[mythtv-users] HD-3000 firmware upload

Robert Tsai rtsai1111 at comcast.net
Sat Jun 11 20:47:58 UTC 2005

On Sat, Jun 11, 2005 at 03:26:25PM -0500, Mercury Morris wrote:
> 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
> boots:
>   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" ?

I just stuck "cx88-dvb" into my /etc/modules (list of modules to
automatically at system startup). The firmware seems to get
automatically loaded just fine.

Your distro may use a different convention (my system is

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