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[vdr] Re: [linux-dvb] Re: Problems switching to dvb-kernel
Sascha Volkenandt wrote:
> Am Freitag, 10. September 2004 16:19 schrieb Klaus Schmidinger:
> > I even managed to compile the driver on a machine that is actually running
> > kernel 2.4.20, because that's a much faster machine, which I will not (yet)
> > update to kernel 2.6. I'll post a separate message on the driver ML with
> > a summary of what it takes to "cross compile" the driver.
> There still is a 2.4 branch of dvb-kernel, which has been separated from 2.6
> only some time ago...
I know, but if I go through all this trouble, I guess it's better
to go for the 2.6 branch, because that's apparently the only one
that is actively supported.
> > However, the latest greatest dvb-kernel driver still has the dropout
> > problem every few seconds, so I guess I'll need to find out what I did in
> > the old DVB driver to fix (or at least work around) this, and see whether
> > somebody has removed that fix/workaround in dvb-kernel...
> Could you be some more precise about this drop-out problem, since I don't know
> what you mean currently. I have switched my VDR to the latest CVS (1.9. to be
> precise) of the 2.4 branch of dvb-kernel (no problems that I didn't have
> before), and even plan to use 2.6 soon, so I'd like to know if I will be
> running into any trouble before that :-).
I believe I've solved it in the meantime. The problem was with
the VES1893 chip, which apparently delivers faulty 'sync' values.
I've posted a patch on the linux-dvb ML.
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