… So for some reason network traffic to the web server stalled yesterday around 2pm. Thanks to everyone who emailed to raise the issue. The server is back up now, around 9.30am Sunday (Yes – clearly, as you’re able to read this). We also have an intermittent disk issue that I’ve been monitoring for the… Read More
Yeah, life can throw you a curve ball once in a while. My older HP Desktop is a 2.4GHz HT 1GB system. It’s 5 years old. Great value for money. It’s also my MythTV backend… and it’s also been slowly dying for the last 3 months. What a saga. With the TV schedules just restarting… Read More
Things are ticking along nicely here at KernelLabs. The Linux Plumbers Conference 2009 took up most of last week and aside from my posting replies here in the blog threads it feels like I haven’t posted here in a very long time. So what’s new you ask? From my perspective I took a look at… Read More
We’ve reached the end of a major milestone. SAA7164 is ready to be merged into the master LinuxTV repositories at linuxtv.org. For cleanup and ease of merging I’ve extracted all of the patches from saa7164-stable and created saa7164-merge. I’ve asked Mauro to review and merge at his earliest convenience. I want to take this opportunity… Read More
We’re looking to reports from two people that say they’re having issues tuning to channels 91 and above with the HVR2250 Model 88061 / C3F2. Update: Patches for the issue are available in the saa7164-dev tree.
I’ve posted a new set of patches to the saa7164-dev tree. The significant change relates to how the driver deals with command queueing in an effort to resolve commands that have appeared to ‘timeout’, often seen as I2C message failures. One of the positive side effects is that these patches also lower the overall system… Read More
If you’re running MythTV with an HVR2200 in Australia then I need to hear from you! I spent six hours over the weekend logged in remotely to an Australian users system trying to track down a problem that was seemingly preventing the driver from responding correctly after being loaded. Requests into the firmware were being… Read More
A quick note to all readers… The kernellabs.com will be unavailable between 7PM and midnight (Eastern) on Wednesday August 5th 2009. We’re taking a few hours to do some scheduled maintenance.
Some interesting news over the last couple of days related to the recent CX23885 IR posting. Andy Walls contacted us and said he’s willing to develop support for IR on the Conexant CX23888 silicon, namely the HVR-1850. Andy is well known for his work in the cx18 / HVR-1600 driver. The CX23888 is a superset… Read More
Sohail Syyed wrote to us and said he’s been having issues using the HVR-1300 when he switches from Analog Encoder mode back to DVB-T. He suggested a three line change. We’ve worked that into a patch and this appears to have fixed the issue, a working tree is here. We’ll be requesting this is merged… Read More