[mythtv-users] Mandriva 2007 comes with IVTV :) but....

Pedro Pessoa prp at pobox.com
Sun Jan 21 12:29:14 UTC 2007

On Sunday 14 January 2007 04:10, Greg Schade wrote:
> On Sat, 2007-01-13 at 21:45 -0600, Malcolm wrote:
> > Hey Guys,
> >
> > After much frustration upgrading my old mandrake 10.0 box and recompiling
> > everything on there about a million times I just wiped it and loaded
> > Mandriva 2007 and was very surprised to see IVTV 0.7 installed.  Looking
> > at dmesg I see the only thing its missing is the firmware which I'm
> > guessing is why I don't have /dev/video devices.
> >
> > I looked on http://ivtvdriver.org and found this:
> >
> > Mandriva 2007: has support in de kernel you only need to download de
> > firmware rpms from plf to get a working configuration.
> >
> > Where or what is plf?  I searched google for a firmware rpm and found so
> > many pages and links to different rpms I'm not sure what to get.
> http://plf.zarb.org/
> you want to use easy urpmi
> http://easyurpmi.zarb.org/
> it allows you to get packages not included, for a variety of reasons, in
> the official Mandriva release.

If you have some problem with it, you can always follow this:

" Obtaining and Installing the Firmware

The easiest way to obtain the firmware files is to simply download this file. 
This file is meant for ivtv-0.4.2 and up and always contains the recommended 
firmware versions. You need to extract the archive in the hotplug directory 
(see the Location section above). For older ivtv versions you need to rename 
the files to what is appropriate for that ivtv version (see Firmware 
filenames above).

That's it! If you want to know how to manually extract the firmware files from 
the original distributed drivers, then read on. "

It worked for me with Mandriva 2007.

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