[linux-dvb] No /dev/dvb/ with DViCO Fusion HDTV DVB-T Plus, Gentoo 2.6.16-r9

Michael Krufky mkrufky at linuxtv.org
Wed Jun 14 17:16:01 CEST 2006

Samuel Cook wrote:
> Apologies if this list is not the correct place for troubleshooting.  
> If it is not, please let me know and I'll redirect my queries elsewhere.
> I'm having a lot of trouble getting my DViCo Fusion DVB-T Plus loaded 
> properly.  It appears to be the 1.1 revision (the chip ends with a -39 
> rather than a -19, which I believe is the indicator).  The card is 
> detected; lspci gives correct information about the card, and 
> /dev/v4l/video0 and vbi0 exist.  The problem is that /dev/dvb/ is not 
> getting created.
I believe your problem is simply due to the fact that cx88-dvb isn't 
loading automatically... try:

modprobe cx88-dvb

...then what happens?

> While I'm not a linux newbie, I am very green when it comes to 
> manually configuring hardware drivers and the like.  I've tried to 
> follow Chris Pascoe's instructions here ( 
> http://www.itee.uq.edu.au/~chrisp/Linux-DVB/DVICO/ 
> <http://www.itee.uq.edu.au/%7Echrisp/Linux-DVB/DVICO/> ), but to be 
> honest I'm a bit overwhelmed.
[snip .config]
> After building my kernel, I extracted this tar ( 
> http://linuxtv.org/hg/~pascoe/v4l-dvb?ca=cec41e698b97;type=bz2 
> <http://linuxtv.org/hg/%7Epascoe/v4l-dvb?ca=cec41e698b97;type=bz2> ) from 
> Pascoe's site and, as advised, followed the instructions on this page 
> ( http://www.linuxtv.org/repo/#build ).  The make section seems to 
> work correctly, but I get several errors during the make install 
> section.  The last one is:
> install: cannot stat 'dvb-firesat.ko' : No such file or directory
> make: [dvb-install] Error 1 (ignored)
> /sbin/depmod -a 2.6.16-gentoo-r9
^^^ This indicates that you are using an extremely old repository.  
Instead, try building from the latest mercurial snapshot, as described 
in the linuxtv.org link above.


Michael Krufky

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