[linux-dvb] [PATCH] Lifeview FlyDVB-T support

Hartmut Hackmann hartmut.hackmann at t-online.de
Sun Jan 15 20:55:00 CET 2006


Giampiero Giancipoli wrote:
> Hi, this is my first post to the list :)
> The 1st patch adds support for the LifeView FlyDVB-T and its remote
> control. However this card does not fully work, surely some parameters
> should be tweaked.
> Until I realized that tda10046 ignores the boot flag when a firmware
> EEPROM exists, I tried to force a firmware upload, using the one found
> in Lifeview recent driver (version 29 vs eeprom version 23), so the 2nd
> patch modifies get_dvb_firmware in order to get this tda10046 firmware
> (version 29) from lifeview's site. I'm not 100% sure it is for tda10046,
> it should be since its size almost matches the one got from technotrend,
> anyway here it is. The big advantage is that you need to get less than
> 300K against the 12MB bundle from Techntrend!
> One thing I would ask to Hartmut. You said in a post that EEPROM
> firmware upgrade is possibile... could you tell me/us how to do it?
> Ciao,
> Gianci

Jep, i had to learn the eeprom boot thing myself. It makes no sense
to apply an external firmware file if there is an eeprom. The decoder
will make use of the eeprom contents as soon as there is a chance, i.e
return from sleep mode.
And yes, the most recent firmware for the tda10046 is 29.

Since the firmware is in an I2C eeprom, it can be updated. What we need
is a writer software. If you volunteer to write it, i can tell you what
needs to be done. I will not have the time to do this in the near

Best regards

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