[linux-dvb] Pinnacle 800i driver problems

Steven Toth stoth at linuxtv.org
Wed Jan 23 18:06:48 CET 2008

superhappyfunball wrote:
> 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

I've seen this on other devices and drivers too, my nvidia card used to 

mkrufky also sees similar issues.

Sure this isn't a core videobuf bug?

> 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.

Yes, this is consistent.

>   > 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. =)

- Steve

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