[linux-dvb] Kernel integration of rtl2831u driver

Steven Toth stoth at linuxtv.org
Sun Sep 14 16:37:07 CEST 2008

Peter Mayer wrote:
> Hi,
> i own a Freecom rev 4 DVB-T USB-stick using a rtl2831u chip inside. Since about February this year, drivers for that stick are available and a lot of discussion about the driver was done on this list. 
> But it seems for quite some time that no further discussion happens anymore.. I am using debian SID (sidux) and the actual kernel there (2.6.26-5.slh.4-sidux-686) from some days ago still does not include the rtl2831u dvb-t driver. So, I wonder now what the next steps are to make this driver available in the linux kernel, and when it will probably happen.
> Background of my question is that I would like to use the stick of course, but without patching and compiling a new kernel from source by myself.
> So, what is the future plan of rtl2831u for kernel integration? I am not familiar with the standard procedure of the diffusion process into mainstream kernel versions, so I would appreciate any comments on this topic.

This has been on and off the mailing list since Jan.

I gather the tree has some significant merge issues, that's probably why 
it hasn't been merged. Generally if the drivers are legally clean, code 
clean they get merged in a couple of weeks.

- Steve

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