[linux-dvb] Force cold reset / firmware reload of PCI device (Nova T 500)

Patrick Boettcher patrick.boettcher at desy.de
Sun Nov 18 19:54:35 CET 2007

Hi Thierry,

unfortunately it is not possible to re-download a firmware after having a 
firmware downloaded with dib0700 (currently).

The only way is to replug the device (which is hard on the Nova T 500).


On Wed, 14 Nov 2007, Thierry Lelegard wrote:

> Hello,
> This has already been asked here but I can't remember if an answer was found.
> When you have a PCI device such as the Hauppauge Nova T 500, you upgrade the
> drivers and firmware (meaning copy a new file into /lib/firmware), you may
> force an unload/reload of the driver in the kernel but is there a way to
> force a reload of the firmware in the device without switching power off?
> If the answer is no with the current drivers, is there a way to force the
> device to do a cold reset (throwing loaded firmware)? If this answer is
> yes, could it be possible to add this feature in the driver?
> -Thierry
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