[linux-dvb] Cablestar DVB-C (Flexcop + stv0297) broken since changeset 7fb12d754061 (7469)

Patrick Boettcher patrick.boettcher at desy.de
Sat Sep 6 19:07:12 CEST 2008

Hi again,

I just pushed patch to my hg repository which fixes the s5h1420-support 
for other cards than the flexcop-based ones.

I will ask Mauro to pull right now.


On Mon, 1 Sep 2008, Patrick Boettcher wrote:

> On Mon, 1 Sep 2008, Martin Dauskardt wrote:
>> So we have broken support for at least three cards now. (Technotrend 2400 and
>> Hauppauge Noba-S-SE with s5h1420 frontend doesn`t work any longer ,too. See
>> http://linuxtv.org/pipermail/linux-dvb/2008-August/028249.html)
>> In my opinion it is not acceptable to break support for three cards in the
>> v4l-dvb main tree to get one other card supported.
>> I strongly request to revert the changeset until a working solution for all
>> cards has been tested.
> We need to separate the things:
> 1) breakage of stv0297-based cards
> This was a mistake - I'm still trying to see which atomic modification
> causes that.... Should be a 3-liner to fix it, but where...
> 2) s5h1420-based cards
> I modified it to support a new card - right. I published the patch and ask
> for owners of the NOVA-S SE to test it. After not receiving a comment from
> anyone Mauro agreed to integrate it and wait if it breaks for someone. I
> agree this is not the smoothest/nicest way, but what else could I have
> done to move forward?
> Blindly reverting now would push me back where I was 6 months ago :(. But
> I totally agree with this idea when someone of you NOVA-S SE owners gives
> me a hand in order to test a possibly fixed patch. ;)
> Patrick.
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