[mythtv-users] HD-3000 firmware upload

Mercury Morris mercury.morris at gmail.com
Sat Jun 11 20:26:25 UTC 2005

After a bit of work installing kernel 2.6.12-rc6 and an HD-3000
card, I'm able to watch HDTV using only the DVB driver that comes
with that kernel.  Nothing from the pcHDTV website was installed.

But the gyrations I have to go thru to get the card up and running
seem very primitive.  Here's what I do, all by hand after the system

  As root,  modprobe cx88-dvb

  As mythtv, azap kmsp

Right after the azap command, there is a short delay while
the firmware is uploaded, then the signal is displayed and the
happy string, "FE_HAS_LOCK" is typed out!

The system log has all the details.

But there must be a much, much smoother way to get the
firmware uploaded.  The "modprobe cx88-dvb" command can
be put into /etc/rc.d/rc.local, which will smooth-out that part  of
it.  But that's not enough to get the firmware loaded.

How else might the firmware be uploaded, without having to
manually enter a command, such as "azap kmsp" ?

Thanks for any clues you might want to share.


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