[linux-dvb] Re: How do I "use cx88xx with option card=19" ???

Michael Krufky mkrufky at linuxtv.org
Tue Sep 20 01:16:02 CEST 2005

Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 19, 2005 at 02:08:41PM +0200, Georg Mann wrote:
>>I have no cx88-dvb Modul:
> [..]
>>I fear, I have to get it with a new kernel? Oh god, I just wanted to watch 
>>TV... it is beginning ti get a real quest... 
> Yes you need a new kernel..

NOT TRUE!! (see below)

> Or you can get the video4linux and dvb CVS trees and compile the drivers
> from those. But it seems like that is quite messy because cx88-dvb needs
> both trees, not just the dvb tree.

True, but not messy at all...  I have created tree-merging scripts, that 
will allow users of hybrid boards that use code from both trees, to be 
able to test the most recent version of all the code involved that makes 
up these drivers.

Blah, I know that I'm starting to sound like a broken record about 
this... I thought I plugged this merged-tree build environment enough by 
now that everyone would know about them... I guess not :-(

from the top... Please, see the HOWTO in the v4lwiki:


The howto explains how to retrieve both video4linux and dvb-kernel cvs 
into the same directory, then cd into video4linux, run 
scripts/merge-trees.sh, then make; make install .... This pulls all the 
dvb code that video4linux depends on for the hybrid boards into the 
video4linux build environment using symlinks.  The video4linux build 
environment is backwards compatable with older kernels (unlike 
dvb-kernel cvs build environment.

> Maybe Ubuntu will have a newer kernel that has the module. Unfortunately
> the latest Debian kernel does not have that driver although I expect it
> will be in the next version.

Ubuntu will be releasing 2.6.12 with Breezy, coming out in about three 
weeks.  (I just recently made friends with their kernel team). :-D

Michael Krufky

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