[linux-dvb] [PATCH-TESTERS-REQUIRED] Leadtek Winfast PxDVR 3200 H - DVB Only support

stev391 at email.com stev391 at email.com
Mon Aug 18 02:00:53 CEST 2008

> It seems that kernel 2.6.27 (what I was using) is different enough
> that the modules and fw from Stephens downloads won't work properly.

> I went back to 2.6.25 and it worked there, so I tried 2.6.26 and it
> worked there as well.

> These are the steps I had to do so it would load properly;
> 1) Compile kernel WITHOUT 'multimedia'
> i.e. #
> # Multimedia devices
> #
> #
> # Multimedia core support
> #
> # CONFIG_VIDEO_DEV is not set
> # CONFIG_DVB_CORE is not set
> # CONFIG_VIDEO_MEDIA is not set

> #
> # Multimedia drivers
> #
> # CONFIG_DAB is not set

> & reboot with new kernel (if it was the kernel you were already booted
> too, don't bother)

> 2) Download Stephens latest media patches
> #> wget http://linuxtv.org/hg/~stoth/v4l-dvb/archive/tip.tar.bz2
> extract to current dir, then;
> #> make all
> #> make install

> 3) Download Stephens firmware and follow instructions in
> /Documentation/video4linux/extract_xc3028.pl

> 4) Reboot machine to load all the correct modules and fw, then open
> favourite tuner prog (I use Me-TV) and enjoy the viewing.

> --
> Regards,	Robert


I'm glad you got it working.

The v4l-dvb drivers will not work against a kernel that has the video/multimedia drivers compiled in to the kernel.  
When you compile your kernel you select the above options, which you disabled, as modules and this will also allow the v4l-dvb drivers to be compiled as modules and overwrite the older drivers.

If the kernel you were using, that it didn't work against, was part of a distro, perhaps a bug report to them about their kernel config should be sent...



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