[linux-dvb] Nova-T with cx88 chipset

Sid Boyce sboyce at blueyonder.co.uk
Sun Apr 3 00:05:26 CEST 2005

Soyeb Aswat wrote:
> the cx88_dvb module loads the dvb stuff.  You'll need that for the card
> to work.  I'm sorry I can't be of any more help but I use an older
> custom snapshot and am about to go out so can't try building a current
> cvs.
> Regards,
> Soyeb
I don't know what the FC3 kernel has in it. What's needed is the stuff 
in the snapshots on http://dl.bytesex.org/video4linux-20050310-100754.tar.gz
You need to use the dvbcore from the kernel, but configure nothing else. 
Boot the kernel and "make install" in the video4linux directory should 
set build the modules and install them.
On Mandrake 10.1, kernel + an earlier snapshot 20050121
these are the modules I have loaded and it's working with kaffeine. 
Other apps such as xawtv complain there is no /dev/video and yesterday 
someone on the linuxtv mailing list suggests that this card does not do 
video. I did have problems with snapshots after 20050120, a module 
(or51132) for a different card kept getting built and insmod. I'm just 
about to have another go with a later kernel and the latest snapshot.
cx88_dvb                6660  0
cx8802                  9156  1 cx88_dvb
mt352                   8324  1 cx88_dvb
video_buf_dvb           6276  1 cx88_dvb
dvb_core               78312  1 video_buf_dvb
cx22702                10052  1 cx88_dvb
cx88xx                 48476  2 cx88_dvb,cx8802
dvb_pll                 4932  3 cx88_dvb,cx22702,cx88xx
ir_common               5828  1 cx88xx
video_buf              18564  4 cx88_dvb,cx8802,video_buf_dvb,cx88xx
v4l2_common             6528  0
btcx_risc               5768  2 cx8802,cx88xx
tveeprom               13272  1 cx88xx

total 0
crw-rw-rw-  1 root root 212, 4 Mar 16 20:07 demux0
crw-rw-rw-  1 root root 212, 5 Mar 16 20:07 dvr0
crw-rw-rw-  1 root root 212, 3 Mar 16 20:07 frontend0
crw-rw-rw-  1 root root 212, 7 Mar 16 20:07 net0


> On Sat, 2005-04-02 at 19:08 +0100, Graeme Hilton wrote:
>>Soyeb Aswat wrote:
>>>Have you loaded the cx-dvb module?
>>I assume you mean the cx88_dvb module that I don't have.  I've found a
>>walk-through involving cx88_dvb and Fedora 3, so I'm giving that a go.
>>Recompiling kernel as I type...
>>OK.  That resulted in an unusable system.  It toook 5 minutes to get to
>>the login screen, and that wouldn't load because X took a fit about
>>something.  Additionally, the keyboard wasn't responding, so I couldn't
>>do any debug.
>>Back to stock kernel...
>>Is recompiling my kernel the only way to get cx88_dvb into my system?
>>Does anyone know when/if it'll be available on Fedora?
>>Sorry for all the questions, but I'm just about beat here :(
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