[mythtv-users] Ubuntu users, rejoyce!

Nicolas Will nico at youplala.net
Tue Jun 10 22:19:10 UTC 2008

On Tue, 2008-06-10 at 23:06 +0100, Damian wrote:
> Just out of interest (as I'm thinking I must be missing something),
> what 
> does this do for a DVB card that isn't set up automatically?

If you own a card that is not supported, badly supported or got greater
support since the Ubuntu release, you can either wait for the next
release and be out of luck, or get the v4l-dvb tree and compile it

In this situation, you will have to manually recompile the tree at each
kernel update during the release (because of security or major bugs).
This is annoying, at least IMO.

The package provided by Martin uses a very recent tree, bringing all the
latest and greatest drivers, uses DKMS.

DKMS will automatically recompile the tree for you at each kernel
upgrade. This is great, IMO, as it makes updates smoother.

Now the trick is to maintain that package with a fresh v4l-dvb tree. I'm
going to try help Martin with this.

>  I've never 
> had to manually install a driver for my Nova-T cards (to my
> knowledge), 
> they just seem to work.

Good for you!

> Excuse my ignorance. I'm generally interested, not trying to be
> dismissive.

Asking is the only way to avoid ignorance. A clever step, if you ask
me. :o)


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