[mythtv-users] Question about Chris's new tuners patch.

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Thu Dec 30 22:31:03 UTC 2004

On 12/16/2004 10:07 AM, Asciimonster wrote:

> I've got a question about the new tuner path from Chris Kennedy. Since 
> it's marked for a specific kernel version, I'll have to downgrade my 
> kernel (I want to stick with 2.4). Does this mean I have to recompile 
> everything (ivtv, mythtv, mysql, lame, etc)? [I just don't want to 
> work up a sweat if none is needed].
> By the way, has somebody got an unofficial howto about this proces?

RTFWP (Read The Full Web Page).

The page to which you're referring:


displays a README (under the list of patches available for download).  
It is the *official* HOWTO about the process.

Important points (i.e. the ones that answer your questions) include:
  - Do I need to apply these patches?
  - Which patch do I use? My kernel version is not listed.
  - How do I apply the patches?
  - Which versions of packages require patching?

If you feel I've left any important information out of the README, 
please e-mail me.

The only one of your questions not answered is, "Does this mean I have 
to recompile everything?"  I purposefully left this one out because a) 
everyone's system is different, b) explaining how to know what needs to 
be recompiled is better left for a (very thick) book about Linux kernel 
hacking, and c) I don't want to give someone who shouldn't be compiling 
kernel modules a false sense of confidence by making him/her think the 
process it easy (which is not to say it's hard--but it can be very 
dangerous for someone who doesn't know what he/she is doing).


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