For those wanting to test the mxl111sf driver for the WinTV-Aero-M but not willing to rebuild your kernel, there is good news for you! I have applied the minimal backports required to dvb-core and the dvb-usb framework to get the old mercurial repository building against Linux 3.x http://kernellabs.com/hg/~mkrufky/mxl111sf-linux-3.x I had to disable all IR / remote stuff,… Read More
I’m pleased to announce the mxl111sf Linux driver with support for ATSC on the Hauppauge WinTV-Aero-m. The device uses a Max Linear tuner with the LG DT3305 ATSC/QAM demodulator. The device also supports ATSC-MH Mobile DTV, but that feature is not yet supported under Linux. Since I began work on this driver over a year and a… Read More
Several users who saw the announcement of support for the Hauppauge USBLive2 several months ago reported in the blog comments that the support became broken in the mainline kernel. After finally getting some time to investigate, I did confirm that there had been a regression, identified the issue, and have submitted a patch for upstream… Read More
A couple of days ago I submitted a patch for the HVR-1300 to fix a problem where the s-video would have the comb filter enabled even when capturing on s-video. This caused distortion of the video, as Florent Audebert pointed out on the linux-media mailing list. The weird thing is that it only happened when… Read More
For quite some time, there have been users complaining of DVB-T scanning problems using application such as MythTV or w_scan. Even stranger, they claimed that using /usr/bin/scan would indeed work as expected. For example, this Launchpad ticket has tracked the issue for almost two years: https://bugs.launchpad.net/mythtv/+bug/439163/ MythTV has a ticket tracking the issue too (although… Read More
While this is a bit off-topic for a Linux specific blog, I figured it might be of interest to those of you that have a Hauppauge product and for some time have been frustrated that it doesn’t work with your Pace DTA. A known limitation of the onboard IR blaster found in many of these… Read More
Things continue to be busy here at KernelLabs. This week submitted a patch upstream which results in the IR receiver support starting to work on the HVR-1150 and HVR-1120 boards. This was something that several people had been mentioning to me as an issue over the last nine months. Thanks go out to Fernando Laudares… Read More
I’ve applied a few patches to the tda18271 driver that may improve tuning in certain channel ranges.
Thanks to Stefan Sibiga for pointing out some of these driver bugs earlier this year.
The patches are located at: http://kernellabs.com/hg/~mkrufky/tda18271-fix
After sitting in a public KernelLabs tree for almost 13 months, I finally got around to merging the Micronas DRX-D driver upstream, so now DVB support for the PCTV 330e and HVR-900 R2 are in the upstream kernel (for 2.6.40). So if you’ve been using the KernelLabs HG tree (which required considerable modification to work… Read More
Thanks to everyone who reported the saa7164-buffer.c bug. It crept in during a last minute merge. Sorry. I repro’d the problems and made a patch. http://kernellabs.com/hg/~stoth/saa7164-v4l Regards, – Steve