[mythtv-users] Re: Highly confused - tuner type=39 ??

Don Brett dlbrett at zoominternet.net
Mon Nov 8 00:26:46 UTC 2004

> Because, like I stated in an earlier email, the new hauppauge tuners ARE
> tuner 47.
> Tuner 39 is close, but does not have full functionality.

> It didn't autodetect because your kernel tuner module doesn't know what it is.

> You need to apply the tuner.c/ tuner.h patch on Chris' website, and

> recompile / reinstall the module.
> then it should autodetect to tuner 47, fully working.

Ok, I'm starting to get-it.  I had assumed that patches were generally a way to get a given package upgraded to the current rev-level (i.e. - run the patch or get the entire tarball), but his patches are for other things.

My existing kernel (and source tree) is 2.4.26, but I see that his patches are for:


Do I need to get the current source for 2.4.27 and rebuild the kernel, or is it safe to run this against 2.4.26?  If so, what about the others?  Is there a way to determine which versions of bttv, cx88, and saa I have?  Thanks for the help,

PS - I'm using Slackware 9.1, which stopped issuing kernel source at 2.4.26.  Any idea of where to get 2.4.7 ?

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