[mythtv-users] HD PVR and IR transmitter for channel change (why)
ramin-list at badapple.net
Thu Dec 16 23:40:26 UTC 2010
On 12/16/2010 3:21 PM, David McMillan wrote:
>> The HD-PVR that returns 4903 says Rev F1 on the bottom rather than Rev E3
>> which is what the last 4902 machines had on their sticker. As far as I can
>> tell there is no difference in functionality and I'm using them
>> interchangeably with IR under Fedora 14.
> Did you install anything custom in Fedora 14 related to the hdpvr or
> lirc related kernel modules?
Nope, bone stock. I do have a recent kernel revision though and sudo
modprobe lirc_zilog as well since I haven't figured out where to put
that so it loads on boot. I also flashed both HDPVRs to 0x15, used the
standard lircd.conf, and dropped the firmware in /lib/firmware.
ramin at hdmedia.home ~ $ uname -a
Linux hdmedia.home.badapple.net 220.127.116.11-64.fc14.x86_64 #1 SMP Fri Dec 3
12:19:41 UTC 2010 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
ramin at hdmedia.home ~ $ rpm -qa | grep kernel
ramin at hdmedia.home ~ $ lsmod
lirc_zilog 14200 0
lirc_dev 15776 1 lirc_zilog
hdpvr 21258 0
v4l2_common 16581 1 hdpvr
videodev 41889 2 hdpvr,v4l2_common
v4l1_compat 12970 1 videodev
v4l2_compat_ioctl32 9853 1 videodev
i2c_core 26900 4 lirc_zilog,hdpvr,v4l2_common,videodev
I was actually surprised how well it worked out of the box so to speak.
I struggled heavily with Ubuntu 10.04/10.10 originally. Rebuilding the
kernel modules to recognize 4903 wasn't hard, but decided installing
2.6.37-rc via PPA woudld be easier to maintain as modules were updated
in mainline Linux kernel sources. IR was a total mess under Ubuntu.
After 20-30 hours of futzing with source code I decided I could live
with an unfamiliar distro as long as it worked. :-)
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