[linux-dvb] Re: Unbranded USB DVB device afatech af9005

Manu Abraham abraham.manu at gmail.com
Sat Nov 25 14:23:38 CET 2006


Luca Olivetti wrote:
> En/na Manu Abraham ha escrit:
> 
>>> Well, they did: they just sent the complete documentation and sample
>>> source code, so it doesn't seem to be the case that they aren't
>>> interested, maybe nobody asked them before.
>>> In case that I'm unable to write a driver (most probable since I'm not
>>> that experienced), is there someone willing to help?
>>>
>> Sure, go ahead. People are there to help.
>>
>> They told me that you contacted them for writing a driver.
> 
> Yes, this is the idea, I have to see if I'm capable to do it, and, of
> course, the time that I have ;-)
> The only driver I have ever written is for a very simple parallel port
> device. I took a look at the dvb-usb infrastructure and it seems simple
> enough to fill-in-the-blanks once I decipher the documentation they sent me.
> 
>> Have complete info over here,
> 
> 
> I thought that was not the case, since the only reference I found on
> this device is in the message I replied to, which states that "the
> vendor has no interest in linux".
> That's why I contacted them, to discover that it simply is not true.

:-)

I didn't say anything because it needed me to create a working driver,
which i haven't done at that point of time, eventhough i saw the
discussion on the same flying past (ie, not started working on it)

Was working with some other devices as well, so did not want to spend
much time with the 9005.
Go ahead, It 's not very hard to write a good driver, having patience is
the key to it. Best of luck on your stab at the first DVB driver


Manu






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