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

Another Sillyname anothersname at googlemail.com
Thu Apr 3 02:04:43 CEST 2008

Hi Aidan

I've played around with this for a few hours now and we have moved
forward but not quite working yet.....

The card is getting loaded properly (when I use the appropriate
card=17 option) however loading the em2880-dvb module then borks.....

I've attached the edited dmesg file.....any ideas?



On 02/04/2008, Aidan Thornton <makosoft at googlemail.com> wrote:
> 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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