[linux-dvb] Avermedia 777 misbehaves after remote hack merged into v4l-dvb tree

Michael Krufky mkrufky at linuxtv.org
Mon Nov 13 17:32:46 CET 2006

José Suárez wrote:
> Hi to everybody.
> I am using an Avermedia 777 DVB-T pci card. It is a very nice card, and it's 
> been working perfectly for the last weeks. However I decided to make an 
> upgrade to the current revision of the v4l-dvb tree which includes support 
> for the remote control. After the upgrade whenever I start the TV (with 
> whatever program: kaffeine, mythtv,...) it happens just as if the TV card 
> kept sending keyboard events all the time and as a result, the volume mutes, 
> unmutes, amarok is launched,... (that's because I have a multimedia keyboard 
> and some keys are mapped to do that). For example, when I launch mythbackend 
> in a konsole window, the application starts, opens the TV card and suddenly 
> what happens is like if keys got pressed, so for example there appears 771935 
> in the console window.
> This happens all the time the TV card is open. I suggest that somebody takes a 
> look at the remote control code because there must be the problem, as I have 
> just installed the v4l-dvb revision which existed just before to the remote 
> control commitment.
> All the best, José

The author of that patch had explained that he was unable to test it.  The patch
was merged into the v4l-dvb master development repository over the weekend, and
Mauro sent a pull request for this patch to go to 2.6.19 a few hours ago.  I 
don't know why this was sent to the 2.6.19 tree without first being tested. :-(

Mauro -- that patch needs fixing / more testing before it goes to mainstream...

Could you please remove that changeset from your git tree before Linus pulls it?

The problem changeset:

git commit 450efcfd2e1d941e302a8c89322fbfcef237be98

V4L/DVB (4814): Remote support for Avermedia 777


Michael Krufky

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