[mythtv-users] cx88-dvb how to load on boot Fedora core 4

McNally mcnallychris at pobox.com
Thu Jan 18 16:33:55 UTC 2007

I've had an old ATI HD TV Wonder sitting around and I finally tried 
yesterday to install it in my Myth box.  I realize this card is not a 
supported HD card. It's working fine but I don't know how to get the 
module loaded automatically at boot time. I put the modprobe command in 
rc.local but it seems to happen too late for the mythbackend.

For some background, I followed some of the instructions here:


I did not recompile the kernel since I already had dvb drivers installed 
with my 2.6.17-1.2142_FC4 kernel, and I did not need to use azap  The 
only thing I had to do was download the firmware and run

modprobe cx88-dvb

and in mythtvsetup I deleted all cards and input sources and re-added 
them, putting the HD card first. I added two video sources from 
DataDirect one for HD and one for analog.

My current modprobe.conf looks like this:

# cat /etc/modprobe.conf

alias usb-controller ehci-hcd
alias usb-controller1 ohci-hcd
alias ieee1394-controller ohci1394
alias scsi_hostadapter sata_nv
remove snd-hda-intel { /usr/sbin/alsactl store 0 >/dev/null 2>&1 || : ; 
}; /sbin/modprobe -r --ignore-remove snd-hda-intel
alias char-major-61 lirc_i2c
alias eth0 forcedeth
alias char-major-81 cx88-blackbird
alias char-major-81-0 ivtv
alias snd-card-0 snd-hda-intel
options snd-card-0 index=0
install lirc_i2c /sbin/modprobe ivtv; /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install 
# nvidia kernel module
alias char-major-195 nvidia-1_0-8756
alias nvidia nvidia-1_0-8756
# I2C module options
alias char-major-89 i2c-dev

Should I replace the 'cx88-blackbird' line?

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