[mythtv-users] v4l/dvb support from ATrpms (was: Backend suggestions please - h/ware & distro)

Axel Thimm Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
Mon Mar 29 05:12:31 EST 2004

On Mon, Mar 29, 2004 at 08:44:38AM +1000, Jon Whitear wrote:
> >At the time I had the machine locking up on me on a regular basis
> >(solved by a motherboard bios update) but from memory I plugged them in
> >compiled up the drivers had a few mins faffing with the dll on the
> >windoze cd so they could download the firmware and it worked. Probably
> >about 15 mins after opening the boxes.
> >
> >I have noticed that the kernel-source packages don't seem to work
> >"out-of-the-box" but doing a "make oldconfig; make dep;" appears to fix
> >any compile problems I have recompiling the DVB drivers with new boxes.
> Simon,
> Are you using a 2.4.22 kernel under Fedora? I'm having problems getting my
> DVB card to work. I have Axel's kernel as per Jarod's guide, and I have
> downloaded the latest video4linux from bytesex.org, and the dvb drivers
> from linuxtv.org.
> The trouble is, when I go to 'make' video4linux (and therefore the updated
> bttv driver required by my bt878 card) I get an error to the extent that
> my kernel doesn't support loading modules, and that I should re-compile
> with loadable module support enabled. That sounds all wrong to me.
> Anyway, If I try a 'make menuconfig' in the kernel source directory, it
> errors out. I'm araid I don't have the machine in front of me, so I can't
> say exactly what the error is.
> Am I barking up the wrong tree?

You should get the matching kernel config to .config and make
oldconfig twice and make dep.

But video4linux and DVB drivers are already available in rpm form. Try
increasing the danger level by going "testing" or "bleeding" (or get
them by hand).

Feedback mostly welcome! I have no DVB hardware to test with.
Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
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