[linux-dvb] MSI Megasky 580 using Uli m9206 -- http://linuxtv.org/hg/~mkrufky/m920x

Michael Krufky mkrufky at linuxtv.org
Tue Sep 26 20:21:08 CEST 2006


Could you look over the changesets in this tree and let me know whether
or not you approve of this?


After you sent your patch in to the linux-dvb mailing list, Patrick had
some comments and requests for certain things to be cleaned up.  I have
not seen any response from you about those requests.

In an effort to move things along, I have taken it upon myself to clean
up your patch.  I've updated it to comply with some of the recent
changes in the dvb-usb structure, and to use the new dvb_attach() method.

I have also separated the qt1010 tuner code into a separate header file.
 It has come to my attention, thanks to Markus Rechberger, that there
may be more fixing to do with regards to the qt1010 stuff... but that
can be done later, in a separate patch.

I'd like it if you could test the updated tree and confirm that it works
as expected with your device.  Please clone the following tree:


You will notice that I have decided to rename the driver from megasky to
m920x -- I did this for a few reasons:

1) There are probably other devices out there based on the m9205, m9206
and m9207 chipsets ... Adding support for those devices will probably be
a matter of updating the code in this driver, in which case, the name
'megasky' may be inappropriate.

2) There is another device out there, called "MSI Megasky 580", based on
the gl861 chipset, using the same exact usb id as your device based on
the m9206 chipset.  This means that MSI released two completely
different devices, each with the same exact name and USB ID!

3) We should name the driver based on the chipset it uses, rather than
the Vendor's retail name of the product.

Please let me know what happens.


Michael Krufky

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