[linux-dvb] Re: Dvico FusionHDTV 5 USB Progress

Jeremy Lee jplee3 at yahoo.com
Tue Feb 7 19:06:17 CET 2006

  Thanks for all the information! I signed up for the
linux-dvb mailing list and am replying to it now. 

I just checked out from Mercurial and installed
everything remotely. I just hope I installed
everything correctly! Unfortunately, I'm at work and
the tuner is not plugged into my Linux box at home
right now. When I get back I'll have to plug it in and
see if it works. 
I remember you mentioning in another thread that the
blue light should come on upon plugging in the device?
Was there anything else that I needed to do? I made
sure to get the bluebird*.fw firmware and put it in my
hotplugs dir (in my case: /etc/hotplug). And I was
successfully able to modprobe dvb-usb-cxusb

BTW: I'm running this on 2.6.12-1.1381_FC3smp. Are
there any known issues [so far] running on SMP or with
2.6.12? I recall 2.6.12(?) is the first necessary
kernel to recompile with the newer dvb support.


--- Michael Krufky <mkrufky at linuxtv.org> wrote:

> Jeremy Lee wrote:
> >Hi Michael,
> >   I recently came across several forums and
> threads
> >and found that you and Chris Pascoe have been
> working
> >on Linux patches for the ATSC and DVB-T versions of
> >the FusionHDTV USB tuner. 
> >   I just picked one up for myself and have been
> using
> >it under WinXP [blech] so far. But I'm interested
> in
> >getting it working under Fedora Core w/ MythTV.  
> >   Do you have a website with specific info on the
> >updates/progress of the driver(s), or is it mainly
> the
> >forums that you post new info/updates to?
> >
> >Just curious to track the current progress with the
> >project.
> >
> Jeremy-
> We have full support already merged into the
> upcoming 2.6.16 kernel for 
> DViCO FusionHDTV5 USB Gold.  Besides this model, the
> driver also 
> supports the three DVB-T versions of the device.
> Chris Pascoe did the work to add support for the
> DVB-T Dual version of 
> this device.  I was the first to add bluebird
> support, and I added 
> support for the ATSC version myself, on New Years
> Eve.  [  Dont worry - 
> I got drunk that night in celebration ;-)  ]  A few
> days later, after 
> testing via the lists, I also added support for the
> LGZ201 and TH7579 
> models.
> So far, I havent heard from any testers of the ATSC
> model, but I own one 
> myself and it is working very well.  I haven't
> gotten around to 
> programming the keymaps on the remote control, and
> analog support is not 
> yet ready.  Digital video IS working.
> If you would like to use the new driver without
> upgrading to the 
> unreleased, development 2.6.16 kernel, you may do so
> by installing the 
> new modules from the v4l-dvb mercurial tree.
> Instructions for doing this are located at
> http://linuxtv.org/cvs.php
> If you have any troubles in the installation, please
> email support 
> requests to the video4linux and/or linux-dvb mailing
> lists.  I will 
> respond to you there, but I prefer that the emails
> be addressed to those 
> lists for the purpose of the archives, and because
> any questions that I 
> answer can help other users.  (you may add cc to my
> email as well)
> Thank you for your interest... I hope this helps.
> Michael Krufky

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