[linux-dvb] saa7146 changes required for 2.6.11-bk1

Anssi Hannula anssi.hannula at gmail.com
Sun Mar 6 18:51:56 CET 2005

Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
> Anssi Hannula wrote:
>> Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
>>> C.Y.M wrote:
>>>> I noticed the kernel developers made some new changes to i2c which 
>>>> affects saa7146 (and some other drivers) in 2.6.11-bk1.  Included is 
>>>> a patch for current dvb-kernel if you want to build the latest 2.6 
>>>> kernel snapshot.
>>> Whoever checks this in to CVS should please make sure the latest
>>> CVS version of dvb-kernel still compiles with kernel 2.6.8 (which ist
>>> the version used in current Linux distributions such as SUSE 9.2).
>>> I'd hate to be forced to install a special kernel version in case
>>> I switch to dvb-kernel.
>> AFAIK dvb-kernel already doesn't compile with older kernels than 
>> 2.6.9. You may disable the non-working modules from Makefile, if you 
>> don't need them.
>> On the other hand, upgrading the kernel is rather easy, since it uses 
>> the .config of your 2.6.8 kernel. You need only make 
>> oldconfig/xconfig, make && make modules_install && make install. 
>> Another possibility is to install a newer kernel from SUSE's 
>> "unstable" branch, if such branch exists.
> I will only switch to dvb-kernel if it works with the current SUSE
> supplied kernel (currently 2.6.8 in SUSE 9.2). For one that's because
> I want to be able to use the online update feature, but also because
> other users who may be barely able to install a standard distribution,
> but may not be able to install a new kernel, should still be able to
> use VDR.

Maybe you could stick to 2.6.8 default DVB drivers?

Anssi Hannula

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