[linux-dvb] em28xx "card=" argument

Devin Heitmueller devin.heitmueller at gmail.com
Wed Nov 19 23:11:16 CET 2008

On Wed, Nov 19, 2008 at 4:37 PM, Mauro Carvalho Chehab
<mchehab at infradead.org> wrote:
>> What do you think about removing the "card=" module option from
>> em28xx?  Users who don't know any better might be inclined to try the
>> various cards in the list and could burn out their hardware if they
>> select a card with the wrong GPIOs.
>> I can submit a patch that takes it out.  Let me know what you think.
> nack. This option is needed, since some cards can't be auto-detected. For
> example, that device with ALC655 is a capture only device that doesn't have any
> eeprom. Also, the autodetect hints think it is an Oral Camera. So, it uses the
> "generic id". Of course, the generic entry doesn't work for it.

Also, could you send me the dmesg output for the card in question
without the "card=" argument, so I can see the eeprom contents and
various computed hashes.


Devin J. Heitmueller
AIM: devinheitmueller

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