[mythtv-users] old kernel support and cle266 (was: Lirc - ARGH!)
mardin01 at gmx.de
mardin01 at gmx.de
Wed Feb 11 08:14:46 EST 2004
Hi Axel and mythtv users,
I have this problem too ... using a M10kB Bord from VIA ... great hardware
but very bad software (driver)
support (very slow reaction on changes like kernel / distri) from VIA ...
... I think if they will sell something in future this should be much better
... I think NVIDEA has found the right way (if not giving real open source
drivers) with their binary
drivers ... but real kernel independent ...
Greating from germany
> On Wed, Feb 11, 2004 at 12:59:53AM -0600, Gabe Knuth wrote:
> > [root at localhost]# apt-get install lirc-kmdl-$MYKERNEL
> > Reading Package Lists... Done
> > Building Dependency Tree... Done
> > E: Couldn't find package lirc-kmdl-2.4.20-8
> As Jarod wrote, that kernel is not supported anymore. In general for
> older RH I support two kernels, one from RH and one modified ATrpms
> version (with i2c/v4l,xfs etc.). 2.4.20-8 has also some known security
> On Wed, Feb 11, 2004 at 12:55:44AM -0800, Jarod C. Wilson wrote:
> > His kernel is 2.4.20-8, which is the kernel shipped on the Red Hat
> > Linux 9 isos (non-boxed version; that had 2.4.20-6 kernels). He's using
> > that because it allows him to use VIA's cle266 binary drivers. The
> > corresponding kernel-source rpm should be installed from the discs.
> That is of course unfortunate. Can't these binary drivers be used with
> later kernels? For example with a wrapper like nvidia does?
> With a strong mythtv community as it has evolved, shouldn't it be
> possible to post requests to VIA to fix this? I see that they already
> allow vendors/resellers to use the code, and they do seem to try to
> build the modules for a lot of different distributions.
> After all, they want to sell something, so they should make usage a
> bit easier ;)
> Axel.Thimm at physik.fu-berlin.de
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