time if I could find a dual/twin tuner card for
> dvb-s or dvb-s2. Are there any recommended twin-tuner pci-e cards that is
> support and can actually be bought by the average consumer?

Did you risk a look at any of those?

http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/DVB-S_PCI_Cards
http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/DVB-S_PCIe_Cards
http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/DVB-S2_PCI_Cards
http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/DVB-S2_PCIe_Cards

I suspect they might contain some usable informaion. You should however
take into account that most developers don't care to update a bazillion
different places after they added support for a particular devices. So 
in most cases there will be a brief announcment on the developers
mailinglist and the code is the documentation.

cheers
-henrik




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