[mythtv-users] Ubuntu, V4L, and DKMS

faginbagin mythtv at hbuus.com
Sun May 8 04:51:37 UTC 2011

On 2:59 PM, Christopher Meredith wrote:
> I'm running Ubuntu 10.10 and I've got one of those newer HD-PVRs that
> requires drivers from the media_build branch of V4L. I've got the
> drivers built and running great, but now I'd like to find out if I can
> set up DKMS to automatically rebuild these drivers when installing
> kernel upgrades. Before I embark on a process that is certain to
> include swearing, crying, and frustration, I wanted to ask if anyone
> on here has already done it. So... anyone?
> TIA!

I've done this for one module, rc-hauppauge-new, to get my Hauppauge remote to generate the key codes I want. Seems to do what I want, IOW, when I update the kernel via Update Manager, the module is recompiled as needed. Although it didn't do the job the first time I updated the kernel. For some reason, my module was not recompiled. I don't know what the problem was. I made some more tweaks to my dkms.conf file, repeated key DKMS commands, and it seemed to do the trick, because the module was recompiled on the next kernel update. I think I've only had one kernel update since that time, so I'm not 100% sure I've got it right.

If you'd like to see what I've done, I can send you the gzipped tar file. It's tiny, 2396 bytes.


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