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

Robert Golding robert.golding at gmail.com
Mon Aug 18 06:25:38 CEST 2008

2008/8/18  <stev391 at email.com>:
>> 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
> 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...

I actually have Gentoo as my install base, however, I have become used
to navigating around the vanilla sources for so many years I still use
them rather than the gentoo-sources.

I reckon I just have to find the difference in some parts of the
2.6.27 kernel as I used the oldconfig to fire it up. Yeah, I was lazy
and this is what happens when you get lazy. :-/ .. It wouldn't compile
the nvidia drivers either, so I'll have to get into it to see what has
been changed that caused that to happen.

> Regards,
> Stephen.
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On another note, is it the 'cx23885' that controls 'analog' (aka
Winfast 107d:66xx series) as well on this card?  Or another chip I
don't know about?

The FM Radio would use the 'analog' chip too, wouldn't it?  I was
given to understand that the cx23885 was a newer version of the
Conexant 'bt878' continuum, is that correct?

Regards,	Robert

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