[linux-dvb] dvb-bt8xx driver

Jim Jowski jowski at sbcglobal.net
Mon Jul 4 19:05:05 CEST 2005

David Thompson wrote:

> Hello:
> I have just added another budget dvb-t pci card (AverTV 761) to my pc 
> running linux suse 9.2 - kernel 2.6.8-24 which already has a premium 
> technotrend dvb-t pci card installed.
> The drivers that came with the original suse 9.2 kernel as well as 
> with the updated kernel I am now running never worked properly with 
> the ttusb premium card, so I built and installed the necessary drivers 
> from a cvs version of the dvb-kernel I downloaded at the time back 
> when 2.6.8 was still supported.
> Unfortunately I only installed the drivers for the hardware I had at 
> that time and did not install the dvb_bt8xx drivers I now need to use 
> the avertv card.  I also cannot find the backup of the dvb-kernel cvs 
> I made at the time ..
> Since I cannot build the CVS dvb-cvs kernel any longer, can anyone 
> tell me where I might be able to find a source for the dvb-kernel I 
> could build on my system.
> I really hesitate to update my kernel simply because of the huge 
> amount of time it always takes to make all my other system hardware 
> function properly.
> I have also tried going back to the original suse kernel drivers but 
> in spite of everything I cannot get the ttdvb premium pci to work 
> properly... the avertv card works fine though! :-)
> Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
> Cheers,
> David 

This is Manu's suggestion to me.  It might work for you.

> My source directory is the standard /usr/src/linux symlink to the 
> branch under /usr/src.
> Create a directory whatever you like, cd to that directory...
> At the shell prompt execute the command..
> # cvs -z3 -d :pserver:anonymous at cvs.linuxtv.org:/cvs/linuxtv co 
> dvb-kernel
> This will fetch the latest CVS for you in that directory..
> now after cvs download is complete, move to the directory inside, you 
> will see a makelinks script..
> At the shell prompt,
> # makelinks /path/to/your/kernel/sources
> This will create the appropriate links to your kernel from the CVS tree..
> Go to your kernel source directory do a make menuconfig or whatever is 
> your style, select the modules required, after that save, make 
> modules_install, make install will install your kernel...


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