[mythtv-users] HD-3000 firmware upload
mercury.morris at gmail.com
Sat Jun 11 20:51:41 UTC 2005
On 6/11/05, Robert Tsai <rtsai1111 at comcast.net> wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 11, 2005 at 03:26:25PM -0500, Mercury Morris wrote:
> > After a bit of work installing kernel 2.6.12-rc6 and an HD-3000
> > card, I'm able to watch HDTV using only the DVB driver that comes
> > with that kernel. Nothing from the pcHDTV website was installed.
> > But the gyrations I have to go thru to get the card up and running
> > seem very primitive. Here's what I do, all by hand after the system
> > boots:
> > As root, modprobe cx88-dvb
> > As mythtv, azap kmsp
> > Right after the azap command, there is a short delay while the
> > firmware is uploaded, then the signal is displayed and the happy
> > string, "FE_HAS_LOCK" is typed out!
> > The system log has all the details.
> > But there must be a much, much smoother way to get the firmware
> > uploaded. The "modprobe cx88-dvb" command can be put into
> > /etc/rc.d/rc.local, which will smooth-out that part of it. But
> > that's not enough to get the firmware loaded.
> > How else might the firmware be uploaded, without having to manually
> > enter a command, such as "azap kmsp" ?
> I just stuck "cx88-dvb" into my /etc/modules (list of modules to
> automatically at system startup). The firmware seems to get
> automatically loaded just fine.
> Your distro may use a different convention (my system is
I'm using Fedora Core 3, with the aforementioned added
kernel 2.6.12.-rc6. Surely, the debian/ubuntu folks have
done the extra work to make it a bit easier to use the DVB
driver with less manual work - nice for you debian users !
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