[linux-dvb] Lifeview DVB-T from v4l-dvb and Pinnacle Hybrid USb from v4l-dvb-kernel......help

Aidan Thornton makosoft at googlemail.com
Wed Apr 2 18:42:25 CEST 2008

On 4/2/08, Another Sillyname <anothersname at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Aidan
> So are you working on integrating the em28xx devices that are working
> in v4l-dvb-kernel version into v4l-dvb (or ever your own version of
> same)?
> Or will it require changes to too much code?

Occasionally, yes - I can do, and generally it's fairly trivial, but
since I don't have access to all this hardware myself, unless
someone's willing to test it there's not much I can do. In fact, I
just added untested support for the card to
http://www.makomk.com/hg/v4l-dvb-em28xx. You'll need to "modprobe
em28xx card=17", though, since your device uses a generic USB ID and I
can't add autodetection without a copy of the dmesg output when
loading the driver without card=17. (Also, while my version of the
driver should in theory support DVB-T, the v4l-dvb version doesn't and
probably won't any time soon.)

> I have to say as a user/observer I find it ridiculous that there are
> two branches of working code that are pretty close to the same and
> won't work with each other.  If there's one area that Linux really
> clearly pi**es on Windows it's the handling of media and stuff like
> this just switches people off.
> While not looking at the code or drawing any conclusions therein a new
> layer on top of v4l-dvb (whichever version) seems counter productive
> to me.
> Ho hum.....can someone please just tell me how to get my kit working
> without having to re-invent the wheel.

Also, you might be able to get it working with v4l-dvb-experimental by
passing "card=94" to saa7134. No guarantees, though.

> Thanks in advance.
> J
> On 01/04/2008, Aidan Thornton <makosoft at googlemail.com> wrote:

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