[mythtv-users] Anyone got DVB under Xen?

Rev Simon Rumble simon at rumble.net
Mon Feb 12 02:31:46 UTC 2007

Hi folks.

Just wondering if anyone has managed to get DVB reception working in a 
Xen domU?

Xen doesn't support USB access from domUs but I thought I'd sneakily try 
slotting in a USB PCI card and assigning the PCI card to the domU.  It 
seems to work but when I try to load the firmware I get an error 
claiming the firmware isn't available (it is, in both /lib/firmware and 
/use/lib/hotplug/firmware) :

Feb 12 02:27:03 mythtv kernel: dvb-usb: found a 'WideView WT-220U 
PenType Receiver (Typhoon/Freecom)' in cold state, will try to load a 
Feb 12 02:27:13 mythtv kernel: dvb-usb: did not find the firmware file. 
(dvb-usb-wt220u-02.fw) Please see linux/Documentation/dvb/ for more 
details on firmware-problems. (-2)

Any ideas, or am I just being much too sneaky trying to get this working 
under Xen?  Much prefer to have it running under Xen so I can do other 
things with the machine while the MythTV instance doesn't change with 
every modification I make elsewhere.

Rev Simon Rumble <simon at rumble.net>

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