[linux-dvb] Pinnacle 800i driver problems

superhappyfunball superhappyfunball at gmail.com
Wed Jan 23 17:53:32 CET 2008

Sorry for the repost, but I too am having these issues.

I am using ubuntu, with the 2.6.22-14-386 stock kernel.

  > It looks like the tuner callback function caused a kernel OOPS for
  > some reason.

I do get an oops. Once more, it seems to lock my machine completely. It
locks at the point it starts the nVidia driver I believe, but it could
also be locking at X startup. Does not even get to KDM/GDM. I cannot
even switch to a different tty. It gets stuck. My only option at that
point is to hard reset, load a recovery kernel from the grub menu, login
as root, and then do a make rminstall, reboot off the standard kernel
and all is well again. Even a startx from the recovery kernel as root
reproduces the same issue.

  > My suggestion:

  > 1. Delete EVERYTHING related to v4l-dvb that you have in your system
  > now: first, go into your v4l-dvb directory and do "make rminstall",
  > then "cd .." and "rm -rf v4l-dvb"

  > 2. Download the latest v4l-dvb tree from http://linuxtv.org/hg/v4l-dvb

  > 3. Go into the v4l-dvb directory and "make", then "make install"

  > 4. Reboot and see what happens.

Done many times. I have used the tarballs, I have used direct mercurial
access. Happens each time. If there is anything you need from me in the
way of output, or testing, or doing something, I am all for helping in
any way I can to help resolve the issue.

Just tell me what ya need. =)
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