Clarify Menuconfig question (Was Re: [linux-dvb] Avermedia 771 and kernel 2.6.13-rc6)

Michael Krufky mkrufky at
Tue Aug 16 23:18:52 CEST 2005

Patrick Keane wrote:

> Michael Krufky wrote:
>> Patrick Keane wrote:
>>> Using 2.6.13, I cannot get the "CONFIG_DVB_BT8XX=M" item to appear 
>>> in the menuconfig menu, despite setting "CONFIG_DVB=y" and 
>>> "CONFIG_DVB_CORE=M", consequently there is no dvb-bt8xx module built.
>> The name of the option you need to look for is called:
>> config DVB_BT8XX
>>        tristate "Nebula/Pinnacle PCTV/Twinhan PCI cards"
> That was the only option in menuconfig I had not tried.
> It would be great for other puzzled people if the menconfig text could 
> be clarified at that point,  because I have Avermedia cards, why 
> should I select Nebula/Pinacle/Twinham cards ???????


Attached is a patch that I can submit later on, that addresses the 
description problem that you have complained about... In your opinion, 
would you say that this would help to prevent others from experiencing 
the same confusion that you had earlier?

Signed-off-by: Michael Krufky <mkrufky at>

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Index: linux/drivers/media/dvb/bt8xx/Kconfig
RCS file: /cvs/linuxtv/dvb-kernel/linux/drivers/media/dvb/bt8xx/Kconfig,v
retrieving revision 1.11
diff -u -p -r1.11 Kconfig
--- linux/drivers/media/dvb/bt8xx/Kconfig	4 Apr 2005 18:32:13 -0000	1.11
+++ linux/drivers/media/dvb/bt8xx/Kconfig	16 Aug 2005 21:00:59 -0000
@@ -1,5 +1,5 @@
 config DVB_BT8XX
-	tristate "Nebula/Pinnacle PCTV/Twinhan PCI cards"
+	tristate "DVB Support for bt8xx based PCI cards"
 	depends on DVB_CORE && PCI && VIDEO_BT848
 	select DVB_MT352
 	select DVB_SP887X
@@ -8,8 +8,8 @@ config DVB_BT8XX
 	select DVB_OR51211
 	  Support for PCI cards based on the Bt8xx PCI bridge. Examples are
-	  the Nebula cards, the Pinnacle PCTV cards, the Twinhan DST cards and
-	  pcHDTV HD2000 cards.
+	  the Nebula cards, the Pinnacle PCTV cards, the Twinhan DST cards,
+	  the pcHDTV HD2000 cards, and certain Avermedia cards.
 	  Since these cards have no MPEG decoder onboard, they transmit
 	  only compressed MPEG data over the PCI bus, so you need

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