[linux-dvb] Feature Request: CAM kernel module

Manu Abraham abraham.manu at gmail.com
Thu Nov 2 21:05:08 CET 2006

Rene Bartsch wrote:
>> This has been already discussed here before :
>> <http://www.mail-archive.com/linux-dvb@linuxtv.org/msg05523.html>
>> It doesn't seem so easy, because the PCMCIA interface is not used in a
>> standard way.
> Ok, I've read that thread now, but there's something strange. I once had a
> cam which could be flashed in a PCMCIA slot. Doing a "lspci -vvv" worked,
> too.

Yeah that is possible. This is just loading a new firmware for the CAM.

> So, where's the difference to a PCMCIA interface except and additional
> logical interface which would have to be handled by a userspace program
> anyway?

You will have to route the Transport stream from the DVB card to the
PCMCIA module and back, after doing that a lot of juice would be gone
from your Host CPU.

Don't forget that you have to decode the MPEG stream as well


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