[linux-dvb] TDA10046 without firmware file

Andy Burns linux-dvb at adslpipe.co.uk
Wed Dec 7 17:21:11 CET 2005

I only just realised that I'm (possibly) supposed to grab a firmware 
blob for the TDA10046 decoder, I see the script in Documentation/dvb to 
do the dirty work.

dmesg | grep -i tda

DVB: registering frontend 0 (Philips TDA10046H DVB-T)...
DVB: registering frontend 1 (Philips TDA10046H DVB-T)...
tda1004x: found firmware revision 26 -- ok

But I definitely don't have *.fw anywhere on the machine, my question is 
how does my card (Compro Videomate DVB-T200) manage to work without the 

Does this card have on board eeprom where some others don't? Does the 
firmware only add certain extra functionality? Is there a certain level 
of firmware onboard, and the driver only needs to upload a version from 
file if the onboard version is too low?

Will the firmware extracted from tt_budget_217g.zip do me any good (i.e. 
newer) or should I leave it alone?

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