[mythtv-users] ivtv firmware 2.02 or 1.9 ?

Jarod C. Wilson jcw at wilsonet.com
Sat Mar 20 15:11:30 EST 2004

On Mar 20, 2004, at 11:35, Jon Waite wrote:

>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Scott J. Ellerbrock
>> I have noticed that a couple of packages referenced in the
>> how to have been upgraded to never versions, notably the
>> kernel upgrade. The IVTV firmware is another package that
>> appears to be upgraded but I am wondering if with a Aver M179
>> that I should use the 2.20 firmware or should I go with the
>> 1.9 release that is listed on sourceforge?
>> According to the IVTV page on sourceforge 2.x drivers are
>> extremely unstable and will crash my system.
>> Is the 2.20 firmware that is on the fu-berlin.de page stable
>> and do they have support for the M-179 sound already built
>> into them or do I need to patch it for sound.
>> Just for reference my setup is
>> Dell Dimension p3 1.1ghz
>> 256Mb ram
>> ATI 128 rage pro (oem)
>> SB Live value
>> Aver m179
>> Fresh install of Fedora core 1
>> I am planning on getting a Matrox MX400 for my TV out but for
>> now I would just like to be able to watch TV on the monitor itself.
> The ivtv firmware package is NOT the ivtv version AFAIK, apt-get ivtv 
> will
> still only install v1.9, but the firmware version climbs independantly 
> of
> this based of what Hauppauge release and what gets packaged by Axel.

Correct, the firmware and ivtv drivers carry completely different 
version numbers. The latest ivtv driver package from ATrpms is 0.1.9, 
versioned by the ivtv folks, teh latest firmware is 2.20, versioned by 
Conexant (or Hauppauge, I'm not positive).

> I've no idea if the M179 support in v1.9 includes sound - I don't use 
> an
> M179, but I would assume that it does since Jarod mentions using M179's
> (with audio) in his guide.

And the firmware isn't what needs patching to support the M179, it is 
the ivtv driver itself. And yes, the latest packages on ATrpms do have 
the M179 patch applied. I use them myself with both my M179 cards, no 

Jarod C. Wilson, RHCE

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