[mythtv] go7007 based devices

Hans Verkuil hverkuil at xs4all.nl
Wed Jan 27 12:08:06 UTC 2010

On Thursday 21 January 2010 09:07:47 TJ wrote:
> Jelle Foks wrote:
> > TJ wrote:
> >> I am curious how many people are successfully using go7007 based
> >> capture devices
> >> with mythtv. I've done some patch work on go7007 driver to make it v4l2
> >> compliant and was thinking of updating mythtv to stop using
> >> proprietary go7007
> >> ioctls, but wanted to feel the ground first.
> >> -TJ
> >>
> >> PS: jelle you on this list?
> >>   
> > Yep, I'm on it, but I guess I don't check on it very often ;-)...
> You sure don't :)
> > Myself, I'm using a bunch of plextors (with the go7007 chip), both
> > M402's without tuner and TV402's with tuner on my mythbackend in the
> > closet, using Ubuntu with a 2.6.31-11-generic-pae kernel and drivers
> > that I made by combining the driver from the kernel staging tree and an
> > older version that still worked, as I posted (with more details) on my
> > blog at http://go70007.imploder.org . Somebody replied on the blog that
> > it also works on, on ARM even... I actually don't know who
> > maintains the go7007 driver in the staging tree, but I don't think it
> > was the v4l guys.

Actually, it is. So the linux-media list is the appropriate place to post patches on.
It is currently maintained by Pete Eberlein from Sensoray.

> Try this patch. It runs against kernel source. I tried it on 2.6.32, 2.6.32-r1
> and -r2. I basically did some general cleanup on the go7007 driver in the kernel
> tree, added few standard v4l2 commands and *temporarily* put back in proprietary
> go7007 ioctls from your package for continued mythtv support. I also added
> support for ADS Tech DVD Xpress DX2 board (which was the main reason I got into
> it). It runs well on my DX2 boxes. I've got about 100 of them and am currently
> testing it on 5.

Please post this as well to the linux-media list. It would be great if someone would be
willing to do more work on this driver and get it out of staging into the mainline. It's
getting close, but it's not there yet.



Hans Verkuil - video4linux developer - sponsored by TANDBERG

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