[linux-dvb] Dell Dimension E521 AVerMedia M779 DVBt Hybrid TV Tuner

Markus Rechberger mrechberger at gmail.com
Mon Jul 30 18:42:22 CEST 2007


On 7/30/07, P. van Gaans <w3ird_n3rd at gmx.net> wrote:
> greg wrote:
> > On Sun, 2007-07-29 at 11:28 +0200, Greg Tee wrote:
> >
> >>> 01:00.0 Multimedia video controller: Micronas Semiconductor Holding AG
> >>> Unknown device 0720
> >
> >> Finally I found some new information:
> >>
> >> [11:23:29] === Device Information ===
> >> [11:23:29] Capture filter friendlyname:M779 PCIe Audio/Video Capture 1
> >> [11:23:29] Model Name:                 AVerMedia M779
> >> [11:23:29] Transmission Interface:     PCI Express
> >> [11:23:29] Supported Standards:        PAL/SECAM/DVB-T
> >> [11:23:29] TV Tuner:                   XC3018
> >> [11:23:29] Audio/Video Decoder:        AVF4910A
> >> [11:23:29] Encoder:                    NEC61151
> >> [11:23:29] Ditial TV Demodulator:      ZL10353
> >> [11:23:29] === Driver Version ===
> >> [11:23:29] Bridge:                     2.4.0.31
> >> [11:23:29] Video Capture:              2.4.0.31
> >> [11:23:29] Tuner:                      2.4.0.31
> >> [11:23:29] === Test Results ===
> >> [11:23:29] Tuner Product ID:           3028
> >> [11:23:29] Tuner Version:              HW: 1.0 FW: 2.7
> >> [11:23:29] AVDeocder Manufacture ID:   0xEC
> >> [11:23:29] Encoder Device Version:     2
> >> [11:23:29] Demodulator Chip ID:        0x14
> >> [11:23:29] Get Device Information:     [PASS]
> >> [11:23:29] TV Tuner:                   [PASS]
> >> [11:23:29] Audio/Video Decoder:        [PASS]
> >> [11:23:29] Encoder:                    [PASS]
> >> [11:23:29] Digital TV Demodulator:     [PASS]
> >> [11:23:29] --- Test End ---
> >> [11:23:29]
> >
> > Does this info help to get this (Dell) hardware supported?
> >
> >
> >
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>
> Xceive.. Forget it. There is code for that, even code for Linux, but it
> was released by Rechberger and he's not planning on getting it to
> v4l-dvb in any way. In his last mail he said something about a userspace
> driver..  I'm not sure how that'll have to integrate with v4l-dvb.
>

even though it's unrelated that this device isn't supported at all..

only the bridging code to userspace will join the linux kernel; The
Xceive driver itself runs as a userspace daemon and communicates
through a defined interface with the driver.
The Xceive userspace driver directly includes the firmwares (in any
case users either have to download a firmware because it won't get
shipped with the linux kernel or run that userspace daemon)

The userspace Xceive driver reuses code from Xceive which is as
complete as possible for several devices. Their template driver was
meant to work with more than 1 device it includes support and
different firmwares for several different devices. (eg. empia, dibcom,
etc.)

> I'd go look out for another TV-card right now.
>

but he's right with that since that PCIe device isn't supported at all
at the moment.

Markus



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