[linux-dvb] How to compile the firmware into the driver?

Oliver Endriss o.endriss at gmx.de
Sun Dec 4 16:56:07 CET 2005


Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
> Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
> > I have downloaded the latest driver snapshot from
> > 
> >   http://linuxtv.org/downloads/snapshots/v4l-dvb-20051202.tar.gz
> > 
> > and the latest firmware from
> > 
> >   http://linuxtv.org/downloads/firmware/dvb-ttpci-01.fw-2622
> > 
> > and expanded the driver source into
> > 
> >   /home/kls/vdr/DVB-v4l-dvb.2005-12-02
> > 
> > 
> > What is the simplest method to build this driver and have
> > it compile the firmware into it?
> > 
> > I tried writing
> > 
> > CONFIG_DVB_AV7110_FIRMWARE=y
> > CONFIG_DVB_AV7110_FIRMWARE_FILE=./dvb-ttpci-01.fw
> > 
> > into /usr/src/linux/.config and create a symlink in
> > /home/kls/vdr/DVB-v4l-dvb.2005-12-02/linux/drivers/media/dvb/ttpci
> > 
> > -rw-r--r--   1 kls users 239956 Dec  4 13:13 dvb-ttpci-01.fw-2622
> > lrwxrwxrwx   1 kls users     20 Dec  4 13:13 dvb-ttpci-01.fw -> 
> > dvb-ttpci-01.fw-2622
> > 
> > but apparently that doesn't impress the make process.
> > 
> > 
> > Is there a simple trick to do this?
> 
> Ok, so I think I've managed to do this, by editing some source files.
> I'm still hoping there is a clean way to do this, though.

With current v4l/Makefile it does not work.

> So now I have all the *.ko files in /home/kls/vdr/DVB-v4l-dvb.2005-12-02/v4l,
> but I can't seen to find out how to properly load them. There used to
> be an 'insmod.sh' script before the v4l/dvb merge, but that's no
> longer there.
> 
> Does anybody know how to properly load the *.ko files?
> Note that I do _not_ want to do "make install", because I
> want to be able to have several driver versions in their
> own directories, and want to switch between these by simply
> placing a symlink. Therefore I need a way to load and unload
> the modules from a given driver directory, without copying anything
> to /lib/modules/...

The old insmod.sh script from the dvb-kernel/build-2.6 still works.
(I just commented out all modules which are not needed.)

Oliver

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