On Mon, 09 Jul 2018 19:21:55 +0200 Per Jessen email@example.com wrote:
Dave Howorth wrote:
On Sun, 08 Jul 2018 18:30:15 +0200 Per Jessen firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Per Jessen wrote:
Dave Howorth wrote:
I just got my TBS6205 card and started trying to install it and mythtv. I'm a bit worried by the ReadMe.txt that comes with the TBS6205 driver zip. It starts with:
#sudo rm -rf /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/media/
which seems like a rather drastic thing to do. Is that a normal thing to do?
That does sound like overkill. Those modules will likely be rebuilt, but still.
The file then goes on to say:
#tar jxvf media_build-2018-0206.tar.bz2 #cd media_build #./install.sh #reboot
#dmesg | grep tbsversion
The instructions here are a little more elaborate, although they also explicitly say that your card is not (yet) supported:
Well just above that, the page says "These instructions are taken directly from those pages, e.g. tbs' wiki. Go there for latest official word on build procedure." and if you follow the link then you will find the 6205 card listed as supported. So I suspect the linuxtv page is just out of date.
Sorry, I meant say that too - that you've got some newer source code, so that page needs updating.
Even if it may appear a bit complex, I wouldn't worry about it at all Dave - just crack on and see if you get a module built, then see what happens when you load it. Then back to mythtv.
Hmm, that's my problem, I do worry about it. I don't remember ever building a kernel module, so that's new. I vaguely remember removing and replacing modules, so that bit might come back to me.
Then I don't trust instructions that start by telling me to throw out the baby with the bathwater and then rebuild both the baby and the bathwater. I don't mind trying to build a specific new module to interface with this specific new card but I'm very reluctant to replace all the modules in that system directory with code that I've just downloaded from some random site on the internet.
And then I don't understand whether firmware is needed and how that whole mechanism works.
So I'm fairly far outside my comfort zone at the minute.